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The Backpacking Light's Guide's Gear Award identifies products that are recommended by the guides and instructors of Backpacking Light's Wilderness Trekking School, and represents gear that offers exceptional performance, light weight, durability and value.

Our first Guide's Gear Award is given to the Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack for packing as many features as possible into its sub-2 lb weight, including a comfortable suspension, large capacity, and vast organizational efficiency.

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