Wing Man

Wing Man is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 19.
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SKU: WS20 Wing Man-Shadow

Like a second set of hands to hold necessities.

The WING MAN mounts to your harnessing, keeping a water bottle and a few other essential items close and accessible. Great for late-season hunting when a bladder tube would freeze, this pouch will keep you on the move as you stay hydrated.

  • Water bottle and zippered pocket that attaches to all MYSTERY RANCH shoulder pads and many non-MR packs
  • Zippered pocket has internal divided to keep details organized
  • Water bottle pocket has adjustable elastic retainer to accommodate any size bottle
  • Sternum buckle has elastic tube keeper
  • 500D CORDURA® fabric
  • YKK® zippers
NameUPC Code
WS20 Wing Man-Shadow888564183311
DUNS Number:059122783
0.3 lb
90 cu-ins
Accommodates a variety of sizes of bottles
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bring back the Wet RibI ordered the Wing Man because it was a pain to switch my only Wet Rib from pack to pack. The Wing Man still has great construction and the pocket inside is nice for organization, but it is too small. The old pocket was just the right size for things I needed on hand on the trail. I also preferred the draw string around the bottle pocket because I could secure a garmin or phone in that pocket if I was drinking from a bladder on my back. I will likely continue to switch my Wet Rib from pack to pack because the Wing Man is not big enough for my needs and the bottle pocket cannot carry other cargo securely in the current configuration.
Date published: 2020-07-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wingman needs design improvmentI already have an older Dana Design and Marmot version of the wingman. The mystery ranch design falls short of the original design. The size of the zippered pouch needs to be larger especially for winter hiking in the whites. The pouch for the water bottle needs to have a pull cinch at the top to keep items from falling out as I use this feature to carry GORP, hand sanitizer or other items etc. The best feature are the clips for the pack straps. No need to undo the straps to thread the wingman on. This makes it easier to move from pack to pack. I do think the quality of the zippers are superioir. Please bring back the original design.
Date published: 2021-01-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Here are the picturesThe difference in space and ability to access is dramatic. In the original I can drop a full size SLR camera or 10x40 Binos with a radio and other stuff. The new size is nowhere close In terms of space plus it’s hard to get things in and out of the smaller one. Notably, to me, there is no downside to the original size. Please Mystery Ranch, bring back the original. Thanks
Date published: 2020-04-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just OkayI purchased this product for winter hiking//snow shoeing in NH. I had seen it used by others when it was called the Wet Rib. Its pretty small and its utility is really limited. The water bottle holder is basically useless in winter because it is not insulated and your water will freeze, and it is equally useless to me in the warmer months because I use a hydration bladder. A lot of people use it to hold a water bottle filled with GORP or some other snack in the winter, and it is good for that purpose. The zippered pocket is decent, but small, so very limited in its utility. I use it to hold a camera, pocket knife, and bandanna, which I could easily just put in my pant's pocket. It's a lot of money for an additional small pocket. If it had some exterior webbing, perhaps to hold a small fixed blade or a multi-tool, that would be a good addition. Quality is good and it is definitely tacti-cool.
Date published: 2020-02-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too smallWas expecting something more like the old Dana Wet Pack. The Win Man just isn’t big enough to be of use. I will keep it for the water bottle holder. Should have researched it more.
Date published: 2020-01-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Well madewell made but too small...i was hoping it was the same size as the original
Date published: 2020-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Right Up FrontThe Wing Man does what it was designed for. To carry a water bottle in front with a small storage pocket, so one does not have to drop your pack every time one wants a drink. The same for the small storage pocket for ease of access. Hikers forget how to travel light in this age of 'I need to bring everything with me'. If one wants a huge pocket up front, just don a small backpack in reverse, lol. Be reasonable, as there are separate camera bags and binoc. holders sold to accommodate ones needs.
Date published: 2020-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not the Wet Rib, But a Great Wing ManI bought this for a new backpack, and my DD Wet Rib was just too tired to make the transition to one more pack. The pocket may be smaller than the Wet Rib, but I still don't see how anyone hikes without one of these. I admit that I hiked with a hydration bladder for several years, but give me a water bottle in a Wing Man every time -- it keeps your bottle out of the way, and yet right at hand. I mainly hike the southern half of the AT, so I don't worry about my bottle freezing while I'm walking. The pocket holds a point-and-shoot digital camera (vintage) and some granola bars and a few other small things. If I need a substantial snack, I don't mind stopping every now and then to dig into my pack. This is a great invention. Once it's on your pack, you'll wonder how you got along without it.
Date published: 2022-03-16
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