Mystery Ranch Tower 47 vs Sterkmann 30L Expandable Backpack

  • Great for a day pack or two
  • Webbing straps for securing a stick clip
  • Top pocket
  • All the pockets
  • Lightweight
  • Great for everyday use
  • Durable and well made
  • Well designed and functional
  • Comfortable
  • A newer company

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Size

Mystery Ranch Tower 47
New travel backpack from Mountain Hardware
The design reminds me of Black Diamond's Transit series packs (the Creek Transit, Creek Mandate, and Street Creek), except that BD's packs are smaller (20-32 liters). I'm also reminded of the Mystery Ranch Tower 47, which wasn't designed for travel (and doesn't have a laptop compartment) but is a \*much\* better pack. If I wanted a travel pack I needed to check, the Tower 47 would be on my short list.
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Indelible_Eraser
reddit.com/r/onebag
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Sterkmann 30L Expandable Backpack
Love it! And can't beat the price!
Got this yesterday and here are my first impressions: PROS: 1. Love the fabric on the front. Feels nice and looks nice! Plus, I poured a little water on it and it's water resistant to small spills. (Can't vouch for a strong rain or storm, but small spills are totally manageable) 2. Bag feels durable...
5/5
KD
3 years ago
amazon.com
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Carry-on

Mystery Ranch Tower 47
definitely worth it
Haven't found anything I don't like about the pack, except that I am skinny so the straps are kind of long lol. I've taken it on 3-4 climbing trips now. I love the webbing straps which can secure a stick clip really well, the side handle while I'm at the air port, the top pocket, all the pocket stas...
5/5
aaronc
10 months ago
moosejaw.com
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Sterkmann 30L Expandable Backpack
Ryan Air’s worst enemy...
I found this backpack while trying to shop for the nomatic travel backpack.... I didn’t pull the trigger because I found that one very expensive, and this one came up as one of the suggestions. I needed a weekend backpack that I would be able to take on any of the European budget airlines (to includ...
5/5
DMarVel
3 years ago
amazon.com
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Comfort

Mystery Ranch Tower 47
Best comfort, organization and build quality
I’m pleasantly shocked with my new forever climbing pack! Surprisingly, there are not many reviews to be found about this amazing pack; however, after much research (with a fine toothed comb), I narrowed down my search to this ultimate climbing mule pack / haul bag / crag pack (and more?) -
At 5...
5/5
ColoMadi
1 year ago
moosejaw.com
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Sterkmann 30L Expandable Backpack
Literally the best backpack I own
I really can't write enough good things about my new backpack. I received it a few days ago and I wanted to wait to write a review because it was too good to be true. The backpack is top notch! There's tons of little compartments, which makes packing easy, it has a shoe bag, laundry bag, and a littl...
5/5
Cori
4 years ago
amazon.com
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Zipper

Mystery Ranch Tower 47
Phenomenal layout and features!
Love the layout and features. All the internal pockets and gear loops make for easily organizing my climbing gear. Top load and side load option is great. The heavy duty zippers and 1000D Cordura should last for years to come.
5/5
mtRoss
2 years ago
moosejaw.com
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Sterkmann 30L Expandable Backpack
Love it! And can't beat the price!
Got this yesterday and here are my first impressions: PROS: 1. Love the fabric on the front. Feels nice and looks nice! Plus, I poured a little water on it and it's water resistant to small spills. (Can't vouch for a strong rain or storm, but small spills are totally manageable) 2. Bag feels durable...
5/5
KD
3 years ago
amazon.com
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