I've had this pack for a solid year, and after multiple Colorado 14er's, muddy Texas hog hunts, and a 50 mile, successful elk hunt, I think I can fairly evaluate this pack. Even though the guys at Mystery Ranch hinted that this might not be the best choice for a hunting pack because of its weight, I decided to go with it because for me, it hit a couple of real sweet spots. I've already had the 3 day assault pack for a few years and have come to like the tri-zip design and at 3000ci is even better. That coupled with the NICE frame and load hauling abilities had me sold and I don't regret it today. That 50 mile elk hunt was spread out over 5 days, and we got a bull the last day of the season. On the hook my pack weighed 131 lbs with the meat loaded and I packed that almost 8.5 miles to the truck on the last day. I find the pack very easy to use for regular hikes, and it easily transforms into a load hauler in the field. I've even had to haul my 3 year old daughter in it a few times. Other than a few blood stains and dirt from the trails, it looks like the day I received it. Mystery Ranch quality and construction is tops.
Our most advanced weapons carry backpack.
The Overload features our quick-access 3-Zip design and the ability to secure sniper and crew-served weapons or Pelican cases between the pack and frame without decreasing capacity for mission essentials or sustainment gear.
- 3-Zip design for quick access
- NICE Frame for comfort and stability under the heaviest loads
- PALS webbing accommodates MOLLE accessories
- Bolstered Ventilation and Stability (BVS) system increases stability of the pack over armor
- Overload feature allows for securing of a rifle between the frame and the bag
- Load-bearing slings for heavy equipment
- Water bottle pockets
- NSN#: Coyote 8465-01-610-5634
- Volume: 3000 cu-in (49 L)
- Weight: 8 lbs 4 oz (3.75 kg)
- Dimensions: 21"x11x6" (53x28x13cm)
- Frame System: NICE Frame
- Country Of Manufacture: USA
- Intended Use: Extended Missions, Weapons Carry
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
If you're between sizes on the waist belt we recommend you size down. If you're between sizes on the yoke please give us a call at 406-585-1428.
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