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Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack Review (2016 Model)

The 2016 Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack (60L) weighs 33 ounces, yet can comfortably haul up to 35 pounds of gear, food, and water.

The folks at Gossamer Gear are always innovating and optimizing the design of their ultralight backpacks and shelters to meet the demands of their customers. This past year, they significantly increased the load carrying capacity of the Mariposa 60 Lightweight Backpack, long considered one of the finest high volume ultralight backpacks made. All …

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Reader Poll: Most Admired Female Backpacker?

Boreas Buttermilks 55 Backpack

What’s the name of the FEMALE hiker or backpacker that you most admire and a brief explanation of the reason why. The person you name can be a rock star hiker or someone you hike with locally that you think is the bee’s knees. Example Responses I really admire Heather “Anish” Anderson, …

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REI Flash 62 Backpack Review

REI Flash 62 Backpack

Last year REI introduced two new ultralight backpacks, the Flash 50 and the Flash 65 (a few are still available at REI-Outlet).  Both became instant hits with customers because of their light weight and removable framesheets which let the packs be reconfigured for different loads and trip lengths. With REI on …

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