Mystery Ranch Huckberry Edition 1000 D Urban Assault 21 L Pack ($139)
Mystery Ranch of Bozeman, Montana founded in 2000 by Dana Gleason, previously co-founder of the iconic Dana Designs pack company, was approached in 2004 by the Navy Seals to design and build special packs for their needs. Since then Mystery Ranch has expanded its offering beyond traditional backpacking and mountaineering to military and Special Forces, woodland fire and upland hiking packs.
With a focus on user centric design, Mystery Ranch packs are known for their function first focus, durability and comfort-regardless of the load. I have often seen their packs on display at Outdoor Retailer with always a crowd of outdoors people and those special military people flocking the booth but have never owned one.
|The Velcro logo patch is removable.|
Other than the zip top pocket the pack has two webbing loops on either side of the top lid and a chain of webbing loops on the bottom. I used one top loop and one of the bottom chain loops to attach my trekking poles in a sack, but after a first easy mile the poles came out for the rest of the trip to provide balance on the endless boulders.
|Mt Washington in the background. Home of the World's Worst Weather. We had beautiful mid 50's and windless conditions on the ridges and summits|
The Urban Assault should carry me through many years of adventures and daily use. It is a durable and simple piece of gear. Comfortable and extremely stable when full, with enough structure from the pack body and dense shoulder straps to keep from flopping around when emptier. Its functionality, elegant design and distinctive no frills look can make it an essential companion on every peak, the roughest commutes and along any boulevard.
The product reviewed in this article was a personal purchase. The opinions herein are entirely the authors'.Comments Questions Welcome Below!
Like & Follow Road Trail Run
Facebook:roadtrailrun.com Twitter: @roadtrailrun
Instagram:roadtrailrun RTR YouTube: RoadTrailRun
RoadTrailRun receives a commission for purchases through the stores below.
Your purchases help support RoadTrailRun's work. Thanks!