Guide Light Frame

Guide Light Frame is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 13.
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SKU: WS18 EX Guide Light Frame
Desolve Bare
Old price: $275.00 Sale price:$192.50
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Our purpose-built hunting frame.

It's been a long time coming, and we'd like to introduce you to the GUIDE LIGHT FRAME™ only. It's a highly-engineered hunting frame that's designed from the ground-up for lightweight strength. Inspired by our military-oriented NICE Frame, the GUIDE LIGHT FRAME™ carries taller and lighter to better serve the needs of hunters. It's also smart – as the load gets heavier, tensioning action pulls the stays into a stiffer alignment. This makes for an active feel when lightly loaded, and a stiffer more stable carry when the going gets heavier.

PLEASE NOTE: The Guide Light Frame™isn't directly compatible with the new 2020 hunting bags built on the new Guide Light MT® FRAME. Use of this Guide Light Frame™with newer hunting bags requires a Back to the Future Buckle Conversion Kit

  • The Guide Light Frame™ is a rigid yet dynamic frame system that moves with you. With lightweight carbon fiber stays that flex with your body to comfortably carry heavy loads, it also features heavy-duty compression straps and load lifters to stabilize the load. It also features a Redirect waist belt system that secures in a natural, forward pull direction that requires less effort to tighten and with patented features and construction methods, the waist belt cants and conforms over the hips to effectively transfer and distribute the weight eliminating slippage down over the hips.
  • The patented Futura Yoke easily micro adjusts to the torso length allowing the proper amount of stand-off between the back and frame.
  • Our Redirect waist belt secures twice as tight with same pressure applied while being more ergonomic to human contours.
  • Waist belt outer wing and layered lumbar structure stabilize through three attachment points
  • Compatible with most NICE Frame hunting bags
  • Rigid frame system with lightweight carbon fiber stays flexes with your body to comfortably carry heavy loads
  • Available in GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Subalpine pattern to seamlessly add another layer of superior gear to your system
  • 500D CORDURA® Nylon
  • Lightweight carbon fiber stays
  • Durable TPU coated Nylon in abrasion-prone areas
NameUPC Code
WS18 EX Guide Light Frame-Desolve Bare-XS888564166918
WS18 EX Guide Light Frame-Desolve Bare-S888564166925
WS18 EX Guide Light Frame-Desolve Bare-M888564166932
CAGE Code:3HXV1
DUNS Number:059122783
Frame System
Guide Light Frame
Harnessing Style
Framed
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very light frame.Great frame but if you buy the frame itself and then purchase a bag to put on said frame separately, make sure you verify the compression strap buckles are compatible, Mystery Ranch does not mention this, and while they have amazing “self-locking” buckles not all their bags come set up for the “Guide Light Frame” buckle style, you will be required to pay $26.00 to order their “back to the future” buckle package, which is also not on their website so you will have to call and order it or explain to them how your new frame and bag that is supposed to mount to said frame is not compatible because of buckles.
Date published: 2020-08-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Comparability not clearReally disappointed that the buckles are not compatible with the guide light Mt accessories. Not sure why a company would do that other than to make you buy all new accessories when you switch frames. The real burn is I can't find any hauler accessories for this thing. Wasted $50 bucks on the back strap to turn the frame into a dedicated tree stand hauler. Now I have to rig some other junk together or replace the buckles to make it work.... Shameful
Date published: 2020-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable and comfortable fit.I purchased this frame for two reasons. One, Mystery Ranch is well known for the comfort and durability of their products. And two, the ability to choose a size that fits be specifically in lieu of being forced to adapt to a pre determined size. I decided to attach this frame to the Marine Corps FILBE pack and use it for field operations. Field ops are often long and arduous. More often than not after market gear won’t hold up to the roughness of the ops. Mystery Ranch has proven to be the exception to this and this frame not only held up but provided immense comfort and support during its use. I would highly recommend this frame to anyone looking for a frame that can take a good beating as well as give you the support to continue to push on with your day.
Date published: 2019-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great backcountry hunting frameI have the guide light frame with Marshall bag. It is my first "quality" set up and the difference from my old frame is night and day. While on an extended backcountry hunt in BC the frame preformed flawlessly. The waist belt comfortably transfers the weight to your hips and does a great job at staying where you want it (no sliding down). The shoulder straps are also very adjustable and comfortable and the load lifters keep the weight off your sholders. After taking the time to make sure everything was set up optimally for me, I was able to carry out my camp and mule deer in one load! The hike was over 6 miles and my pack weighed over 100lb. During this time the frame held the weight very well and the pads on my back did a lot to help cushion the load. I would recommend the guide light frame to anyone who need a frame that is comfortable during the hike in with the potential for a huge load on the way out.
Date published: 2018-10-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One bag to rule them allSo far the frame has seen moderate use. It is paired with the Pintler pack. I have had the rig loaded with 30 pounds of gear and a 50 pound bag of sand in the load shelf. This is my training set up I use twice a week. It handles the weight really well. My only concern is with the belt pads. The pads have a plastic backing inside the covering to support the foam. It feels as if the plastic backing may wear through the covering. But that is yet to happen.
Date published: 2019-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best External Frame yetI've tried a couple of external fame packs, the Guide Light is by far the best fitting and most comfortable frame yet. I use the frame and pack for multi-day hikes along the AT. It is not the lightest nor the coolest rig but I can easily carry 25 to 30 lbs all day.
Date published: 2019-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile, ComfortableI run two of these frames and a few different packs on them. It is hard to beat their comfort and adjustability, especially when you are loaded down! If you are on the fence about buying this frame, save your hesitation for a sketchy mountain trail and pull the trigger- you won't regret it. Just make sure that you buy the correct size for your torso, it will make the difference (have a friend measure you).
Date published: 2020-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Pack for herbicide workThis pack fits a five gallon pump spray backpack perfectly in side it making it the ideal frame pack for conducting herbicide treatments in rugged terrain. Its comfortable and ergonomic. We hope Mystery Ranch reconsiders ending this model.
Date published: 2020-06-25
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