Women's Metcalf

Women's Metcalf is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 6.
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SKU: WS19 Women's Metcalf
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The Queen of Bivi Hunting Backpacks.

The METCALF is a proven, all-around workhorse, and we now offer it with anatomically dialed women's harnessing. It has enough volume for week-long hunts but is compressible enough for an afternoon stalk. Built onto our Guide Light Frame™, the women's METCALF has ample heavy-weight capacity, and the OVERLOAD™ feature keeps bag contents clean when packing out meat. With a detachable lid, side detail pocket, and full-length side zip access, this pack is a favorite among hunters looking for versatility and all-around utility.

  • 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.
  • OVERLOAD™ feature provides functional expandability via a load sling between the pack and the frame, allowing you to put the bulk of the weight closest to your back for optimal comfort.
  • Women's specific harnessing and patented Futura Yoke easily micro adjusts to the torso length allowing the proper amount of stand-off between the back and frame.
  • Top-loading shroud
  • Side zip access
  • Bow and rifle carry via compression straps
  • Hydration reservoir compatible
  • Detail side pocket for small items
  • Available in GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Subalpine pattern to seamlessly add another layer of superior gear to your system
  • 500D CORDURA® (solids) / 610 HP CORDURA® (camo)
  • YKK® zippers
  • Durable TPU coated Nylon in abrasion-prone areas
NameUPC Code
WS19 Women's Metcalf-Coyote-XS888564169988
WS19 Women's Metcalf-Coyote-S888564169971
WS19 Women's Metcalf-Coyote-M888564169964
WS19 Women's Metcalf-Coyote-L888564169957
WS19 Women's Metcalf-Foliage-XS888564170021
WS19 Women's Metcalf-Foliage-S888564170014
WS19 Women's Metcalf-Foliage-M888564170007
WS19 Women's Metcalf-Foliage-L888564169995
WS19 Women's Metcalf-Optifade Subalpine-XS888564170069
WS19 Women's Metcalf-Optifade Subalpine-S888564170052
WS19 Women's Metcalf-Optifade Subalpine-M888564170045
WS19 Women's Metcalf-Optifade Subalpine-L888564170038
DUNS Number:059122783
6.1 lbs
4333 cu-in
frame system
Guide Light Frame
harnessing style
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most comfortable pack I've used5'6"135lbLong waist/ short legsPurchased small I have only taken this pack out on a few short pre-season hikes so far but I can already tell it is going to keep me comfortable. Weight distribution between shoulders and hips is great. I have a couple herniated discs in my neck so distribution is super important to keep those from flaring up. The pack is built to last as well, looks and feels like it could survive the apocalypse. I was hesitant to spend so much on a pack, but am REALLY happy I did. I have a feeling this bad boy will keep me comfortable and serve me well for years.
Date published: 2019-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet Pack!Sweet!! Got this for Christmas gift! For years have used packs that where big and bulky! Love that the fittings aren’t as wide as men’s and allow for my chest and fit well on my hips! I’ll be training throughout the winter and spring with this. Can’t wait to take it out in the fall!! Ordered a mule bag to switch out to day hunts and smaller loads!!! Quality I can invest in and know will give me lifetime of use!! Love it matches my camo too.
Date published: 2018-12-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I knew betterI love my husband's metcalf, so I bought my own. I always order men's gear because it is generally superior to women's gear (no matter what the manufacturer says). But, Mystery Ranch was out of the green color in Men's sizing, so I ordered a women's metcalf on the premise that Mystery Ranch said it would be no different than their men's metcalf, other than being offered in smaller sizes (I even called customer service to confirm this). Well, I knew better, and I should've just bought a men's bag. The women's metcalf is indeed different than a men's, the shoulder straps don't bear weight as well as the men's (I found out later that the design IS different between the two), and they don't feature the ambidextrous hydration tube holders. What a bummer. Not to mention, the stitching isn't quite as well-laid and uniform on my pack as it is on my husband's pack. I would have exchanged my metcalf for a men's if I had realized how much functionality was lost on the women's metcalf shoulder strap design, but unfortunately I used the pack before I came to the conclusion that it is inferior to the men's design. If I ever order a Mystery Ranch pack again, I'll be sure to order it from the Men's section. I was sorely disappointed with this pack in comparison to my husband's.
Date published: 2019-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet Pack!!I can’t tell you how happy I am to have a true hunting pack that works for me!!! I have used external packing frames to haul game and a pack that simply didn’t fit!! I can’t wait for this coming season to break this in! I also bought a mule bag to switch out for day hunts and shorter camping hunts!! I expect to get a lot of use of both!
Date published: 2019-02-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lacks in padding for amount of weight it can hold.Recently used this on a big back country trip to carry about 40 lbs of sampling gear plus all my personal gear and food... maybe around 60-65 lbs of gear total. It seems to fit appropriately: I ordered a size small as per suggested by one of their retailers; athletic build, 5'6", 125 lbs. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed that the back of the frame and belt gave me nasty bruises on my lower back and hips over the 20-mile trip. I love that I was able to easily load and fit that amount of gear in this pack (I used the overload shelf for a particularly bulky and heavy item), but I think the padding on the frame and hip belt are lacking if you're serious about carrying that amount of weight over a long distance. The frame seemed to offer little protection to my back from the item in the overload shelf. I'll probably try to see if I can order a different hip belt to accommodate larger loads for my next trip. The "V" design of the lid also tends to catch and hold droplets of water in a slight drizzle when a rain fly isn't necessary and it often doused me on the shoulder or neck with water when it collected enough to pool; an odd design that tends to catch tree debris and water in the mountains. Aside from that, I love the overload shelf feature and the degree of adjustment the pack has. The rest of the pack's water resistant material shed droplets really well and all my gear stayed dry. Best of all, the material is quiet and the pack doesn't creak!!! I also love that it condenses down so small. Will definitely use it on day hunts but might be weary to use it for backpack elk hunting on longer trips, which unfortunately, is exactly what the Metcalf is advertised for...
Date published: 2019-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic packI absolutely love this pack. It is super tough and made really well. I might be in an overreacting honeymoon phase just because I have never had a pack that was really fit to me for packing game. But this thing is incredible. I am a male, I bought a large women's metcaf because the measurements fit me and the only difference other than the measurements that I could find was the shoulder straps were a little different. I talked to a rep and for my discount he told me the men's would probably be back in stock mid to late August. So I purchased the womens, because my hunting starts mid August. This thing is amazingly comfortable. The way it places the weight on your hips instead of shoulders is truly game changing. I took it on a 6 mile hike this weekend, in some rough elk country with a little weight in it. I found I wasn't needing to constantly adjust it like my prior packs it. It holds a lot of weight really well and comfortably
Date published: 2019-07-16
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