SKU: Sawtooth 45
Effective organization for the backcountry hunter who goes out for an overnighter or an all day excursion.
Low-profile silhouette and ingenious organization.
With the same unique 270° zipper access as the Beartooth, the SAWTOOTH 45’s low-profile silhouette and ingenious organization hits the mark for backcountry hunters. Built on our Guide Light MT Frame™ utilizing burly yet lightweight fabrications, it incorporates the patented OVERLOAD® feature with the a newly designed, quick-attach frame capture for easier access to the shelf for packing out your harvest. It’s roomy enough for a fast and light overnighter as well as being perfectly suited for dawn ‘til dusk hunts where coming out by headlamp is the norm.
- The new GUIDE LIGHT MT FRAME™ (Mystery Tech) continues the load carriage tradition of the tried- and-true GUIDE LIGHT FRAME™ and its rigid yet dynamic frame system, but with a few discrete changes. Utilizing custom-developed SJ Autolock buckles throughout, this new hardware collection provides the perfect blend of strength and weight. The 500D Light Plus fabric delivers high tensile and tear resistance, key characteristics for a robust, purpose-driven hunting frame.
- 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.
- The patented Futura Yoke easily micro adjusts to the torso length allowing the proper amount of stand-off between the back and frame.
- The five-point waist belt incorporates the highly functional Redirect system and delivers solid weight distribution and eliminates slippage over your hips, regardless of the load.
- 270° “duffel-style” access
- New light weight SJ Autolock buckles
- Compression loops for tripod or trekking pole carry
- Zippered top accessory pocket
- Side stretch-woven pockets for tripod feet or bottles
- Four internal pockets for organization
- Bow and rifle carry via compression straps
- Side stretch outer pockets
- Compatible with Quick attach straps for hauling antlers or extra gear
- Quick attach frame cap hardware provides easier Overload Shelf™ conversion
- Hydration reservoir compatible
- Telescoping yoke for custom torso fit
- 330D Lite plus CORDURA® fabric
- YKK® zippers
- Lightweight SJ Autolock buckles
Guide Light MT Frame
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2 Shots from Excellent hunting packIn my never ending quest to lighten my load while hunting I decided to try the Mystery Ranch Sawtooth. Initially I was just ecstatic that my new pack was nearly half the weight of my previous pack, but that was just the beginning of the benefits. I love how easy it is to quickly access my gear with the wrap around zipper. After a week in the field I finally had the opportunity to pack out a bull elk. I never imagined carrying a hind quarter could equate to anything but pure suffering, thankfully I was wrong. The meat shelf system flat out works. I strongly recommend this pack to my hunting buddies whenever we start talking about gear.
Date published: 2019-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gadgetman from Another step forward!I've used three Mystery Ranch packs over the past 10 years for around 30 days a year in the field chasing elk. I liked my original Dragon Slayer pack but it lacked meat hauling capability so I upgraded to the Pintler, which I really like. This year, I upgraded to the new Sawtooth because its a little lighter and I thought that the layout of the pack would work better for my needs. So far I believe the new Sawtooth is a home run. The waist belt is also improved and seems to cushion a load a little better. In general, I think this pack is just a little better in about every way than my Pintler. I like the new frame, I like the new fabric, and I like the new belt.
Date published: 2019-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bowbozo from Super versatileI’ve used the pack for sheep and axis in Hawaii and elk and antelope in Montana. It really shines for all day elk hunting and very light overnighters. Carries really well and very comfortable. New waist belt with molle is much improved. Love the foliage color and organization. It is tougher to utilize the full zip with the rigid waist belt. One that flattened would be much better. The load lifters also get in the way of the top pocket and top load but without them the top of the bag droops down low. If the bag attaches to the top of the frame that would be much better. That and if it were a pound lighter I’d give It 5 stars and have it for a decade at least.
Date published: 2019-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by GVM33 from Great Suspension/FrameI upgraded my 3-Day Assault pack that I've had since my deployment to Afg in 2013-2014 and the Sawtooth 45 is in a completely different league. Though the frames are similarly adjustable for torso height the new pack comfortably rests on my hips and takes the weight off my shoulders letting me hike longer and stay cooler. Happy I traded up. Only issue I have is that the chest strap sits a lot higher (just a few inches below my chin) even when properly adjusted for my height--no more clipping my radio or GPS on there. Besides that, my only complaint is that its heavy for a day/overnight pack but the storage features make it compelling.
Date published: 2020-04-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by Durga from Great backpack. Couple small things left desiredThe backpack overall is a great product. The hauling rack is great handled weight very well. I love the layout of the internal compartment and the pouches to organize things.Couple things I noticed after using it for the recent archery hunt. The shoulder straps have already started to show wear on them on the chest area. Second the pack has a squeak to it. I was hoping it would be more quiet. Last the zippers are difficult to use. I felt like I was using more force than necessary to open them. Makes me wonder about the long term durability. I hope these details will be considered for improvement.
Date published: 2021-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by Paul from amazing packAbsolutely the most comfortable pack I've ever bought, I'm 5'10 200lbs and got a medium, took this thing on a 9 day backpacking hunt in Utah with a couple friends and packed out an 60lb ham down 4 miles of mountain in 85 degree weather no issues. I've always had problems with sweating down my lower back but the design of the frame allowed easy ventilation. Highly recommended product, my only gripe is I'd wish I had ordered an extra external pocket for the waist belt.
Date published: 2019-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dean from Awesome and Solid PackPack's first season got a workout and handled it extremely well! Great buy and definitely recommend this pack! Overload shelf is awesome!
Date published: 2020-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by NDC83 from Mystery Ranch Sawtooth 45 pics with gear!Excellent first impression! Full disclosure, I just received this pack a few days ago and have not had a chance to use it. However, I can say that I really like the size and layout of the pack as well as the quality! I wanted to provide folks with some pictures of the stuffed-out pack and some of the gear I had in it. I was looking for picks like this or a comprehensive review before I purchased it. Basically, I filled the pack with most of the essentials (that were easy for me to get to) for an overnight trip with the exception of a water filter and enough food. I stuffed the main compartment with my: Kelty cosmic down 20 degree bag, a sleeping pad, a sleeping bag liner, inflatable pillow, cook kit, game bags, a small lantern, folded up trekking pole, down jacket, and a couple of Mountain House meals. In one of the small internal zip pockets I put my gloves, neck gaiter, and a role of 100 lb paracord. In the outside or lid pocket I had: a fixed blade knife, an outdoor edge removable blade knife and saw, an ammo pouch, headlamp and case, and bino tripod adapter. Strapped to the outside of the pack I had a rain jacket, a 32 ounce water bottle, and a Slik tripod with the Outdoorsman’s pistol grip.I’m not a big fan of water bladders so I probably won’t use one most of the time, that’s why I didn’t include one in the pics.Admittedly most of my hunts are day hunts and the gear I have for overnight trips is not the lightest or most compact available. Overall I think this pack will be great as a daypack and for the occasional overnight trip. In the future I will probably purchase a Mystery Ranch Roll top hauler for longer trips as well as a forager pocket for easy access to small gear and snacks.Hopefully this will help folks decide which pack will suit their needs best.
Date published: 2019-04-13