GEAR-GEAR for SALE, It's Going Cheap ONLY....


Excuse the Oliver tangential title there.


OK, before we look at these, let me tell you WHY they are for sale.

I have 2 other packs.

A Hyperlite Mountain Gear WindRider 3400 and a Robic version of the Gorilla
So these are totally surplus to my needs, and would be much much better off being used by someone else rather than sitting in my wardrobe unused.

MARIPOSA ROBIC Version  £145 delivered    

(and delivery costs £10+ royal mail )

Size Large with a medium belt

This is the Robic version of the Mariposa and includes the waist Belt
It has been used about 10 times in total.

You can get one from Gossamer Gear here (expect to add 20% + £10+) customs to that.
The price below doesn't inc shipping (normally about $40+  nor the Customs duty.

You can also buy a brand new one from BOB for £179.99 and then add £24.99 for the hip belt
That's £ 204.98

And no medium hip-belts at the moment.

You do the maths!!!!!!!

Don't get me wrong, Bob does a damned good deal on these, and if you want a NEW one, you'd be mad to import it.

But, you can buy this one.
So, why so cheap?

I have modified this by changing the webbing on the hip belt.
This is a thicker webbing, and does not slip unlike the dreadful webbing that Gossamer Gear used.
But because of this, I have reduced the price.
See the pictures.
These are stronger and better than the originals, if you can live with the sewing.
I have done the same to my Robic Gorilla, which I am keeping, and trust me, it is the dogs danglers.
Far far better than the original.

So, here it is.

Take it or leave it....

If you want one, then this is a bloody bargain

New Webbing added to the Belt
OK.. The sweing is not super neat.
But it is bulldog strong.
Doesn't slip like the feeble Gossamer Gear stuff.

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GORILLA (Dyneema Version) £ 75 + £10 delivery

NOTE...This is now SOLD

Size (L)arge and Medium Hip Belt (also Dyneema)

I replaced this with the Robic version 18 months ago, which is the one I used on the TGOC
This is the better (IMO) Dyneema version.
So, why am I keeping the Robic one?
Because I have extensively modified it with new webbing and other customisation, and this is no longer used.

This has done a few miles.

I have changed the original 2mm cord used on the lid with 3mm.
This is much stronger and also doesn't slip.

This is a classic rucksack with a 48L payload.

There are a few signs of wear and tear (repaired with sewing and tenacious tape) but that is reflected in the price.
I have seen these sell recently for £110, so even with delivery, this is a bargain.

Repairs to 2 small holes in the mesh, with tenacious Tape inside and out.

Sewn reinforcement on hip belt strap

Slightly stained hip belt.
Heh.. Try walking in the peaks without a few marks.
And also a sewn hole .
I repaired all these in coloured thread so they were easy to see.

As with the mariposa, it's over to you now.

You either want it or you don't.

So, if you are going to make me an offer (and don't take this the wrong way), then don't make it an insulting one, because I may not even reply.

On the other hand, these are HUMUNGOUS bargains if you want one.

OR, feel free to pay the full asking price...

It's up to you :-)


  1. Please can you tell me if the Mariposa is still for sale. TIA

  2. Sorry. Yes they are both sold.
    I forgot to mark them on the blog post.