Mariposa Ultralight Backpack
- Product Review (submitted on August 6, 2013):
This pack is the perfect size for someone who is switching to lightweight gear for the first time. I love that my 3/8" thick torso pad can fit into the back as padding, and how the hip belt pockets are big enough to hold all the essentials (pocket knife, flashlight, matches/lighter, trail mix, cell phone). The long side pocket can easily fit a 2-person UL tent.
The pack is very strong. I was able to haul a heavier (40 lb) load for a very short time (30 mins) with no adverse wear or tear, although I would not recommend this.
Cons: The part of the sternum strap with the stitching is rough and rubbed my skin raw. I'll be taping some duct tape or sewing a cloth flap over that part.