January 8

Gossamer Gear Texas Collection: A Pack Series as Tough as the Lone Star State

After two years of designing and testing, we’re excited to introduce the Gossamer Gear Texas Collection! This pack series is a nod to our headquarters’ home here in Texas. We’re proud to be based in Austin, and are excited to share a pack series that is as tough, diverse, and hardworking as this Lone Star … Continue reading “Gossamer Gear Texas Collection: A Pack Series as Tough as the Lone Star State”

January 5

My Non-traditional Thru Hike: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Flip-flop

By: Dahn Pratt Stepping onto the Bridge of the Gods, I crossed the Oregon-Washington border and began my thru hike of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). It was 80-degrees and cloudless with a slight breeze—just perfect. Meanwhile, my hardy southbound compatriots were battling near-freezing temperatures, intermittent rain and snow, and a dangerous windchill. The first … Continue reading “My Non-traditional Thru Hike: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Flip-flop”

December 26

Reflections from the First Woman to Complete the Calendar Year Triple Crown

By: Heather “Anish” Anderson When I was 22 years old, I saw an article in Backpacker Magazine about Flyin’ Brian Robinson. I had just completed my first thru-hike—the Appalachian Trail—and had only learned of the existence of the Pacific Crest and Continental Divide Trails en route. Now, I had in my hands a magazine telling … Continue reading “Reflections from the First Woman to Complete the Calendar Year Triple Crown”

December 17

20th Anniversary of Gossamer Gear: A History of Taking Less and Doing More

It started twenty years ago—while backpacking, of course. Glen Van Peski, a consulting civil engineer in Carlsbad, California, joined his eldest son, Brian, on backpacking trips with the Boy Scouts. As he began to learn more about the power of lightweight backpacking, he quickly realized that their backpacks—which weighed seven pounds empty—simply would not do. … Continue reading “20th Anniversary of Gossamer Gear: A History of Taking Less and Doing More”

December 1

Your Pack Just Got Better with Custom, Exclusive N100D Robic Camo Jacquard Fabric

By now, you’ve probably seen the hype over our two new releases, the brand new Drifter Daypack and the Limited Edition Camo Kumo 36. What you might not know quite as much about is just how impressive the robic camo jacquard fabric is that we’ve used to design them. Read on to learn more about … Continue reading “Your Pack Just Got Better with Custom, Exclusive N100D Robic Camo Jacquard Fabric”

November 21

Wild Wilderness Women Building Community and Healing in the North Cascades

By: Mia Zavalij It’s our last night in the North Cascades. Our campfire circle offers the perfect backdrop for soaking in the last few moments of the Wild Wilderness Women annual Babes Off the Beaten Path adventure. Amongst the fire, there are 20 pairs of glistening eyes: Women who have just met, leaning against each … Continue reading “Wild Wilderness Women Building Community and Healing in the North Cascades”

November 16

Gossamer Gear Silverback 55 is Back—and Better than Ever!

To introduce you to the updated Gossamer Gear Silverback 55, let’s start with some scenarios. You’ve decided to spend your long weekend exploring that backpacking trail you’ve heard about in the rugged Montana wilderness. It’s rarely traveled, which appeals to you, but you also know it’s going to require a bit of bushwhacking to make … Continue reading “Gossamer Gear Silverback 55 is Back—and Better than Ever!”