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Mystery Ranch D-Route Backpack

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Item #MYT001A

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Tech Specs

Material:
[face fabric] 330D Cordura Lite Plus, [accents] 500D nylon, polyurethane coated
Volume:
15L (915 cu in)
Shoulder Straps:
padded
Waist Belt:
yes
Hydration Compatible:
yes
Access:
top, with side zipper access
Pockets:
lid accessory pocket, internal zippered pocket
Gear Loops:
yes
Ski Carry:
yes
Dimensions:
20 x 11 x 7in
Claimed Weight:
1lb 12.8oz
Recommended Use:
all-mountain skiing, all-mountain snowboarding, backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding, freeride/powder skiing, freeride/powder snowboarding, park & freestyle skiing, park & freestyle snowboarding
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime

Minimalist design with maximum potential.

The Mystery Ranch D-Route pack is designed for those who spend most of their time lapping the resort, but want to push things a bit further. Built to easily store your shovel and probe, along with an extra layer or pair of goggles, the pack is minimal and low profile, so it won't feel in the way on the chairlift. It accommodates skis with ease, thanks to its stowable web loop that has room for the widest of skis, so you can boot pack into the backcountry for freshies, and ample gear loops are perfect for carrying along any other essentials you can strap on.

Built from burly 330D Cordura Lite Plus, the pack is able to take the abuse that chairlifts and stray branches throw at it, without adding extra weight. YKK zippers allow access to the pack through a side pocket, and a lid accessory pocket, while keeping water from sneaking in. Beefy 500D Nylon with a PU coating accents the back of the pack diagonally, so that when your skis are strapped on your pack stays protected from sharp edges. The back panel is compression molded to keep you comfortable when boot packing beyond the resort, and a webbing waist belt offers a little bit of support and stabilization when skis are strapped on.

  • Lightweight, durable pack for boot-packing backcountry
  • Small 15-liter volume stows your essentials
  • Beefy materials keep the pack strong against abuse
  • Stowable ski loop for stable diagonal ski carrying
  • Compression-molded back panel for maximum support
  • Side zip allows easy access to main compartment
  • Low profile design keeps you secure on chairlifts

Dawn Patrol Pack Contents

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

The only thing carried in the pack but not pictured are sunglasses, which happened to be on my head when I snapped the pic.

Dawn Patrol Pack Contents

Great for Resort and Side-Country days

    I typically don't wear a backpack at the resort, but now that I own this pack I am starting to wear it. The size is just big enough to fit some extra essentials or to delayer in the afternoon. It is also just large enough to fit your Probe, Shovel and a few other small essentials if you venture into the side country. Being so light-weight and small, it is easy to wear on the chairlift.

    Great for Resort and Side-Country days

    Resort, Side-Country and Dawn Patrol

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    This pack is the perfect size for resort use, side-country and even short tours, slotting in nicely below my 32 liter full day tour pack. The first thing you notice is the burly, overbuild construction, solid top to bottom, including the ski carry loop. No issue with tree snags or sharp ski edges here. Very clean rucksack design and low profile, no need to take it off on the lift. Organization is spartan but adequate, a tapered mainbody pocket and good-sized lid pocket. Due to it's size and lack of dedicated helmet carry I feel it's most at home in-bounds and side-country since you would be wearing your helmet the entire time. **However** taking this on a short morning tour really elevated my opinion. Packing in a minimal fashion to match the quick and dirty needs of a morning tour and folding under the ear pads I was able to get my Giro Range helmet inside for the skin up! The back panel bowed slightly but didn't diminish this significant victory. My skins and helmet swap places in the pack, as do my uphill and downhill gloves. The lid pocket holds my headlamp, snacks and Spark mini-tool. Beacon in my pants pocket. The final piece of the puzzle as a slow-boarder was finding a place for my poles - BOOM, pole tips down in the ski carry loop and handles cinched under the rucksack lid, money!

    Resort, Side-Country and Dawn Patrol

    D-Route in action

      Slim, form fitting, lightweight.

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      I really like how slim this pack is. You hardly even see it when it is on. It has some great features for such a slim design. The top pocket, which seems small, was actually large enough to hold my DSLR Camera with a small lens attached. The pack is long and I was able to fit in my GoPro telescopic pole and camera tripod, which doesn't usually fit into most packs. I like the side zipper, it is inconspicuous and the zipper is waterproof. It made grabbing items from inside the pack quick and convenient. The back of the pack is also pretty rigid which adds great support when carrying awkward items, like a tripod. The straps are also well padded and made carrying the pack comfortable. I took off one star because I just wish they would have included one more pocket on the outside so that I can organize my gear a little better. I am not usually a fan of everything hanging out together.

      I included a picture of the pack and a video of the pack in motion.

      Slim, form fitting, lightweight.

      Just the Essentials

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      If you are looking for a pack for dawn patrols that will just carry some water, shovel, probe, snack and an extra layer this pack is great. The burly exterior will stand up against the abuse of carrying your skis and the layout of the pack makes getting in and out of it easy. The top loading system is great for getting your bigger items in the pack whereas the side zip access works great for getting your essentials out on the fly. The harness system is also comfortable and burly as you would expect from Mystery Ranch. I also really like the ski carry system and the strapping is much more substantial than other options out there. The only reason I am knocking a star off this pack is due to the fact that there is not a great way to carry a helmet. I always bring a helmet with me for the way down and if you are clever you can make it work with this pack but it still isn't ideal. Other than that this is a great touring pack for just the essentials

      Just the Essentials

      Fits Everything I need it too.

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      If you are looking for a small pack to carry extra layers or anything you really need this is a solid pack. It also is barely noticeable on the chair for days in the resort.