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New 2017 Products!

New Products for 2017!

We are thrilled to announce the line of new products for 2017! There have been some updates made to customer favorites like the Type 2 and Kumo and some brand new packs and accessories we are excited to share with you! You can also learn a bit about the new packs and what we’ve changed with […]

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Brand Ambassador Gear List – Liz “Snorkel” Thomas

Next up in the Brand Ambassador Gear List series is Liz “Snorkel” Thomas. Snorkel has backpacked over 15,000 miles across the United States on 16 long distance hikes, including the pioneering traverse of the Chinook Trail across the Columbia River Gorge and the pioneering traverse of the Wasatch Range, which she did solo. Liz is affectionately known […]

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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 […]

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Brand Ambassador Gear List – Whitney “Allgood” LaRuffa

Our Brand Ambassadors serve as a source of inspiration and we are excited to announce a new series where you’ll get a chance to see what’s in their packs! First up, Whitney “Allgood” LaRuffa shares his gear list for his 2016 hike of the Continental Divide Trail.The following gear was used during the last two […]

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The Trek Badger Sponsorship 2017

Calling all 2017 aspiring thru-hikers: Want your chance at more than $10,000 worth of backpacking gear and resources? Gossamer Gear has teamed up with The Trek (formerly Appalachian Trials) to sponsor a handful of lucky AT, PCT, and/or CDT 2017 thru-hikers for The Badger Sponsorship 2017. The Badger Sponsorship began in 2012 as an effort […]

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The Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument would expand protection of the watershed that feeds the Grand Canyon and Colorado River - Photo by Sirena Dufault

President Obama: Please Protect Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon- its rugged beauty and spectacular scenery makes it a much-desired location for backpackers and river runners. It’s one of the natural wonders of the world and the second most visited National Park. Many would be surprised to know that the surrounding area that feeds the watershed is currently threatened by uranium mining, […]

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Anish on the AZT

Fastest Known Time on the Arizona Trail

The 800-mile Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZT), while short by long-distance hiking standards, packs a lot of diverse scenery and elevation changes in its length from Mexico to Utah. When most people think of Arizona, they envision it to be hot, dry and flat. However, the AZT ranges from elevations of 1200 to 9000 feet […]

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10 Phases of a Thru Hike

What is a thru hike? Technically, it’s a long distance trail end-to-end. The preparation, itinerary, and experience, however, is completely up to each individual person. When I first began hiking New Zealand’s 1,800 mile (3,000 kilometer) Te Araroa, I viewed it like a sport. Each day I would physically prepare myself for the journey ahead, […]

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