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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 Battery Weight

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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Lightrek Pole LT4s Review

For those interested in reading a review of the Gossamer Gear Lightrek Poles. We at Gossamer like to research different gear review sites to see what people are saying about us, and we recently re-discovered a great gear review of our Lightrek poles by Lori Pontious.  The LT4 review includes a description of the product, […]

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Martin Rye gives Gossamer some love

For those interested in hearing about opinions of Gossamer.  Every once in a while we like to post positive feedback that we get from our Trail Ambassadors about us as a company.  Recently Trail Ambassador Martin Rye had this to say: “The Gossamer Gear Gorilla I like a lot. I emailed Gossamer gear to mention the […]

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Lightweight Backpacking Demonstration

If you’ve ever been backpacking, you’ve probably heard people boast that their pack weighs 50 or 60 lbs. Those days are over. With a little knowledge and careful gear selection, it is possible for anyone to reduce their pack weight to a comfortable 20 or 25 lbs, even for a multi-day trip. By carrying less […]

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