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Virginia: Gear Swap and Demo (4/10-4/12)

Empty your gear closet — or fill it up. It’s time for the DC Ultralight Annual Gear Showcase and Swap!

Camp for the weekend with Trail Ambassadors Jen “Shuttle” Adach and Brian Horst and get some new gear!

Start perfecting your chili recipes. Saturday night will feature a chili cook-off with categories for meat chili and for vegetarian chili. The winner will get bragging rights and eternal fame.

We’ll have an array of UL gear so you can see them in action. Participate in a friendly gear shakedown and see new packs from Gossamer Gear!


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Massachusetts: Lightweight Hiking and Backpacking Talk

Looking to hike further without excess pack weight holding you back? Join Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador Allison Nadler for a talk and gear demo about how to let go of the extra gear/weight in your backpack for lighter, longer, more enjoyable hikes this summer. Topics covered will include:

  • How to begin the process of lightening your pack
  • Benefits and tradeoffs of carrying less
  • Tools and resources to get you started
  • Dozens of tips and tricks to bring less, hike further, stay prepared, and spend less money!

Allison will be bringing lightweight backpacks, shelters, and other gear to see and touch.

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More New Trail Ambassadors

Gossamer Gear welcomes another outstanding group of new Trail Ambassadors including David Lintern, Guy Parker, Joe Jacaruso, Heather Knight, Whitney La Ruffa, Sheldon Feigel, Dan Bortz, Evan Chartier, Carrot Quinn, Jan McEwen, Brian Reyman, Dave Brunstein, and Bryon Solberg.  “The most effective way to learn about carrying a lighter weight backpack is face-to-face from someone who’s […]

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