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G4 Ultralight Pack

Gossamer Gear has a unique mission : “(we exist) to make the lightest backpacking equipment solutions on the planet available to like-minded hikers. ” They go one step further, and even provide instructions to make your own ultralight pack.

Two sets of instructions are provided, for the following ultralight packs:
– G4 Ultralight Pack
– Scout Ultralight Pack

The instructions include a complete parts list, and the finished product should mirror closely the commercial available packs. You could easily customize your own Bug Out Bag if you wish. The packs themselves are very feature-packed. For example, the G4 Ultralight Pack :

# Uses sleeping pad as frame
# Shoulder straps and waist belts designed to accept unused clothing as padding
# Includes removable foam inserts for shoulder straps and waist belts
# Expanded sleeping bag storage area to minimize loss of loft
# Extra-large capacity mesh side pockets
# Rear mesh pocket for drying gear
# Strap closure to protect gear in inclement weather
# Built-in loops for drinking tubes
# Haul loop for picking up pack
# Multiple lashing loops
# Center lashing loop doubles as ice axe holder
# Thumb loops
# Adjustable and removable sternum strap

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