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In 1997, in response to hiking with a backpack that weighed 7 pounds empty, Glen Van Peski cranked up his sewing machine and made his first ultralight backpack. Other hikers were intrigued and GVP Gear was born.  In 2004 GVP Gear became Gossamer Gear and expanded to offer simple, minimal, lightweight and ultralight hiking equipment for backpackers, day adventurers, weekend warriors and just about anyone who likes to get outside.

Gossamer Gear designs, uses, manufactures, curates and sells outdoor gear. We provide thoughtful, functional solutions to simplify your life outside.  Available from this website and through select international and domestic dealers.


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