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At Gossamer Gear we have been helping hikers go lighter since 1997. Unhappy with carrying a pack weighing 7 pounds empty, founder Glen Van Peski began creating his own gear. Other hikers and backpackers were intrigued and wanted a GVP pack of their own. The demand grew too much for the home based workshop and Glen found a Seattle based manufacturer. In 2004, GVP Gear became Gossamer Gear and has expanded to offer lightweight gear for backpackers, weekend warriors, and day hikers. The company is run by president Grant Sible with Glen Van Peski as Chairman of the Board, actively involved with product development, policy and vision, and of course, gear testing!

Whether you are already a minimalist backpacker or are a new hiker, let us help you reach your goals. Our products are designed to maximize fun on the trail while minimizing pain. Our ultralight packs, shelters, and accessories will lighten your load without sacrificing comfort or performance. Take less. Do more.