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Gossamer Gear is a small, passionate company whose mission is to improve your experience with backpacking. We believe in everything we sell and love teaching and advocating everything about 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.

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 continues to be heavily involved in new product development and overall direction of the company.

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