The award-winning Mystery Ranch Sphinx backpack has hybrid top-loading and panel-loading access, convenient access features, and load-hauling capability. That performance combination makes the pack ideal for weekend trips or multi-day backpacking.
The pack utilizes a carbon fiber frame to deliver lightweight load stability and performance-enhancing torsional flex. Padding in the shoulder straps, backpanel, and waistbelt offers supportive cushioning. An adjustable sternum strap and load-lifter straps combine to let you dial in fit and maximize balance. To further ensure a proper fit, the pack is available in a variety of sizes that accommodate differing torso lengths (see the Size Chart for recommended fit range).
The pack offers over 4200 cubic inches of storage capacity. You can access the main packbag through the top of the pack or via a vertical front zipper that provides "wide open" access. Two large front zippered "torpedo" pockets and zippered lid pockets offer additional storage options. Side stretch pockets are ideal for water bottles and zippered waistbelt pockets keep small valuables close at hand. The lid can be removed entirely to save on weight. Side and lower compression straps aid in load stabilization and offer other options for external gear lashing. A lined sleeve makes the pack hydration compatible (hydration system not included).
The Mystery Ranch Men's Sphinx backpack is available in your choice of size and color options.
- 210 Robic honeycomb/420 Robic nylon fabrics
- YKK zippers
- Top-loading design
- Two vertical torpedo pockets for external access
- Water bottle pockets
- Hydration reservoir compatible
- Removable lid
- Removable, double-wrap re-direct waist belt
- Adjustable ice axe loops for trekking poles or ice tools
- Adventure Frame with adjustable yoke
Best Use Backpacking, Hiking Access Top Loading w/ Front Access Warranty Limited Lifetime Volume 4272 cu in Type Internal Frame Backpack Sternum Strap Yes; Adjustable Material 210D Robic Honeycomb and 420 Robic nylon Item Weight 5.3 lb Torso Adjustment Yes Hydration Compatible Yes Frame Material Carbon Fiber Fits Torso Small: 16"-18"
Medium and Large: 18"-21"
Fits Waist Small and Medium: 29"-34"
Large and Xlarge: 34"-39"
Dimensions 38" x 17.5" x 12" Detachable Daypack n/a
Real Customer Reviews
- Good pack, but not for heavy loads
Likes: Full length zipper should be on every pack. Big plus.
Hip belt really hugs the hips
Dislikes: Shoulder straps a little too thin
Back panel sub par
After 40 to 45 lbs the pack is no longer comfortable
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