Gossamer Gear Mariposa vs Sterkmann 30L Expandable Backpack

  • 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 everyday use
  • Durable and well made
  • Well designed and functional
  • Comfortable
  • A newer company

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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Sterkmann 30L Expandable Backpack
Literally the best backpack I own
I really can't write enough good things about my new backpack. I received it a few days ago and I wanted to wait to write a review because it was too good to be true. The backpack is top notch! There's tons of little compartments, which makes packing easy, it has a shoe bag, laundry bag, and a littl...
5/5
Cori
4 years ago
amazon.com
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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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Sterkmann 30L Expandable Backpack
Literally the best backpack I own
I really can't write enough good things about my new backpack. I received it a few days ago and I wanted to wait to write a review because it was too good to be true. The backpack is top notch! There's tons of little compartments, which makes packing easy, it has a shoe bag, laundry bag, and a littl...
5/5
Cori
4 years ago
amazon.com
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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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Sterkmann 30L Expandable Backpack
Love it! And can't beat the price!
Got this yesterday and here are my first impressions: PROS: 1. Love the fabric on the front. Feels nice and looks nice! Plus, I poured a little water on it and it's water resistant to small spills. (Can't vouch for a strong rain or storm, but small spills are totally manageable) 2. Bag feels durable...
5/5
KD
3 years ago
amazon.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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Sterkmann 30L Expandable Backpack
Ryan Air’s worst enemy...
I found this backpack while trying to shop for the nomatic travel backpack.... I didn’t pull the trigger because I found that one very expensive, and this one came up as one of the suggestions. I needed a weekend backpack that I would be able to take on any of the European budget airlines (to includ...
5/5
DMarVel
3 years ago
amazon.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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Sterkmann 30L Expandable Backpack
Love it! And can't beat the price!
Got this yesterday and here are my first impressions: PROS: 1. Love the fabric on the front. Feels nice and looks nice! Plus, I poured a little water on it and it's water resistant to small spills. (Can't vouch for a strong rain or storm, but small spills are totally manageable) 2. Bag feels durable...
5/5
KD
3 years ago
amazon.com
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