You may have found yourself at Gossamer Gear's door when you realized your pack was simply too heavy. You probably stuck around when you felt connected to our badass community of people looking to take less and do more. With spring finally blooming, we imagine you're jonesing to take that lightweight pack and hit the trail with that community of like-minded hikers. Well, Gossamer Gear is here to support that inkling by helping you gear up for spring with a thoughtfully curated selection of gear that you can trust and believe in.

In addition to our own packs, hiking poles, shelters, and other doodads, we partner with outside vendors to offer additional gear items you may need. We've carefully screened each of these partners to ensure their products only add value for our customers. The aim is to be your one-stop shop for all of your spring gear needs.

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Gear Up for Spring with a New Gossamer Gear Pack!

Of course, before we introduce you to some of the awesome new products we're carrying these days, we wanted to take a moment to re-introduce you to some of our tried and true favorites here at Gossamer Gear. We know that you'll fall in love with one of these packs and always be able to rely on it to carry your spring gear comfortably and without adding unnecessary weight to your load.

Silverback 55

Hitting the Continential Divide Trail or Colorado Trail this year? Need a pack that's lightweight, yet extremely durable and supportive? Gear up for spring with the Silverback 55!

The Silverback 55 is made out of custom, tough, durable 70d Robic nylon X 210d extreema (dyneema/spectra analog) grid fabric. There's also reinforced Robic on the bottom and side pockets of this pack. Based on the medium size, the total weight of the Gossamer Gear Silverback 55 clocks in at just 43.46 ounces, or 2.72 pounds. This all translates to a pack that is as tough as you are, while still keeping it lightweight.

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Mariposa 60

Shout out to all you northbound Appalachian Trail hikers this year! A timeless trail deserves a timeless pack. We recommend our best-selling backpack for all of your spring gear–the Mariposa 60.

The Mariposa 60 is an award-winning pack with a removable internal frame, load lifters, and 7 built-in pockets. It's a gear-hauling workhorse that weighs in at just 2 pounds. Made of custom 100 and 200 denier Robic nylon fabric, this tough, light pack delivers a very comfortable carry even when overloaded with 35 pounds of gear. It will see you to Katahdin.

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Kumo 36

To our West Coast hiking community hitting the Pacific Crest Trail this year and our weekend warriors across the world, gear up for spring with the Kumo 36!

We all know and love the Kumo. The medium size weighs in at just 18.7 ounces and the pack has an overall capacity of 36 liters. It comes with a detachable fast belt, rear mesh packet, several compression options, and more. It's a superlight backpack that is perfect for minimalist thru-hikers, ultralight weekend warriors, or even frontcountry travelers. And, there's still time to snag one of our Camo Kumo limited edition packs!

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Spring Gear for Your Lightweight Hiking Adventures Ahead

Once you're all set with your pack, take a look at some of the awesome new items we've gotten from our partners in the lightweight movement. We've carefully curated this gear to avoid you the hassle of needing to shop all around the depths of the internet trying to find the right thing.

Ben's InvisiNet Head Net

Because–BUGS. This head net has high visibility while being lightweight and comfortable. Don't let the mosquitos ruin your dream of hiking the Florida Trail.

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Ben's 100 DEET Mini Spray

See a theme here? We don't want pesky bugs getting in the way of your outdoor experiences. Gear up for spring with this Ben's bug spray, which contains the maximum amount of DEET for use in areas of high bug density with intense biting activity. It provides up to 10 hours of protection.

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Soto Micro WindMaster Regulator Stove

We think this award-winning stove is the best in its class. Due to its unique regulator, it maintains consistent output in hot or cold conditions. It's also compact, ultralight, and durable. Don't worry about winds picking up when you're ready to cook your dinner. This stove will have you covered.

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Green Goo's Pain Relief with Arnica

Arnica is known for its natural anti-inflammatory properties, which help to soothe aches and pains. This formula allows for the highest possible absorption of the herb into the cells ensuring the most potent and powerful relief. Hike hard, friends.

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Solar Goo 30 SPF Sunblock

Have sensitive skin? This is the best sunblock for you. The simple yet powerful homeopathic recipe (only 7 ingredients) rubs in clear and blocks UVA and UVB rays with a combination of Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, and 16% Non-Nano Zinc Oxide. The infusion of Calendula flowers in Solar Goo helps to condition and heal your skin so you can enjoy your next outdoor adventure.

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Slughaus NanoPen Ultralight Trail Pen

Gear up for spring with this functional, minimal, refined trail pen. This pen is super tough and ultra-portable. Our suggestion? Take it along on your adventures, write some good notes about your trip, and then shoot us your idea for a blog to share with our readers!

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April 04, 2019 — Korrin Bishop