Gossamer Gear Gorilla Rucksack

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Gossamer Gear Gorilla Rucksack
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Gossamer Gear Gorilla Rucksack Ref: 8353
Gossamer Gear Gorilla Rucksack

Price £170.00

Delivery Time: 3 Days

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Colour: Silver

Hip Belt: Medium (30" - 35" waist) (76 - 89 cm.)

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The 2009 Gorilla™ is a new branch on the family tree that is loaded with new fabrics and features. We love the way this pack carries, its slimmer profile makes for a very controlled load that doesn't move around on your back but still allows 5 days worth of food and gear to be carried comfortably. The main pack fabric is a 210 denier double wall ripstop and we're using an all new power-stretch mesh for the pockets making the Gorilla™ one tough little beast. The pad holder pocket on this pack is made from the same lighter weight wicking 3D mesh that is used on the shoulder straps and hip belt of the Miniposa™ to help out on those hot summer climbs. The Gorilla™ also includes our new curved stay, set for optimal load transfer and comfort, and one webbing compression strap on each side to cinch it up when the load is small or to hang gear or extra pockets from. There are still plenty of grosgrain loops and shock cord and cord locks included for further compression options. The ample outer pockets make this a deceptively big "small" pack and the rear pocket is large enough for a The One™ or one of our GG tarps, leaving that much more room inside for your more weather sensitive items. The Gorilla™ is happy to join your thru-hike, do a bit of bushwhacking, or maybe some climbing. Whatever you do, it just wants to be along for the ride.

The Gorilla™ builds on the popular features of the stalwart G4™ backpack, effectively incorporating the "dual use" technique of ultralight backpacking. It comes with a SitLight™ pad, 10' of shock cord and three cord locks. The shoulder straps and hip belt are designed to accept unused articles of clothing as padding and the hip belt is removable. Foam inserts are included if you are disinclined to use sleeping socks, gloves, etc. as your padding. The Gorilla™ will also happily accept our Hip Belt and Shoulder Strap pockets.

The new Gorilla™ keeps the same Mariposa™ family features in a trimmer silhouette, unique symmetric side pocket design (both side pockets are accessible while wearing the pack), dual function removable adjustable sternum strap/emergency whistle, and hydration bladder pocket with ports on each side. Cushy wicking fabric on the shoulder straps and hip belt prevent slipping, and the 3-dimensional weave aids in quicker drying. Multiple pockets help you organize your load. Tons of strategically placed lashing loops enable you to easily adapt the pockets to carry longer items by lashing them to the sides. The unique "Y" top lash strap allows for a more stable 3-point connection to secure items such as rolled sleeping pads or bear canisters, with still only one buckle to operate. The sturdy shock cord compression lacing allows you to reduce the pack volume so it still carries the load tightly for shorter trips.

You'll love the attention to detail such as the angle on the side pockets to make them more accessible, the use of "V" lash loops to spread the loads over a wider area and for ease of use and the lining of the shoulder strap and hip belt with silnylon against the wicking fabric for easier insertion of socks, etc. and to help prevent those socks from getting soggy from sweat.

ll Gorilla™ backpacks ship with the following:
1 SitLight™ pad
Aluminum curved stay
2 foam hip belt pads
2 foam shoulder strap pads
120" of shock cord and 3 mini cord locks.

Gorilla Features

Entire pack body made from 210 denier double wall ripstop fabric making it our most durable pack
Comes with our new aluminum curved stay
Redesigned outer pocket configuration
More durable power-stretch pocket mesh
New 3D mesh wicking pad holder back panel
Improved sewing for better durability
Drinking tube "keeper" loop on shoulder straps now in grosgrain for weight reduction click here
Webbing side compression straps

Uses a sleeping pad as a frame
"Y-strap" closure to protect gear in inclement weather, attach bulky items to top
3-D wicking fabric on shoulder straps and hip belt
Shoulder straps and hip belts designed to accept unused clothing as padding
Two side mesh bottle pockets accessible without taking off pack
Removable, adjustable sternum strap with integrated whistle buckle
Removable hip belt
Roomy mesh pockets with double wall ripstop reinforced bottoms
Plenty of compression loops, shock cord and three cord locks for lots of compression options
Includes removable foam inserts for shoulder straps and hip belts
Rear mesh pocket for drying gear
Hydration bladder pocket with dual drinking tube ports
Haul loop for picking up pack
Ice axe loop


Small: 22.7 oz. (644 g.)
Medium: 23.2 oz. (658 g.)
Large: 24.2 oz. (686 g.)
This includes:
2 Foam shoulder strap pads = 0.2 oz. (6 g.) each
2 Foam hip belt pads = 0.1 oz. (3 g.) each
Removable hip belt = 3.3 oz. (93.5 g.)
Removable sternum strap = 0.7 oz. (20 g.)
Compression lacing and cord locks = 0.5 oz. (14 g.)
Aluminum curved stay = 3.4 oz. each (96 g.)
2,800 c.i. (46 l.) total
2,400 c.i. (39 l.) in main pack body/extension collar
400 c.i. (6.5 l.) in all pockets combined
Small (13" - 17" torso) (33 - 43 cm.)
Medium (16" - 20" torso) (41 - 51 cm.)
Large (20" - 24" torso) (51 - 61 cm.)
210 denier 4 oz. per sq. yd. (135.7 g. per sq. m.) urethane-coated double wall ripstop nylon
Selected use of 30 denier 1.3 oz. per sq. yd. (44 g. per sq. m.) silicone-coated ripstop nylon ("silnylon")

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