Our Brand Ambassadors are enthusiastic advocates of ultralight and lightweight backpacking, eager to pass along their outdoor skills and experience to other hikers, backpackers, and adventurers. Many volunteer their time with hiking clubs or conservation organizations, some are professional guides, and others document their adventures for magazines or online publications.
Our Trail Blazers! These are the folks that spearheaded the ultralight movement, helped make us what we are, and just keep keepin' on. They are still out there, and they have some stories to tell.
|Duncan Cheung||Sirena Rana Dufault||Francis Tapon|
|Will Rietveld and Janet Reichl||Paul Cronshaw||Rik Christensen|
These animals live on the trail. Always out there, they are the mega-mileage minimalists pushing us to make gear that's better, simpler, more durable, and lighter. If you see on one the wild, say hi! They don't bite.
|Carolyn Blessing & Jeff Podmayer||Andrew "Peanut" Glenn||Arlette "Apple Pie" Laan|
|Ras & Kathy Vaughan (UltraPedestrian)||Steven “Twinkle” and Grace Shattuck||Heather “Anish” Anderson|
Racking up the mileage without giving up the day job, this crew spends every tick of their free time on the trail, showing the rest of us how to maximize the life part of the work, life balance.
|Branndon Bargo||Nancy “Seal Mom” East||Michelle Zhang|
|Emily “Squishy” Schrick||Artur Koziara||Sally Phillips|
There’s no secret formula for what makes a good Brand Ambassador, so if you love Gossamer Gear’s products and you’re active in the hiking and backpacking community, we encourage you to apply to the Brand Ambassador Program.