Mystery Ranch Zips Up ‘Made The Grade’ Award with Rip Ruck 24

February 14, 2023

Immediate and secure access are part of this military-inspired pack

TUCSON, ARIZONA USA /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – With immediate and secure access to pockets and the interior, INVESTMENT GRADE GEAR has awarded the Mystery Ranch Rip Ruck 24 Pack with ‘Made the Grade’ status. Fitting the mantra of Know It, Trust It, Keep It.TM, this model, based on proven military pack systems, was designed by the Bozeman, Montana-based team.

Part of the storied brand’s Everyday Carry (EDC) collection, Rip Ruck 24 shows its origins in military, backcountry, and hunting performance‘ states INVESTMENT’s founder and lead evaluator Peter Reese. In addition, the pack’s adaptability to a wide range of enthusiast activities including fishing, birding, and photography, warrants investment in this high-durability model.

Director of Product Dana 3 Gleason added, ‘The product teams at MYSTERY RANCH all focus on different customers, but they are constantly sharing solutions to tricky problems with each other. It doesn’t take long for a solution to one user’s problem move to another’s. The user, in this instance, was the designer himself. He wanted a new computer pack, and he wanted to explore using an opening found on a few of our military packs called the “Rip Zip” and see how far he could stretch the concept of a one-pull opening into a larger pack. ‘

Exterior pockets, tactical webbing, and a beefy grab handle support carry of laptops as well as provisions for the day. Abrasion resistance and coated zippers add another level of protection across the seasons and nearly all weather conditions.

INVESTMENT GRADE GEAR, rooted in 50 years of adventure experience and outdoor journalism, selects individual pieces of gear for video reviews: Nothing chosen is part of a traditional gear round-up, but merits special consideration for performance, lasting value, and embracing a ‘less and better beats more’ approach to a more sustainable future.

Many of the products selected for ‘Made the Grade’ have been in evaluation for three years or more, with some receiving updates since first taken outside or on the road for extended travel. In addition, none have been sponsored by the brands, nor does INVESTMENT receive compensation for their use in the ‘Made the Grade’ initiative.

The video review, including a unique one-word summary of the Rip Ruck 24, is available HERE.


INVESTMENT GRADE GEAR is a response to ‘Best of’ gear category lists that frequently confuse or don’t provide concise, credible findings. Focused on video reviews, each Made the GradeTM selection fits the powerful mantra of Know It, Trust It, Keep It.TM, one applauded by manufacturers and industry influencers alike. Consideration of individual products is not limited to new releases, and can be suggested by reaching out to editor@investmentgradegear.com.