February 25

Best Lightweight Luggage for International Travel? Same as for the Trail.

We all know what it looks like. Carefully packing everything into our carry-on luggage just to have to dump it all out again at the security checkpoint. Hustling up and down escalators and trains to get to our gate. Dodging people through busy terminals. Add an international flight connection to all of this, and it … Continue reading “Best Lightweight Luggage for International Travel? Same as for the Trail.”

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”

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 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!”

August 30

What’s in a Name? The Stories Behind Gossamer Gear’s Pack Names.

Gossamer Gear backpacks didn’t start off with snazzy names. They started off with the founder, Glen Van Peski, fiddling around with some homegrown models, searching for the perfect balance of light and functional. “I would hike along with my buddy, Read Miller, talking about packs and how to make them lighter and more functional,” Glen … Continue reading “What’s in a Name? The Stories Behind Gossamer Gear’s Pack Names.”

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”

March 21

Becoming a Hiking Poles Believer with the LT5 3-Piece Carbon Poles

By: Korrin L. Bishop I never got the hype. I never understood the point. I remember watching people hiking up Old Rag in Shenandoah National Park with hiking poles and thinking they were more of a hindrance than anything. If we’re cutting weight, why bring something so unnecessary? Then, I was hiking down Lassen Peak … Continue reading “Becoming a Hiking Poles Believer with the LT5 3-Piece Carbon Poles”