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gossamer gear ultralight packs

Gossamer Gear is a small, passionate company whose mission is to improve your experience with backpacking with the best ultralight products. We take pride in creating some of the most innovative gear on the market while teaching and advocating for lightweight and ultra-lightweight backpacking. We live to create and produce products that will further enhance your enjoyment on the trail by lightening your load. Take less. Do more.

Glen Van Peski founded Gossamer Gear in 1998 in an effort to create lightweight gear for use with his oldest son, Brian, in Boy Scouts. In 2005 the company expanded and moved to Austin and Grant Sible took over the helm as president and is in charge of operations, development, customer service, finance and whatever else needs to be done. Glen is still Chairman of the Board, and actively involved in product development, policy and vision, and of course product testing!

Our products have been featured in Backpacker Magazine, National Geographic Adventure Magazine, MSNBC, and the New York Times.