Brand Ambassadors

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.

 

OG Roamers:

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
Duncan Cheung Sirena Rana Dufault Francis Tapon
Will Rietveld and Janet Reichl Paul Cronshaw Rik Christensen
Will Rietveld and Janet Reichl Paul Cronshaw Rik Christensen
Christy Rosander
Christy Rosander

 

Full Time Ramblers:

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)
Ras & Kathy Vaughan (UltraPedestrian) Steven “Twinkle” and Grace Shattuck Heather “Anish” Anderson

 

 

Part Time Vagabonds:

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
Branndon Bargo Nancy “Seal Mom” East Michelle Zhang
Emily “Squishy” Schrick Artur Koziara Sally Phillips
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.