Our bestseller. With a removable internal frame, load lifters, and 7 built-in pockets, this is a gear-hauling workhorse that weighs in at just 2 pounds.
This award-winning pack’s roomy main pocket holds your shelter, clothing, sleeping pad and food. There are seven extra pockets - one mesh for wet stuff, two easy-to-reach for water and high-energy snacks, and the rest for whatever else. Made of custom 100 and 200 denier Robic nylon fabric, this tough, light pack delivers a very comfortable carry even with a overloaded 35 pounds of gear.
Backpack Size (Varies greatly depending on body type and how you wear your pack)
Small 13.5” (11.5" - 15.5" torso) (29 - 41 cm) Generally fits people 5' 6" and under
Medium 17.5” (16" - 19" torso) (41 - 50 cm) Generally fits people 5'5" to 5'11"
Hip Belt Size (Sold Separately)
Small hip belt (24" - 34" waist) (61 - 86 cm)
Medium hip belt (30" - 40" waist) (76 - 101 cm)
Average Weight Small Mariposa
Average Weight Medium Mariposa
Average Weight Large Mariposa
Average Weight Hipbelt
When using this pack without the belt you must remove the internal stay
Will a Bear Canister fit inside a Mariposa?
Yes, all models of bear canisters will fit vertically in this pack! Smaller designs like the Bare Boxer and the Bear Vault 450 will fit horizontally in the main compartment.
How do I attach trekking poles or an ice axe to the backpack?
We suggest using our Pole Storage Bungee and then running that through one of the many attachment loops provided on the packs exterior. This will insure secure storage.
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