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2012 Gossamer Gear Gorilla

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Backpacks can be a tough purchase to make. I personally own an older Kelty Santa Fe 4000 pack but do believe it’s time to look for a lighter weight pack. Until I reblogged this post I didn’t know they weight of my current pack, and I still don’t. I did a quick search but never did find an exact weight. All I know is that I can do better on the weight. GoLite is one of the packs I’ve looked at (and is one that I’ve included a link to on our home page). Gossamer Gear is another pack that I’ve looked into. Take a look at this review of the Gossamer Gear Gorilla posted by CENAZWALKER a couple of months ago.

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I must admit, I have lost track as to how long I have owned this pack and on how many trips I have used it. I would guess I have owned it for close to one year . . . how many miles are on it? Who knows. The main point of this “review” I guess is simply to provide some nice real world use photos and explain a bit as to why I feel this is such a versatile pack.

First, let’s break the pack down into individual component weights. Please note that I have trimmed a couple straps, shortened the side shock cord compression straps and removed the internal hydration sleeve. I’ve also been meaning to remove the single tool loop (what exactly is the point of that one anyway?) but haven’t gotten around to it yet.

Size medium w/medium hipbelt:
Pack Body: 13.8oz
Hip Belt (removable):…

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Author: GreenPackin'

Who is GreenPackin’? GreenPackin’ is a company that believes in providing only healthy and organic foods and other organic, biodegradable and low impact backpacking, hiking and outdoors products. We are reaching out to those who are passionate about backpacking, hiking and the outdoors and desire to leave a minimal impact on the environment. An integral part of the GreenPackin’ shipping process is the development of a network of Inns, Hostels and other lodging types that are frequented by backpackers, hikers and cyclists. We also enlist the help of shuttle providers along the trails. GreenPackin’ will ship your order to these locations. For planning purposes, take a look at our Google maps accessible through this site. Using these established networks allows a hiker greater flexibility with planning mail drops and also ensuring that you will always be able to obtain the foods and products you want and enjoy. These networks are a vast improvement to the typical US Post Office General Delivery option often employed by long distance backpackers and hikers. GreenPackin’ is not limited to shipping to trail locations only, we will be happy to ship to your home or any other location you request. David Jenerick Founder / President of GreenPackin'

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