Mystery Ranch Tower 47 vs Tom Bihn Techonaut 30

  • Great for a day pack or two
  • Webbing straps for securing a stick clip
  • Top pocket
  • All the pockets
  • Lightweight
  • Great for travel
  • Durable and versatile
  • Minimalist design
  • Well made, durable materials
  • Lots of pockets for organization

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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
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Tom Bihn Techonaut 30
Tom Bihn Synik 30: Looks practical, well built, very pricey, I don't like the roundness at all. 3. Goruck GR1: Expensive, I am not really into the look (tactical), it lacks water bottle pocket and add-ons look lame, durability is a plus, it is too big for me (I ordered the slick 1000D and it touched my butt).
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WhollyShet
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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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Tom Bihn Techonaut 30
WTS/WTT Thread
GR1 1000D 26L MiUSA Steel+Fluorescent Green. Tom Bihn Synik 30 in Black Halcyon/Island Halcyon. Recycled FireFighter Battalion 12H in Kryptek Typhon 1000D Cordura. BNWT (discontinued model) Topo Designs Core Pack in Red/Black.
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juantoconero
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Strap

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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Tom Bihn Techonaut 30
Tom Bihn Techonaut 30 Review | Pack Hacker
Tom Bihn Techonaut 30 | Our pair of flip-flops is a tight fit, but it’s in there..
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6 months ago
packhacker.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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Tom Bihn Techonaut 30
looking for an everything bag that is similar to PD 30L everyday
Tom Bihn Synik 30. Shoulder straps are super comfortable, there is a hip belt available but I've never felt like needed it. Still a heavier bag (\~1.4kg) but that includes the integrated frame which helps with comfort. I down converted to this bag from an Aeronaut 45 and a Pilot for work trips just before Covid and love it.