Mystery Ranch Terraplane

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I posted photos of my hand painted packs if you care to look. So I have shrunk a bit over an inch in height. Product Description The icon, the legend, the Terraplane. Next images. The dual compartment on the lid is handy, as is the compression strap for the sleeping bag compartment. I later realized it's best to load the main bag prior to placing anything into the extended load shelf area. They're trying produce these packs faster, so they push them onto more backpackers and climbers. Still gives good access and keeps the weight down. With all the emphasis on lighter gear it's good to see that quality gear designed for long expeditions is still out there!

Which was a complete disappointment. I added a clarifying comment to emphasize that. They're trying produce these packs faster, so they push them onto more backpackers and climbers. Again, the weight distribution was like no other. I will take a couple photos of the two as you request, though I will have to stuff them with uncompressed sleeping bags to fill them out - the empty bags are kind of flat. It's a blue-purple color. They are incredibly durable and you bond with the pack. I think I'm done.

I just got my replacement last month and tested it out on a Fall excursion around Pikes Peak. Despite the heavy rains, the Terraplane remained dry inside. I had 5 days of equipment, shelter and food for an adult and child; with several mile hikes from one camp to the next, and I felt very little body fatigue. A little reflection made me remember that only rarely did I use the second zipper. There were 2 Robs and I assume you were one. Back view side against my back when carried of my new left and old right Terraplanes. Everyone seems to be going ultralight these days, so I'm thinking about how to get my base weight down to something more reasonable. A proven workhorse that is durable and comfortable, why not own one of the most sought after backpacks in the market. I'm now a middle aged attorney, and used that same pack last weekend in July of on a climbing trip deep in the San Juans. I put tent, poles and ground tarp outside.

Bill "L. The lid is changed in several other ways as well. Carrying heavy packs tends to compress the cushions in your spinal column despite using a good hip belt. Through patented features and construction methods, the mainframe transfers the weight of the load into the wings which relay the weight and equalizes the contact around and into the belt. A little reflection made me remember that only rarely did I use the second zipper. Normally, the hike is by a scenic trail among giant Sequoias with a moderate altitude gain over a pass. This pack resembles one of the hunting packs and has expandable load carrying capabilities, and REI gave me a deal on it. The various Terraplane versions have developed a well-deserved reputation for stability and comfort for these situations. The other pocket is used for headlamps, inReach Explorer communication device, spare batteries, and other items.

Just wish I could figure a way to hook up my bladder I currently use the back pocket for my bladder. The Terraframe includes the patented Futura Yoke which easily macro adjusts to proper torso length and Redirect waist belt system which is adjusted via a forward pull of the straps. The other pocket is used for headlamps, inReach Explorer communication device, spare batteries, and other items. Harnessing Style Framed. Pros Very comfortable and stable with heavy loads Very well laid out with pockets, daisy chain, other features really usable Top flap has 2 large pockets, crampon bag attachment, and can be used as a fannypack. The OK had these side zippers on both sides. It's great to see that Mr. Carryology Best Active Backpack

All Rights Reserved. At that time, because of the terms of the sale of Dana Designs, Mystery Ranch could not make a new version. Big bulky weights yet instant access to an already packed daily work pack. Rated 5 out of 5 by TomG from Love it. Our iconic pack for your boldest, backpacking adventures. Took it to Europe, India and even on operations in Afghanistan used a camo cover and several trips to South America. So I have shrunk a bit over an inch in height. I do, Zach. The usual practice is to keep the hose inside your clothes, but this is not possible with the bladder being inside the pack and the hose coming outside even for a short distance. My AT skis are much fatter.

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The materials and craftsmanship were first class and the pack readily adapted to carry everything I asked it to on the trail. Alicia, thanks. The waist belt cants and conforms over the hips to effectively transfer and distribute the weight and eliminate slippage down over the hips. Dog" Garlinghouse Cool review of the latest incarnation of an old classic! This pack was sooo much better. Dimensions 36"x17"x16". The usual practice is to keep the hose inside your clothes, but this is not possible with the bladder being inside the pack and the hose coming outside even for a short distance. Part Numbers.

This might be my last pack ever. Lacks easy way to attach shovel. Plus a couple of haul sacks that have pack straps. November 29, at Super sturdy with no regrets. If you are flexible enough, you can reach the water bottle without having to take the pack off, or you can get help from a friend to get and replace the water bottle. In short, my original Terraplane worked so well and has been so comfortable with heavy loads that it was with a bit of trepidation that I started looking at the new Terraplane. Your Review Have you used this?

You get what you pay for without a doubt. Rated 5 out of 5 by TomG from Love it. Great review! My head nearly exploded looking at the cilogear materials list. The D fabric is pretty bomber, too. The frame incorporates rigid, carbon fiber stays which combined with a suspension which allows torsional flex will provide ample support for loads up to lbs. The attention to detail and perfection bordered on obsessive. So far no issues. Then at a later show, he mentioned they were considering field tests.

Everyone seems to be going ultralight these days, so I'm thinking about how to get my base weight down to something more reasonable. There are a couple things still to mention. The frame incorporates rigid, carbon fiber stays which combined with a suspension which allows torsional flex will provide ample support for loads up to lbs. Previous images. SpeedZip zipped and clipped. US Metric. Unlike most rain covers, this one includes a hood that reduces the amount of water that would get between your back and the pack. The long two back pockets continue unchanged.

Key Attributes. My head nearly exploded looking at the cilogear materials list. It is still being used in the mountains of Kurdistan by mountain folk to haul food to their village. I recently bought a Mystery Ranch daypack Sweetpea after going thru a succession of lighter-weight daypacks. However, thank you for a very detailed look at this new pack, the video is very helpful. Your Review Have you used this? My first reaction to finding only one side zip was that two were surely needed. I have had no surprises with the pack. The younger Mr. As time went on, it went with me to Antarctica, Denali, and the Andes, as well as technical climbing in the backcountry of the Sierra, Canadian Rockies, and the Tetons — basically whenever I need to carry a lot of gear and food into a remote location for a long time.

However, now the waist belt is integral with the lid, whereas on the OK, you had to remove the padded hip belt from the main pack. Seems to be able to fit quite a bit, appears a bit larger than my brothers 50 liter Kelty Redwing. How is volume calculated? Lasse says:. I just leave my bladder in the Minimalist and thread it through your portal while hiking in initially. Like most traveling climbers, I put the pack into a heavy-duty duffel. I usually use one side for a water bottle and a 0. I would recommend this pack to everyone as it can carry big and small loads comfortably. Any way the short of it is when I loaded all essentials for a two night, 3 day fishing trip to the river with my son, purposely packing a bit more than normal for the two of us, The slightly over lb.

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I will take a couple photos of the two as you request, though I will have to stuff them with uncompressed sleeping bags to fill them out - the empty bags are kind of flat. SpeedZip zipped and clipped. I should mention here that I have about a dozen packs, ranging from ultralight GoLites to full-on expedition packs. A few years later, he started Mystery Ranch Criteria: Any pack, and especially a big hauler, has to meet certain criteria. The first question many people ask about is what size pack should I get, ultralight or big hauler? I also got my Terraplane in the early 90s and still have it. Rated 5 out of 5 by nats1mom from Original Dana arcflex terraplane "Made in Bozeman Montana" Purchased my Dana pack in and still continue to use it; it looks brand new! Date published:

Featuring rigid, carbon fiber frame stays, the suspension allows an ideal amount of torsional flex while providing ample support for loads up to lbs. It is still being used in the mountains of Kurdistan by mountain folk to haul food to their village. They've kept the essentials and re-thought some key features. Previous images. I couldn't be happier with this pack or the Mystery Ranch pockets gummi bear holsters I bought to compliment it. Taken a few months ago. Part Numbers. Your new secret weapon when carrying awkward, excessive loads.

Warm sunny days and cold nights at 10, feet. Rated 5 out of 5 by Ryno from Functional and Versatile This is a great pack. Most of those day hikes were on the order of 10 miles and an accumulated ascent of 2, to 3, feet. Harnessing Style Framed. Add to Cart. I posted photos of my hand painted packs if you care to look. You can now choose "Moss" if you would rather not have black. I've been using a Terraplane since or 89 I think.

Volume cu-ins. The xpac laminate with polyester dacron fibers has poor puncture and tear strength due to its laminate baordyness, until you get to one of those d polyester fibers. Packs down good and seems to hold more than 50l. Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from A dependable comfortable pack Excellent mid-range pack. Zach says:. This is a great civilian pack. Best used for expeditions, and other extended backpacking uses where heavy loads will be carried. I do, Zach. Gleason with a Sharpie, not printed there is some ink leakage — I have been watching Pawn Stars too much and have learned a tiny amount about authenticating signatures. My spouse got her Terraplane 10th Anniversary Edition in , also finding big loads comfortable though she does not carry as big loads as I do.

Find Locally. It is still being used in the mountains of Kurdistan by mountain folk to haul food to their village. Finally, I miss the additional load-lifters on the hips -- although it seems the redesign has rendered them superfluous. I asked and can even verify it. While its legacy lines are easily identifiable, it incorporates our latest material suite, new Astral Frame, five-point lumbar belt system, and fit and sizing. There's no review that can accommodate a pack this iconic and there's just nothing that compares. But, how do you figure out what you will be taking? Have loaded it up with about 60lbs so far and went on several multi-day backpacking adventures. Previous images.

Please see the "Specs" tab on the Terraplane webpage. It would be neat to see a picture of your older Terraplane OK and new Terraplane side by side. My poor blurple backpack! My old Terraplane OK in use in Antarctica. Rated 5 out of 5 by Kyle from Makes a great hunting pack Skeptical at first how this would serve as my hunting pack but it works great. However, now the waist belt is integral with the lid, whereas on the OK, you had to remove the padded hip belt from the main pack. Weight 5 lb. There are elasticized side pockets on both sides at the bottom, as in the OK version.

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Terraplane Terraplane is rated 5. I tried to sign up, but I am guessing I will not be allowed to join due a mild dust-up with this site. So did a mouse. There are a couple things still to mention. After poking at it for a minute I suddenly needed a new pack. This pack was with me all the way. The weak link is that the hose is out in the open. Some time around September to November, they announce that their Mountain line was going into a different direction - they wanted to focus more on their Military Line and put more people in producing them. Background: Note: At the request of a number of readers, I have added a pair of photos comparing the front and back sides of my old and new Terraplanes below. I scurried over to the Mystery Mountain booth and asked Dana about this.

Rated 5 out of 5 by Joe L from Quality Civilian Pack I've done a lot of rucking in some intense military circles, but wanted something to go backpacking with my kids and wife that didn't draw a lot of attention. Frame System Astral Frame. And -- I'm glad the weight has come down on it! How is volume calculated? Thanks for the great and educational review, Bill. Another well researched and written review. All Rights Reserved. The icon, the legend, the Terraplane.

My head nearly exploded looking at the cilogear materials list. The zipper is now a single slider which is called a Speed Zip, vs the OK which had a double slider. It's been amazing. Next images. I should mention here that I have about a dozen packs, ranging from ultralight GoLites to full-on expedition packs. I added a clarifying comment to emphasize that. To view this site, you must enable JavaScript or upgrade to a JavaScript-capable browser. Unlike most rain covers, this one includes a hood that reduces the amount of water that would get between your back and the pack. Pros Very comfortable and stable with heavy loads Very well laid out with pockets, daisy chain, other features really usable Top flap has 2 large pockets, crampon bag attachment, and can be used as a fannypack. I would recommend this pack to everyone as it can carry big and small loads comfortably.

Finally, I miss the additional load-lifters on the hips -- although it seems the redesign has rendered them superfluous. US Metric. Highly recommend. You can now choose "Moss" if you would rather not have black. Still gives good access and keeps the weight down. One of the modifications that Mystery Ranch introduced into its packs when the new company was formed was the double pocket on the lid. Frame System Terraframe. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2. Your new secret weapon when carrying awkward, excessive loads. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser.

Packs down good and seems to hold more than 50l. The answer to that is take only what you really need and is adequate for the conditions you will encounter. Thank you Dana Gleason for making my last 19 years of humping a massive ruck so much more enjoyable. Most of the features of the new Terraplane are the same as my Terraplane OK. Made from a thinner material but not flimsy or easily damaged. I had 5 days of equipment, shelter and food for an adult and child; with several mile hikes from one camp to the next, and I felt very little body fatigue. Other than being a little dirtier than when I bought it, the Terraframe looks and functions like new. Limmer Boots farmed construction for their non-custom boots out to Germany years ago. So I use it only for winter where I need the extra space for bulkier clothes, sleeping bag and mattress. US Metric.

Other than being a little dirtier than when I bought it, the Terraframe looks and functions like new. Its more waterproof but durability is a question as well as times the cost of a single layer. The pack is not constructed in the USA, it is imported. She is 40 in that photo if you can believe it. This makes for a much more comfortable haul. Key Attributes. Please share your experience. All the weight is evenly distributed and transfers well to the hips, taking the brunt of load off of shoulders and lower back.

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I just got my replacement last month and tested it out on a Fall excursion around Pikes Peak. I listed it in this review as a "gift", though it comes with conditions. Still gives good access and keeps the weight down. Add to Cart. My head nearly exploded looking at the cilogear materials list. To view this site, you must enable JavaScript or upgrade to a JavaScript-capable browser. I then decided to put it through real paces on a 5 day hike in Maine. Great review! Only complaint is the external side pockets could be a bi bigger. While its legacy lines are easily identifiable, it incorporates our latest material suite, new Astral Frame, five-point lumbar belt system, and fit and sizing.

US Metric. I recommend this pack to anyone on a multi day backpacking trip. So did the mouse that chewed a hole through it. The attention to detail and perfection bordered on obsessive. Dog" Garlinghouse Cool review of the latest incarnation of an old classic! Rated 5 out of 5 by Austin from Great pack Use the for backcountry hikes in the Shenandoah Mountains. There were 2 Robs and I assume you were one. She is the cute one on the right.

The pack is as comfortable with a load as my OK ever was, which is to say, much more comfortable and stable than any other pack I have or have had over the years, including light daypacks. I especially liked how the frame had flex and give to move with my body. But, a spoiler, I have been delighted with the new Terraplane overall, with just a few minor complaints. Part Numbers. I suggested that as a fan and loyal customer, I would be eager to replace my old Terraplane, er, I mean, help with testing. Both comments and pings are currently closed. I will have 49 packs in my collection at the end of the week. I also got my Terraplane in the early 90s and still have it.

If you are flexible enough, you can reach the water bottle without having to take the pack off, or you can get help from a friend to get and replace the water bottle. Although the Terraplane is heavier due to the heavy-duty material than many liter packs on the market, at 6. Despite being heavy for it's size, comfort of the suspension feels like it conceals the packs weight well. It would be neat to see a picture of your older Terraplane OK and new Terraplane side by side. And having only one side access zipper does reduce the weight a bit. How is volume calculated? Great review! SpeedZip zipped and clipped.

Click here to find your new size. Harnessing Style Framed. When traveling to distant realms for expeditions, I, like most others, go by air. The Terraframe does a great job of moving the weight of these awkward loads to my hips and keeping everything balanced as I move off trail through the temperate rain forests and up the scree-covered slopes of Alaska's Chugach Range. And -- I'm glad the weight has come down on it! Rated 5 out of 5 by TomG from Love it. The new sleeping bag compartment design. This pack was with me all the way.

An 8 pound backpack might not be necessary if you don't carry 50 pounds in the first place - but hey, if you're going to carry that weight, best do it in a Terraplane. I just got my replacement last month and tested it out on a Fall excursion around Pikes Peak. The mainframe is comprised of four vertical composite stays and dense foam for flexibility and for torsional rigidity. Part Numbers. Two minute videos! Dimensions 36"x17"x16". Yes, the skis in the photo are Big Easy, a wide ski when I got them, narrow by current standards and much longer. I scurried over to the Mystery Mountain booth and asked Dana about this. The other pocket is used for headlamps, inReach Explorer communication device, spare batteries, and other items. It is a good combination of the weight carrying properties of an external frame with the pack style of an internal frame.

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The frame incorporates rigid, carbon fiber stays which combined with a suspension which allows torsional flex will provide ample support for loads up to lbs. The magic of cordura is its elastic nature and fuzz of the air textured fiber and its tenacity in its spun shape. Ltd Lifetime Warranty. Click here to find your new size. It's great to see that Mr. Alicia, thanks. I wish I could have given this two votes! I'm lbs and the pack weight was around

There were 2 Robs and I assume you were one. The long two back pockets continue unchanged. I have long lost track of the many times I have been waiting out a storm in the Alaska Range or Antarctica and wanted to get something out of the main compartment or put something in it. Thank you Bill, a great review as usual. Most of those day hikes were on the order of 10 miles and an accumulated ascent of 2, to 3, feet. Yes, the pack is heavy but it's built to last and to withstand the harshest conditions. Only complaint is the external side pockets could be a bi bigger. Add to Cart.

The "Loadout" shelf worked flawlessly to carry extra stuff for my baby as well as keep things streamlined. And -- I'm glad the weight has come down on it! Notify Me. The frame incorporates rigid, carbon fiber stays which combined with a suspension which allows torsional flex will provide ample support for loads up to lbs. Bring that color back! How is volume calculated? Rated 5 out of 5 by nats1mom from Original Dana arcflex terraplane "Made in Bozeman Montana" Purchased my Dana pack in and still continue to use it; it looks brand new! Harnessing Style Framed. With all the emphasis on lighter gear it's good to see that quality gear designed for long expeditions is still out there!

Javascript is disabled on your browser. The new Terraplane in action on a snowshoe backpack. Rated 5 out of 5 by Joe L from Quality Civilian Pack I've done a lot of rucking in some intense military circles, but wanted something to go backpacking with my kids and wife that didn't draw a lot of attention. And one side zip makes more sense than the two I had on my old Terraplane X. Warm sunny days and cold nights at 10, feet. How is volume calculated? November 29, at Frame System Terraframe. I had 5 days of equipment, shelter and food for an adult and child; with several mile hikes from one camp to the next, and I felt very little body fatigue. Yes, the skis in the photo are Big Easy, a wide ski when I got them, narrow by current standards and much longer.

Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from A dependable comfortable pack Excellent mid-range pack. Some people add a waist belt for pulling the sled in addition to the pack waist belt and their climbing harness. It is not a pack for the casual weekend backpacker, although it will serve well for that purpose if they need to and are willing to carry a big load. Carryology Best Active Backpack Slight issues with the new version: The load-lifter straps seem a little hard to pull sometimes, but they may loosen up with time. While its legacy lines are easily identifiable, it incorporates our latest material suite, new Astral Frame, five-point lumbar belt system, and fit and sizing. I later realized it's best to load the main bag prior to placing anything into the extended load shelf area. I have a Terraplane I bought back in the late 90's.

And I like that the lid now turns into a backpack instead of a hip-pack -- it's easier to pop off the harness and attach the lid if you want to drop the pack and check out an area than it was previously to pull the hip-belt, which meant unloading your sleeping bag. Nice to have such an experienced voice develop this review. I spent the early Summer breaking- in with my usual full load-out but on short day hikes. Part Numbers. I also got my Terraplane in the early 90s and still have it. Packs down good and seems to hold more than 50l. It was amazingly comfortable with weights up to 60 pounds. Rated 5 out of 5 by Colonel from Works very well for hunting I was looking for a hunting pack to replace my Kuiu ultra, which was a failure during my Alaska moose and mountain goat hunts last year. It's great to see that Mr.

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The pack is very well built and after rugged exposure on some trips it still shows very little signs of use. One other feature of the new lid is that you can carry a small hydration bladder in one of the pouches. This one may become my very favorite. The various Terraplane versions have developed a well-deserved reputation for stability and comfort for these situations. Most of those day hikes were on the order of 10 miles and an accumulated ascent of 2, to 3, feet. Lasse says:. Rated 5 out of 5 by Joe L from Quality Civilian Pack I've done a lot of rucking in some intense military circles, but wanted something to go backpacking with my kids and wife that didn't draw a lot of attention. Key Attributes.

I was well pleased that the Terraplane was quite stable and did not flop around as I clambered over several trees across the trail. Nice to have such an experienced voice develop this review. Packs down good and seems to hold more than 50l. My gear sees some hard use and unfortunate abuse due to the nature of my work. US Metric. It fits like a tailored suit and, thanks to the brilliant ArcFlex system, makes a 90lb load feel like 60lb. I have not yet used a hydration bladder with the Terraplane. Another change is the highly useful side zipper, providing a very convenient and useful extra access to the main, top-loader compartment. With the OK, I could readily take the waist belt off and lay it flat in the duffel along with my trekking poles, ice tools, and other loose items. The frame incorporates rigid, carbon fiber stays which combined with a suspension which allows torsional flex will provide ample support for loads up to lbs.

One that has changed is the sleeping bag compartment. Finally, I miss the additional load-lifters on the hips -- although it seems the redesign has rendered them superfluous. Rated 5 out of 5 by nats1mom from Original Dana arcflex terraplane "Made in Bozeman Montana" Purchased my Dana pack in and still continue to use it; it looks brand new! Despite the heavy rains, the Terraplane remained dry inside. And like me, you will probably find some packs by quality manufacturers that do not fit you. Key Attributes. Back view side against my back when carried of my new left and old right Terraplanes. The storm changed the character a fair amount. Javascript is disabled on your browser.

However, thank you for a very detailed look at this new pack, the video is very helpful. Associated Items. Rated 5 out of 5 by Wildbergwanderer from Solid unstoppable pack. Find Locally. I posted photos of my hand painted packs if you care to look. Dana Design Astralplane Overkill Review. I hope you did not take that seriously, great review covering every aspect of the pack! After adjusting it for a perfect fit I went for a snowy day hike with a full compliment of overnight hiking gear as a test. It is not a pack for the casual weekend backpacker, although it will serve well for that purpose if they need to and are willing to carry a big load.

The Astral Frame is a robust frame that supports large loads. The pack is as comfortable with a load as my OK ever was, which is to say, much more comfortable and stable than any other pack I have or have had over the years, including light daypacks. The patented Futura Yoke easily micro adjusts to the torso length allowing the proper amount of stand-off between the back and frame. Packs down good and seems to hold more than 50l. Part Numbers. I have to start doing the Russian nesting doll thing with the ones that are not crammed with sleep gear, etc. I have used numerous military ILBE packs and this is by far the most versatile and comfortable pack. They've kept the essentials and re-thought some key features. The Terraframe includes the patented Futura Yoke which easily macro adjusts to proper torso length and Redirect waist belt system which is adjusted via a forward pull of the straps. But some will always fit you better than some others.

The heavy duty, nickel plated YKK zippers are still perfect. Beat the cold nights with the SpeedZipTM compartment; it can stash even the warmest, bulkiest sleeping bags. Super sturdy with no regrets. Good review because it compared the original and new Terraplanes. Part Numbers. How is volume calculated? Warm sunny days and cold nights at 10, feet. My only real complaint would be that it's a heavy bag. I was pleased to see that it all fit. Rated 5 out of 5 by Colonel from Works very well for hunting I was looking for a hunting pack to replace my Kuiu ultra, which was a failure during my Alaska moose and mountain goat hunts last year.

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Put it on a diet. Always keep in mind when buying a new pack, no matter what the capacity, it has to fit your body. Although I buy quality gear, much of it has a pretty short life given the nature of what I am doing. I have had no surprises with the pack. Dimensions 31"x I hope you did not take that seriously, great review covering every aspect of the pack! With how long a Terraplane lasts, I actually have wondered how Dana's business model works. Associated Items. Its more waterproof but durability is a question as well as times the cost of a single layer. I love the duffle conversion feature.

The Terraframe 80 weighs 6. My next scheduled trip with the American Climber Science Program to the Andes is not until next June, six months away. Everyone seems to be going ultralight these days, so I'm thinking about how to get my base weight down to something more reasonable. Rated 5 out of 5 by Joe L from Quality Civilian Pack I've done a lot of rucking in some intense military circles, but wanted something to go backpacking with my kids and wife that didn't draw a lot of attention. My only real complaint would be that it's a heavy bag. Javascript is disabled on your browser. November 27, at Klaus says:. The following video is a quick overview of what you need for such an expedition and under what conditions you might need a heavy hauler pack. Part Numbers.

In summary -- if you have an old version of this pack and are thinking about replacing it, go for it. Key Attributes. This was despite my always protecting it in heavy duty duffels. I've been using a Terraplane since or 89 I think. With how long a Terraplane lasts, I actually have wondered how Dana's business model works. Again, the weight distribution was like no other. Volume cu-ins. Frame System Astral Frame.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2. Your Review Have you used this? They're trying produce these packs faster, so they push them onto more backpackers and climbers. Dimensions 31"x I did buy an extra buckle strap to secure my bow to the pack when hiking. You really need very little for a weekend backpack in good 3-season weather conditions in most of the US or for a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail — a tarp or ultralight tent for shelter, maybe some raingear, a sleeping bag adequate for the conditions, a small stove, a cook pot, and a few other items. KiwiKlimber Great gift, great pack, great review. Notify Me.

You've inspired me to start doing videos in my reviews, Bill. I couldn't be happier with this pack or the Mystery Ranch pockets gummi bear holsters I bought to compliment it. I posted photos of my hand painted packs if you care to look. Just wish I could figure a way to hook up my bladder I currently use the back pocket for my bladder. The fabric has started to wear through at the corners and the zipper on the top compartment gave out a couple years ago I sewed some velcro on to hold it closed. I've been using a Terraplane since or 89 I think. I added a clarifying comment to emphasize that. Overall can't recommend it highly enough. It has been treated hard in places like the Yukon, Canadian Rockies, Montana, and Washington State on back country hiking and ski trips.

And -- I'm glad the weight has come down on it! Click here to find your new size. The pack is as comfortable with a load as my OK ever was, which is to say, much more comfortable and stable than any other pack I have or have had over the years, including light daypacks. Zach says:. Both pockets have drain holes on the bottom to allow rain or snow melt to drain off. A couple OR Shows went by with only hints. I have a Terraplane I bought back in the late 90's. Lasse says:. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website.

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Frame System Terraframe. Alternatively, the pockets form a perfect place to carry a set of wands, pickets, or skis. Its more waterproof but durability is a question as well as times the cost of a single layer. The straps are very comfortable and the 3- way zip allowed easy access to things at the top of the pack while allowing full access for packing efficiently, and in an organized way. It was almost like putting on a well-broken-in pair of leather boots — the feeling was like the new Terraplane was custom-made for me. I later realized it's best to load the main bag prior to placing anything into the extended load shelf area. This has meant that the map pocket on the bottom of the lid in the OK has been sacrificed, something I miss very much, although the climbing pants I use these days does have a dedicated map pocket. The new sleeping bag compartment design. Sea to Summit Delta Bowl Review.

Its more waterproof but durability is a question as well as times the cost of a single layer. I'll miss it. Somewhere around , I commented to Dana that I was starting to consider finding a replacement for my Terraplane. After adjusting it for a perfect fit I went for a snowy day hike with a full compliment of overnight hiking gear as a test. Vu Duong Hi Bill! And I like that the lid now turns into a backpack instead of a hip-pack -- it's easier to pop off the harness and attach the lid if you want to drop the pack and check out an area than it was previously to pull the hip-belt, which meant unloading your sleeping bag. Bring that color back! For long, remote mountain trips, nothing beats a Terraplane.

Vivobarefoot Ultra Pure Review. The new Terraplane - first loaded try-on. Notify Me. This adds a lot of uncomfortable clutter around your waist. Rated 5 out of 5 by Kyle from Makes a great hunting pack Skeptical at first how this would serve as my hunting pack but it works great. Click here to find your new size. They've kept the essentials and re-thought some key features. One other feature of the new lid is that you can carry a small hydration bladder in one of the pouches.

Cool site guys, thank you so much. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. Taken a few months ago. Key Attributes. One pocket is used for gloves including a spare pair and head-warming gear my Trailspace toque or balaclava. Please share your experience. Product Description The icon, the legend, the Terraplane. And -- I'm glad the weight has come down on it! The icon, the legend, the Terraplane.

Kifaru, and more recently, Mystery Ranch. My AT skis are much fatter. Most of the features of the new Terraplane are the same as my Terraplane OK. The frame incorporates rigid, carbon fiber stays which combined with a suspension which allows torsional flex will provide ample support for loads up to lbs. My poor blurple backpack! Sea to Summit Delta Bowl Review. Klaus says:. The patented Futura Yoke easily micro adjusts to the torso length allowing the proper amount of stand-off between the back and frame. I later realized it's best to load the main bag prior to placing anything into the extended load shelf area.

But some will always fit you better than some others. Somewhere around , I commented to Dana that I was starting to consider finding a replacement for my Terraplane. Overall can't recommend it highly enough. The long two back pockets continue unchanged. You've inspired me to start doing videos in my reviews, Bill. Pros Very comfortable and stable with heavy loads Very well laid out with pockets, daisy chain, other features really usable Top flap has 2 large pockets, crampon bag attachment, and can be used as a fannypack. Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer kept it. Product Specifications Part No.

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Javascript is disabled on your browser. Terraframe 3-Zip 50 Terraframe 3-Zip 50 is rated 5. Hi Bill! Rated 5 out of 5 by Wildbergwanderer from Solid unstoppable pack. Back view side against my back when carried of my new left and old right Terraplanes. The waist belt cants and conforms over the hips to effectively transfer and distribute the weight and eliminate slippage down over the hips. Your new secret weapon when carrying awkward, excessive loads. To view this site, you must enable JavaScript or upgrade to a JavaScript-capable browser.

Next images. I just got my replacement last month and tested it out on a Fall excursion around Pikes Peak. One pocket is used for gloves including a spare pair and head-warming gear my Trailspace toque or balaclava. With all the emphasis on lighter gear it's good to see that quality gear designed for long expeditions is still out there! To view this site, you must enable JavaScript or upgrade to a JavaScript-capable browser. This pack was sooo much better. It still fits like a glove and is the most comfortable pack ever. I recommend this pack to anyone on a multi day backpacking trip. The largest heavy hauler is a Kelty Sherpa, an external frame with a huge bag and the capability of hanging gear from the frame. Rated 5 out of 5 by Austin from Great pack Use the for backcountry hikes in the Shenandoah Mountains.

Carryology Best Active Backpack Yeah this me confused as well. I was well pleased that the Terraplane was quite stable and did not flop around as I clambered over several trees across the trail. Rated 5 out of 5 by Matt from Best Multiday Hike pack I've owned I purchased from an online retailer in Phantom color to replace an old Kelty that finally gave way. Terraframe 3-Zip 50 Terraframe 3-Zip 50 is rated 5. Next images. Associated Items. Bentbrook Great review!

Kiwi - "gift" isn't quite the right word. Part Numbers. The Terraframe 80 weighs 6. Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer kept it. Yeah this me confused as well. One that has changed is the sleeping bag compartment. After poking at it for a minute I suddenly needed a new pack. An expandable load hauler for your biggest mountain adventures. I have to start doing the Russian nesting doll thing with the ones that are not crammed with sleep gear, etc. Dana Design Astralplane Overkill Review.

Dana Design Astralplane Overkill Review. My gear sees some hard use and unfortunate abuse due to the nature of my work. With all the emphasis on lighter gear it's good to see that quality gear designed for long expeditions is still out there! So I use it only for winter where I need the extra space for bulkier clothes, sleeping bag and mattress. This has meant that the map pocket on the bottom of the lid in the OK has been sacrificed, something I miss very much, although the climbing pants I use these days does have a dedicated map pocket. MR has lightened the weight which is great. From easy summer trips to fully-loaded winter excursions, it's held my gear easily. Frame System Astral Frame.

Very comfortable. I still have the beavertail for my OK, though that will not attach to the new Terraplane. To view this site, you must enable JavaScript or upgrade to a JavaScript-capable browser. Pack seems to meet MR's claims regarding load out capacity. The new sleeping bag compartment design. This was despite my always protecting it in heavy duty duffels. This is a great civilian pack. Some people add a waist belt for pulling the sled in addition to the pack waist belt and their climbing harness. My spouse got her Terraplane 10th Anniversary Edition in , also finding big loads comfortable though she does not carry as big loads as I do. I also got my Terraplane in the early 90s and still have it.

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Thank you for building a bomb-proof pack! I'm a large format vintage film photographer who specializes in capturing still images of Alaska's alpine regions and forests. With all the emphasis on lighter gear it's good to see that quality gear designed for long expeditions is still out there! Klaus says:. So far no issues. It has been treated hard in places like the Yukon, Canadian Rockies, Montana, and Washington State on back country hiking and ski trips. It's great to see that Mr. Have loaded it up with about 60lbs so far and went on several multi-day backpacking adventures.

Find Locally. It fits like a tailored suit and, thanks to the brilliant ArcFlex system, makes a 90lb load feel like 60lb. Limmer Boots farmed construction for their non-custom boots out to Germany years ago. The storm changed the character a fair amount. Two minute videos! I recommend this pack to anyone on a multi day backpacking trip. Klaus says:. The main compartment also has a pouch for a hydration bladder, with a passage hole to the left shoulder strap, which has a Velcro fastener tube to place the hose in a handy location. And -- I'm glad the weight has come down on it!

I asked and can even verify it. I'm both jealous of your amazing adventures and thankful that I don't have to carry 60lbs. Perhaps more likely in this day and age, you might carry your entertainment electronics in the pouch and use the hose opening to feed the wire for your earbuds. Our iconic pack for your boldest, backpacking adventures. Product Specifications Part No. Thanks for the additional photos. Klaus says:. Again, I was pleased to find the stability of the pack, this time with 50 pounds of load.

Key Attributes. Other than being a little dirtier than when I bought it, the Terraframe looks and functions like new. Ed Hannam says:. I have not yet used a hydration bladder with the Terraplane. Thanks for the great and educational review, Bill. Great review! Gleason with a Sharpie, not printed there is some ink leakage — I have been watching Pawn Stars too much and have learned a tiny amount about authenticating signatures. My first reaction to finding only one side zip was that two were surely needed.

I'm now a middle aged attorney, and used that same pack last weekend in July of on a climbing trip deep in the San Juans. Unlike most rain covers, this one includes a hood that reduces the amount of water that would get between your back and the pack. This pack resembles one of the hunting packs and has expandable load carrying capabilities, and REI gave me a deal on it. Next images. To repeat the criteria that I use:. Color Loden. Although I do not have as much hiking, snowshoeing, and climbing with the Terraplane as I would like before writing this report. Dog" Garlinghouse Cool review of the latest incarnation of an old classic! Lacks easy way to attach shovel.

The pack did unbelievably well. I think I'm done. The materials and craftsmanship were first class and the pack readily adapted to carry everything I asked it to on the trail. I've know many individuals whose "light" packs disintegrated in the field! Next images. Pack up; you may not be home for awhile. As time went on, it went with me to Antarctica, Denali, and the Andes, as well as technical climbing in the backcountry of the Sierra, Canadian Rockies, and the Tetons — basically whenever I need to carry a lot of gear and food into a remote location for a long time. Mystery Ranch Terraplane 1 in unisex Expedition Packs. This pack resembles one of the hunting packs and has expandable load carrying capabilities, and REI gave me a deal on it.

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Associated Items. In summary -- if you have an old version of this pack and are thinking about replacing it, go for it. I just got my replacement last month and tested it out on a Fall excursion around Pikes Peak. Back view side against my back when carried of my new left and old right Terraplanes. Taken a few months ago. Kiwi - "gift" isn't quite the right word. Thank you Dana Gleason for making my last 19 years of humping a massive ruck so much more enjoyable. My poor blurple backpack! We camped high, but had to climb up to hunt and down to get water. One other feature of the new lid is that you can carry a small hydration bladder in one of the pouches.

The OK had these side zippers on both sides. The extended load shelf make it easy to carry a 4 person tent when backpacking with the whole family. All Rights Reserved. Featuring rigid, carbon fiber frame stays, the suspension allows an ideal amount of torsional flex while providing ample support for loads up to lbs. Mystery Ranch's burliest, most time-tested expedition pack, the Terraplane has been the pack of choice for guides, mountaineers, and backpackers for decades. KiwiKlimber Great gift, great pack, great review. Despite being heavy for it's size, comfort of the suspension feels like it conceals the packs weight well. Bill, review was short, lacking in detail and information The various Terraplane versions have developed a well-deserved reputation for stability and comfort for these situations.

Rated 5 out of 5 by Colonel from Works very well for hunting I was looking for a hunting pack to replace my Kuiu ultra, which was a failure during my Alaska moose and mountain goat hunts last year. I would recommend this pack to everyone as it can carry big and small loads comfortably. Through patented features and construction methods, the mainframe transfers the weight of the load into the wings which relay the weight and equalizes the contact around and into the belt. Although the Terraplane is heavier due to the heavy-duty material than many liter packs on the market, at 6. Single main compartment side zip provides access to main compartment. I looked closely at the label. However, extrapolating, based on seven decades of experience in the outdoors, ranging from backpacking in the Sonora Desert to pleasant days in the Sierra, to multiday storms in Antarctica and Alaska, I feel I can confidently recommend the new Terraplane to experienced backpackers, climbers, and expedition members who are headed to exotic places, those who will be carrying heavy loads of gear needed to accomplish the purpose they have set for themselves. How is volume calculated?

The pack is as comfortable with a load as my OK ever was, which is to say, much more comfortable and stable than any other pack I have or have had over the years, including light daypacks. Lots of fond memories and can't wait to see how the new one does. Cool review of the latest incarnation of an old classic! Somewhere around , I commented to Dana that I was starting to consider finding a replacement for my Terraplane. The uhmw wovens and non wovens cilogear uses are as different story but more than 10 times the cost of d cordura with a PU back coating and half the weight in some instances. Thanks for sharing this review, Bill, you lucky guy. I especially liked how the frame had flex and give to move with my body. Slight issues with the new version: The load-lifter straps seem a little hard to pull sometimes, but they may loosen up with time.

Loads did not shift, straps stayed tight, and zippers stayed shut. The inside has added a triangle-shaped sheet with a compression belt. But some will always fit you better than some others. Enjoy your pack, it will carry anything your legs will support. The magic of cordura is its elastic nature and fuzz of the air textured fiber and its tenacity in its spun shape. November 29, at KiwiKlimber Great gift, great pack, great review. My poor blurple backpack! Volume cu-ins. I hope you did not take that seriously, great review covering every aspect of the pack!

Weight 6. The weak link is that the hose is out in the open. Jeffrey Willett Bill, review was short, lacking in detail and information The Terraframe 80 weighs 6. The Terraplane backpack offers enough room to carry everything you need when you know you won't see a store for many days, the top-loading design helps you pack efficiently, and the side-access zipper lets you reach items at the bottom without taking everything else out. Part Numbers. The straps are very comfortable and the 3- way zip allowed easy access to things at the top of the pack while allowing full access for packing efficiently, and in an organized way. I have the original Terraplane and yes, it too weighs 7.

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Add to Cart. Most of the features of the new Terraplane are the same as my Terraplane OK. Unlike most rain covers, this one includes a hood that reduces the amount of water that would get between your back and the pack.

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