Gear Maker Profile: Glen Van Peski of Gossamer Gear

9:36 p.m. on September 10, 2009 (EDT)
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Glen Van Peski, the founder of Gossamer Gear, first backpacked and sewed his own outdoor gear as a kid. But it was a 70-pound load on a Sierra backpacking trip with his son's Scout troop that got him designing ultralight packs.

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7:14 p.m. on September 13, 2009 (EDT)
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I had one of his G4s for a PCT hike in 2003. Pretty good pack!

8:07 a.m. on September 17, 2009 (EDT)
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It's refreshing to see this fellows honesty about his ultralight gear.

My travels involve bushwhacking and bringing plants back from the jungle so ultralight is a no go for me..

9:23 a.m. on September 17, 2009 (EDT)
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Thanks for the article.

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