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2011 Gorilla Backpack

Periodically we repost excellent online articles reviewing our gear.  This past fall, Philip Werner at Section Hiker posted an in depth article on the Gorilla.  He discussed the pack in depth and covered the design goals, how it compares with the Mariposa™ Plus, and how to best outfit it.  You can see all the details at […]

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SpinnTwinn in the Snow

If you ever wondered if you can set up a SpinnTwinn in the snow.  Hendrik Morkel recently created a great post on his site Hiking in Finland.  It shows lots of pictures and describes how to do it.  He goes over what types of stakes to use, how to support the poles, what types of […]

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Winter Outdoor Retailer 2011

Grant and Glen went to OR to be with old friends and to discover new products.  We met up with many of the cottage guys like Russ Zanderbergen  from Trail Designs, Henry Shires from Tarptent, Tomo from Hiker Depot, and many more.  Take a look at our photo gallery to see what was going on.

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Ultralight Fishing Tackle

It’s just an empty Tic Tac box with a small foam pad inside. The foam holds the lures. My favorite for mountain trout is a small Panther Martin and a small Super Duper.  Flies or your favorites can be added.  The outside of the box is wrapped with 50 feet of 6 lb. mono-filament line.  […]

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Hiker Depot Blog Talks About Glen’s Visit to Japan

Remember Glen’s Trip to Japan? Well we thought you might be interested what that looks like in to our Japanese ultralight cohorts. If you want to see what they are saying, check out the most recent blog at Hiker Depot’s site.  We are not quite sure what it says because our Japanese is a little […]

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Hiking Tip: Collecting Water

Have you ever needed to fill your water container only to find there wasn’t enough clearance for you to get the opening of your container under the flow?  When water levels are low the flow doesn’t always shoot out far enough to catch the water, it rolls around the contour of the rock making it […]

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Come Join us at Outdoor Retailer Show

Grant Sible and Glen Van Peski of Gossamer Gear are going to Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City to schmooze and check out the latest in new products, new fabrics and new hardware.  They will be joining Henry Shires of Tarptent, Russ Zandbergen of Trail Designs, Bernie Wilt of,  Tomo of Hiker Depot, […]

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A Day in the life of an ALS patient

We would like to bring to your attention Royce Cowan.  He is a customer of ours and is a 27 year old ALS patient.  We consider him to be quite inspirational.  He is following his passion of backpacking in a really light way. Here is what he has to say in his first post: “My […]

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