Mission Workshop Rhake Backpack Review

"Burly. Organized. "

At first glance it looked weird. Then I used it for a couple days. Good god does this bag do it all well. Seriously, so much organization, so well built.

  • Weatherproof
  • Excellent materials
  • Tons of external organization
  • Great straps and back panel
  • Waterproof internal liner can bunch up when pulling things out of the bag
  • Large bag, yet the inner capacity can feel tight and cumbersome

Mission Workshop Rhake Backpack Unique, burly,

Unique, burly, "urban utilitarianism" kind of look.

The clips on the top and front can be a bit cumbersome in use.

Tons of capacity on this bag, but it can feel a little tight in use. That weather resistance, tho.

Mission Workshop Rhake Backpack Tons of external access and organization.

Tons of external access and organization.

Bottom zip small pocket, two side-front pockets (different internal org + zip pattern), top quick access pocket (under a little flap).

Mission Workshop Rhake Backpack Extremely water resistant. Built real well.

Extremely water resistant. Built real well.

Burly materials (several options). All zips are water sealed. Internal liner is water tight.

I do find the inner liner bunches and gets annoying in the bag with use. But if you need that water resistance, tho…

Mission Workshop Rhake Backpack Great straps. Stowable water bottle pocket.

Great straps. Stowable water bottle pocket.

Very comfortable back panel and straps. Love the burly construction on this thing; you notice it in the straps a ton.


Material Choice:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Everything's amazing. But I dock it because the inner liner of the main compartment bunches and tugs and gets funky as you're pulling stuff out of the bag.

Build Quality:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Water Resistance:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

External Access:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Some things are a little tight to get into. Some require clips to be unfastened before getting into the zips.

Internal Organization:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Capacity:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Can feel a little tight, honestly. Which is weird for such a big bag.

Carry Comfort:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Doesn't Look Weird:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Some are gonna hate this look. It's certainly big.