All-New PVT Frame + Belt System

Unlock your freedom of movement with our new, patent pending PVT Frame+Belt. Now available on the Mariposa 60 and Gorilla 50.

Lessons from GVP

During decades of championing ultralight backpacking, Glen Van Peski became aware that “take less, do more" is more than just a hiking slogan. As he reduced his pack weight, he realized that the lessons learned applied to all areas of life. Now he wants to share the lessons he learned to help others live full and vibrant lives—lives characterized by purpose, meaning, and joy.

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Benefits of the PVT System

Our patent pending PVT system involves an aluminum, closed-shape frame. This provides rigidity and strength that matches your back’s contour. The bottom of the frame then slips into a pocket on the back center of the accompanying pivot belt.It is secure, transfers weight effectively, and promotes flexibility with your movements.


At Gossamer Gear, “take less. do more.” goes beyond a slogan or hashtag.