GOSSAMER GEAR backPacks
I’ve been a big fan of Gossamer Gear’s backpacks ever since hiking the John Muir Trail a few summers ago. I was looking for a pack large enough to hold a bear canister (which is required in the Sierras) and since I live at sea level, I knew that hiking above 10,000 feet would be hard enough on my lungs, so I wanted to lighten up as much as I could. The Mariposa was the perfect choice! At only 2 pounds empty, not only does it hold all the food and gear I need, it’s also super comfortable. As a woman with wide hips & a short torso, I’ve often had to compromise somewhere in terms of the fit of my packs, but the ability to purchase a separately sized hip belt and pack makes the Mariposa perfect for me!
Gear fits every body differently, and the most important part of backpack shopping is finding what works for your particular shape. If you’re craving a bit more flexibility than what the biggest brands have, I recommend giving Gossamer Gear a go.
As a bonus for GGH fans, you can use code “GirlGottaHikeGossamer” for a 1-time 15% off discount on all core products at GossamerGear.com. Wahoozie!