We inspire and equip everyone to get outside.

Over 20 years ago, our founder Glen Van Peski realized that traveling lighter on and off trail is simply… better. Since the early days of hand-sewing each pack to order in Glen’s garage, we’ve remained committed to asking ourselves one question: Is this the right thing to do?

While the answer isn’t always a clear yes or no, the process of answering this question always puts us on the right track.

We care

about creating lightweight and innovative gear for our community.

about connecting with our customers on and off trail.

about acknowledging and making the conservation of wild places our responsibility.  

about growing a more inclusive outdoor space.

about getting it right over being right.

The journey

We're committed to reducing our environmental impact because we recognize that it's our responsibility.  

Our biggest goals are to always have something in the works, to evolve our approach to sustainability, and to enrich our communities along the way. This is why we are so excited to begin our journey into recycled fabrics, PFAS-free coatings, and recycled materials on our products.

Know that we apply the same integrity, care, and excellence with these projects as we do our product innovation.

Defining "take less. do more."

At Gossamer Gear, “take less. do more.” goes beyond a slogan or hashtag.

It serves as a reminder to maintain our relentless drive to eliminate the unnecessary in life, and focus on what’s important and worthy of “doing” to serve our customers, our community, and our wild places.

take less

is a reminder to maintain our relentless drive to eliminate the unnecessary in life and to lower our environmental footprint.

do more

is to focus on what’s important and worthy of “doing” to serve our customers, our community, and the environment.

how we strive for growth

legendary service

radical curiosity

brutal simplicity

relentless innovation

proven quality

Join us in taking action


Send us your photos and stories! Tell us more about how you are embracing the journey of taking less and doing more to make our wild spaces better.

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Our goal is to enable everyone access to the ultralight community through education so all can enjoy the outdoors. Learn more about the organizations that support us in doing just this.


We are committed to remaining at the forefront of new strategies, innovations, and technologies that allow for safer and more sustainable business growth practices.

This is why we are moving towards recycled fabrics this year with our updated Vagabond Jet. But rest assured, we won’t stop there!

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ISO 9001:2015 certified facilities

Our PE/EVA foam is made from 50% recycled plastic resin

OEKO-TEX certified umbrella fabrics

Fabric and trims sourced from bluesign® partners

BetterWork certified backpack facility

Our Jet line is now made from Global Recycled Standard certified 100% recycled nylon


Connecting with our internal and extended hiker communities shines a light on organizations and initiatives providing tangible, sustainable impact in the outdoors and beyond.

To support this, we dedicate 1% of all web sales to our partner organizations.