July 18

Houston Philmont Crews: Guy Parker’s Mission to Get Youth Outdoors

Guy Parker grew up in south Texas along the Gulf Coast, surrounded by the influence of the outdoors. Whether it was hunting, fishing, plinking, Scouting, camping, or just hanging out at the beach or in the woods, he learned at an early age to respect and appreciate the wildlife and land around him. He spent … Continue reading “Houston Philmont Crews: Guy Parker’s Mission to Get Youth Outdoors”

June 27

New Zealand & the Te Araroa Trail: Learning to “Thru-Journey”

By: Christine Martens From the images pouring out of New Zealand’s new long distance trail, the Te Araroa, the hike looked like a tantalizing adventure. Rugged mountains, sweeping landscapes, and rainforests filled with fern trees and waterfalls. However, after reading some people’s accounts of hiking the entire trail—“purists”—I started rethinking the idea of a traditional … Continue reading “New Zealand & the Te Araroa Trail: Learning to “Thru-Journey””

June 21

New Daypacks Alert! — Meet the Updated Minimalist 24 and Vagabond

Over at Gossamer Gear, we’ve been getting pretty giddy about the updates we’ve been making to two of our beloved daypacks—the Minimalist 24 and the Vagabond. After lots of of nerding out together over fabrics, function, and flair, we’re finally ready to loop you into all of the fun! Both of these daypacks are great … Continue reading “New Daypacks Alert! — Meet the Updated Minimalist 24 and Vagabond”

June 6

Fathers & the Outdoors: Reflections from the Gossamer Gear Team

The month of June brings with it a day to acknowledge the role fathers play in the lives of their children and communities. For many outdoor adventurers, fathers may be the ones who took them on their first hikes, or otherwise encouraged them to journey into the solitude of nature. Father’s Day is a time … Continue reading “Fathers & the Outdoors: Reflections from the Gossamer Gear Team”

May 29

How To: Pack Your Instagram Gear Layout into the Mariposa

By: Chris Klibowitz We all love seeing other people’s gear laid out all organized for the pre-packing social media post—Gossamer Gear even immortalized that scene for a “take less, do more” hat. Yet, I’ve always been left with a nagging question: “Where is all that stuff going?” Or, more specifically, “How are they packing it?” … Continue reading “How To: Pack Your Instagram Gear Layout into the Mariposa”

May 23

Short Thru Hikes When the PCT is Too Long & the Weekend is Too Short

By: Korrin L. Bishop If you’ve reached the point in your adventuring where being a weekend warrior isn’t enough, but spending several months thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail isn’t an option, it’s time to meet the world of the “Goldilocks” hike. A Goldilocks hike is not too short. It’s not too long. It’s just right. … Continue reading “Short Thru Hikes When the PCT is Too Long & the Weekend is Too Short”