Reviews by Topic

Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

Size

Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 21L

(1/1)

etc. I even stuff my lunch bag down inside daily but it is super snug to zip and crushes the lunch sometimes. If you plan to take this thing on a serious hike or haul a bunch of needed equipment, I recommend the bigger sizes MR offers. This is almost slightly larger than my one strap sling bag I wear around on weekends when taking the kids to the mall or movies

Negative
Adam Bradshaw
8 months ago

Zipper

Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 21L

(1/1)

On the other hand, you can unzip the middle zipper that stretches the length of the bag to grab anything you’re keeping closer to the bottom of the compartment. Or, you can unzip all three and open up the entire pack for the most visibility and ease of access.

Positive
1 month ago

Laptop

Commute

Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 21L

(1/1)

Tactical made but for commutes or range day is about all I recommend this for. Also there is no option for a drink holder, if you are going to carry liquid you will need a no leak bottle you can toss in the middle that will just float around, or a bladder pouch can sit inside where you want it. The zippers are designed so you can pull the tube out any which way you desire but there is no dedicated opening designed into the bag for that. Great quality otherwise

Negative
Adam Bradshaw
8 months ago

Compartment

Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 21L

(1/1)

Our only note here is that if you do pack this compartment to the brim—whether it’s with free-floating gear or individual packing cubes—it’s going to impede your access to the laptop and tablet velcro strap against the back wall. Because of this, you may need to take things in and out each time to reach your tech. In these cases, we’ve just kept the strap unfastened for easier access. It’s not a deal-breaker for us, but it’s something worth noting

Negative
1 month ago

Strap

Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 21L

(1/1)

when loaded down, no matter the amount, I couldn't get the bag to be comfortable. I am a broad shouldered gentleman, and I had consistent shoulder pain after carrying the bag for half an hour every time no matter what I had loaded. I messed with the load lifters and all other straps and couldn't get it to work for me at all. I may try the 24 to see if it works better, as the bag seems a little taller and wider, but as of now I can't give a full recommendation for the 21

Negative
Patrick H
8 months ago