Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Mystery Ranch Glacier:

Reviewers like these things about the Mystery Ranch Glacier

  • Reviewers thought that the Mystery Ranch Glacier backpack provides optimal durability due to its 500D Cordura fabric.
  • Other reviewers said that the suspension of the backpack is adjustable to fit the preference of the users.
  • Many of those who have tried the bag found its compartments able to store various things.
  • Testers applauded the side pocket of the backpack where they can access the main compartment, making it easier to get things from inside the pack without unloading the stuff present there.
  • Several users found the bag comfortable to use.
  • Many testers said the load balanced well even though they have placed many things inside.
  • Many users loved the straps and removable top it has.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user mentioned that the padding of the hip belt does not provide enough support because it does not extend enough to fit his hip bones.
  • Another user thought that the hip belt is lacking pockets which could be useful for long trips.

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Mystery Ranch Glacier features:
  • Sleeping bag compartment
  • Lumbar pack lid
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops
  • Water bottle pockets
  • Compression straps
  • Hip belt

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


vs Mystery Ranch Bags

The Mystery Ranch Glacier ranks #4 compared with the other Mystery Ranch bags.

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3Mystery Ranch Glacier
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4Mystery Ranch Scapegoat
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5Mystery Ranch Mission
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6Mystery Ranch Scree
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vs All Bags

The Mystery Ranch Glacier ranks #148 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 10% bag

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147Mystery Ranch Glacier
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149Thule Crossover
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150Granite Gear Athabasca
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Vs Other Bags

Mystery Ranch Glacier vs Mystery Ranch Sphinx

Mystery Ranch in general has proven itself as the premier producer of tactical backpacks. Both packs provide excellent protection during emergencies but they still differ in remarkable ways. The Glacier is an excellent backpack for frigid conditions due to its warm materials and heat absorbing exterior.

The Sphinx is better suited for the summer and heat because of its ventilation system. If you plan on packing something that can't handle hot temperatures, the Sphinx will keep the weather from affecting it too much. It's a better choice for someone living in warm conditions.

Mystery Ranch Sphinx 3.16 based on 13 reviews

Selected Reviews

Gear Junkie

If you’re looking for a pack that makes long hauls a little easier and lighter on the pressure points the Glacier is a good bet. It’s what one would expect from a company that produces packs to haul 150-pound loads for the military.

Posted 20 August 2015 by Paul Vincent - Read full review

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Last updated on January 20, 2019