Gossamer Gear Mariposa vs Mountain Hardwear PCT 55 L Pack - Men's

  • 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
  • Made for carrying loads up to 40 pounds
  • Hydration sleeve converts to a small daypack
  • Very easy to adjust the torso length
  • No rolltop closure
  • Left hipbelt pocket is mesh,

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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...
5 months ago
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Mountain Hardwear PCT 55 L Pack - Men's
First Look: This New Mountain Hardwear Pack Blends Support and Breathability
Thanks to the hipbelt design, our load remained centered and the PCT moved with us no matter how we stepped. With minimal pack sway, we finished the hike in comfort. The next hikes—two laps grunting up Jackson’s local ski hill, Snow King, and a 15-mile adventure in the Gros Ventre Range—confirmed the PCT’s ability to handle 50-pound loads without restricting movement or leaving our shoulders sore
4 months ago
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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...
4 months ago
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Mountain Hardwear PCT 55 L Pack - Men's
My first real backpacking pack and its almost perfect
This is my first real pack for overnight backpacking. I have been hiking and using Mtn Hardware packs for a long time I currently have a Splitter 20 that I've had for about 8 years and put through the ringer. Also my newer pack a Rainshadow 36 that's about 4 years old and used and abused with no sig...
1 year ago
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