It's all about access.
Top-loading backpacks have been around for ages, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't look for an improvement to the system. The Mystery Ranch Terraframe 50 3-zip Backpack has a triple-zipper design that allows you to open the entire front of the pack for access to all of your gear. Because different adventures require different amounts of gear, this pack has an OverLoad feature that allows you to customize your storage space by adding gear between the pack and the frame. The frame includes carbon fiber stays and tubular webbing, for structure with the flexibility you need to move, and the padded shoulder straps and waist belt make it comfortable to carry over long distances.
- Backpacking pack for hikers with varying needs
- Three-zipper design easily accesses your gear
- OverLoad system expands your storage options
- Carbon fiber stays are lightweight and sturdy
- Padded shoulder straps and waist belt are adjustable
- Telescoping yoke customizes the fit
- Straps compress the pack when under-filled
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This is my second Mystery Ranch pack I have owned and the build quality is still top notch. I am a big fan of the 3-zip style opening, it makes getting to items easy regardless of where you packed them. The overload feature allows you to use the pack is nice because it lets me used the bag for travel when size is a premium and also provides expandablity for those times when you need to carry larger or awkward loads.