SKU: Saddle Peak
Our updated SADDLE PEAK nails the sweet spot for most ski touring romps. Featuring a slim, chairlift-friendly profile, it's well-suited to days of piste and powder.
Resort or backcountry – the SADDLE PEAK pack is trusted by ski bums and ski patrol alike.
The updated pack holds 25L and has an external reinforcement panel with 840d nylon and heavy-duty Carbonite coating as well as upgraded 320d NP Phantom Ripstop fabric with wax face coating to help shed water. Quick access to avy gear for time essential situations, a goggle stash pocket and external ski or board carrying modularity are all the easier now with the glove friendly buckles.
- Flexible, high-density frame sheet
- Telescoping yoke
- Body panel unzips to allow easy, on-the-fly access to the main bag while skis are attached
- Top zippered pocket with soft, fabric-lined for storing goggles
- Zippered access into the main bag
- Large zippered front avy pocket for easy access to shovel, probe, saw, and skins
- Stout/stowable ski loop for stable diagonal ski carry
- Compression straps with glove-friendly buckles
- Glove-friendly buckles throughout
- Tuck-a-way helmet carry
- Pocketed waist belt for quick access to snacks or tools
- Hydration reservoir compatible
- Tool attachment on side for poles
- Alpine yoke and belt easily adjusted or removed
- 320d NP. Phantom Ripstop with wax face coating
- 840d nylon with carbonate coating
- DWR coated YKK® #8 and #10 zippers
Rated 5 out of 5 by earl1984 from Bombproof Durability and Excellent Feature SetThis is a great pack for short to mid length tours. It has a great set of features for touring specific needs like the helmet carry, goggle compartment, dedicated avy storage pocket, and great options for carrying skis. The main bag compartment is big enough for a light puffy, water bottle/thermos, and a snow study kit. The fit is a bit tight when I want to stuff a set of skins on top of everything but that's my only gripe. The suspension is your typical Mystery Ranch quality and it moves with your body extremely well while moving up the skin track and when skiing back down.
Date published: 2020-10-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous from Great Pack, but could use a couple key improvements.I purchased this pack primarily for lift accessed and side country skiing. MR hit the suspension on this pack out of the park, which they always do and this was the key deciding factor as to why I chose this pack over the Dakine HeliPro. The pack stays where it should when loaded down, does not bounce or move side to side. The zipper quality and placement is outstanding. The side zipper that allows access to the main part of the pack even when skis are in diagonal or A frame carry is very well thought out. Waist belt pouches are very handy and can be opened and closed easily with gloved hands. Recommended Improvements: 1) The hydration integration seems like an after thought and is not well executed. The hydration port is too small to fit the drink tube of a camelbak through, which makes me wonder what system they had in mind when designing this pack as Camelbak is the industry standard. Would also like to see the drink tube routed through a shoulder strap somehow to protect it from the elements. My water was frozen in the tube after my first run (temp 20 F). 2) Strap reinforcement. The side compression straps that hold skis in A Frame carry should be reinforced with Hyphalon or some other material in the areas where edges contact the straps and the pack. This can be done without adding too much weight. The way it is right now I probably will not even attempt this as I know the edges will cut through .
Date published: 2018-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by kylemt from Compact Ski PackI bought this bag a month ago for backcountry skiing in Bozeman MT. Great Features, quick Avalanche gear pocket up front, and ski hold is awesome. The bag did get scuffed on the abrasion resistant strip (only cosmetic) on the first trip but it was almost too pretty new. The pack cinches down great and would be awesome for resort skiing. The only upgrade I would recommend in the future is a beefier padded waist belt All in all, Great pack and great introduction to mystery ranch products. Would buy again, but durability tells me I won't need too.
Date published: 2020-05-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous from A triumphant return for the Saddle Peak.As far as storage and fit goes, it's pretty much perfect. It's roomy, but low-profile enough that it doesn't push me off the lift. After adjusting, it fit like a glove and stayed locked to my back without moving or bouncing. I've got a long torso, so I took some time to really dial it in. Following the fitting guide helped a lot. The waistbelt pockets are a highlight for me. They're perfectly accessible without getting in the way. As another review mentioned, the hydration integration might not be the best, but removing the Camelbak bite valve first worked fine for me. I do wish that there was a webkeeper or some other system on the shoulder strap for securing the hose. I'm a little bummed out that there isn't better snowboard carry integration built-in, as with previous iterations of the Saddle Peak. They sell the add-on little strap things, they're kind of the worst. I'm mostly in-bounds, though, so it's not a huge issue, but for others, it could be a dealbreaker.
Date published: 2019-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by george from Excellent pack that needs a bit more developmentI have skied ~150k' of backcountry in 5 mountain ranges this year with this pack. I love it. The two simple compartments--one large open compartment and one with dedicated organization for avy tools--are exactly what I wanted. The suspension system and overall build quality are unrivaled, and I like the fit and aesthetics as well. I also love that the pack is relatively small. I tend to fill most of the available volume in a pack, and this pack really forces me to pack thoughtfully, which always pays off. I also love the cross-carry loop, and cross-carry my skis exclusively now (and have even begun to wear through the durable material on the face as a result).However, it is about two liters too small. The brain and 10 additional liters of the next size up in MR ski packs is overkill for day tours for me. But, when I have avy tools (I rock a 240 cm probe and the BD Deploy 3 shovel in this pack, since most other shovels are too big to fit), ice axe, boot + ski crampons, skins, layers, gloves, food, goggles, helmet, 2 liters of water and miscellaneous stuff, and am switching items in and out throughout the day depending on whether I'm climbing or skiing, it is simply a bit too small. I am constantly forcing the zippers closed. Also, this pack really should have a dedicated external helmet stow (even if it is just toggled shock cord, as I have rigged) and an attachment loop for at least a single ice axe, perhaps like a smaller side-mounted version of the beefy, durable cross-carry ski loop. Overall, love this pack, and hope you guys can bump it up to 27 liters and design cool helmet/axe attachments. And maybe a rad new color! Would definitely upgrade if you do.
Date published: 2019-06-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by A Guy from Redesign is a step backwardsI sold my 2018 to buy the redesigned Saddle Peak and regret it for the following reasons:- The alligator clips are garbage, and fail to clip shut with even microscopic amounts of snow. This is a major safety problem worthy of recall, or sending out hardware upgrade kits to pack owners.- The interior volume still isn't big enough. It needs at least 2-4 more liters for long day tours. I can fit avy tools, a hardshell, softshell, 1.5L Nalgene, a small amount of food, and some small items comfortably. However, when I need a puffy, crampons, goggles, a bit more food/water, etc I have to go to a bigger pack. Minor additional storage could solve the problem; I don't need a 40 liter pack for that kind of gear.- When the pack is full, it bulges very weirdly in the lower back.- It needs waist belt pockets, or at least a lumbar strap capable of attaching some.I hope you redesign it again.
Date published: 2021-01-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by Dan B from packs well but very odd fiti have now used this for one full season and have decided to sell and stop using it. it packs well for the size and its intended use as a resort/side country pack, but the way the pack sits on the shoulders is odd to say the least. the shoulder yoke design is WAY to wide and puts the fit of the pack in the uncomfortable category. i do like the features and how the pack carries resort gear. but the couple times I loaded with shovel and probe, the pack didnt carry the basic items i needed for a single day skin. i love Mystery Ranch and their packs, but this particular pack missed its mark.
Date published: 2023-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by Moose63 from Great mid size packI love this pack so far. One of the reasons I bought it was the helmet “holder” that is stored in the bottom. I do a lot of search and rescue work and one of the things that’s always awkward to store is my helmet. A lot of my trips do not require a ton of gear or an 80 liter pack. Long story short, I love this pack as a “light recon” pack when all I need some water resistance, a place for my helmet and some personal SAR equipment, all while not looking to tactical or MOLLED up. This is a great in between. Love the hip pockets also. Storing a tourniquet in there at the moment.
Date published: 2022-09-02