I just received the MR Longbow in the mail. After careful examination and attention to detail, I believe this pack is well made and the stitching is of high quality. I have been using an Osprey pack, 65L, for the past year and wasn't getting the durability I needed from it. I returned it and put the money towards the Longbow. With 2200 interior cubic inches and plenty of room for outside attachments, gear, and other misc. items, this pack could be outfitted for a 3-5 day hunt with ease. The TriZip design is outstanding and allows me to either access the bag from the top, or access items at the bottom of the pack without emptying all of the top items. The frame is very sturdy and extremely well made. Im 200 lbs and I have been leaning on this frame without finding integrity issues, unlike a normal internal frame backpacking pack. While the frame is very sturdy and strong, it still conforms to twisting and arching of the back for comfort. This pack is very versatile; it could be used for simple daily activities and hunts but could be equipped for extended stays in the backcountry. I also like the option of detaching the bag from the frame and having a place to store a dry bag for extra storage or haul meat and/or equipment. To store items between the pack and frame, you would simply need to cross the bottom straps and attach them to one of the buckles on the middle or top end of the frame. The hip belt is very rugged and stiff, but looks to be a very sturdy and comfortable system. Within the next couple of days I will be loading this pack and going on a 7-10 mile hike with approximately 50 lbs loaded. A youtube video will be posted with results. Although the pack may be heavier than most 2200 cu in packs, the extra weight doesn't bother me because I know that the bag will not disappoint me during the hunt. Thank you MR for creating a great bag that is exactly what I was looking for.
Bowhunting pack designed for versatility and speed.
The Longbow is a compact and lightweight bow hunting pack. Its 3-Zip design provides top or front panel access. Six internal pockets (including one zippered mesh pocket) and a separate zippered lid pocket provide organization for optics and personal gear. The Longbow is compatible with most hydration reservoirs and has built-in ports that route the hose directly to your shoulder pad.
- 3-Zip design for quick access
- NICE Frame for comfort and stability under the heaviest loads
- PALS webbing accommodates MOLLE accessories
- Volume: 2300 cu-in (37.7 L)
- Weight: 6 lbs 9 oz (2.98 kg)
- Dimensions: 20"x12"x8.5" (51x31x22cm)
- Frame System: NICE Frame
- Country Of Manufacture: USA
- Intended Use: Backpack Hunts, Bow Hunting
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 mean time, 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 $5.00 for 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:
2744 47th St.
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 think that you qualify for a pro discount, please give us a call at 406-585-1428. Thanks!
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 a production facility in the Philippines?
We added a production facility at Clark Field in the Philippines because we needed the capacity to build for customers both domestic and abroad who don't require (Berry compliant) U.S. production and / or don't want to pay a premium for products built in the U.S.A
How do I know if the pack I want is made in the US or PI?
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. We still seek out the highest quality materials and construction methods available. We have rigorously run through every product and inspected them ourselves to certify the quality of a good matches our US standards. The quality is the same, so much that we have to mark the product so we don't confuse the two ourselves. Our distributors who have received product from the U.S. and from Clark Field have not been able to tell the difference without looking at the label.
How do you ensure the quality is the same?
Our sewers at Clark Field are trained using the same protocol we use in the United States. We spend the time to send our trainers and inspectors to the P.I. to consult and educate the sewers on our methods and quality standards. The short of it: PI production workers are trained by our people, they are our people.
Will Warranty or Repair procedures change?
No, our warranty and repair will remain the same regardless of production location. We hang our hat on being the most durable and comfortable packs on the market and that will not change.
For more information please contact MR Customer Service or call 406-585-1428
Purchased this pack in 2011, have packed out several elk along with base camps, sheds, you name, it's packed it. This is the best investment I have made in any of my gear. Still in the same shape as the day I bought it. I would recommend anyone even slightly leaning towards this pack to "pull the trigger" and buy it, you won't be disappointed. Thank you MR for an awesome product.