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Mystery Ranch – Thomas Fire

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Mystery Ranch puts just as much into supporting our firefighters as they do supporting our warfighters.

Today, December 4th, marks the one-year anniversary of the Thomas Fire, California’s largest wildland fire at the time. In conjunction with the American Wildfire Experience, Mystery Ranch has produced an amazing collaborative, community-sourced, map-based multimedia exploration of how we experience wildland fire, focusing on the Thomas Fire.

Experience the full story at www.mysteryranch.com/thomas-fire.

S&S Precision Shop Show – Watershed OTB 75 Backpack, Transit Duffel & WIP Sneak Peak

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

All three new products are manufactured from Watershed’s proprietary Kryptothane material which has been RF welded for waterproofness. Additionally, for these new bags, Watershed is using YKK’s Aquaseal Zipper which is polymer rather than metal. The advantage here is that these require less maintenance. Finally, all three bags incorporate an oral inflation / purge valve.

OTB 75 Backpack


Developed in conjunction with Mystery Ranch, the OTB 75 Backpack is a completely new system consisting of a hydrophobic version of the MR NICE Frame, a Watershed 75 liter pack, mesh wet bag for fins, and MR Daypack Lid.




-Laser cut PALS, inside and out
-46” YKK Aquaseal Zipper
-Zipper lockout
-Compression straps

Transit Duffel


This 2700 cu in bag can be used for Swim or Transit thanks to the reinforced lug handle and D-rings for carry or mount in a zodiac.



-24” YKK Aquaseal Zipper
-Internal zippered mesh pocket



Waterproof Individual Pouch fits IFAK, NODs and other similar sized items.



-Laser cut PALS
-Comes with PALS straps
-12” YKK Aquaseal Zipper


The Mystery Ranch 2018 Catalog Is Here!

Thursday, May 17th, 2018


Click to view the catalog

As promised, here’s the sneak peek of the new MYSTERY RANCH Military catalog. Check out all the updates including redesigned bolsters and new tan, water-repellent, IR compliant zippers. Stop by the MYSTERY RANCH booth at SOFIC in the SOF Select suite to see the upgrades in person and chat with the MR team.


The New Mystery Ranch Catalog Is Coming!

Thursday, May 17th, 2018


The new MYSTERY RANCH Military catalog is coming out later today (May 17th, see it here first on Soldier Systems) and nearly every pack in their line has been updated. They’ve replaced the standard bolsters with smaller, lighter weight ones that make contact in key areas to keep the packs stable over body armor. Additionally, all packs will receive the new tan, water-repellant, IR compliant zippers – like the SOCOM-issue SPEAR packs. The medical packs will go to IR-compliant, tan coil zippers. You can see the whole line in the new catalog or better yet, stop by the MYSTERY RANCH booth at SOFIC in the SOF Select suite to see the upgrades in person and chat with the MR team.

ORWM 18 – Dana Gleason Discovers The Wheel

Monday, January 29th, 2018

For years, customers have been asking Dana Gleason to introduce a wheeled bag. They’ve listened and answered the call. At OR, Mystery Ranch exhibited their new Mission Wheelies.

Offered in three sizes (42, 81, and 130 liters), they feature a tub design made from a laminate of EVA foam exterior and polycarbonate interior in order to withstand the stresses of airline travel. The fabric is 1000D Cordura with 915D HP Cordura at the base.

The Mission Wheelie incorporates an expandable dirty laundry bag at the top and a footwear bag at the bottom. In the interior, you’ll find four zippered mesh pockets for organization. Finally, there are four handles (one each side) to make handling easier.

Just a heads up. As part of the MR commercial line, these are made in the Philippines.

Offered in Black and Coyote.


Mystery Ranch Promotes Ryan Holm To Marketing Director

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

MYSTERY RANCH, an industry-leading pack company built on a heritage of function, comfort, quality and durability, announced today the internal promotion of Ryan Holm to the new position of Marketing Director. Holm has been with the company since 2011 during which he led the marketing efforts for the new Mountain and Hunting product categories, the relaunch of the brand’s overhauled website and online sales platform. Ryan has also steadfastly led the project management for the department.

“Mystery Ranch has seen steady growth over the past few years and it’s time for our team to grow as well. We are really happy to announce Ryan Holm being promoted to Director of Marketing,” said Alex Kutches, Vice President of Mystery Ranch. “Ryan is a collaborative leader who balances his efforts with effective project management, working well with other teams to deliver to their needs, supporting his team and all of this while being true to the brand promise here at MYSTERY RANCH. I am proud to have him on my team and looking forward to the years ahead,”

Later this month, MYSTERY RANCH will be attending the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Denver, January 26-29, Booth UL49111 and the SHOT Show in Las Vegas, January 23-26, Booth 7409 – Military & Booth 15732 – Hunting.

Mystery Ranch Blackjack Series

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018


Mystery Ranch is introducing their new Blackjack series of packs. With 3 sizes, 50, 80 and 100 liters, these packs cover the gamut of larger military load carriage needs. The Blackjack packs are the commercially available versions of the standard-issue USSOCOM SPEAR packs.

All Blackjack series packs use MR’s new lightweight frame that features a Dyneema-Cordura laminate over full-carbon frame stays, stowable waist belt and lighter, smaller bolsters for stability over armor. The packs themselves all feature new IR-compliant, water-repellent YKK zippers and 500D Cordura fabric treated with a Teflon face coating and a tough polyurethane back coating. All 3 packs are top-loaders with removable lids, side access zippers and a port for radio or hydration access. The Blackjack 50 has two large front pockets, while the 80 has four total pockets, 1 large and 3 smaller. The Blackjack 100 is the same as the 80, but adds a sleep system compartment on the bottom.

Available now, you can check them out in person at SHOT show, booth #7409.


DSEI 17 – Mystery Ranch ATM Pack

Friday, September 15th, 2017


Mystery Ranch is located in the Edgar Brothers Booth and displayed the ATM (All Terrain Maneuver) Pack which was developed for a U.K. customer. It’s a two component system mounted to the Military Light Frame which is the same as the SOCOM Packs. In addition a to three small attached pouches there are three PALS accessory pouches along with an optional top flap.


It offers about 70liters in the main pack with a E&E pack offering 25liters. The E&E pack is stored under the lid and will accommodate AN/PRC-117G along with appropriate kit.