I didn't buy this direct from MR, but from another source. It's beautifully made. The materials are solid, top-qualify, and tough. I got the Rust/Ink and it is a good-looking bag. More classy looking than a North Face duffel for example. It's more Aspen than AT. The MR is still casual, but I wouldn't think twice about checking into a fancier place. It doesn't look like a gym bag or something that should be strapped to a yak--though i imagine it would do fine for the former and survive the latter. It's rectangular build means it's easy to pack without a lot of the dead space you can get with tubular duffels. There are usefully sized pockets inside and out--two of each symmetrically. The pockets are thoughtfully cut with enough room to actually allow them to expand. Too often such pockets involve little more than a flap and a zipper and you can't actually get anything in. I used it for a trip this weekend and easily fit what I needed for both casual wear and a work outfit I needed for a meeting--along with a sweater, toiletries, etc. it swallows a fair amount but looks neat and compact. I bought it for an upcoming overseas trip where it will be my main luggage along with a daypack. At 30 liters you should be able to live out this for extended trips assuming you pack lightly and don't have to carry it long distances. At 38 linear inches it should be carryon size for most airlines including some of the fussy ones like Ryan Air. The shoulder strap is my only critique. It is well-made and comfortable enough, but the attachment method seems more stylish than practical. Unlike the usual d-ring and swivel hook approach which can just be flipped over, the interlocking rectangles mean that the strap tends to get twisted and you either have to carry it twisted up which is less comfortable or untwist it frequently. It looks nice as is, but I'd prefer a different approach. I also wonder about the longevity of the metal--will it chip, rust, corrode around salt, etc. over time. Modern plastic aren't as handsome, but are pretty reliable and very tough. Same sort of concern for the grab handle--the leather is handsome, but a modern foam grip would be more comfortable over any distance. Neither of these are deal breakers and are aesthetically understandable choices. Plastic and foam would take away from the subtle and classic look of the bag--it just reduces the functionality a bit. I should note I paid ~$90 for the bag and feel pretty good about an American-made bag from a smaller company. I'm not sure I would have chosen to spend $190. Overall it's a really nice, small, handsome duffel with the workman-like quality you expect from DG and MR. Thanks
A nimble travel duffel for weekend missions.
Whether flying to the big city or heading to the hills, our Duffel will accommodate your favorite denim, pile jacket, dopp kit, clean underwear and other key essentials. A bombproof, quick grab leather handle adds a touch of class. There are two side pockets for stashing your favorite accoutrements.
- 1000D CORDURA® nylon /1680 Ballistics nylon
- Leather, quick-grab handle
- Padded shoulder carry
- Two side pockets for accessories
- Fits perfectly in an overhead bin
- Heirloom leather label and zipper pulls
- Handcrafted in the USA
- Volume: 1830 cu-in (30 L)
- Weight: 2.2 lb (1 kg)
- Dimensions: 12"x18"x8" (30cm x 46cm x 20cm)
- Frame System: No Frame System
- Country Of Manufacture: USA
- Intended Use: Everyday Carry
Frequently Asked Questions
We're moving to a kitted system so that we can design and build packs and frames that are optimized for integration based on the function of the product. There are some cool new things in the works. In the meantime, we may be able to accommodate pack only orders based on available inventory - contact MR Customer Service or call 406-585-1428
As much as we would like to be able to offer our military/LE/ firefighter customers a discount on our packs, we have government contracts in these markets that prevent us from doing so.
The only repair that we can offer on Dana Design products is a replacement back foam pad on packs with the ArcFlex body panel design. We can ship the foam to you and you can easily install it yourself without having to send the pack in to be repaired. Replacement back foam pads are $15.00 plus shipping. For any other Dana Design pack repairs, please contact Marmot or try the following reputable gear repair companies:
Mon - Fri : 7:30am - 5pm (PST)
Boulder Mountain Repair:
2200 Central Ave. Suite F
Rainy Pass Repair:
4415 Stone Way N.
We are not set up to perform custom work on individual orders and no, we cannot build a pack for you in a custom color. If your concern is in regards to sizing please give us a call at 406-585-1428.
Also, please know that modifying your Mystery Ranch pack may void the lifetime warranty, so please think first before you start ripping straps off and cutting holes in your pack to make it more aerodynamic for winged flight.
First, start by washing your pack with hot water in the shower. Use a mild detergent like Dawn to get minor dirt and grime out of your pack. Dry the pack out of direct sunlight. DO NOT USE HARSH CHEMICALS TO CLEAN YOUR PACK. If you need to get odors/blood out of your hunting pack, please use Atsko Sport-Wash Laundry Detergent
We always recommend that you size down for the waist belt. If you fall in-between sizes on the yoke, we recommend that you size up.
Mystery Ranch accepts returns for a refund within 60 days of the original purchase date. Items must be returned in brand new, unused condition, and shipping charges are non-refundable. Please give us a call at 406-585-1428, and we can get you set up with a Return Authorization (RA#).
If you are in need of a different size yoke or waist belt, please give us a call at 406-585-1428.
Why did you add production facilities in the Philippines and Vietnam?
MYSTERY RANCH added these facilities because of the increased demand for our product. We needed the additional facilities to build for customers who don't require (Berry Compliant) US production and / or don't want to pay a premium price for products built in the U.S.A. With these additional offshore facilities, we are able to focus our domestic facilities on the Berry Compliant orders.
How do I know if the pack I want is made in the US, PH, or VN?
It will be noted on the product page on our website and you are always welcome to call us and ask if you don't see the "US" or "world" icons that denote production location.
Is the quality of the packs the same?
Yes, absolutely! We carefully select the highest quality materials and ensure that all production facilities adopt our quality standards and techniques to deliver products consistent with the MYSTERY RANCH legacy. Our distributors who have received product from the US, PH, or VN are unable to tell the difference without looking at the label.
How do you ensure consistent quality?
Our factory resources use the protocol defined by our team in our production packages in order to deliver consistent quality gear. Upon introduction of new products, our product engineers visit our factory resources to work with them to develop new styles. As the product goes to production, our QA and QC teams will then visit our US, PH, and VN factories to ensure the finished goods meet our MYSTERY RANCH standards.
For more information please contact MR Customer Service or call 406-585-1428