Gossamer Gear G4 - 50/73 litre ultra lightweight rucksack
SMALL ONLY (16" - 19" Torso)
The G4 is designed to effectively incorporate the "dual use" technique of ultralight backpacking. Your sleeping pad (NightLight torso, Z-Lite/Z-Rest, Thermarest® 3/4 length, or other 20"-wide pad) becomes the pack frame by inserting into the back of the pack. This way it can be extracted during rest stops to sit/lay on without unpacking your pack. The shoulder straps and waist belt are designed to accept unused articles of clothing as padding. Foam inserts are included if you are disinclined to use sleeping socks, gloves etc as your padding.
The bottom of the G4 pack "flares" out to provide more area for your sleeping bag, to minimize loss of loft from overstuffing. The HUGE side pockets will hold, as an example, two, 2-litre bottles, on EACH side!
A generous mesh pocket on the back of the pack gives you a place to put wet items where they won't dampen the other contents of your pack. Multiple lashing straps allow you to hang socks out to dry, or secure loose or wet items onto the outside of the pack.
For hikers not using trekking poles, thumb loops allow you to keep your hands high sometimes so they don't swell. A top lashing strap helps secure a rolled sleeping pad or similar gear to the top of the pack, though the pack is large enough that it's hard to imagine not being able to fit everything inside.
This pack is recommended for loads of 30 pounds or less. The G4 now comes standard with an adjustable and removable sternum strap. If the weight of the sternum strap is just too much to bear, many users find that they can achieve the same effect by tying a bandanna or fastening a caribiner between the thumb loops.
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
Adjustable and removable sternum strap
Color:Forest Green Weight: 16.0 oz/450g. Foam shoulder strap pads add 0.2 oz/5g. each Foam waist belt pads add 0.2 oz/5g. each Optional sternum strap adds 0.5 oz/14g. Capacity: 3,100 c.i / 50 litres. in main pack body 4,600 c.i / 73 litres. including 600 c.i / 9 litre. extension collar, 900 c.i / 14 litre. pockets
70 denier 2.2 oz. urethane-coated ripstop nylon
Selected use of 210 denier 4 oz. urethane-coated nylon double wall ripstop
1 Small Torso Length Available