Archive for the ‘Packs’ Category

Huckberry x Mystery Ranch 2-Day Assault Collaboration

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Offered in an exclusive Desert and Hunter Orange colorway, this is the Huckberry version of Mystery Ranch’s popular 2-Day Assault.

For those of you unfamiliar with the 2-Day Assault, think of it as a little brother to the 3-Day Assault which has become a staple for military load carriage for the US military as well as many of our allies.

Mystery Ranch created the 27 Liter 2-Day Assault as an EDC pack for their outdoor line. It retains the classic waterproof three zip opening and PALS webbing of its bigger brother, along with the two dual adjustment buckles to keep your load secure. The lid incorporates two zippered pockets and there are external pockets on either side of the pack bag with elastic for water bottles or other items.

Inside the main compartment there is a large padded laptop sleeve as well as side zippered access to a document/tablet sleeve pocket. Additionally, there are two zippered mesh pockets in the main compartment

To support the load, there’s a full-length plastic frame sheet, adjustable padded yoke with sternum strap, and removable webbing waist belt.

This model features a Desert outer and bright Hunter Orange interior as well as zipper pulls and comes with an exclusive patch.

Available exclusively from

If this model isn’t for you, but you still want an MR 2-Day Assault, just in a different color, check out or one of their many retailers.

Mystery Ranch Announces the Backbone Series

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

A campaign to educate the public on the realities of a career in Wildland Fire
Bozeman, Mont. (November 18, 2020) –MYSTERY RANCH, the industry-leading pack company built on a heritage of comfortable load carriage, function, and durability for people who have a mission to accomplish, announces the launch of an educational and fundraising campaign to inform the public on the sacrifice and work that goes into responding to the wildland fire environment. The Backbone Series is a multi-pronged campaign that aims to build awareness around what is takes to protect public lands, lives, and private property and to provide scholarships to support and assist in the education of seasonal Forestry Technicians who want to further their careers in or outside of fire.

Photo credit: Robert LeBlanc

MYSTERY RANCH created the Backbone Series and Scholarship to help the men and women that go above and beyond in the off-season. Fire Classes, medical training, and college education aren’t cheap. Countless men and women who work for Federal Land Management Agencies seek to better themselves in the off-season to compete for permanent appointments in fire management, whereas some individuals use fire as a means to an end in the pursuit of greater life goals and objectives.

Funding for the scholarships will be supported through the sale of two limited edition lifestyle packs, URBAN ASSAULT 21 and the 3-WAY BRIEFCASE, which will become available online in early 2021. Built in the “wildfire black” colorway with the same zippers, 500D CORDURA® fabric, and detailed pops of orange like our fire packs, 10% of proceeds from these unique packs will fund the scholarship and winning contributors will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Contributors will receive much needed scholarships to support their education and life after firefighting. Winners will be selected anonymously throughout the duration of the campaign.

To qualify for the MYSTERY RANCH Backbone Scholarship, you must be a US or Canadian Wildland Fire employee, retiree, or spouse of a current or retired Wildland Fire employee and a profile contributor for the Backbone Series. Learn more about the contributors and the Backbone Series scholarship here.

Hazard 4 – Drawbridge Daypack

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

The 25 Liter Drawbridge is Hazard 4’s first pack with a built-in beavertail to carry items you want to get ahold of quickly like helmets, outerwear, etc.

What’s different about their beavertail is that it can rotate down all the way and serve as a pocket for a weapon stock which can be carried vertically on the Drawbridge.

These images from Hazard 4 do a pretty good job of calling out the various other features of the Drawbridge.

And here’s a video to give you an even better look.

Now on Indiegogo, RUX

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

Now on Indiegogo, RUX is a new way of carrying. Their tag line is “packs like a box, carries like a bag.”

Every RUX comes standard with lid, handle straps, and shoulder straps. The clear window allows you to see contents and the boxlike shape makes for max packing efficiency.

It stores flat but easily pops open when needed offering 70 Litera of capacity. It can be carried via the handles or up on your shoulders like a pack.

Order yours at

120 Liter Waterproof Backpack from Watershed

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

The 120 Liter Waterproof Backpack is a component of Watershed’s Maritime Backpack Suite.

It is attached to an Over The Beach Frame which is manufactured by Mystery Ranch is a hydrophobic, maritime version of their popular NICE Frame.

Like the NICE Frame, there is a LIFT Kit for the OTB version.

The pack is made from abrasion resistant polyurethane coated fabric in MultiCam pattern, with seams sealed via RF welding. It also features a YKK Aquaseal waterproof zipper, and oral inflate/deflate valve with cover.

It incorporates dual water bottle pockets, a rear stretch panel capable of holding a helmet or loose gear, and laser cut PALS panels at the upper side. Also features an interior MOLLE panel for mounting a radio pouch, oral inflate/deflate valve, and full compression/suspension straps. The top of the pack is designed to accept Mystery Ranch NICE Daypack Lid.

There’s a smaller 50 Liter version of the pack in the suite which can also be mounted to the OTB frame.

Lastly, there is a Mesh Bag which can be attached to the outside of either pack and carries equipment like fins, mask and snorkel once ashore.

These packs are Berry compliant and available for sale to government customers, regardless of stock notices on the website.

LBT Light Modular Comms Pack

Friday, November 6th, 2020

Designed to fit the AN/PRC-152 family of radios, the LBT Light Modular Comms Pack can be configured with shoulder straps or attached to armor back panel. It features industry standard zippers and PALS compatible zipper adapters are available for vests without integrated zippers.

There’s a zippered outer mesh pocket at the back of the pack and the radio can be accessed via a U-shaped zipper. Additional top access is provided through a flap which secures via Velcro.

Hazard 4 – Drawbridge Daypack

Monday, October 19th, 2020

The Drawbridge from Hazard 4 is their first daypack with a front panel that extends to secure helmets, bedrolls, jackets, and other essential gear. Front panel also flips 180° down for storing longer items like rifles or tripods, etc. Molded top-shell protects optics and other breakables, and is also a base for their HardPoint hardware parts.

The Drawbridge comes in three colors, Black, Coyote, and Gray.

PocketUp – Terrier Patrol Pack

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

PocketUp is a small veteran owned business founded by my longtime friend Mel Terkla and his wife Rena. They’ve been making small items over the past few years, but anyone that knows Mel, knows that he loves packs and is the guy behind Kifaru getting into the military pack business about 20 years ago.

They’ve just unveiled their new Terrier Patrol Pack.

Designed as a small patrol/field pack, it is ALICE Pack simple, with no zippers. As Mel says, “just stuff and go!”

It is built with 1000d Cordura and 1050d Ballistic Nylon for extreme durability.

The Terrier has fully adjustable suspension featuring 19” aluminum stays, a contoured waistbelt that wraps the iliac crest, wide/padded shoulder straps with lifter straps and adjustable torso length, with a dual density foam back panel. A waistbelt is also included with the Terrier.

There is a fixed top lid with 5 rows and 6 channels of PALS webbing , and a full field of Velcro under the top lid to attach Velcro back pouches for small items that you need to access quickly.

The front of the pack has 9 rows and 6 channels of PALS webbing allowing plenty of real estate to mount PALs compatible pockets.

There are tab loops on the top lid and the bottom of the pack to attach their PocketUp Pods, or lash gear to.

The flat/bellowed side pockets lay flat when not being used, but can bellow out to expand the capacity of the pack, and hold lots of extra gear. The main bag and the side pockets have roll top closures.

The Terrier is bladder friendly with a bladder compartment in the main bag, and the ability to carry bladders in the side pockets, with all 3 having hose ports.

They supply elastic strap keepers for all the compression straps and the 2” shoulder strap webbing.

Like all of their packs, these are built on order, but Rena had to build one in Coyote and one in Ranger Green for photos.

The Terrier is now live on the website and ready to order. The price is $450.00 for Coyote or Ranger green and $475.00 in Multicam, that includes the waistbelt offered in 3 sizes.

They do not use sewing contractors like most of the big companies do now. Every PocketUp product is built by Rena…Made in the USA!