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Mystery Ranch | Built for the Mission

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Mystery Ranch is built on a heritage of function, comfort, quality and durability. Since 2000, Mystery Ranch has been manufacturing packs and load carriage systems for military, hunting, wildland fire and mountaineering customers, with a focus on use-specific designs and hand-built quality. Based in Bozeman, Montana, Mystery Ranch is a global brand with worldwide production and distribution.

Owners Dana Gleason and Renee Sippel-Baker have worked together since 1978, when Dana hired Renee as a production sewer with his first company, Kletterwerks. Their business association grew through building packs at Kletterwerks and then designing specialized carry systems for cameras and other electronic equipment with Mojo/Quest Systems.

In 1985, Dana and Renee founded Dana Design, the backpack company that would come to be recognized as the industry standard in load carriage technology. Dana's ArcFlex internal frame was the first pack system that integrated different kinds of materials to maximize the benefits of each for more effective load transfer. By the early 90's, Dana Design was the pack to own and the name had become synonymous with comfort and quality. Read more here...


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