RATS by a 68W here. Bought the Rapid Access Trauma System (RATS) frontline medic bag in Coyote Tan. First off, gorgeous bag with the best fabric which is both very resilient to tears and stains. My version is the 1st one (I assume) no color coded handles, 1 shear pocket on outside (no TQs), and the non clam-like lid.
The pack was very well thought out, featuring handles everywhere so you could hang it with a carabiner on your ambulance, on a branch or such, either closed for rapid pickup-and-go or opened for quicker access to the rip away pockets. When closed a simple pull opens it up all the way for a “black-trauma-bag" like layout. I have my lid pocket with the vitals tools like pulse-ox, gloves, thermometer, bandaids, tape and such and inside the pull-bags are categorised for bleeding, breathing… In the outside pockets I have some more gloves and some more vitals tools (glucose meter…).
The bag features a notepad like skeleton for some rigidity when the bag is simply laying on a table or ground. I have my outside distinctive Pink Trauma Shear with a lanyard so as not to lose it (even though it won’t come out by accident) and the secondary one on the inside seam are the Tallon II. I carry in the IV pockets 2x2 500ml NS with the TQ around the bags and the IV starter kits taped to each bag. so everything is ready even if you only had that particular pocket. 2 more slim pockets inside may work for trash collecting and later while disposing of it you can replace used supplies ensuring 100% readiness. I use the webbing on one of the sides to attrach a combat ax for breaking and gaining axes through combat locks, wood doors, glass…
Bag rides high with good support and cushion for the longest rucks, or again, I can toss it in the M98 and just carry the lid. Shoulder straps are removable. There is very little that I can think of to improve this bag other than a couple of auxiliary pockets in the hip strap and I can buy and attach those as I see fit. Zippers, seams, stitches and cords are GREAT quality, and only open as intended when intended. Only drawback COULD be that straps are very long but you can tuck them away with tape or velcro once you know the "travel” they’ll need/see. Maybe could use some more loops (velcro) on the outside for personalization.
The newly redesigned Rapid Access Trauma System (RATS) pack is a frontline medic bag whose every detail is focused on quick, one-handed access to organized medical supplies. There are multiple trauma shears and tourniquet holders throughout and large reinforced handles for hanging the pack on branches or inside of helicopters. It’s sized so that when mounted on the NICE Frame, there is room below the pack for carrying litters or hydraulic combi tools. Inside the RATS are four removable pockets with clear vinyl windows and two IV bag pockets. The RATS also features removable BVS that optimizes the pack for use with or without body armor.
- Back panel stores a closed-cell foam pad to insulate patients from the ground
- Internal trash pocket to keep track of items used
- Two internal sleeves for splints and long items
- NICE Frame compatible
- Two 150 cu in front pockets for blowout kits
- Top lid features internal bandage and gauze loops
- 300 cu in zippered bottom pocket
- Redundant zipper retainers
- NSN#: Coyote MD/MD 6545-01-617-5668, MULTICAM MD/MD 6545-01-622-9029, MULTICAM MD/SM 6545-01-622-9026
- Volume: 1800 cu-in (30l)
- Weight: 6 lbs 5 oz (2.9kg)
- Dimensions: 19"x11"x7" (48cm x 28cm x 18cm)
- Frame System: Futura Frame
- Country Of Manufacture: USA
- Intended Use: Medical
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#).
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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