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Gossamer Gear Mariposa
Awards  Editors' Choice Award 
Price $215 List
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Pros Durable, comfortable, well-designed pockets, carries light and heavy loads well
Cons Large capacity makes it less versatile
Bottom Line The Mariposa wowed us with its perfect set of features, comfortable design, and carrying capacity.
Weighted Metrics Gossamer Gear Mariposa
Weight To Volume Ratio - 35%
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Comfort To Carry - 25%
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Features - 20%
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Adaptability - 10%
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Durability - 10%
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Product Specs Gossamer Gear Mariposa
Total Weight (ounces) 30.5 oz
Stripped Weight (ounces) 30.5 oz
Claimed Volume (liters) 60 L
Measured Main Pack Volume (liters) 48 L
Measured Volume Total (minus hip belt and shoulder strap pockets)(liters) 64 L
Measured Volume Stripped (minus hip belt, shoulder pockets, and removable lids)(ounces) 59 L
Average Weight-to-Volume Ratio (grams/Liter) 14 g/L
Carrying Comfort 15 pounds Great
Carrying Comfort 30 pounds Great
Frame Type Foam pad/ removable stay
Fabric 70 & 100 denier Robic nylon
Main Pack Pockets 4
Hip Belt Pockets 2
Single Hip Belt Pocket Capacity 4
Shoulder Strap Pockets no
Whistle on Sternum Strap No
Internal Hydration Sleeve Yes
Bag Sizes/Torso Lengths Available S,m,l
Mix and Match Hip Belt Sizes S, m, l
Can Easily Strip Off Frame and Hip Belt Good
BearVault BV500 Compatibility Good
Lid (aka Brain) No