SKU: WS18 EX Glacier
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Our signature, backpacking pack with all our proven design elements.

The GLACIER is ideal for long weekend outings as well as more extended backcountry trips. It’s a top-loading pack with a dual draw cord shroud to increase weather resistance and allow for upward expansion. Our Speedzip™ sleeping bag compartment will accommodate even the warmest, bulkiest bag. This pack is ideal for long weekend outings as well as more extended backcountry trips. The lid has two compartments for Type-A organization.

  • The Mountain Frame is a robust frame that supports large loads. The mainframe is comprised of two vertical composite rods backed with a full-length frame sheet. Through patented features and construction methods, the mainframe transfers the weight of the load into the wings which relay the weight and equalizes the contact around and into the belt. The waist belt cants and conforms over the hips to effectively transfer and distribute the weight and eliminate slippage down over the hips.
  • The patented Futura Yoke easily macro adjusts to the torso length allowing the proper amount of stand-off between the back and frame.
  • Top-loading design for easy/secure packing
  • Side zip for easy access to main bag without unpacking
  • Two vertical torpedo pockets for external access
  • Speedzip™ compartment for easy access to sleeping bag
  • Water bottle pockets on hip belt to keep hydration handy
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops and daisy chains
  • Side compression straps
  • 500D CORDURA® fabric
  • YKK® zippers
NameUPC Code
WS18 EX Glacier-Olive-XS888564162576
WS18 EX Glacier-Pewter-L888564169452
WS18 EX Glacier-Pewter-M888564169469
WS18 EX Glacier-Pewter-S888564169476
WS18 EX Glacier-Olive-L888564162538
WS18 EX Glacier-Olive-M888564162545
WS18 EX Glacier-Olive-S888564162552
WS18 EX Glacier-Olive-XL888564162569
WS18 EX Glacier-Pewter-XL888564169483
WS18 EX Glacier-Pewter-XS888564169490
WS18 EX Glacier-Abyss-M888564155066
WS18 EX Glacier-Abyss-S888564155059
WS18 EX Glacier-Abyss-XL888564155080
WS18 EX Glacier-Abyss-XS888564155042
WS18 EX Glacier-Abyss-L888564155073
DUNS Number:059122783
5.9 lbs
4272 cu-in
frame system
Mountain Frame
harnessing style

The results are in
4.2 / 5
Based on 5 Reviews

Mystery Ranch hit the nail on the head with the Glacier


Mystery Ranch nailed it with this pack. I have used several Osprey, Deuter and Gregory packs in the past, and none of them compare to this one. This pack is by far the most comfortable backpacking pack I have used for a multiple day trip. Not only is it very adjustable, but the weight distribution is very well designed. There is plenty of room due to the clever design of the pockets and main compartment. 10/10 recommend this to anyone who enjoys the outdoors and multiple day trips into the backcountry.

Amazing Pack


My last pack was a Dana Designs from 1997 that I absolutely loved. The design of that pack was way ahead of its time in terms of load carry and comfort. After 21 years, it was time to upgrade and the MR Glacier maintains the same feel, balance and comfort but improves ease of adjustment and functionality. Great pocket and strap layout. Comfortable belt and straps. Because I'm a skinny guy, I have to get the waist belt really damn tight for it to carry properly, but after four days of >10 mile loaded hikes, no chafing or pressure points. Love it.

One major flaw.


The bag is comfortable enough and there's plenty of organizational features but... boy.. that waist belt is a killer.

Why could we not put some MOLLE on that thing? It takes some doing to tighten it up and it's like there's a $300 bag with a $50 bag's waist belt.

I'd love to see something offered to fix this one glaring issue on an otherwise great bag.

Whats with the Carry?


The Glacier is a beast, working as a guide I use it to haul big loads, and it has the capacity to do so....I had some issue right off the bat with stitching, but the warranty dept took care of it. I really want to love this pack, but unfortunately it doesn't carry that well, I have had to add some foam to the lumbar area of the belt to keep it from sliding down under large loads. Stoked on it, but bummed that the carry is just not that good....

Burliest backpack I've ever had, and I love it!


I'm a Park Ranger student in Argentina, and most of our subjects require us to go to some of the most rugged places here. I've got this backpack on March, so I haven't been able to properly test it on long hauls, but I've put it through its paces on some 2-3 day hikes, and I have to say I absolutely love it.

Unfortunately I cannot write a lot here, but here are some pros and cons:


-Overall quality: monster good! Can take serious beatings.

-Sleeping bag compartment: definetly a game changer for me.

-Torpedo pockets: I was surprised to see how much they can fit!

-Detachable lid: surprisingly useful and comfy.

-Overall fit: wonderful, I can hardly feel all the weight I carry (wich is usually a lot).


-No waistbelt pockets: I was a bit dissappointed with this, but not a complete turn-down.

-Side zipper: the compression straps are above it, so it is sometimes difficult to operate it.

-Top lid won't fit right when overpacking.