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As I live in Austin and salute this fine local brand, I've seen, worn and tested the pack. I also have the '08 Mariposa Plus to compare it to, side-by-side. I love both packs, and they each...

In GEAR » GG Prototype
February 10, 6:05pm

UL pack bargain
Gossamer Gear packs are reasonably priced and come in all sizes. They have had a rotating sale on their different packs for the last 2 months or so. The G4 is marked down, currently, or you could s...

In GEAR » Need a pack for my GF.
February 10, 5:56pm

good write
Well written, Jamie. Very inspiring material. Glad your life took such a favorable U-turn and allowed you to "make light" of your circumstances. Happy to have your input in the forums.

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Testimony: My Journey into Lightweight Backpacking
February 04, 8:16pm

FS: NEW S-T-S 8L eVac dry sacks
BRAND NEW Sea-To-Summit 8L eVac dry sacks 2 Available PM me an offer for one or both

In Gear Swap » FS: NEW S-T-S 8L eVac dry sacks
January 21, 3:04pm

FS: NEW Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian
BRAND NEW Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian, size "Reg" / "Med" Retails $270 Asking $165!!! PM if interested

In Gear Swap » FS: NEW Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian
January 21, 2:37pm

FS: NEW Men's Patagonia down vest
NEW - Men's Patagonia down vest Black, Medium Retails $145 * PM reasonable offers

In Gear Swap » FS: NEW Patagonia down vest
January 20, 5:58pm


In Gear Swap » BRAND NEW items, misc
January 20, 1:42pm

BRAND NEW items, misc
Please PM if interested. Reasonable offers welcome NEW - Leki Makalu Tour trekking poles ($70 shipped) NEW - Snow Peak Spork, 4 avail. ($8 shipped, each) NEW - Granite Gear Nimbus ...

In Gear Swap » BRAND NEW items, misc
January 19, 3:26pm

Compression Damage?
Rethinking the use of my compression sack... Anyone out there have any experience with damage to their sleeping bag from constant over-compressing? My gut thought is that down bags should only b...

In Philosophy & Technique » Compression Damage?
January 18, 9:50am

new Therm-a-rest
You should consider waiting for the new Therm-a-rest Neoair pad, due out this spring. Here is one link to it. It is thick, warm and extremely light. Downside: price

In GEAR » Most comfortable CCF pad for side sleeper
January 17, 12:17pm

All Reader Reviews by Ed Barkowski

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Gossamer Gear Gorilla
After putting a few low-mileage days on this pack, I'm in love. As described, it hugs the back well and "athletically", granting the upper body full range of motion and eliminating bounc...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 06, 8:09pm