Gossamer Gear G4

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Weight 15.0 - 16.6 oz (425 - 471 g)
Capacity 3,100 ci body (50 l body), 4,600 ci max (75 l max)
Recommended maximum load 25 lbs (11 kg)

Manufacturer's Description

The G4 Ultralight pack is one of the "granddaddies" of the ultralight packs. First sold in 1999, the free downloadable instructions have been used by hundreds of do-it-yourselfers, making it the all time most-requested pattern from Quest Outfitters.

The G4 is designed to effectively incorporate the "dual use" technique of ultralight backpacking. Your sleeping pad (NightLight torso, Z-Lite/Z-Rest, Thermarest 3/4 length, or other 20"-wide pad) becomes the pack frame by inserting into the back of the pack. This way it can be extracted during rest stops to sit/lay on without unpacking your pack. The shoulder straps and hip belt are designed to accept unused articles of clothing as padding. Foam inserts are included if you are disinclined to use sleeping socks, gloves etc as your padding.

Use for general lightweight backpacking with total loads of 25 lbs (11 kg) or less.

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Gossamer Gear G4


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