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Spring Hike in Norway

Joe Newton, our Trail Ambassador in Norway took his first hike of the spring.  We like how he defines it being the first hike because it was without skis!  Nothing slows Joe down and he has some really nice shots of his hike.  He was in a section just 30 minutes south east of the […]

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Great Outdoor Quotes

We at Gossamer  love contests, and earlier this spring T.A. Jason Klass created a great contest on his website looking for the greatest outdoor quote.  The winner was selected in a random drawing of all those that entered.  The winner of the contest received a free gift package from Gossamer Gear, including one Thinlight 3/8″ […]

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Last week, the Gossamer Gear team featuring Glen Van Peski and Paul “The Beeman” Cronshaw took part in the latest Annual Day Zero Pacific Crest Trail Kick Off.   This year was the largets group of hikers to date making their way to Canada from the Mexican border.  We here cannot say thank you enough […]

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Carry Extra Water in Ultralight Pack

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 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! Last updated:14th April, 2015

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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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