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Choosing a Backpack and Features

Deciding on the best Gossamer Gear lightweight backpack for your time in the backcountry can be a daunting task. When purchasing a new backpack, think about the types of trips you will be taking. Whether it’s high mileage backpacking trips, weekend warrior style outings, or a pack for day hiking trips, you will need a […]

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Training for a Record Setting (FKT) Hike

When people prepare for a hike a lot of emphasis is placed on what goes inside your pack and how much it weighs. I find that carrying lightweight, minimal, and functional gear makes it much easier to hike high mileage days. But it isn’t a magic solution. Plenty of physical, mental, and emotional prep work […]

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Summer 2015 Outdoor Retailer Highlights

  By Will Rietveld and Janet Reichl, Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassadors     Our focus is new lightweight gear, and new technologies that make gear better. Following, in no particular order, are our findings from Summer OR, held August 4-8, 2015. Items featured will be available in spring 2016 unless stated otherwise. Weights are for […]

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How to Size and Fit an Ultralight Backpack

Ever wondered how to properly size and fit a backpack? Purchasing a new backpack can help you get in more miles and enjoy your outdoor adventures with much more comfort than a traditional backpack. This is only possible if your pack fits correctly. Determining your torso length and hip size is key to purchasing a […]

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Backpacking England’s North Norfolk Coastal Path

For those looking for easy hiking with beautiful views in England, the North Norfolk Coastal Path has 46 miles of trail to explore. This National Trail can be linked with another national trail: the Peddars Way which adds up to 92 miles of trail altogether. This Coastal path makes a brilliant easy 3 day hike. […]

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Great Hikes in the United Kingdom

Thinking about taking a trip to the United Kingdom? Make sure to save some time for a good walk. Although relatively small I feel lucky to live in a very green and lovely island. Here are my suggestions for making the best of your time for hiking in the UK: Having walked in the United […]

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When Hikers Become Social Media Rock Stars

Before Facebook, Instagram and blogging, it was fairly easy to disappear into the wilderness, choosing to share or not share experiences upon our return to civilization. Social networking has been a game changer! It’s fun to share photos, videos and stories with our online friends; we’ve become an instantaneous society. Some may consider this egocentric […]

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7 Days Backpacking in the Maze District

  We were ready for our 7 day backpacking trip into the Maze District of Canyonlands National Park. With 5 National Parks, various National Monuments, National Forests &  BLM land – Utah is truly a year-round hiking/biking/climbing/canyoneering/water & snow sporting kind of paradise. Several years ago I backpacked in the Grand Gulch of Utah where […]

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