I just picked this pack up at a local outfitter. I've been hiking and backpacking for years. This is the fourth pack that I've owned. It distributes weight extremely well compared to my other packs. I've only used this pack for one overnight so far, a 16 mile total hike. The pack performed very well.
*Rugged construction and materials, feels very high quality
*Padded hip belt and shoulder straps are very comfortable
*Pack organization and design are very simple and effective
*Very customizable fit and adjustments
*Large hip belt pockets that are actually useful
*Ease of access via three zipper system
*Not ultralight, on the heavier side
Conclusion: If you're looking for a well designed, bomber pack, and care more for comfort and performance than weight, this is the pack for you.
A versatile backpack for light and fast adventures.
The RAVINE features our 3-ZIP access, loading and retrieving items from the pack is quick and easy. It has two long, vertical pockets for external organization. The Adventure Frame is lightweight and yet beefy enough to support larger loads. Removable, double-wrap, re-direct waist belt integrates directly with the frame for a dynamic, efficient carry.
- 210 Robic honeycomb/420 Robic nylon fabrics
- YKK® zippers
- 3-ZIP design for quick, easy access
- Two vertical “torpedo” pockets for external access
- Water bottle pockets keep hydration handy
- Zippered lid pocket for quick access items
- Hydration reservoir compatible
- Adjustable ice axe loops for trekking poles or ice tools
- Removable, double-wrap, re-direct waist belt
- Double-layered bottom for long-haul durability
- Adventure Frame with adjustable yoke
- Volume: 3051 cu-in (50 L)
- Weight: 4.7 lbs (2.1 kg)
- Dimensions: 34"x17"x12" (86x43x30cm)
- Frame System: Adventure Frame
- Country Of Manufacture: Philippines / Vietnam
- Intended Use: Backpacking, Climbing, Hiking
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.
Been backpacking since the '70s and have owned just about every pack out there. The internal frame revolution brought discomfort and awkwardness, but we embraced it because it was "better". I've been through several internal frame packs over the years and hated them all. They either dig into my boney hips and cut off circulation to my legs or they make my shoulders hurt. And they are never convenient to pack.
Along comes Mystery Ranch and I've found the ultimate pack. The harness system distributes weight properly and is easy to adjust for a precise fit. No circulation cutoff, no shoulder pain, just right. And they're bombproof and easy to pack. The revolutionary center zip is truly useful.
I liked my Sphynx so well that I went out and bought a Scree and a Ravine. Done - just refreshed my packs and put all my others on the auction block. My only sadness is that I really can't justify buying any more packs by Mystery Ranch.
To not rehash all the excellent points of previous posts I will say excellent bag over all with a few weak points.
1. The Bungie tie on the sides has worn through on both sides with only two weekend uses. The pack was not even close to full and it spent 95% if it’s time on open trails not being abused.
2. The top side cinch cord needs a wider off set as it is it might as well be a single cord like the lower strap cinch.
That’s all I got, overall 9.5 of 10.