Here at Barney’s the search for innovation in new products and outdoor equipment never rests. In this case, although Mystery Ranch has dominated the Hunting Pack world for quite some time, we are happy to introduce them to our store this coming spring. For those that are not familiar with the Brand, it started in the Mountaineering world with a company called Dana Design’s. After selling that company to Marmot, Dana Gleason started Mystery Ranch which is based out of Bozeman Montana. Not only is Mystery Ranch new to Barney’s, but they have also revamped their entire pack collection to help introduce lighter, and more diverse pack options while maintaining the same quality and longevity that the U.S. Military, serious Mountain Hunters, and Backpackers have trusted for the past two decades. Here at Barney’s, we are BIG believers in “give credit where credit is deserved”. Unfortunately, this industry is full of companies that essentially get their start, where others left off. Although there are other pack companies making headlines lately, let’s not overlook where that innovation came from. The Mystery Ranch Metcalf: Weighing in at 6.2 lbs with a 4,300 cubic inch capacity, this is sure to be a best seller. Although the Marshall is a “do it all yourself” pack, the Metcalf is a perfect pack for those guided hunters coming to Alaska on their dream hunt. Enough space to carry the essentials such as your sleeping bag, extra clothes, food, water, and your optics if need be while still leaving room to help pack out those 40 inch sheep horns to the airstrip! Utilizing the new “Guide Light Frame”, this pack is comfortable with the everyday loads, but capable of hauling quarters as well.