Our nimble, 18 L hunting daypack with a meat hauling frame.

Borrowing on the Load Carriage™ logic of our Guide Light Frame™, our new POP-UP FRAME packs are a scaled-down design for day hunters who anticipate serious meat hauling. Super heavy-duty 7075 Aluminum pole stays collapse into the packs’ back-panel and compress out of the way when not in use. When it’s time for the pack-out, the frame pops into place (much like tent poles) to support the heavy hauling. The new POP-UP 18 pack features this innovative, transforming frame that allows day hunters to haul out meat via the MYSTERY RANCH OVERLOAD™ feature. This 18 L pack facilitates the minimalist hunting kit. It features top lid access to the main compartment, along with zippered accessory compartments on the lid and the front. The side water bottle pockets and compression securely fit tripods and trekking poles. It sits lower on your back giving you full range of motion in the shoulders for archery hunting and nimble stalks.

  • 500D CORDURA® (solids) / 610 HP CORDURA® (camo)
  • YKK® zippers
  • Pop-Up Frame feature with OVERLOAD™ feature
  • Bottom PALS webbing guides compression straps and eliminates shifting
  • Heavy-duty 7075 aluminum pole stays collapse into the packs’ back-panel and compress out of the way when not in use
  • Zippered top and front pockets
  • Hydration reservoir compatible
  • Telescoping yoke for custom torso fit
  • Suited for bow and rifle hunters seeking light and fast hunts
  • Volume: 1098 cu-in (18 L)
  • Weight: 4.5 lbs (2.0 kg)
  • Dimensions: 15"x13"x10" (38x33x25cm)
  • Frame System: Pop-Up Frame
  • Country Of Manufacture: Philippines / Vietnam
  • Intended Use: Backpack Hunts, Load-Hauling

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#).

PLEASE NOTE: All Closeout Sales are Final

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:

Marmot Warranty:


Mon - Fri : 7:30am - 5pm (PST)


Boulder Mountain Repair:

2744 47th St.

Boulder, CO80301



Rainy Pass Repair:

4415 Stone Way N.

Seattle, WA98103


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.

If you are in need of a different size yoke or waist belt, please give us a call at 1.833.548.1999.

For more information about the MYSTERY RANCH Pro Purchase program and to apply, click here.

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.

For more information please contact MR Customer Service or call 1.833.548.1999

Reviews (1)

Been doing everything with it from mountain to commute. It works awesome for just about every application I have for it. Any chance I can pick up another with an upgrade to the cam lock buckles? Some awkward loads, like my Pelican cases angle the buckles enough so they slip and loosen. Otherwise, it's been good enough that I haven't touched any of my other packs since I got it a couple months ago.