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New Film: The Cairngorms in Winter

Chris Townsend is one of the greatest long distance hikers of our era. The author of 17 backpacking books, he’s also a gifted story teller and dedicated conservationist.  A resident of Scotland, Chris has literally written the book on Scottish hiking (Scottish Mountain Guide, Circone, 2010), which is easily one of the top 10 hiking destinations […]

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Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassadors

New Trail Ambassadors 2013

Gossamer Gear welcomes another outstanding group of new Trail Ambassadors including Carl Rush, David Hine, Damien Tougas, Joan West, and Ken Holder. Located in the United States, Canada and Scotland, this new group of Trail Ambassadors holds leadership and teaching positions with organizations and hiking clubs including Trail Dames, the Appalachian Mountain Club, the Boy […]

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More New Trail Ambassadors

Gossamer Gear welcomes another outstanding group of new Trail Ambassadors including David Lintern, Guy Parker, Joe Jacaruso, Heather Knight, Whitney La Ruffa, Sheldon Feigel, Dan Bortz, Evan Chartier, Carrot Quinn, Jan McEwen, Brian Reyman, Dave Brunstein, and Bryon Solberg.  “The most effective way to learn about carrying a lighter weight backpack is face-to-face from someone who’s […]

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Being a Trail Ambassador

Gossamer Gear is making a big push this year to grow the lightweight and ultralight backpacking community by increasing the number of Trail Ambassadors it sponsors to 100 by the end of 2013. “The Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador Program”, says company president Grant Sible, “has been very successful in educating the wider hiking community about […]

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Welcome New Trail Ambassadors

Gossamer Gear welcomes 10 new Trail Ambassadors including Erin Saver, Dave Chenault, Liz Thomas, Martin Rye, Julie LePage, Rob Kelly, Christy Rosander, Jim Barbour, Paul Osborn and Vicky Mattson. Selected from hundreds of applicants, these individuals bring the total number of individuals in the Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador Program to 48. “The purpose of the […]

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Heart-Warming Email from Niblewill Nomad

The email my father Glen received from the “old intrepid”, long-time backpacker, Nimblewill Nomad, was so heart-warming I wanted to post it for you all to see. Check his website below for his impressive track record and current adventures. Glen I’ll be listing Gossamer Gear as one of my sponsors for Odyssey 2013–closing the loop […]

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Love Giveaway Winners

Thanks to all who participated. We very much enjoyed seeing what all of you love and are passionate about. We have selected a random winner, but the Gossamer Gear Committee failed to narrow their choice down to just one, so we chose two winners via committee! But honestly, even two was extremely difficult to narrow down […]

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OR Days are Here Again!

Yep, its time for the Winter 2013 Outdoor Retailer Trade Show in Salt Lake City, UT, and the Gossamer Gear gang is there. As mentioned last summer, Gossamer Gear will be publishing highlights of each OR Show under the Blog/Buzz section in our newsletter. We will focus on gear of interest to lightweight and ultralight […]

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