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Winter trip at 10,000 feet
The bottom of the lid has straps for attaching a bear canister.
Attaching a Garcia brand bear canister to the bottom of the top lid.
Garcia bear canister under the top lid.
The top lid has about 300 cu in of storage that is accessed with a zipper.
Top of pack with lid removed.
The water holster can easily hold a 640z (1/2 gallon) Gatorade bottle.
… or a stove and fuel can be carried in a water holster.
The Kangaroo Pocket holds about 400 cubic inches of stuff (maybe more?)
View of Kangaroo Pocket closed.
Large hip belt pocket.
Presto Should Strap Pocket.
Presto Pocket using sunglasses as a size comparison.
Notice how far the load lifter strap is above the should strap (left lower of picture).
The By-pass strap runs through a sleeve on the outside of the shoulder strap.
The bottom of the By-pass strap connects at the same point as the bottom of the shoulder strap.
Adding the bayonet extension to the top of the frame-stay. Note: the black line is where the top of the standard frame stay is. The next picture shows the height of the extension.
The yellow cord shows the top of the extension. The extension adds height to the pack’s frame system, and makes the load lifters function.
Extensions and canister straps removed.
For smaller and lighter loads, you can reduce the length of the stays (and the bag) by about 1 inch. Shown is access to the stays.
Shortening the stays.
Here is the LBP 36 in “day pack” mode next to the Mariposa without the roll top extended.
The pad is attached with two long strips of Velcro and a strap at the top of each corner. This is the attachment strap.
Front of pad.
Rear of pad. You can see the Velcro fasteners at the top and bottom.
Back of the pack with the foam pad removed.
Comparison of sizes: Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus (left) versus McHale LBP 36 (right), both at full capacity
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