Mystery Ranch Subalpine Metcalf Pack | SCHEELS Expert Review

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Featuring: Brandon Carlson & Susan Hirsch | SCHEELS Hunting Expert

MYSTERY RANCH teamed up with SITKA Gear to produce one of the most effective big game backcountry hunting packs available, the Subalpine Metcalf. The combination of MYSTERY RANCH’s load-carriage know-how and the innovation of the GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Subalpine pattern seamlessly adds another layer of superior gear to your system.

“One of the most important pieces of hunting gear is a well-fitted pack. Valuable for carrying the essentials of a hunt, it must also have the ability to carry an elk quarter up and down hills for miles. Flexibility in balancing the load helps take the stress off your back which allows you to walk farther and hunt longer. Mystery Ranch’s Metcalf unique system allows for all these needs.”

– Susan Hirsch | Billings, MT – SCHEELS Hunting Expert

“The Mystery Ranch Metcalf is a true workhorse of a backpack. Last years hunting excursions found me packing out an elk out of the Idaho back country. I also put the load sling mode to work when I packed out my ND mule deer as well. This pack will do it all, whether packing in for 7 days for an extended hunt or just day hunting, this pack will compress down to nothing and not weigh you down with it being a lightweight pack!”

– Brandon Carlson | Fargo, ND – SCHEELS Hunting Expert

“Seeing first-hand how the new Sitka Subalpine pattern and clothing works in the field, I am excited to put it to use during the upcoming mule deer and antelope seasons in North Dakota. Subalpine is a great pattern for the on-the-ground hunter who wants to get close.”

– David Morgan | Bismarck, ND – SCHEELS Hunting Expert

The MYSTERY RANCH Subalpine Metcalf is an all-around workhorse with enough volume for more than a weeklong backcountry hunt while remaining compressible enough for a stealthy afternoon stalk. Built into the Guide Light Frame™, which provides a load-bearing solution by becoming stiffer and more stabilized as you add weight to it, the Metcalf has ample capacity to carry a heavy load. Its primary feature, the Overload™, keeps bag contents clean when packing out a carcass.

  • Volume: 4333 cu-in (71 L)
  • Weight: 6.1 lbs
  • 610 HP CORDURA® and YKK® Zippers
  • Guide Light Frame™
  • Overload™ feature
  • Auto-lock buckles
  • Detachable lid
  • Side detail pocket
  • Full-length side zip
  • Telescoping yoke for custom fit
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