D3, MYSTERY RANCH’s co-owner Dana Gleason’s son, picks up where Dana leaves off, not only in skill set but in conversation. We sat both Dana and D3 down at different times and listened to their renditions of how MYSTERY RANCH has become what it is today.
“There’s a few certain simple bits of history that have maintained themselves through the utility of the overall bag designs for many years. Creating packs that have a pair of pockets on the back which allowed us to get quick access to stuff we wanted to have on the outside. To keep pockets out of the way of arm swing when cross country skiing, without getting in the way of the brush when bushwhacking, and without getting in the way of train doors when hopping on and off of urban transportation, were all very good reasons for the basics of having pockets on the back. Moreover, the bags have maintained themselves that way for the larger volumes for a long time because it suited our purposes.” states Dana Gleason.
Backpacker Editors’ Choice Award: 1999 winner Terraplane vs. the 2016 winners Mystic and Sphinx
In 2015, D3 took the same utility elements of Dana’s … READ MORE >