Gossamer Gear

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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Gossamer Gear Backpacks: How to Choose

Gossamer Gear Backpacks - How to Choose

If you’ve never purchased an ultralight backpack before, it can be challenging to figure out which Gossamer Gear backpack is right for you. Here are some tips to help you with the selection process.  Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60L – unisex The Mariposa 60 Lightweight Backpack is the highest volume backpack that …

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The Gossamer Gear SitLight Sit Pad

The Gossamer Gear sit light pads provides a clean place to sit when cooking dinner.

All of Gossamer Gear’s overnight backpacks, the Mariposa (60L), the Gorilla (40L), the G4 (54L), and the Murmur (36L) include a SitLight Sit Pad that can be used as a seat during rest breaks or in camp. The foam pad slides into two elastic pad sleeves on the pack of the back to provide …

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Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack Review

Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus on Mount Washington, White Mountains

Ultralight Backpack maker Gossamer Gear overhauled their entire backpack product line this year, including an update of the Mariposa, long considered one of the finest high volume (70 liters) ultralight backpacks made. I bought an earlier version of the Mariposa in 2008 and used it for section hiking Vermont’s 272 …

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Gossamer Gear Bearister Food Hanging System

Gossamer Gear Bearister Backpack

The Gossamer Gear Bearister food hanging system is built around a 11oo cubic inch (18.25 liter) 30 denier silnylon daypack called the BigBag, which is used to hang your food. It’s a clever dual use idea, especially if you like to hike into an area, set up a base camp and …

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Gossamer Gear Gorilla Backpack

The 2012 Gossamer Gorilla Backpack

Backpack maker Gossamer Gear has been doing a major revamp of their product line this year, part of a continuing trend of using more durable fabrics in order to attract hikers who are switching to lighterweight packs for the first time. What follows is a review of the Gossamer Gear …

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