When you asked for the perfect shoulder strap pocket to store your iPhone in while hiking, we delivered–waterproof zipper and all. When you needed a versatile hipbelt pocket for your chapstick and compass, we delivered–internal key hook included. So, when you asked for a seamless way to shove food into your mouth and wash it down with sweet, sweet fluids, we weren't going to leave you hanging. Gossamer Gear is honored to present you, the hungry and thirsty hiker, with our newest shoulder strap add-ons, the Feed Bag and the Bottle Rocket.
The Feed Bag is Here to Take Trail Snacking to the Next Level
For hikers who require minimal time between hunger pangs and food in mouth, the Feed Bag delivers. Sure, you can technically keep trail snacks in a hipbelt pocket, but what if yours is already full of CBD oil? What if you don't want to hassle with a zipper? If you're hungry, and can't possibly imagine stopping to dig food out of your pack, it's time to kit yourself out with a Feed Bag.
The Gossamer Gear Feed Bag is made of custom robic nylon fabric and has a secure attachment system to any of our packs' shoulder straps. A quick and easy pull tie on the top of the Feed Bag keeps your food secure, but immediately ready for action at the first signs of hanger.
The Feed Bag can fit up to six tortilla wraps, three smashed honey buns, or an absurd amount of M&Ms.
Just Say No to Dehydrated Hiking with the Bottle Rocket
We've all been there–trying to awkwardly reach your arm around to the back of your pack to search for your water bottle, refusing to actually take your pack off to assist in grabbing it. We may not even want to hassle with it so much so that we end up "thirangry" (like hangry, but thirsty… ?) later down the trail, cursing the dehydration headache that catches up to us in the late afternoon. Well, trail friends, no more! Get yourself a Bottle Rocket.
The Gossamer Gear Bottle Rocket attaches to your shoulder strap for quick and easy access to your liquid of choice. It fits 500ml to 1,000ml Smart Water bottles like a glove. With this easy access to your water, you will never hike dehydrated again.
The Bottle Rocket is made from lightweight mesh and custom robic nylon fabrics. It has a secure attachment system to any of our packs' shoulder straps, and includes an elastic loop to lock your bottle in place.
You Asked. We Delivered. Ending Hangry Thirsting on the Trail with the Feed Bag and Bottle Rocket since 2019.
If you're looking to address your issues with hunger and thirst on the trail–well, at least the literal kinds; we'll leave the figurative ones to Mother Nature to provide–then the Feed Bag and the Bottle Rocket are for you. Check out each of their product pages for more information on their features.
After two years of designing and testing, we're excited to introduce the Gossamer Gear Texas Collection! This pack series is a nod to our headquarters' home here in Texas. We're proud to be based in Austin, and are excited to share a pack series that is as tough, diverse, and hardworking as this Lone Star State.
We're launching the series with two inaugural packs: the Lonestar 30 and the Ranger 35. And, whether or not you have roots here in Texas, we know you'll love the uniqueness of these Gossamer Gear Texas Collection packs. They've already traveled significantly across the deserts of west Texas and all through Big Bend National Park–some pretty gorgeous lands, in our humble opinion.
But, enough gushing about our Texas pride–let's get to the good stuff and tell you about these new packs!
Gossamer Gear Texas Collection: Lonestar 30
The Lonestar 30 hauls what you need for epic days on rock, trail, and snow. It's best used for fast, light summit scrambles and alpine climbing pursuits.
The Lonestar's "slot-canyon-slim" profile lets you swing freely, and keeps you from snagging on crags. The pack includes a large main compartment, and your rope or skins can ride along under the pack's lid. The Lonestar's minimalist internal frame and removable hipbelt make for a comfy carry.
In addition, this pack includes: daisy chains for days, ice axe loops, grab-and-get-it stretch mesh side pockets, and trekking pole attachments. This means you can load up easy on the outside, too.
The Lonestar is made with tough, durable Robic fabrics and clocks in at just 29.49 ounces of weight.
Gossamer Gear Texas Collection: Ranger 35
Have plans for a hut-to-hut trek on the Haute Route? The Ranger 35 from the Gossamer Gear Texas Collection is your pack. This pack is best for international travel, hut-to-hut tours, and long day hikes. It's a pack of all trades that can go from trail to travel with ease–always looking good while doing it!
Don't be afraid to load up the Ranger. This pack's removable polycarbonate frame and padded Airflow hipbelt are built for a comfortable carry. And, the Ranger is totally tricked out with an easy-access panel loading design, gear and ice axe loops, our signature stretch-mesh backside stash pocket, and a streamlined design that's backcountry worthy and overhead bin friendly. Get psyched. Go somewhere. The Ranger is ready to roam.
Made with lightweight, durable Robic nylon, this member of the Gossamer Gear Texas Collection weighs a mere 33.93 ounces.
Over at Gossamer Gear, we've been getting pretty giddy about the updates we've been making to two of our beloved daypacks–the Minimalist 24 and the Vagabond. After lots of of nerding out together over fabrics, function, and flair, we're finally ready to loop you into all of the fun!
Both of these daypacks are great for their versatility in use. Warning: You may quickly find yourself bringing these daypacks with you everywhere –the trail, the metro, the farmer's market, your first date with that person you met at the farmer's market who complimented your incredibly fly daypack (definitely a keeper, btw!), the art gallery, the beach, Capitol Hill to fight for public lands, your favorite watering hole; the list goes on.
Anyway, we hope you'll enjoy these new daypacks as much as we do. Now for the good stuff!
Let's start with the specs on this one:
- Capacity: 21-liter main compartment; 24-liter total when including pockets
- Two side mesh bottle pockets accessible without taking off pack
- Slant top mesh big back pocket for easy access
- Weight: 11.6 ounces / 328 grams
- Size: 18.5 x 10.75 inches / 50.8 x 10 x 28 centimeters
This daypack is designed with:
- A unisex ergonomic harness;
- Rib strap for a secure fit to your body;
- Vertically adjustable sternum strap system;
- Built-in foam back pad; and
- Air-mesh shoulder straps for less friction and more cushion.
What this all means: The Minimalist offers an awesome space/weight ratio without compromising comfort or durability.
What's new, you ask? Well, we've updated the fabrics and materials on this one to make it even lighter, and switched up the colors to add a little more pizzazz (while not straying too far from our signature color palette, of course!). We've also added a removable side compression cord.
The Minimalist fits most tablets and laptops, and comes with an internal zippered stash pocket and hydration loop, so…
Recommended use: Take this daypack for an epic trail run that ends at your favorite coffee shop. Spend the evening there typing up beautiful love sonnets about the Minimalist. Make sure to tag @gossamergear in your Instagram poem shares!
This daypack holds a special place in many of our hearts. We once even used it to find one another through the crowds at Outdoor Retailer.
Here's just a little of why we love it so much:
- Secure zippered top closure
- Dual tote handles
- Ergonomic straps and back panel
- Micro daisy chain lash points
- Large front stretch mesh pocket
- Inner secure stash pocket
- Hydration sleeve that doubles as a laptop sleeve, as it's raised off the bottom of the pack
All of this comes with the following specs:
- Capacity: 23-liter main compartment
- Weight: 16.5 ounces / 467 grams
- Size: 18.5 x 10.75 inches
What this all means: The Vagabond can hack it on the trail, but is sleek and functional enough for urban and office environments.
What's new, you ask? To start, we've added an outer zippered pocket with a key and pen holder, as well as shoulder strap pockets–more places to stash your essential doo-dads. We also listened to our community's feedback and shortened the tote handles. And, similar to the Minimalist, we gave this daypack a fresh new spin on Gossamer Gear's color palette to create a polished look you can pull into your day job with after that sunrise hike.
Bonus! We also updated the fabric on the Vagabond, and this is where things get pretty nerdy. The Vagabond is now made with a 70d robic nylon and black 210d extreema grid. The grid is 3x thicker than the main and will catch most of the abrasion, essentially allowing a light material to perform like a much heavier fabric. This is the first ever commercial use of black extreema, or ultra high molecular weight polyethylene, which is several times stronger by weight than kevlar or steel.
With all of this in mind…
Recommended use: Take this daypack on quick epic adventures (or use it to turn your work trips into epic adventures). It fits perfectly under an airplane seat and will be ready to morph from meeting to mountain whenever you are.
Thanks for letting us get a little geeky over daypacks with you. We hope you'll grab one, let us know what you think about the updates, and make sure to share all of the adventures you take it on through social media. Make sure to tag @gossamergear, and happy trails to you!