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”

December 19

The Reasonable Decision to Give Outdoorsy Loved Ones Gift Cards

With Chanukah well underway, Christmas and Kwanzaa just around the corner, and the general spirit of holiday giving floating through the air, those of us who procrastinate may just now be wondering what goodies to gift our loved ones this year. For those of us with outdoorsy friends and family, gear to help them on … Continue reading “The Reasonable Decision to Give Outdoorsy Loved Ones Gift Cards”

November 24

Gossamer Gear’s Guide to Stocking Stuffers for Outdoorsy Folk

Have some outdoorsy friends or family in your holiday circle? We’ve got you covered for all of the little stocking stuffers they’ll be hoping to see this year! Below are ten of our suggestions for pulling together a hiker’s dream stocking. 1.) Deuce Backpacking Trowel: Hey, everybody poops. And, at 0.6 ounces, this trowel weighs … Continue reading “Gossamer Gear’s Guide to Stocking Stuffers for Outdoorsy Folk”