Mystery Ranch

Mystery Ranch Pop Up 38 Backpack

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  • $281.25

  • Regular price $375.00

Optifade Subalpine
Only 3 left in stock

*Please note the sizing on the Pop Up backpacks are the same as the Guide Light MT frame backpacks. If you are a large in a Guide Light MT frame backpack, you will be a large in a Pop Up backpack.

GOHUNT Highlights

  • Dual Pocket lid for easy access to essentials

  • The lightweight and nimble design makes this pack perfect for day hunts

  • The adjustable frame allows you to adjust based on the needs of the hunt

Manufacturer Highlights

  • Small and compact pack with a frame that converts this pack into a load-hauling machine, up to 80 pounds

  • New 2020 frame extends via telescopic stays rather than the previous "fold-out" design

  • The pack weighs in just over 5 lbs

  • Warranty - Lifetime

When the first Pop Up came out in 2018 it changed the game for day hunters by enabling them to carry a small, convenient, and lightweight bag that could easily convert into a heavy-duty load-hauling frame pack once they got an animal down. Mystery Ranch listened to consumer feedback about a need for more storage and developed the Pop Up 38 which is the largest Pop Up available. The Pop Up 38 frame "pops up" via telescopic stays that utilize trekking pole technology for greater strength and ease of use. This adjustable frame allows you to adjust it to a raised position which allows you to haul heavier loads more efficiently.
It features a top-loading shroud and a full-length side zipper for access to the main compartment along with two zippered accessory compartments on the lid. The side water bottle pockets and compression straps can be used to securely carry tripods and trekking poles.





26" - 32" waist*

31" - 36" waist*

35" - 40" waist*

39+" waist*

15" - 20" torso**

15" - 20" torso**

17" - 24" torso**

17" - 24" torso**

*If you are in-between sizes we recommend that you size down. This will ensure that you have the ability to tighten the waist belt under a heavy load and or after having spent multiple days in the backcountry and having lost a few pounds.

**The last picture includes instructions on how to accurately measure your torso.

Total Weight

5 lbs 4.8 oz


2,319 cubic inches

Load Capacity

80 lbs


24.5" x 16" x 15"

Hydration Compatible

Yes - built-in sleeve and port


500D LP Cordura & 500D Cordura (Subalpine)

Manufacturer Warranty


Customer Reviews

Based on 43 reviews
Worst Pack I ever used!

This pack is a sloppy POS! You can not tighten it up to the frame. It just flops around all day. In the videos I watched Eastman, Mystery Ranch and GoHunt. They must have add it stuffed with every pillow they could get. I have bought many packs that haven’t worked for me. I would sale them or trade them on eBay CL ect. But I can’t In good conscious pass this pack on to someone else. And don’t even get me started on Gohunts customer service. They said they would help if they could. And never called me back.! Perfect! And Mystery Ranch should be ashamed of tossing around the made in America BS. This pack was made in the Philippines . Do not buy!

Super fast shipping

I was surprised how fast I got my shipment from Gohunt. Excellent service and a great product, Mystery Ranch makes some of the best equipment out there.

Trevor Pollock
Mystery Ranch Pop Up 38

Haven’t had a chance to use it yet. But really like the set up and ease of setting up the load shelf. Excited for a day pack that can expand quickly if you are able to kill an animal or find some sheds!

Robert Smith
Mystery Ranch PopUp 38

The pack handled an entire small buck with no problems on its first trip in the field. Perfect for shorter day hunts!

Jonathan Trionfo
Wife loves it

My wife wanted a light pack that could fit her frame and still function as a meat hauler. She likes the amount of easy accessibility of the pockets and how it fits

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