We’re Back

We all need bags.  So let us pay homage to a legendary bag maker.  Elegant by design, functional by use; Dana Gleason’s packs, bags and accessories have been celebrated the world over.  With Dana himself at the helm, along with his son, Dana III as lead designer, we at Mystery Ranch Backpacks have resurrected the Kletterwerks line of products from a 35 year silence.  Maintaining the functionality of a lifetime of building packs for alpinists, hunters, military and firefighters, we take the same pride in the construction of these stylish packs and bags you see today.  Stemmed from historical designs, and updated with modern amenities, Kletterwerks products demonstrate the ultimate connection between the urban and rural.  We are dynamic.  We strive for an affiliation to all aspects of life. And we build bags that come with us every step of the way.  Welcome to Kletterwerks, we are back…


  1. samh
    Posted November 20, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    Good lookin’ stuff, D3.

  2. jeff
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 3:17 am | Permalink

    hi, sent you guys an email last week. hope to hear back from ya about this awesome lookin’ product!

    • jeff
      Posted December 12, 2012 at 2:48 am | Permalink

      sorry you guys didn’t reply. was hoping for some of the same customer service that you’re supposed to be legendarily known for.

      • Ben
        Posted December 12, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

        Hi Jeff,
        Did you send to sales [at] kletterwerks [dot] com? Sorry we never received anything, but feel free to email me directly for any specifics! Apologies for the tardy response…

        Ben [at] kletterwerks [dot] com

    • Eser
      Posted December 31, 2012 at 5:10 am | Permalink

      I saw your comment to David.Now my next miiossn is to find all of these other hidden ones.New title for you The ELUSIVE Blog Whisperer

  3. ErnieQ.
    Posted January 3, 2013 at 8:16 pm | Permalink

    i just discovered your “new” bags/accesories, proudly made in Montana, USA, you’re in my 2013 wishlist your orange/black daypack & other small accesories
    Your new fan from pacific northwest
    Ernie Q.
    Seattle, WA

  4. Ben
    Posted January 4, 2013 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    Great Eernie, glad you found us! feel free to email sales@kletterwerks.com for any details in the future!

    Happy New Year

  5. j
    Posted February 10, 2013 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    Purchased a Quest from Wilderness really nice but too small for my daily use. Switched to the Day Pack which is the best made pack I have ever owned. Perfect with a macbook or iPad plus my camera. Heavy padded straps are great.

  6. BB
    Posted February 24, 2014 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    Working as a wildlife biologist in the 70’s, I lived out of Kletterwerks packs. Just last night I was on ebay hoping to find an old bomb pack and this morning stumbled into a shop where I spotted a bag from across the room and thought ‘somebody is ripping off the old Kletterwerks look’. Walking closer I was delighted to see that you are back. Just placed my order and am looking forward to getting some mud on my rock pack.

    • Ben
      Posted February 24, 2014 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

      Excellent BB, we’re glad you found us. Been a great 40 years….