Charles C.wrote a review of Mystery Ranch Glacier 70L Backpack on March 22, 2017
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
So first things first: I plan to come back and leave a more thorough review once I've had the chance to really put this thing through its paces, but since there are currently no reviews here and few elsewhere on the web, I thought it'd be worth leaving some initial thoughts now, just in case others are on the fence about it.
So far, I've found it to be really comfortable and it seems ridiculously bomber. Obviously, the trade-off for that is weight - this is emphatically not an ultralight pack - but it carries the weight I've put into it so far very comfortably.
I also really love the options it offers in terms of straps, extra pockets, removable top, etc. I haven't used it much yet - I bought it mostly because I'll need it for a mountaineering trip this June - but it seems really adaptable and customizable.
Really, the only negatives I can see so far are the weight and the price. But the weight isn't really a problem for me because the pack is so comfortable, and as for the price, well...I'd rather spend $350 once than $200 several times, and this pack *seems* like it's bomber enough that I'll probably still be using it a decade from now.
That said, I haven't put it though the wringer yet. I promise, Backcountry customers, that I'll return this summer after it's been out in the field on some real trips and leave a more thorough review.