Kumo Superlight Backpack Dyneema

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A really  tough, frameless, sub 1 lb.,  small volume ultralight backpack with a 1.5" wide webbing hipbelt that is good for just about any kind of trip if your load is right.

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The Gossamer Gear Kumo™ Superlight backpack is a tough, smaller volume pack that is loaded with new fabrics and features.  Built on the Murmur platform but contructed largely of our custom 140 denier Dyneema GGridstop™ nylon the Kumo is tougher and has more features than its lighter parent.  The Kumo™ was named in honor of our great friends and customers in Japan as well as to describe the pack itself.  Kumo™ is Japanese for "Cloud", and can also mean "Spider".

The Kumo™ continues the use of our new OTT™ (Over-the-Top™) closure system with an added zippered pocket there for quick access to vital goods.  Both side pockets are constructed of our Dyneema GGridstop™ to minimize snagging and increase durability.  The big back pocket in made from our power mesh with a new angled top to allow easy access.  We have opted for a 1.5" seatbelt webbing for the removable hipbelt for solid weight transfer and load control.  The Kumo™ also features our new more ergonomic shoulder strap harness and a groovy new EZClip™ sternum strap and accessory mounting system.  The Gossamer Gear Kumo™ also sports a slick new 3/32 shock cord (bungee) compression and lashing system for squeezing and hanging your gear with.   As always there is a pad holder pocket on the front that will accept the included Sitlight as well as many other pads.

 The Kumo™ ships with a SitLight™ pad and has an integrated but removable shock cord compression/lashing system.   

We recommend the Kumo™ SuperLight backpack for total weights below 25lbs.  Recommended uses are backpacking, dayhiking, travel (can be used as a carry-on bag),  mountaineering and any other appropriate adventure.

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Weight including removable hip belt

  • Medium: 14.30 oz. (405 g.)
  • Large: 14.65 oz  (416 g.)
  • Removable belt assembly : 1.85 oz (53 g.) 


  • Sitlight Pad : 1.7 - 2.2 oz  ( 53g. - 65g. )  these pads vary slightly
  • shock cord and cordlocks:  .25 oz (7 g.)


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


  • Medium (16" - 20" torso) (41 - 51 cm.)
  • Large (20" - 24" torso) (51 - 61 cm.)


  • Custom 140 denier Dyneema GGridstop nylon.
  • 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”
  • Made of our custom 140d Dyneema Ggridstop™ nylon.
  • OTT (Over-the-Top) top closure system
  • Top Zippered pocket for quick but secure access to critical items.
  • New, more ergonomic, 2012 shoulder strap system.
  • Two side mesh bottle pockets accessible without taking off pack
  • More durable power-stretch pocket mesh with ripstop bottoms
  • 3/32 bungee compression lacing system
  • All new EZClip™ sternum strap & accessory clip system.
  • Bungee allows for strapping a pad or other items on top of the OTT™
  • Hydration bladder pocket with dual drinking tube ports
  • Rear mesh pocket great for drying gear and other gear storage
  • Detachable 1.5" nylon seatbelt webbing hipbelt
  • Plenty of sewn-in loops, shock cord and cord locks for many compression options
  • Pad holder pockets uses pad as additional support.
  • Sternum strap with integrated whistle buckle is adjustable and removable
  • Grosgrain drinking tube keeper loop are on shoulder straps
  • Haul loop is incorporated for picking up pack
  • Center lashing loop doubles as ice axe holder


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