Kumo 36 Superlight Backpack

The Gossamer Gear Kumo Superlight backpack is a tough, frameless, smaller volume pack that weighs less than a pound!

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Description The Kumo 36 liter Superlight backpack is a smaller volume pack that has the right features for both the minimalist thru-hiker and ultralight weekend warrior. Quickly access gear with the OTT (Over-the-Top™) closure system or grab vital goods from the zippered pocket. Store a jacket in the large power mesh pocket before you hit treeline and store your essentials in the tough robic side pockets. The 1.5" webbing on the removable hipbelt allows for solid weight transfer and load control.

  • Recommended for loads of 25 pounds of less

  • Made of our custom 100 and 200 denier Robic nylon

  • Bungee allows for strapping a pad or other items on top of the OTT™ closure system

  • Ergonomic shoulder strap system

  • Detachable 1.5" nylon seatbelt webbing hipbelt

  • Rear mesh pocket great for drying gear and other gear storage

  • Plenty of sewn-in loops, shock cord, and cord locks for many compression options

  • Grosgrain drinking tube keeper loop are on shoulder straps

  • Sternum strap with integrated whistle buckle is adjustable and removable

  • Lashing loop doubles as ice axe holder

Additional Info

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Weight including removable hip belt

  • Medium: 15.7oz ( 444g )
  • Large: 1lb1oz ( 483g )
  • Removable belt assembly : 1.7 oz ( 47 g.) 


  • Sitlight Pad : 1.7 - 2.2 oz  ( 53g. - 65g. )  these pads vary slightly
  • shock cord and cordlocks:  .3 oz ( 9 g.)


  • 2,200 c.i. (36 l.) total
  • 1,700 c.i. (28 l.) in main pack body to extension collar seam
  • 500 c.i. (8 l.) in main pocke
  • 25 lb. maximum carry capacity, but 20 lbs. is better.


  • Medium (16" - 20" torso) (41 - 51 cm.) Generally fits people 5'4" to 5'10"
  • Large (20" - 24" torso) (51 - 61 cm.) Generally fits people 5'10" to 6'4"


  • Custom 100 and 200 denier Robic fabric
  • Selected use of 210 denier double rip nylon


  • Grey & Black & Orange


Hip Belt Size

  • Medium hip belt fits up to a 36" (89 cm.) 
  • Large hip belt fits up to a 50"  (127 cm.) waist)

Dimensions - Size Medium

  • Height 22”
  • Width 11”
  • Depth 4.5”
  • Extension collar adds another 9” in height


My backpack of choice for any overnight adventureReview by Twinkle
I used the first generation pack for over 3,000 miles in 2014, and it is hands down the best backpack I have ever used. The updated version, with new Robic fabric, not only lives up to the standards set on the first version, but improved upon it with upgraded padding in the wide spread shoulder straps, and new Robic fabric. This will continue to be my go to pack, as its versatility and durability, coupled with low weight make it the perfect pack for any backpacking adventure! (Posted on 1/13/15)
good one, a great trade-off between weight, durability, and volumeReview by vdoak
I'm an old "grunt". To most folks an Infantryman. I have spent a lot of my working years with a backpack on my back. This one is light but tough. It does what I expect, but then again does not weigh as much as I would expect, especially considering what it can do. Inside of 20 lbs a great ruck! (Posted on 12/27/13)
Great weekend packReview by Brian
I've had this pack for a year now and I love it a little bit more because I just received the new hip belt pockets. I like having pockets that I can get to for snacks during my hike. I tried the Z Packs hip belt pockets and they were just to big and I do not care for the top closure they use. I can get about 4-5 days of ultralight gear and food into this pack and it carries well with under 20lbs. (Posted on 12/6/13)
Perfect PackReview by Danieldanger
I didn't buy this pack at first because I was worried it was too small. I also worried the hip belt would hurt my tummy. I bought it on sale and my worries have since dropped away. I have used this pack on about 3 backpacking trips solo w all my ultralight gear fitting easily inside. I also hike at the local park about 4 days a week, always with this pack. The shoulder straps are the real magic as they displace the pack weight to a point you feel you're wearing a very comfortable vest. The pack is designed to carry a light, simple kit, so the hip belt works just fine if my pack is 20lbs or less. It basically holds the pack to you're body better. It sits high on my torso, which is comfortable, and the packs hugs my back, no sloppy hanging. (Oh and the back mesh pocket is perfect, as you can access it while walking)! (Posted on 9/20/13)
Great lightweight and durable pack!Review by James
I have been using this pack every week for short forays into the coast range around my home in Toledo, Oregon. I'm carrying 13 to 18 lbs of gear for trail runs and hiking. It is very comfortable and durable. Some of my hikes include bushwhacking and the back pack is holding up well to vines and brush. The opening is a bit small, but I'm getting used to packing it. I really like the pockets for stashing snacks, dog leash, water, and rain cover for the pack. Thanks for creating a great pack! (Posted on 2/13/13)
Exalent quility fast shippingReview by timthefatkid
Nice little to mid size pack. quality is out standing
Great for super ultralight pack definitely would recommend
Bought this pack over hyperlite because of belt size
I'm 6' tall 300# . Belt could be a little bigger for me. But I'll make it work. Way more fetchers than hyper lite
Over all extremely happy with this purchase.

Will buy G4 for winter pack. The value & cargo size are what I'm looking for. Plane on keeping in truck for Justin case kit to hold bulker clothes & lower rated sleeping bag.Plus everthing else I Carrie Ultralight backpacking

Thank again for a great product

(Posted on 8/13/12)

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