The Mystery Ranch Scapegoat 25 is a 25 liter pack developed with hunting adventures in mind. It features the venerable Futura harness and a pocketed hip belt to help distribute loads (shown here removed). On the exterior of the pack is a pair of large stretch bottle pockets and a front stretch open pocket to dump quick access gear in such as a puffy jacket or gloves. A pair of compression straps keep things in check on both sides of the bag. There are two smaller zipper pockets on top of the bag for detail items. The main bag uses a large panel opening design to allow access into the main compartment that houses a zippered mesh pocket on the front panel, two open top side pockets reminiscent of many seen inside MR’s trizip packs and a hydration sleeve on the rear of the pack complete with hose pass-through.
While the pack was designed for hunting applications, the removable belt make the Scapegoat viable as a larger urban/EDC bag. It is a refreshing design in that is is slim, yet allows access to bulky items (like camera gear) via the large panel opening. The water resistant zippers do hang up some at the corners and the tapered bottom of the bag means it will not self stand. Overall, I think it an underrated pack from a well-known company that knows how to make things carry well.
Carry on all and may God bless you this Christmas!