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    Senior Member Bleemus's Avatar
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    UL Backpack needed. What's in your closet??

    Looking for a UL backpack for a thru-hike of the Long Trail this year.

    Gossamer Gear Gorilla type.

    I have a 20inch torso and a 32 inch waist.

    What's in your closet??

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    UL Molly Mac Pack weighs 16 oz. If you use UL stuff sacks, it will still be lighter than a Gorilla.

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    I was gonna say my Molly Mac Pack but it isn't for sale.
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    this is only 7-8 pounds...

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    Quote Originally Posted by srestrepo View Post


    this is only 7-8 pounds...
    thats the same weight as my entire setup
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenlespaul View Post
    thats the same weight as my entire setup
    WHAT?! anyways i'm trying to get rid of that backpack, i was just joking, i can fit my outfit in a 35 liter pack and before food and water im at 11 pounds

    but at least i'm comfy and i just got into this lightweight thingy

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    Quote Originally Posted by srestrepo View Post
    WHAT?! anyways i'm trying to get rid of that backpack, i was just joking, i can fit my outfit in a 35 liter pack and before food and water im at 11 pounds

    but at least i'm comfy and i just got into this lightweight thingy
    pack weight is a personal choice...i have friends that still pack 30+ pounds lol

    for me i have back problems so the lighter i go...the more fun i have

    by the way that pack looks like my old pack i had when i was a young pup
    oh the goo old days
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenlespaul View Post
    ...by the way that pack looks like my old pack i had when i was a young pup
    HA ... me too ... but it was canvas!!! Did I mention I'm older than dirt?

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    I like my Gossamer Gear packs. Lightweight and priced right. I use a G5 in the summer and a Mariposa in the winter. They are made of very light materials (1.1 sil) so you have to be a little gentle with them. If you are harder on your packs then try the Gorilla.

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    What sort of base weight are you looking at and how long between re-supplies?
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