I've been using a Terraplane since 1988 or 89 I think. Last year I replaced that Terraplane with the new Mystery Ranch Terraplane and couldn't be happier. (The previous/first one lasted over two decades and 4 continents. It is still being used in the mountains of Kurdistan by mountain folk to haul food to their village.)
With how long a Terraplane lasts, I actually have wondered how Dana's business model works. They are incredibly durable and you bond with the pack.
There's no review that can accommodate a pack this iconic and there's just nothing that compares. I've known dozens of hard core off piste hikers, climbers and adventurers who love Tyler Dana/MR pack, they all agree, the Terraplane when you have started using it, becomes your standard.
Enjoy your pack, it will carry anything your legs will support.
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Our iconic pack for your boldest, backpacking adventures.
The Terraplane is our most revered, time-tested expedition pack. While its legacy lines are easily identifiable, it incorporates our latest fabrications and design updates. The core features and top-loading design stay true to the original, yet you’ll find significant advancements in construction and materials. The Terraplane represents both our heritage as well as our latest, Load Carriage™ vision.
- Mountain Frame with adjustable yoke
- Built with 500D CORDURA® for long-haul durability
- Top-loading design for easy packing
- Two vertical "torpedo" pockets for external access
- Speedzip™ compartment for easy access to sleeping bag
- Side zip for easy access without unpacking
- Water bottle pockets keep hydration handy
- Hydration reservoir compatable
- Volume: 5000 cu-in (82 L)
- Weight: 7.1 lb (3.37 kg)
- Frame System: Mountain Frame
- Country Of Manufacture: Imported
- Intended Use: Expeditions, Extended Backpacking, Multi-Day Backpacking, Weekend Backpacking
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 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 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
In the fall of 1992, after wrapping up my first season on a hotshot crew, I used a chunk of my hard earned money to buy a Terraplane. For years it went with me on climbing expeditions to Pakistan, Patagonia, Ecuador and all over the western U.S. in between fire seasons. I'm now a middle aged attorney, and used that same pack last weekend (in July of 2016) on a climbing trip deep in the San Juans. I was thinking it is perhaps time for a replacement (though honestly I'm not sure it actually needs to be replaced and will probably be given to one of my kids) and was wondering what happened to the original Terraplane- so happy to see it is again available!