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The Carry Awards – Best Active Backpack
Best Active Backpack – Mystery Ranch 3 Day Assault Pack
“The 3Zip format is awesomely functional, with the 3 DAP housing it in tech and tricks”
Wow, this was a close race between the TAD and the Mystery Ranch. While both received a tonne of votes, and both have incredibly loyal fans (who trust their lives to these packs), it was the next level of innovation that won the gong for the 3 DAP.
The 3Zip opening is just awesome to use – from laying the bag out for packing, to accessing any area quickly on the go, we want to see this format in more categories. And being a Mystery Ranch, the fabric and the way it’s patterned gives you the next level in durability.
This is not a light pack, as it comes with some serious load hauling ability. But the Futura harness system can be adjusted to your height for excellent comfort (and capacity) no matter how much you carry.
For those of you who are not risking life and limb running through a desert somewhere, you can now set in a Spadelock laptop sleeve and rock the pack for travel or other active adventures. Kudos to the 3DAP, as our Active Backpack winner for 2012.