Push the limits, expand the expedition with the accessible yet versatile Mystery Ranch Marshall Pack. Press play to learn more about the versatile, yet durable Marshall pack that's built to stand up to the challenge.
Like its namesake - the Bob Marshall Wilderness - this expedition pack is expansive accessible and full of surprises. Sitting on the sturdy Guide Light Frame you can load it from the top via the shroud access get to all your gear from the side through the full-length side zip and store a sleeping bag in the bottom Speedzip. After a long stalk and a clean shot the Overload Shelf allows you to push the weight limits of what's humanly possible on a packout. Expedition hunts feel like second nature when you carry the MARSHALL.
500D CORDURA® fabric and YKK® zippers
Side zip access
Speedzip sleeping bag access
Detachable lid doubles as waist-mounted daypack
Bow and rifle carry with included accessory straps
I was very disappointed in this pack. I’d gotten it to do a couple of overnight camps while elk hunting. Since I’d ordered it and didn’t get to try it on first I couldn’t get it to fit correctly. Even with the adjustments, it has, it didn’t carry very well. The belt design wasn’t though out very well. When you unbuckle the belt, with the buckle straps being loose, the buckles slide back making it difficult to buckle up again. While your wearing the pack you don’t have access to any part of the pack. This pack is advertised as a hunting pack but the material it’s made out of is extremely noisy. While it is durable it makes it impossible to be quite, and for us bow hunters that’s an important aspect. Long story short I wasn’t able to use it for the overnight camps so I was disappointed in this pack.
I’ve used other backpack brands and thought they were great, but my back always hurt after. Randy Newberg of Fresh Tracks spoke very highly of Mystery Ranch, so I gave it a shot. What a huge difference, I can comfortably carry lots of weight, the build quality is second to none, and the built in features place Mystery Ranch way above anything else out there.
Bullet Proof. This pack is simple to transform when a load is ready for the pack out. I am a 29 waist and The small belt fits. External tube pockets leave rain kits, first aid and toiletries accessible.
The Marshall is a great bag. It has plenty room for everything you need on an extended backcountry hunt.
A few of my favorite features are the lid, the sleeping bag compartment and the side pockets. The side pockets are great for a water bottle and holding your gun while hiking into your hunting spot. The sleeping bag compartment holds all your bulky, lightweight equipment, where you want it, at the bottom of the bag. And the lid is perfect for when you set out on your final stalk and just need the essentials.
I would recommend this bag to anyone looking for extra room for all your equipment.
I LOVED this pack! If I could, I would give it a 4.9 stars out of 5. I absolutely love the bottom compartment which allows me to store all of my camp (sleeping bag, jetboil, sleeping pad, pillow) and things like that separate from all of my other equipment. When the divider from the bottom compartment and main compartment is connected, that is a great place to put the majority of the weight in the pack, close to the middle of your back. The side access zipper is amazing, allowing me to access everything in my pack without having to go through the top and dig everything out.
The ONLY thing I would change, is that the two outer side pouches (which could be used for storing a spotting scope or tripod) were larger. A Straight Vortex Razor HD 16-48x65 barely fits, so if you were to have an 85mm objective spotter that is angled, you would have a very difficult time putting those in the side pockets.
I bought this pack to use on a Dall Sheep Hunt in Alaska. Packed everything I’d need except food in it for a ten day hunt and used it as a checked bag for my flight. Once in Alaska I pair up with a buddy and we dialed our gear in and left for the hunt.
The pack swallowed all of my gear with no issues. I had a 50lb weight limit due to the bush plane and it made carrying my load a breeze.
The vertical pockets are perfect for a spotter and tripod and I even used the lid to carry them on short scouting trips as a waist pack.
The sleeping bag compartment easily packed my 20* bag and I used it for transporting all of my wet goods on the hike out.
I climbed approximately 15k vertical feet on my trip and crossed about 30 streams and the pack felt like it was a part of me.