Rik’s take on the RikSak

There are many, many uses of the RikSak. That is what struck us the first time we saw Rik Christensen demo this pack.  Trail Ambassador Paul Cronshaw took this video of his buddy Rik presenting his pack at the AZDPCTKO Gear Contest.  Rik demonstrates the many features of the RikSak, a great uberlightweight daypack that […]

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DIY shoes from Diane Soini

For those interested in learning more about how to make your own footwear. Trail Ambassador Diane Soini recently sent us a very descriptive email about how she designed her own shoe for her hiking trips. It was important to her that she try to make as simple a shoe as possible since it seemed to […]

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Grant goes to Southern Utah

Grant and two friends went to do some hiking in Southern Utah.  They started out by visiting Zion National Park and donning their dry suits and hiking up the narrows.  The air temperature was 31 deg F and the water temperature was 34 deg F.  After that hike, they took a sketchy 4WD trail to […]

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How to make a ‘cap keeper’

For those interested in learning how to make their own ‘cap keeper’ for their own water bottle. Trail Ambassador Jason Klass recently created a great step by step article on his website about how to make a ‘cap keeper’ with a normal plastic water bottle like a Gatorade bottle. The point in designing your own […]

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Welcome our New Trail Ambassador – Brian Green

Every so often Gossamer Gear will welcome a new member into the Trail Ambassador group. This month, Gossamer proudly welcomes Brian Green.  Originally from Southampton, England, he currently lives in Charlotte, NC and has plenty of opportunities to get out and hike.  Brian is also an avid blogger who we are very excited to add […]

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Disco’s Homemade Energy Bars

My friend, the Onion of CDT yo-yo fame, was in Denver for a visit and he let me try his homemade energy bars. I had been looking for a cheaper alternative to buying bars from my local grocery store for a long time and was immediately sold on his bars*. I played around with his […]

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Grant is Heading to Southeast Utah

Grant is heading off Southeast Utah to the Kanab area to do some winter hiking.  He plans to seek some slot canyons, and other interesting sites depending on the weather.  He will be there with a couple friends for four days and then he will be headed off to Death Valley to do some more […]

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