** Please note the Guide Light MT Frame has different sizing than previous Mystery Ranch packs. Many people who used to be a large will now fit a medium pack. Please check the sizing tab to ensure you order the correct size.
BreakdownThe new 2020 version of the Metcalf takes the previous best-selling Mystery Ranch pack and adds some very functional features making the bag better than it ever was before. First and foremost the Metcalf is now on the Guide Light MT Frame which offers an improved waist belt and a slightly lighter frame. The Guide Light MT Frame also makes the Overload shelf easier to access. The bag itself has also undergone a couple of minor changes to increase functionality. One of these changes is that the full-length side zipper now runs outside of the side pocket making it easier to access gear at the very bottom of your pack. The other change is that now the Metcalf has two open-topped side pockets rather than just one. This is a great improvement because it allows you to carry your rifle or tripod on either side of your pack. The 2020 Metcalf is still the all-around workhorse that its predecessor was and is guaranteed to be a favorite among hunters looking for versatility and all-around utility.
*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.
I wanted a slightly larger pack than I have been using and the Metcalf fits the bill perfectly. I have found the pack easy to adjust to my frame. The pack appears to be very well made and well designed. I've been carrying about 35 pounds in it and sits on my frame very comfortably. The pack is very quiet.
I’ve only had this pack for three weeks and have about 25 miles on it so this isn’t a long-term review. I bought it to use for a western hunt next year and have been using it on weekend hikes. It’s comfortable and really seems to carry a load well. The size is perfect for my needs so far. It can be cinched down and used as a day pack or can blow out and fit quite a bit of gear. The side zipper is really nice so that you can get to things at the bottom of the bag without having to dig everything out. My only complaints are the lack of pockets or dividers for organizing your stuff (which can be solved by using some ditty bags). Other than that I’m really digging it.
I can't seem to get one that won't squeak with every step... real fuckin aggravating 😒 🙄
Can’t say enough about how great this pack is. Lightweight, durable, and comfortable. Also can’t beat the service and price from goHunt.
Ordered after hunting season, tried it on, seems to fit nice, feels great but I don't plan on really giving it a good test until summer. Purchased early because I got what I thought was a great deal $374 can't wait to try it out, leaving 5 stars because I believe it will be, if not I'll come back and change it
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