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Carry extra water in backpack

Recently Gossamer Gear Founder Glen Van Pesky put together this great video with his technique for carrying extra water in the Murmur Ultralight backpack (as well as any other of our packs).  The  strategy involves carrying extra water in your pad holder pocket with a platypus water bladder. Check out the video below and enjoy!

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Lightweight Backpacking Demonstration

On April 2nd, Philip Werner at SectionHiker.com gave a demonstration about lightweight backpacking to a dozen hikers from the NY-NJ Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club in Harriman State Park, just outside of New York City. This is the first in a series of lightweight backpacking gear demos he is doing this year.   He has […]

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Will be at ADZPCTKO 2011

Gossamer Gear is proud to announce  that it will have a booth at the upcoming Annual Day Zero Pacific Crest Trail Kick Off beginning April 29 and running through May 1. The event’s  primary focus is to help shed those butterflies that inevitably precede a life-altering experience like hiking the PCT.  By showing you the […]

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Interview with Glen Van Peski

From time to time we like to revisit the history of Gossamer, to show our readers how it all started. There is a great interview on Trail Space of our founder, Glen Van Peski, about his life and how and why he started Gossamer Gear. Check it out!

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Conquer stress with Francis Tapon

For those interested in learning how to overcome unwanted stress on the trail and in your everyday lives. Trail Ambassador Francis Tapon recently created a new post on his website about how to overcome stress using a technique from pilgrims who walk the 2,168-mile Appalachian Trail. In their honor, he calls it the Pilgrim’s Perspective. […]

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Shelter Update from Grant

Unfortunately, the most recent lot of our spinnaker fabric has failed our quality inspection. Due to this we will be unable to start production on the Squall Classics and will soon be out of all other spinnaker products. We want to be clear, we have not sold or made any product using sub-standard material so […]

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A Pleasant Surprise

From time to time we receive thank you messages from our users. This recent message came from John Muse, who has used our LT4 hiking poles on his recent treks. His note about Gossamer Gear overall really speaks volumes. Enjoy!: “Because I can move quickly all day, I’m able to see places I never would […]

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Lithium vs Alkaline batteries

For those interested in learning the difference in weight between the lithium and alkaline battery. Trail Ambassador JJ Mathes recently sent us a message about how it’s common knowledge that Lithium batteries outlast Alkaline batteries by about 50%. However, as she points out, did you know one AAA Lithium battery weighs 33.3% less than the […]

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