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The Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack (57L) only weighs 29 ounces, yet can comfortably haul up to 30 pounds of gear, food, and water.

Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack Review (2015 Model)

Backpack maker Gossamer Gear overhauled their entire backpack product line this year (2015), including an update of the Mariposa Lightweight Backpack, long considered one of the finest high volume (57 liters) ultralight backpacks made. All of Gossamer Gear’s backpacks are very popular with long distance hikers who demand lightweight gear that’s highly functional and durable. […]

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The Exped Lightning 60 can haul a lot of gear

Exped Lightning 60 Backpack Review

The Exped Lightning 60 Backpack is a four season multi-sport backpack that’s equally at home on the long trail, hauling climbing gear to the local crag, or pulling a pulk in the backcountry. Featuring an adjustable torso, full body compression, and numerous external attachment points, the 41 ounce ( 2 lbs 9 ounce) Lightning 60 […]

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ULA Circuit Backpack

ULA Circuit Backpack Review

The ULA Circuit Backpack is a streamlined lightweight backpack with a surprising amount of flexibility for many types of backcountry adventure. Made with bomber fabrics and feature-rich, the Circuit is tough enough for year-round use in 4 season conditions. Internal Storage and Organization With 68 liters of total capacity, the ULA Circuit can hold a lot […]

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Mountainsmith Mayhem 35L Winter Backpack

Mountainsmith Mayhem 35L Backpack Review

The Mountainsmith Mayhem 35L backpack is a great winter and climbing backpack, well-suited for day long hikes that require carrying heavy winter gear such as snowshoes, skis, a snowboard, an ice axe and avalanche shovel. A top-loading pack, it has numerous external attachment points for lashing gear to the outside of the pack in addition to […]

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Gossamer Gear Gorilla Ultralight Backpack

Gossamer Gear Gorilla Ultralight Backpack Review

The Gossamer Gear Gorilla Ultralight Backpack is designed for backpackers who have already gone through the transition from a heavier gear list to a base weight that is under 15 pounds (not including food, fuel, and water). While it can be used for shorter overnight backpacking trips, peakbagging, and even day hikes when you need to carry extra layers, […]

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