Gossamer Gear Mariposa vs L.L.Bean Stowaway Pack

  • Lightweight ultralight-style backpack that weighs 30.5 oz
  • Ideal for weekend backpacking and long distance trips
  • Comfortable with an ergonomic harness that
  • Well-padded hip belt and shoulder straps
  • Seven exterior pockets
  • Great for day hikes
  • Lightweight and packable
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Durable material
  • Easy to carry

Reviews by Topic

Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

Comfort

Gossamer Gear Mariposa
Best Ultralight Backpack of 2022 - GearLab
Once again, against relentless competition from other brands, the Gossamer Gear Mariposa holds its place at the top of the fleet. This pack balances comfort with an emphasis on lightweight design in a way that is unparalleled. The feature set is thoughtful and useful but not overkill. It provides pl...
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OutdoorGearLab
5 months ago
outdoorgearlab.com
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L.L.Bean Stowaway Pack
Great size
I use this to hold all my items while on a hike. It has worked wonderful. Even great while traveling in the camper. The water bottle pockets are great. My dog and I walk everyday. Even at my older age, this back pack is light enough but holds enough without causing back problems.
I have never been d...
5/5
EasternOregoian
1 year ago
llbean.ca
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Compartment

Gossamer Gear Mariposa
Review: Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60 Ultralight Backpack - The Big Outside
Ultralight Backpack
Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60
$285, 60L/3,661 c.i., 1 lb. 14 oz. (medium pack with small hipbelt)
Sizes: unisex S-L for both pack and hipbelt
gossamergear.com Certain items of gear rise to the status of “classic” based on their enduring popularity—especially with ultralight backp...
NeutralNeutral
4 months ago
thebigoutside.com
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L.L.Bean Stowaway Pack
Love this!
Lightweight, just enough compartments and the interior zippered compartment saved my cellphone after a quick dip in the bay.
5/5
Sandy
1 year ago
llbean.ca
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Size

Gossamer Gear Mariposa
Review: Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60 Ultralight Backpack - The Big Outside
Ultralight Backpack
Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60
$285, 60L/3,661 c.i., 1 lb. 14 oz. (medium pack with small hipbelt)
Sizes: unisex S-L for both pack and hipbelt
gossamergear.com Certain items of gear rise to the status of “classic” based on their enduring popularity—especially with ultralight backp...
NeutralNeutral
4 months ago
thebigoutside.com
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L.L.Bean Stowaway Pack
Perfect small pack
This is exactly what I was looking for, a small, lightweight pack that would allow me to carry a raincoat, small snacks, water bottle, without feeling bulky or heavy. I didn't get this for day hikes, but for walks around a nearby lake (7+ mile loop). I didn't want a regular daypack, but so...
5/5
SojournerBob
1 year ago
llbean.ca
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Hiking

Gossamer Gear Mariposa
Review: Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60 Ultralight Backpack - The Big Outside
Ultralight Backpack
Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60
$285, 60L/3,661 c.i., 1 lb. 14 oz. (medium pack with small hipbelt)
Sizes: unisex S-L for both pack and hipbelt
gossamergear.com Certain items of gear rise to the status of “classic” based on their enduring popularity—especially with ultralight backp...
NeutralNeutral
4 months ago
thebigoutside.com
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L.L.Bean Stowaway Pack
Great Day Pack
It's the perfect size for hiking and I like that it snaps in the front. Some backpacks keep falling off my shoulders.
5/5
Jaimie
8 months ago
llbean.ca
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Strap

Gossamer Gear Mariposa
Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60 Review - The Little BIG Pack! | Average Hiker
Gossamer Gear Mariposa – Final Thoughts The Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60 is a lightweight backpack at a reasonable price point.
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4 months ago
averagehiker.com
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L.L.Bean Stowaway Pack
L.L.Bean Stowaway Day Pack Review | Pack Hacker
Overall, we found the L.L.Bean Stowaway Day Pack to be a convenient, comfortable, and durable packable daypack
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5 months ago
packhacker.com
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Carry-on

Gossamer Gear Mariposa
Wonderful new best friend for my back!
Thoughtful, roomy, and comfortable! I am so happy with my Mariposa! After a lot of research, I decided on this as my pack.
5/5
Michelle W. on May 18
4 months ago
gossamergear.com
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L.L.Bean Stowaway Pack
L.L.Bean Stowaway Day Pack Review | Pack Hacker
Overall, we found the L.L.Bean Stowaway Day Pack to be a convenient, comfortable, and durable packable daypack
PositivePositive
5 months ago
packhacker.com
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Zipper

Gossamer Gear Mariposa
Gossamer Mariposa 60 Backpack Review - Tested In The Mountains
Recommendation. We highly recommend this this backpack. We have tested a lot of packs, and this is one of the most comfortable, lightweight, and well designed packs on the market
PositivePositive
4 months ago
hikingandfishing.com
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L.L.Bean Stowaway Pack
L.L.Bean Stowaway Day Pack Review | Pack Hacker
Overall, we found the L.L.Bean Stowaway Day Pack to be a convenient, comfortable, and durable packable daypack
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5 months ago
packhacker.com
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