January 19

Vote for the 2017 Badger Sponsorship Finalists!

You submitted your videos, and now the 12 finalists for the 2017 Badger Sponsorship have been unveiled! Your vote decides which lucky thru-hikers will win thousands of dollars worth of backpacking gear and resources, including your choice of any Gossamer Gear backpack.  This year’s Badger Sponsorship winners are determined by a combination of a reader vote (50%) and The … Continue reading “Vote for the 2017 Badger Sponsorship Finalists!”

August 25

Summer 2016 Outdoor Retailer Trade Show: Overview and Index

By Will Rietveld and Janet Reichl, Gossamer Gear Brand Ambassadors Overview and Index (this article) Technology and Trends Lightweight Gear Ultralight Gear Footwear Food Welcome to our coverage of the Summer 2016 Outdoor Retailer Trade Show. Our focus is new gear and technologies of interest to lightweight and ultralight backpackers. We have covered the Outdoor … Continue reading “Summer 2016 Outdoor Retailer Trade Show: Overview and Index”

January 12

Cuben Fiber is now Dyneema Composite Fabrics

By Will Rietveld Fabric Origins The original name Cuben Fiber doesn’t do much to describe what the product is; a reporter coined the name back in 1992 when sails made of this fabric helped win the America’s Cup. The name stuck and use of the extraordinarily lightweight and strong fabric expanded into other industries. However, … Continue reading “Cuben Fiber is now Dyneema Composite Fabrics”