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rated 4 of 5 stars Ultralight, simple, effective, comfortable, proven over many years. I've used my first and only G4 for almost a decade on many short ultralight and 'Boy Scout' trips. It's never failed me. Full review

Lightrek 4

rated 2 of 5 stars Insanely light, exceptionally comfortable, crazy expensive trekking poles that needs lots of TLC, and that I found too fragile for klutzes in mountainous terrain. When I began looking at reducing the overall weight I’d be humping while hiking the Appalachian Trail, I started hearing about new, lighter hiking poles.  My old Black Diamond poles weighed 18 ozs, and they seemed a good candidate for lightening. Besides using them to help propel me up mountains, slow me down when going down them, and… Full review

Gorilla Ultralight

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a great pack for bringing together several key features: - ultralight - durable - perfect size - very comfortable There hasn't been a review of the venerable GG Gorilla in quite a while, and several features have changed, so here is a review of the 2013 Gossamer Gear Gorilla size Medium. I have no connection to the company nor received any special consideration.This is a great pack for bringing together several key features: ultralight durable perfect size very comfortable   The Gorilla… Full review

Lightrek 4

rated 2 of 5 stars You cannot count on these poles to lock everytime. I bought these poles spring of 2011. From the beginning I had trouble getting them to lock. Being I use them for my tent support I found it most frustrating. Sometimes it would only take twisting them for a few seconds or a minute, other times I would work on it up to 10 minutes. At that time it finally worked or I just gave up. I could get one to lock but not the other one, or both.  Sometimes if I wetted the inside lock rubber washer it would… Full review

Mariposa Plus

rated 5 of 5 stars In his review Jeff Spindler states: "But there was a quality problem with my new Mariposa Plus. The right side of the Mariposa Plus hip belt began ripping out where it attaches to the pack body. The layers of fabric in the belt are sewn into the seam of the packsack. (The hip belt doesn't go all the way around your back.)" That makes me wonder if he even owns one of these packs! The hip belt for this and most other Gossamer Gear packs is interchangeable and actually passes through the pack body. Full review

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Read Trailspace's profile of Glen Van Peski, the founder of Gossamer Gear.

Gossamer Gear Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Gear Maker Profile: Glen Van Peski of Gossamer Gear
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. Read more
September 10, 2009


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