** 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 packed out two deer and one elk, easy to use and fits well
I like the pack so far. I wish it had a bit more smaller storage sections. Also the material seems kinda noisy. Maybe over time it will loosen up. It can haul a ton of meat though.
Mystery Ranch Metcalf Backpack
I've always been a Badlands pack fan, but bought the Metcalf after my buddy bought it and I read some reviews. Just went on a cow elk hunt last week...WOW! Packed out 2 bone-in shoulders and boy was it awesome. Yes it was heavy, but the pack held the load very tight and the padding on the shoulder straps and waist belt were surprisingly comfortable. If there was a weakness in the whole process it was me, not the pack. It stood up to anything I did. Highly recommend this pack, especially to those who want to carry a heavy load!
I purchased the Metcalf pack as a gift for my husband. He mainly archery hunts. I fit the size according to manufacturer instructions and worked great. My husband loves how you can really synch the pack down for a day trip hunt and expand it to fit a backpacking trip. The waist belt is very comfortable and he presumes it would hold weight of a kill great. He has worn it for all day hikes and reports it is comfortable the entire time. The zippers have been very sturdy and smooth. It is helpful to use smaller storage bags inside the back to organize hunting accessories and food/snacks. Overall, my husband is very impressed with this pack and found it superior than previously used hiking packs.
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