[Cdt-l] Selecting a Gossamer Gear backpack for CDT

Sean Staplin seanstaplin at gmail.com
Sun Nov 8 12:44:56 CST 2015

Have a look here. Wired has used a Gossamer Gear pack for her last few
through hikes.


On Sun, Nov 8, 2015 at 11:28 AM, Roger Carpenter <pinecone at elkpass.com>

> I was very fortunate to win a Gossamer Gear backpack at the ALDHA-West
> Gathering in September  Thanks to Gossamer Gear for being such a good
> supporter of ALDHA-West!  Now, I need to choose one of their packs.  I
> intend to use the pack on a CDT thru-hike a few years from now.
> I would welcome any advice from CDT hikers who have used any of the
> Gossamer Gear backpacks.  My intention is go comfortably ultra-light.  This
> means I will have a NeoAir full length mattress, and one of the Six Moon
> Design cuben fiber solo shelters (not a tarp).  At my age, 61, I plan to
> hike much less than 35-mile days on the CDT, so I will tend to carry a
> little more food between resupply than other hikers.  Presently, my base
> pack weight is around 14 to 16 pounds (with a backpack that weighs 34 oz.
> empty), a Western Mountaineering sleeping bag (30 oz.) and a Six Moons
> shelter (34 oz.).  I intend to replace the sleeping bag and shelter with
> lighter and more packable ones, and use an alcohol stove.  Thanks!
> Roger Carpenter
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