SKU: Bridger 65
New to the trail series, the BRIDGER 65 elevates the overnight experience with a totally overhauled, breathable frame and thoughtfully designed hydration yoke - this pack changes the game.
Designed for the seasoned hiker and first-timer alike.
The BRIDGER 65 offers the comfort and organization you’ve come to expect from MYSTERY RANCH while highlighting a redesigned, breathable frame and a new endurance yoke featuring easy hydration access, as well as a detachable lid that converts to a hip pack. The BRIDGER 65 offers a feature-rich, weight-conscious, and durable pack that supports your overnight mission.
- Breathable Endurance Yoke with pocketed shoulder pads
- Built with high abrasion-resistant fabric and water-resistant zippers
- Breathable endurance yoke with pocketed shoulder pads
- Internal spring-steel wire frame
- Generous removable lid that converts to a hip sack
- Dual access to main bag
- Drawstring shroud access
- Two full-length zipper access
- Two, large stretch-woven back pockets with inner pockets and an elastic-topped dump pocket
- Dual adjustable tool attach
- Double daisy chains for lashing
- Side and bottom compression straps
- Speed Zip™ sleeping bag compartment with removable divider
- Pocketed waist belt
- Double-layer bottom with differential cut fabric for improved durability
- Hydration reservoir compatible
- 100d Robic recycled nylon rip stop with 330d Robic nylon on high abrasion resistance
- #8 YKK zippers with DWR finish for additional water protection
- Spring Steel wire frame
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bmonte from Pack I have been dreaming of.The Bridger 65 is far and away the most comfortable pack I have ever carried. Wasn't totally excited about the running vest look, but once I actually tried it on I got it. The pack becomes part of you as you hike. Super stable, no hot spots, even with 35 lbs of gear you can almost forget you are carrying it. The new foam material is crazy cool. I love being able to flay this pack open and access gear without unpacking everything. The front pockets are perfect for sunglasses, inReach devices, snacks on the go. I know it is a little heavier than other 65L packs out there, but you wouldn't know it once you put it on and start hiking. The material and overall quality of the bag is what you would expect from the Ranch. Really excited to put more miles on this
Date published: 2022-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by Robert from Incredibly ComfortableI bought this with the intent of doing longer backpacking trips. It’s first trip was a simple 4 mile in, 4 mike out overnight trip. I had it loaded and at a weight of around 34LBs with all my gear. I was shocked at how comfortable it was once I got it on my back and fitted. I feel for the price you will not find a better pack. I like the extra pockets on the yoke, the yoke system was a huge reason for my purchase. If you can afford a pack in this price range I would highly suggest it.
Date published: 2022-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by RubyMountain Hiker from Extremely comfortableThe double sternum straps are a game changer. I don’t want to use another pack without them now. I Hope they use this design on their larger heavy duty packs. The straps, buckles and materials are all high quality. The pockets on the sternum straps a perfect for snacks or a small water bottle. You won’t have to carry a bladder or have someone hand you your water bottle while hiking. I was in between a medium and a large bag. Large waste but closer to medium torso length. I went with the large bag and it fits great. Like one person commented, the load lifter straps have a high or low attachment point to fine tune the fit. Extremely happy with my purchase, hopefully the Terra frame will get this yoke design!
Date published: 2022-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scott from Great mix of Weight, features, comfort.I just started some serious hiking as training for Philmont (Scouting adventure), and have only had the pack a little while, so hoping I'm able to update in about a month once I've put a hundred miles on it and 12 days on the trail... I looked at MR and the other 2 extensively and rented and borrowed a number of similar packs over the last few months so have a pretty good sense of comparisons.The Bridger 65 hit on all notes for me. MR Quality. Great storage options and ease of access all around (I like compartments). Lighter than prior versions (even with compartments), and I really like the double harness yoke. Feels like a lot to begin with, but then you realize it's disappearing the weight better and not a single choker (understand this is personal preference.) Also like the 2 pockets on yoke in addition to hip belt. There are more comfortable packs, but the Bridger 65 is not uncomfortable in any means. I think they struck a balance on adding the great features and quality, but loosing some "fluff", You can see the frame exposed on sides and hip belt is a little thinner than others. I actually think it fits "closer" to me and moves in coordination with me better than the "floating" packs. likely depend on preference and type of hiking, but found it really nice on more technical treks.
Date published: 2022-05-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by PistolPete from Shoulder padding design flawPack and hip belt are well designed and well made. Unfortunately, the yoke is not. As others have mentioned, the padding for the yoke is thicker on top and transitions to thin abruptly and too soon. Anybody with even a medium build will feel uncomfortable almost immediately, and bigger guys for sure especially around clavicle area. MR really needs to redesign this. Strongly recommend sticking to tried and true MR packs and avoiding this one.
Date published: 2022-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by CSD_76 from Beyond expectationsThe Bridger 65 is the Cadillac of long wearing backpacks. The new features and user friendly design gives access to items that would have been buried with typical top load packs. It's hard to believe it's a 65L withbhow much you can stuff into it. The seperate compartment for the sleeping bag sells itself and is one of the reasons I went with the Mystery Ranch Bridger 65.
Date published: 2022-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by HStew from Awesome, comfortable packWaited to write a review until I had a chance to use it. Did a test hike of about 5 miles with 30lbs in it at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Haven’t hiked since Boy Scouts when I was a teenager and have been looking to get back into backpacking. Researched several packs and brands (bought my wife and kids Gregory’s). Decided on this pack due to the new chest harness system (picked over the Terraframe pack).Pack was stellar all day. Fit super comfortably, and there are compression straps everywhere you could want one. No shifting of the pack and could stand completely upright. Could access anywhere on the pack easily right on the trail. Also loved the base is structured so the pack stands upright when set on the ground, all the other packs flopped over.Love this brand and even my wife is thinking of switching to Mystery Ranch Bridger pack. Glad I came across Backpacking TV review of the pack on YouTube.A little on the higher end in price but we’ll worth the quality.
Date published: 2022-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by clarkb from So close to 5 stars!I've owned Mystery Ranch packs before and always found them to be incredibly high quality. This pack is no different. It's very well made and, based on feel and initial experience, I expect it to last a long time. It carries loads very comfortably and the features seem to be well thought out, with a couple of exceptions that I'll get into farther down. Specific likes include that the sleeping bag area is big enough to be useful and offers well thought out features to help compress and secure your bag. Your bag is well protected and the zippers on the compartment are easy to use. The zippered pocket on the back is useful, though I think I like the individual, long pockets on their other packs better. Personal taste. The back access to the man pocket is great. It provides great access to gear and, for me at least, makes packing things up much easier. The top pocket is large with easy access. And, lastly, the hip belt is the most comfortable I've worn. The two things I'm not sure of yet are: First, the padding on the shoulder straps stops fairly high up on the strap rather than running down the full length to the adjuster. After hiking for a while I found the unpadded section digging into the front of my shoulder. It got pretty painful. I suspect this may have been an issue with adjustment BUT I was left wondering if they designed this allowing for people with relatively larger shoulders where more of the strap will be in contact with the wearer. Time will tell on that. Second, and the only other issue I noticed, was the hydration reservoir pocket struck me as fairly useless -- to the point that I kept thinking I must not be trying to use it right. It seemed to me like you'd have to unpack the top half of the pack in order to remove, refill and replace your reservoir. And then the only thing separating all of the contents of your pack and several liters of water is a mesh pocket. If something sharp pokes a hole in it and that thing leaks, everything in your pack will get soaked through. I kept thinking the whole feature seemed like an afterthought -- again, assuming I haven't missed something re: its intended use. Overall I love this pack, the way it's built and the way it carries loads. The possible negatives I've noted are an attempt to be thorough and fair. I'm still anxious to get back out of the trail with this thing soon.
Date published: 2022-06-12