After a minor SNAFU with my order, which was resolved post haste by customer service, my Komodo Dragon arrive…all I can say is it is as perfect as any man-made construction can be…every bar tack exactly the same (dimensionally, start-stop points, tension width) every seam straight and tight…not even one single loose thread or tag-end thread…bravo, Mystery Ranch. As to the design, innovation and imagination put into action…the internal organization shows a brilliant grasp of the obvious, as the layout provides separate compartments and pockets in a frightfully logical fashion. The exterior is well-endowed with a plethora of MOLLE/PALS attachment fields, allowing one to arrange a load-out in almost any conceivable order…the pack itself rides like a baby monkey on its momma's back…tight and close, moving with you but not slowing you down at all. Some will balk at the price…don't…short of losing this pack, you will most likely never wear it out, and thus you are, in effect, buying two or three packs at the same time…again, bravo Mystery Ranch…you have renewed my faith in the American worker...
Mid-sized assault pack for extended missions.
The KOMODO DRAGON is a slightly larger version of our 3 Day Assault for extended time in the field. The KOMODO DRAGON uses the Futura yoke to adjust to different torso lengths and accommodate the extra girth of armor. Inside, it has a MOLLE panel for radio mounts plus detail pockets and hydration sleeves. The waist belt stows away when not in use.
- 500D CORDURA® fabric and YKK® zippers
- 3-ZIP design for quick access
- Three rows of MOLLE on front panels
- VELCRO® on lid for identification and patches
- Radio inputs, outputs and antennas route easily through the three urethane coated zippered ports
- Water bottle pockets keep hydration handy
- Double-layered bottom for long-haul durability
- Bolstered Ventilation and Stability (BVS) system increases stability of the pack over armor
- Waist belt stows away when not in use
- Futura Yoke provides rapid adjustment for differing torso lengths
- Volume: 2000 cu-in (33 L)
- Weight: 4.8 lbs (2.2 kg)
- Dimensions: 21”x11.5”x8.5” (53x29x22cm)
- Frame System: Futura Frame
- Country Of Manufacture: USA
- Intended Use: Assault and Sustainment, Assault Pack, Daypack
Frequenty 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 1.833.548.1999
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.
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 1.833.548.1999, and we can get you set up with a Return Authorization (RA#).
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 $5.00 for shipping. For any other Dana Design pack repairs, please contact Marmot or try the following reputable gear repair companies:
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 406.548.3234.
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
For full cleaning and care instructions, see here
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.
Why did you add a production facility 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.
had a minor problem with my first order of this bag. After calling they said they would overnight me a new bag with a return label. Best customer service I have ever experienced to go along with a great product.
I used the komodo dragon pack in Afghanistan for 6 months. Overall the ruck has held up to abuse very well. The bag is extremely dirty and beat up and is still kickin. None of the material or stitching has broken or come loose. The zippers would get sticky after all the dust, but a few sprays with an air hose and they were fine. I carried alot of demo throughout the mountains and flats and the bag was as comfortable as it could be. There isn't a whole lot of compartments inside the bag to organize everything and keep stuff separate, but there was just enough for my needs. I look forward to many more years with this bag.