Gossamer Gear Shelters Sleeping Pads and Umbrellas

Our ultra-light shelters
shield you from the elements

while minimizing the wear and tear of heavy pack weight. They start with ultra light fabrics - our tent bodies are high tenacity nylon, the floors are made of the same material in a heavier weight for added durability with minimal grams. Factory taped seams keep the elements outside. We also use the absolute lightest fasteners and zippers and your trekking poles do double duty holding them up. Practical for most three-season conditions, our shelters will protect you even in serious storms. 

Our sleeping pads
are designed with the
backpacker in mind

keeping weight off your back, with maximum protection from the cold temperatures. No matter how great your sleeping bag is, virtually all of its insulating properties are lost when crushed beneath your body so that even on a warmer night all of your heat is lost through the cold ground. Our foam pads can be used with all backpacking sleeping pads on the market, to provide valuable insulation in cold weather conditions, superb in winter for snow camping.