Gossamer Gear Reviews

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Gossamer Gear 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…
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Gossamer Gear 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…
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Gossamer Gear 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.
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Gossamer Gear 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…
Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus
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Gossamer Gear Murmur

rated 5 of 5 stars Love this pack. Got it yesterday and it rocks! One problem I see though. It is very hard to get your water bottle from the side pockets. Happy…
Gossamer Gear Murmur
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Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus

rated 3 of 5 stars The Mariposa Plus is amazingly light for its volume. After hiking with the slightly lighter Mariposa for several seasons, I was concerned about…
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Gossamer Gear The One

rated 5 of 5 stars I used this shelter for my thru hike of the Pacific Crest Trail and The Continental Divide Trail. This tent survived. I used it in snow and…
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Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4

rated 5 of 5 stars After hiking over 8,000 miles in the last decade I have come to appreciate product quality and ingenuity. Gossamer Gear’s Lightrek 4 Trekking…
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Gossamer Gear G5

rated 5 of 5 stars This is my favorite pack and I am so sad it isn't made anymore. It was replaced by the Murmur. I have been using the G5 since 2007 and it is…
Gossamer Gear G5
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Gossamer Gear Squall Classic

rated 5 of 5 stars I have been using the Squall Classic since 2007 and in its present condition I should be able to get quite a few more years use. For anyone…
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Gossamer Gear Mariposa

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I bought a Mariposa in 2006 to use for my backpacking trip across the Grand Canyon. Since then, I have used it many times, including trips on…
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Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the collapsible version of the Gossamer Gear Lightrek 3 poles and aside from the weight -- the 4's weigh a half oz. more than the 3's…
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Gossamer Gear Lightrek 3

rated 5 of 5 stars These poles are so light that you'll never get over how light they are. When it comes to non-collapsing poles, let's face it, a pole is pretty…
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Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn

rated 5 of 5 stars Picking this tarp up while on the PCT, I have been nothing but pleased with it. I use it in combination with a water-resistant bivy and quilt.
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Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus

rated 5 of 5 stars Extremely light and comfortable. I really like the mesh pockets because you can keep things that are wet outside of the pack body. So my tent…
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Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus

rated 5 of 5 stars This one is a FIVE! No doubt. The fabric, netting, stitching, hipbelt, and shoulder straps are all of superb quality. I have the 2009 model…
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Gossamer Gear The One

rated 4 of 5 stars This shelter is outstanding! I could not be more happy with it. (well, I could, but I'll get into that later) It is ultralight, provides full…
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Gossamer Gear Gorilla Ultralight

rated 5 of 5 stars For ten years, I hiked everywhere with a Kelty Cloud backpack that finally just wore out. I felt like I had lost a best friend, because the…
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Gossamer Gear Gorilla Ultralight

rated 5 of 5 stars I just completed 372 miles on the Oregon PCT using my Gossamer Gear Gorilla Ultralight Backpack, which I bought last month. This is, hands down,…
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Gossamer Gear Gorilla Ultralight

rated 5 of 5 stars This is without a doubt the most comfortable pack I have ever put on my back. I can't think of one negative thing to say.
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Gossamer Gear The One

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I just finished a 625 miles section hike of the PCT from Saddle Junction (approx mile 178) to Mount Whitney, exit Whitney Portal from May 27…
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Gossamer Gear ThinLight 3/8" Insulation Pad

rated 5 of 5 stars My husband and I both carry the Gossamer Gear ThinLight 3/8" sleep pads and love them. Last year we hiked the Pacific Crest Trail for over five…
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Gossamer Gear ThinLight 1/8" Insulation Pad

rated 5 of 5 stars A little thin for use as a sleeping pad by itself (for me), this shines when used in addition to the Gossamer Gear torso length pad. On most…
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Gossamer Gear NightLight Torso Length Sleeping Pad

rated 5 of 5 stars Hands down the best lightweight sleep pad out there. I've carried one of these on the last 2 thru hikes I did, and wouldn't even think of carrying…
Gossamer Gear NightLight Torso Length Sleeping Pad
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Gossamer Gear NightLight Torso Length Sleeping Pad

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Used the Nightlight Torso on 1500 miles of the PCT this summer. I also used it as my frame in my packing system. The pad flatted out very quickly…
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Gossamer Gear Mariposa

rated 5 of 5 stars Incredibly light, but well built. You don't gain much weight by going with the heavier fabric on the Mariposa Plus. Update: February 24, 2009…
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Gossamer Gear G5

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I tried this pack because I wanted to experiment with ultralight equipment and methods, having been experienced with general backpacking and…
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Gossamer Gear SpinnShelter

rated 5 of 5 stars I have been using my SpinnShelter for about two years with great success in widely varying conditions from the Smoky Mountains to the Rockies.
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Gossamer Gear ThinLight 1/8" Insulation Pad

rated 5 of 5 stars I took this 1/8" pad on a 10 day trek on the John Muir Trail in August 2008. I intended to use it for a bit of ground insulation, but I ended…
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Gossamer Gear SpinnShelter

rated 5 of 5 stars Greeting, I have used the SpinnShelter on many backpacking adventures. I believe that it is one of the most advanced designed tarps out there.
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Gossamer Gear The One

rated 5 of 5 stars I really like this tent. I just spent two weeks with in on the Tahoe Rim Trail and cannot say enough about the tent. Here are my raves: 1) Pitches…
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Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus

rated 5 of 5 stars I picked this pack over a bunch of heavier models available at box stores locally, primarily because it made little sense to me to have a pack…
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Gossamer Gear NightLight Torso Length Sleeping Pad

rated 5 of 5 stars This is one of the best pieces of gear that I've owned, bar none. It's durable, comfortable, and very easy to pack and carry. One trick is on…
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Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus

rated 4.5 of 5 stars So far, a good, sensible pack for the lightweight backpacker. One of the things you always buy with a piece of gear is a piece of the manufacturer…
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Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus

rated 5 of 5 stars A few years ago I thought I had taken my last backpack trip. A 50 pound pack was not fun anymore and admittedly I am a little older. However,…
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Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus

rated 5 of 5 stars Hard to believe nobody has reviewed this pack yet! After searching extensively on-line for lighter packs I chose the Mariposa Plus as my loads…
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Gossamer Gear Squall Classic

rated 5 of 5 stars I've been using my Squall for two seasons now - prob 18 to 20 evenings - in all types of conditions, including a couple of blizzards. The Squall…
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Gossamer Gear Miniposa

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased my Miniposa shortly before heading to Yosemite for a 3-day trip into the backcountry. Besides that trip I've used this pack for…
Gossamer Gear Miniposa