Joe Newton is one of the founding members of Nordic Lightpacking and our Trail Ambassador from Bergen, Norway. This summer he took his SpinnTwinn and his Lightrek 4s along with the rest of his ultralightweight gear on a trip. He went to the stunning Hardangervidda National Park, a high mountain plateau environment with incredible scenery. […]
So, the story starts awhile back, at an Outdoor Retailer show. Takashi Fukuchi, who represents Evernew in the U.S., asked Glen about coming to Japan to share a talk on ultralight techniques and philosophy. There were many planning sessions with Takashi and Tsuchiya Tomo, owner of Hiker’s Depot in Japan. Evernew agreed to sponsor the […]
Victory Hoyt has been hiking the Appalachian Trail since 1974 and has covered over 1500 miles of trail. He was recently featured on Section Hiker and won their raffle for one of our packs. He was given the choice to pick any one he wanted and he decided on the Mariposa™ Plus because it was the […]
Steve Burgess, one of our trail ambassadors, recently put together this video on his three day trek of the Wonderland Trail. It is a takeoff on slam poetry and is one of the most creative trail videos we have seen. He submitted and got into Kendal, which is Europe’s version of the Banff Film Festival. […]
An article entitled “Lighten Up” was in the Lifestyle section of the Austin American Statesman this morning. In it is a story of Rich Colfack and his journey to get lighter. There is some good info on how Rich went about it for his hike on the JMT in 2008. Also, Gossamer Gear’s President, Grant […]
How many times have you lost a tarp/tent stake, the thin 6-inch Ti hook stakes to be precise? I live in the southeastern part of the US where dead leaves from various hardwoods and pine needles are on the ground year around. I’ve found the nondescript gray color of this Ti stakes hard for me […]
The Gorilla happened to be in Denver meeting suppliers when the first snow of the season hit the Rocky Mountain National Park, which seemed liked a good excuse to get up to tree line and test out his snappy new RikSak for a day.
Grant went out to show our gear. We were joined by some of the other companies in the ultralight community. One of the highlights was a little hacky sack with Ron Moak (Six Moons Designs), Rand and Russ (Trail Designs), and Henry Shires (Tarptent). If you want to see a few more pictures.