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Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador Application Form

If there’s one trait that all of Gossamer Gear’s Trail Ambassadors share, it’s a love of hiking in all of its forms from long distance thru-hiking and weekend backpacking trips to day-hiking, pack-rafting, peakbagging and bushwhacking. If you love to hike and you enjoy helping other hikers discover the benefits of lightweight hiking and backpacking gear, we encourage you to apply to the Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador Program by filling in the Application Form below.

Trail Ambassador Benefits

As a Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador, you will receive a free Gossamer Gear Backpack of your choice when you are admitted to the Trail Ambassador Program and an on-going 25% pro-deal discount on all products manufactured by Gossamer Gear for your own personal use as long as you are a Trail Ambassador.

A 15% off discount code that you can share with friends, family, or acquaintances who are interested in purchasing ultralight backpacks, poles, and accessories from Gossamer Gear.

Free publicity and assistance for Trail Ambassador sponsored gear demos, talks and courses on ultralight and lightweight backpacking, conservation-related  charity events, and publications.

Invitations to regional Trail Ambassador meetups, hikes, and backpacking trips held across North America and Europe.

A Monthly Trail Ambassador newsletter with behind-the-scenes news, product updates, and announcements.

Early access to new products and design prototypes.

A Personalized Trail Ambassador Bio Page on the Gossamer Gear Web Site.

Program Requirements

As a Trail Ambassador, we expect you to use Gossamer Gear products when you are out on hiking and backpacking trips. You don’t have to use Gossamer Gear products exclusively, but we do want other hikers to see you using our packs, trekking poles or accessories and to be able to ask you questions about them.

Trail Ambassadors are encouraged to hold gear demos and give talks about the techniques and benefits of ultralight and lightweight backpacking. Gossamer Gear will assist you by providing product samples to demonstrate and supporting instructional materials.

Ambassadors can provide design input and feedback on new products and design prototypes.

Attend Trail Ambassador sponsored events or meetups in your area.

Provide trip reports, how-to articles, photographs and updates for Gossamer Gear’s blog, newsletter, and social media channels.

To Apply

Please fill out the following form to apply to the Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador Program. We will contact you if we have any further questions. All of the information you enter into this application  will be held in confidence and is only for internal use by Gossamer Gear.

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Personal Information

First Name*

Last Name*

Street Address 1*

Street Address 2

City or Town*

State or Province*


Zip Code or Postal Code*

Phone Number*

Email Address*



Backpacking and Community Experience

How many days of hiking did you do last year?*
Where did you go? How often? What was your longest trip last year?

What Gossamer Gear products have you used and for how long?*
We prefer applicants who are existing customers, but it's not a requirement to apply.

What backpack are you currently using??*
We prefer applicants who are existing customers, but it's not a requirement to apply.

How has ultralight or lightweight backpacking benefited you?*

Are you involved with any hiking clubs, meetups or outdoor organizations?*
Are you a leader or participant? Please elaborate.

Have you ever taught hiking or backpacking skills?*
Tell us about your teaching or public speaking experience, even if it's not outdoor related.

What are your hiking goals for this year?*
We want to know more about what gets you jazzed about hiking.

Why are you applying to be a Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador?*

Internet and Social Media

Do you have a personal blog or web site that you update on a regular basis?
If yes, please list the URL and describe what you write about.

Do you have an Instagram account?
If yes, please list your Instagram profile name.

If yes, how many posts have you made to your Instagram account, so far?

Do you have a Facebook account?
If yes, please list your Facebook account name(s) and/or page(s).

If yes, how many friends or likes do you have on your account and/or pages?

Do you have a Twitter account?
If yes, please list your Twitter account name.

If yes, how many tweets have you made to your Twitter account, to date?

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