I have had my SATL for almost two years. I have backpacked over 700 miles with this ruck, as well as using it for military applications and training. Having used the ALICE pack, CFP-90, MOLLE ruck (complete piece of crap) and several others over a 30 year military career, I find that the SATL is much more kind to my (now somewhat geriatric) back. I do not object to the unloaded weight, as a 35-38 pound load in this pack feels more like 25 to me, especially compared to other rucks and civilian packs that I have used. Not only would I purchase this ruck again, but have recommended it to several other folks as well. The ability to individually size the yoke and waist belt on this is a great feature, as mine rides much better than a friends which is sized differently. This is now my go to pack for all of my adventures......Thanks for a great piece of kit!
The classic Mystery Ranch assault ruck.The SATL has been the standard-issue assault pack for SOCOM for nearly a decade. It now features removable BVS, and a comfortable redirect waist belt for effective weight transfer, even when wearing the pack over body armor.
- Classic top-loading design for easy packing
- PALS webbing accommodates MOLLE accessories
- Bolstered Ventilation and Stability (BVS) system increases stability of the pack over armor
- Internal harness compartment secures radio to the body panel to minimize shifting
- Zippered radio port allows easy access to controls
- Redirect waist belt for effective weight transfer
- NSN#: Coyote 8465-01-557-1570, AOR1 8465-01-577-3588, AOR2 8465-01-577-3600, MULTICAM 8465-01-582-194
- Volume: 3500 cu-in (56 L)
- Weight: 6.8 lbs (3.1 kg)
- Dimensions: 22"x15"x13" (79x38x33cm)
- Frame System: Mountain Frame
- Country Of Manufacture: USA
- Intended Use: Assault and Sustainment, Assault Pack
Frequently 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 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 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:
2200 Central Ave. Suite F
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 are in need of a different size yoke or waist belt, please give us a call at 406-585-1428.
Why did you add production facilities 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 406-585-1428
To the reviewer addressing the hydration pocket: that is a radio pouch. The radio pouch is the one good thing about this ruck. The pockets on the outside are not for weapons to my knowledge. They don't seem to be for anything useful. You can fit two Nalgenes in each tube, but they would be cumbersome. If this pack is not sized perfectly, it will ride terribly. If the load is not distributed perfectly, it will ride terribly. Soldiers that are issued it beg borrow and steal to avoid it. That can mean paying out of pocket for a better quality pack or even buying issue ALICE or molle packs from military surplus stores. If you still insist on this pack best of luck to you.
Great pack especially considering how much it weighs empty. However I think that it should include the Daypack Lid and should have water bottle pockets on the side instead of sleeves just for weapons. I think water bottle pockets could easily serve as both seeing as I've done so with other packs.