Mission Workshop


The Vandal

29L / 65L Expandable Cargo Pack

The Vandal backpack features a water-resistant main compartment which can be used in either “roll-top” mode, or in the traditional “flap-down” configuration. A key feature of the Vandal backpack is it’s ability to quickly double in size from 1,800 cu.in. to 4,000 cu.in. when needed for extra cargo carrying capacity.

The Vandal also features multiple weatherproof compartments, urethane coated zippers, waterproof materials, and a carbon fiber reinforced internal frame suspension system. Front zippered pocket fits most 15in laptop computers or any tablet, a 17in laptop can fit in the rear rolltop compartment. Made in the USA with a lifetime warranty.


I feel like I am doing the bag a dishonor by even calling it a backpack. It is much more than your average run of the mill bag. I snagged their mission statement for you to read.

“Mission Workshop bags are constructed with the most rugged assembly of industrial and technical materials in the United States of America. Domestic manufacturing allows us to make smaller, more controlled runs of every bag, ensuring that each bag is worthy of it’s lifetime warranty. Mission Workshop strives for a production level of goods that are unmatched in terms of durability, aesthetics and over all flawless construction.”

This statement is beyond true. Now we have had this bag for about a year now and this is the second review we have done for Mission Workshop but so far it has surpassed anything I have ever owned before. The bag will be accompanying me on every weekend outdoor adventure in the Pennsylvania mountains we take and for overall hikes. I will be hiking, fly fishing, and putting the bag to its limits.
Thank you Mission Workshop for making a truly magnificent bag.


The Vandal

A Wet trip…


So last Monday I got out to do a little fishing with my cousin out to a place called Willingboro Lakes Park formally named Olympia Lakes. This 105-acre park is open for walking, fishing, and bird watching. There are no other facilities available there but this park will be undergoing improvements in the near future that will include an official paved parking lot, pavilions, restrooms and improved trails. The lake is stocked with pretty decent size bass. The above photo is my cousins canoe which he has done some modification to. We had a lot of stuff piled in that canoe that day. Maybe a little too much. I sat at the tail end and wound up sinking when we went to beach ourselves. Below is the photo of the sunken end. The water was cold that day and I was soaked from the chest down. Luckily I brought my waders which I quickly put on after stripping all my clothes off. I think next time I may just start off with putting them on.


Interesting Find


I found this amazing print a while back and thought I would share. It is all the peaks of mountains and lengths of all the major rivers in the world. It amazes me that someone took the time to probably etch this to make the print. Would love if this was hanging up in my house framed. It would be my dream to visit every major river and fish them. Here’s to someday.