terraframe 50 3-zip
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Heavyweight Hauler: Mystery Ranch Terraframe 3-Zip 50 First Look

Need extra room for camera gear, an extended water supply, or hunting accouterments? This expandable Mystery Ranch pack has you covered.

Meet the神秘牧场Terraframe 3-Zip的50,新的秘密武器in carrying “excessive loads,” according to the brand. With this hunting-and-hauling-inspired model from Mystery Ranch, there’s no reasonto go heavier (well, other than your own fitness), even over rugged terrain.

虽然体重肯定把你的测试中,Terraframe零件箱高达150磅合理的舒适。它以具有坚固耐用,易于访问的袋和旗鼓相当腰带成对的碳纤维框架这样做。

In short:Ideally suited for activity-centered packing trips, the 3-Zip 50 easily adapts between light-duty activity like ridge scrambling (as I did on the Arizona Trail) to heavy hauler.

It uses a “shelf” system common in hunting backpacks to expand, allowing users to carry bulky, heavy loads. Mystery Ranch calls this “OVERLOAD mode.” Stretch water bottle pockets, hydration reservoir compatibility, and daisy-chain attachment points transcend both scenarios.

Testing the Mystery Ranch Terraframe Pack

可以说,在这个新的包最大的特点是什么品牌调用超载。这是一个扩展架(由330旦CORDURA就像包),使房间带在几乎任何其他齿轮。虽然相当独特的意味远足背包,它在狩猎背包一个非常普遍的特征。

它肯定效果很好。猎人已经证明即使在与梅特卡夫神秘牧场线此功能。他们通常用它来运输肉,装载60磅的麋鹿季度进入“肉架子”,而拖包中的齿轮的其余部分。

In the case of theTerraframe,现在打算在架子上携带的东西就像一个硬相机包,旅行包,背包还是挤满了钓鱼,攀岩,或packrafting要领。哎呀,你甚至可以在背带吉他或电锯。

Personalization is another one of this 5-pound pack’s strengths: I fit in a full kit of photo and video gear — including microphones, an audio mixer, an external drive, and the设计峰值旅游三脚架. The ability to carry this kit made for pro-quality in-camp interviews, morning time lapses, and bird-watching candids among the majestic saguaro cacti.

terraframe 50 3-zip with Overload shelf
扩大和加载了过多的齿轮过载架;图片来源:彼得·里斯

神秘牧场Terraframe:合身,舒适

This pack has a fairly standard design in terms of hip belt, back panel, and shoulder straps (padded). The key to using this pack is ensuring comfort as you add weight, whether or not you’re using OVERLOAD. I found the pack’s custom torso fit not only adds comfort but improves load-balancing in the OVERLOAD mode.

The 50L pack’s internal capacity is a nice and accessible volume that rivals other 50-55L sized packs (thanks to its many tie-down straps). In my testing, boosting a normal packed weight of 40 pounds up to 75 pounds was more about deft handling of the OVERLOAD space (to maintain balance) than coaxing comfort out of Terraframe.

一些评论家在网上也提到,悬挂系统和车架舒适尽管更重的重量携带。

虽然大的游戏牵引出或其他重物的内框架的覆盖能力好,包的有限的能力将是更长的艰苦跋涉的限制因素。总体来说,这款包是穿着舒适和携带,但只要知道你添加越多越重你要调整找到舒适性与容量的最佳平衡点。

Mystery Ranch TerraframeSpecs

  • Weight:5 pounds
  • 容量:3,051 cu. in.
  • 特征:Telescoping yoke, OVERLOAD shelf, compression straps, side and lid pockets
  • 价钱:$350

使用过载

Here’s wherepre-trip planningis critical. I had four add-in pack candidates for photo gear. But in the end, I felt only one had enough structure to avoid collapsing when cinched down into this 3,051-cubic-inch pack’s extensive strap-and-clip pattern. Essentially, whatever you decide to haul, make sure you can safely strap it in without compromising structure. And, as always, pack smart.

One con: In testing, the unique three-zip top flap with access to the pack body was obstructed on the trail when in OVERLOAD mode, as the load-securing straps wrap over the top of the pack. So using the OVERLOAD feature — including the load-securing straps — does limit on-trail access to the lid and full pack body.

话虽这么说,三拉链访问也曾经在训练营开始发挥作用。这是一个伟大的功能,但稍比其他组的系统更具挑战性。

最后说明

神秘牧场的Terraframe 3-ZIP 50包should definitely be on your shortlist if you’re looking for something that can handle large amounts of gear (like for travel photographers, trail crew workers, or hunters). The value of this pack lies in its features and versatility while staying not too heavy.

It’s on the pricier end at $350, but for that price, you can get a super-adaptable pack.

terraframe 3-拉链50
The Terraframe 3-Zipopen front access panel

对于沙漠或高山的旅客,这个神秘牧场模式进行另一强大优势:输送足够的饮用水在干燥的地方茁壮成长,其中一些游客可能风险的能力。如果您正在寻找延伸到户外活动,除了徒步该命令额外的空间和重量,DO-所有包,肯定会考虑这一点。

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