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David Lewis
(davidlewis) - MLife

Locale: Nova Scotia, Canada
Gossamer Gear Miniposa released on 04/19/2007 04:29:02 MDT Print View

Yup... it's up on the site now. Available in a couple weeks. Haven't even checked out the details yet... going to do that now :)

Now if Ron would just get his backorders cleared up and release the MLD Spirit shelter... I'd be a happy camper :)

http://www.gossamergear.com/cgi-bin/gossamergear/Miniposa.html

Edited by davidlewis on 04/19/2007 04:30:35 MDT.

Stephen Nelson
(stephenn6289) - F

Locale: Sunshine State
Re: Gossamer Gear Miniposa released on 04/19/2007 04:56:58 MDT Print View

good find. nice to know that there are so many good options.

Mark Larson
(mlarson) - MLife

Locale: Southeast USA
Re: Gossamer Gear Miniposa released on 04/19/2007 08:52:26 MDT Print View

Oh, that's perfect. Wish this were available right now. I suppose I'll have to wait until after my thru-hike--don't you just hate it when actual hiking interferes with gear lust?
-Mark

James Pitts
(jjpitts) - F

Locale: Midwest US
Re: Gossamer Gear Miniposa released on 04/19/2007 11:30:53 MDT Print View

It indeed looks like a great pack (and I am an avid Mariposa user/fan) but you know I have to wonder if it's fair to characterize the few oz difference between the Mariposa and the Miniposa as differentiating it as "ultralight". I appreciate the ounce shaving as much as anyone but when I think "ultralight" I think of something a lot lighter than this (specifically the Whisper which is probably my next step... been ready for it for quite a while now just not ready to take the "plunge".)

Doug Johnson
(djohnson) - MLife

Locale: Washington State
Re: Re: Gossamer Gear Miniposa released on 04/19/2007 11:38:12 MDT Print View

Typically, three terms are used: lightweight, ultralight, and SUL. I'd call the Whisper an SUL pack and the Mari/Miniposa ultralight. Nothing that Gossamer Gear makes would be in the "lightweight" category- that's the realm of certain packs from Gregory, Osprey, etc.

My 2 cents.

kevin davidson
(kdesign) - F

Locale: Mythical State of Jefferson
Miniposa specs. ? on 04/19/2007 11:42:10 MDT Print View

I'm confused---the GG site currently gives identical weights for both the Miniposa and Mariposa despite smaller volume. Is this correct?

Kevin Egelhoff
(kegelhoff) - F

Locale: Southern Cal
Hope to see the first samples next weekend at the kickoff !!! on 04/20/2007 11:32:30 MDT Print View

I was told that there will be the full range of GG packs including the new Miniposa next weekend at the kickoff and I will report on it Monday !!

Grant Sible
(grantsible) - F
Re: Re: Gossamer Gear Miniposa released on 04/20/2007 16:31:21 MDT Print View

Mark when is your thru hike? Which Trail. We ship to the trail all the time and beyond that may be able to arrange something for you depending on your departure and pack size...I'd love to get one of these on a long trail this season. If you're interested email me at grant@gossamergear.com

Grant
ps. The pack weights currently show as the same because we haven't been able to weigh enough of them in all sizes to be sure. The Mini won't weigh much less than the standard but should be a wee bit lighter.

David Lewis
(davidlewis) - MLife

Locale: Nova Scotia, Canada
Re: Re: Re: Gossamer Gear Miniposa released on 04/20/2007 18:34:18 MDT Print View

I agree... I was also surprised by the weight... I thought it would be somewhere between the Whisper and the Mariposa. But I guess it's basically a Mariposa... with all the same features... just a slightly smaller volume... and really... the silnylon is the lightest part of the pack... all the weight is in the features... which they kept. Still... it would be a great pack for certain types of hikes.

BTW... my appologies for the original title of this thread. I saw it on their site and immediately thought it was available for purchase. I spoke (or posted) too soon.

Edited by davidlewis on 04/21/2007 07:49:33 MDT.

Mark Larson
(mlarson) - MLife

Locale: Southeast USA
Re: Re: Re: Gossamer Gear Miniposa released on 04/21/2007 01:00:41 MDT Print View

Grant, I sent you an e-mail. After a minor postponement for a road trip, I will start the Appalachian Trail on Sunday April 22nd. Can't wait!
-Mark

Edited by mlarson on 04/21/2007 01:11:50 MDT.