At Gossamer Gear we have been helping hikers go lighter since 1997. Unhappy with carrying a pack weighing 7 pounds empty, founder Glen Van Peski began creating his own gear. In 2004, GVP Gear became Gossamer Gear and has expanded to offer lightweight gear for backpackers, weekend warriors, and day hikers.
Whether you are already a minimalist backpacker or are a new hiker, let us help you reach your goals. Our products are designed to maximize fun on the trail while minimizing pain. Our ultralight packs, shelters, and accessories will lighten your load without sacrificing comfort or performance. Take less. Do more.