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Gossamer Gear

March 6, 2015

Did the title of this post throw you off? Maybe you thought it was going to be some sort of farewell post? Pfff… no way! We won’t have any fancy photos or other such eye candy for you today, however the subject matter is important stuff none the less. Let’s take a minute to recognize excellence of a handful of…

Read the PostThanks for Everything and Happy Trails!

August 13, 2014

Those of us who enjoy photography and hiking have probably at one time or another lugged a big ass tripod out into the wilderness. Ok, so it probably wasn’t like the kit that Ansel had to carry up in the Sierra to support his large format cameras, but even in modern times our full sized tripods simply don’t fit well…

Read the PostLightweight Tripods for the Hiker

July 29, 2014

Labor Day is just about a month away now. If you’re anything like the masses, you’re probably thinking about spending the weekend outdoors. I was reminded of its imminent approach whilst reading the latest edition of San Fransisco magazine recently. Feeling in the mood for yet another response-type piece, I decided to put together the Hike It. Like It. Labor…

Read the PostYour Labor Day Escape?

May 21, 2014

Back in 2011 I posted some thoughts about a few popular lightweight trekking poles. Today we’re going to take a look back at those, see how they’ve fared, and take a look at a few more options. All the lengths and weights posted here are as-measured. Ok, let’s get straight to it, shall we? Looking Back For those who missed…

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November 21, 2012

Hello my backpacking friends. Today I bring you a report on the Gossamer Gear (“GG”) Gorilla 2012 model pack. I wanted to give an in-depth look at the pack since it’s been reviewed elsewhere already and you probably have all the specs that you’d ever need. I’ve got one of the new GG-branded Klymit “Air Beam” air frames so I’ll…

Read the PostGossamer Gear Gorilla + Air Beam

October 3, 2011

This summer I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to chat with both Glen Van Peski, the founder of Gossamer Gear, as well as Grant Sible who is the President of the company and involved with its daily operation. Several pieces of my own solo kit carry the Gossamer Gear logo, so needless to say I’m a fan and…

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May 30, 2011

You could say this is more of a roundup than a review (see, I just said it). How about we just take a look at 4 different sets of poles and see how they stack up against each other? When I opened the gear closet and everything piled out on top of me I grabbed the first four sets of…

Read the PostFour Ways with Trekking Poles