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Gossamer Gear G4-20 Ultralight 42 Backpack

42 Litres / No Frame / Removable Padded Back / Hydration Compatible
Weighs 704g (Medium size)
Code: SS205671
  • £184.99
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UOG TOP PICK - Gossamer Gear's G4-20 Ultralight 42L Backpack - We've singled out Gossamer Gear's G4-20 as one of our top recommendations because it is amazingly lightweight for the 42L capacity. At over 100g lighter than any competitors bag around this size and with a good range of features this is a fantastic pack.

Gossamer Gear’s G4-20 Ultralight 42 Backpack is the newest addition to the line-up of the American ultralight specialist. At only 704g this is a truly lightweight pack, and while it does favour a minimalist approach, the G4-20 is a functional and comfortable option for the long-distance trekker.

Gossamer Gear says:

A modern nod to a vintage classic. A tip of the hat to an OG pack. We took what made the original "G4" so popular and roped in a gang of new fabrics and materials to create a minimal do-it-all frameless pack.

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While Gossamer Gear's G4-20 Ultralight 42 Backpack is perfect for the minimalist hiker setting out on longer distance treks, the G4-20 is first and foremost a versatile pack with a bevy of features that make it an attractive companion for extended trips. This is a spacious pack, with a large main body complemented by a variety of stretchy side and front pockets for easy access to on-the-go essentials. The flexible nature of the G4-20 is its greatest strength – webbing on each side is perfectly suited to an ultralight shell or a pair of gloves, and the larger drop pockets on each side are ideal for water and snacks. The front pocket is remarkably deep, and proved perfect for carrying gear that is best kept isolated from your kit, such as a dirty footprint.

The G4-20 is also surprisingly burly, given its light weight, capable of carrying 12kg comfortably and 15kg at its limit. The Robic ripstop nylon used throughout is cleverly panelled to save weight without compromising on durability, and the backplate that doubles as a sit mat is an excellent innovation that balances class-leading comfort with year-round versatility. This isn’t purely a lightweight pack – features such as the sealed zip on the external valuables pocket, and the wide, well-padded straps are evidence that Gossamer Gear have managed to make this a comfortable, mid-volume pack for every outdoorsman.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

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UOG TOP PICK - Gossamer Gear's G4-20 Ultralight 42L Backpack - We've singled out Gossamer Gear's G4-20 as one of our top recommendations because it is amazingly lightweight for the 42L capacity. At over 100g lighter than any competitors bag around this size and with a good range of features this is a fantastic pack.

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  • Extendable roll-top with dual closure options.
  • Waterproof zippers.
  • Removable molded cushy sitpad.
  • Fixed hip belt with unique hip belt pocket design.
  • 1.5" hip belt webbing for max comfort

Small

  • Weight with sitpad: 674g
  • Weight excluding sit pad: 578g
  • Pack fit: 11.5" - 15.5" torso (29 - 40 cm) Generally fits people 5' 6" and under
  • Belt fit: 25" - 35" waist (64 - 89 cm)
  • Length: 19.25” (to extension collar seam)
  • Width: 11"
  • Depth: 5.75"
  • Extension collar height: 9"

Medium

  • Weight with sitpad: 704g
  • Weight excluding sit pad: 606g
  • Pack fit: 15.5" - 19.5" torso (40 - 50 cm) Generally fits people 5'5" to 5'11"
  • Belt fit: 30" - 42" waist (76 - 104 cm)
  • Length: 22” (to extension collar seam)
  • Width: 11"
  • Depth: 5.75"
  • Extension collar height: 9"

 

Large

  • Weight with sitpad: 752g
  • Weight excluding sit pad: 628g
  • Pack fit: 19.5" - 23.5" torso (50 - 60+ cm) Generally fits people 5'11" and up
  • Belt fit: 32" - 50" waist (81 - 127 cm)
  • Length: 25” (to extension collar seam)
  • Width: 11"
  • Depth: 5.75"
  • Extension collar height: 9"

Capacity based on medium size

  • Total: 42L
  • Main Pack Body to Bottom of Extension Collar: 30L
  • Mesh and Side Pockets: 12L
  • Max Carry Capacity: 30 lbs
  • For Comfort: 25 lbs
Material 
  • 70D & 100D Robic Nylon DWR coating
 
Showing our 1 review for Gossamer Gear G4-20 Ultralight 42 Backpack. Write a review ›
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 1 rating.
May 23, 2020 | Michael Passey
The perfect pack?

At first I was hesitant about buying this pack as trying to justify the price for a backpack, but after constantly adding this to my basket and talking myself out of it - I sold some other kit and went ahead an purchased it as an upgrade from my Osprey. Having placed all my kit inside, finding there was ample room for everything I take on multiple day hikes including 5 days of food, extra wide inflatable sleeping mat, trekking poles etc - the roll top wasn’t even slightly full and I could easily add winter layers in the remaining space when required. I have only owned the bag for just under a week and have been about 30’ish miles with it loaded as a dry run for my multi-day hikes - it has some great feature that have been really well thought out, plenty of storage, easy-grab water bottle pockets, superb roll top (my preference) trekking pole loops, huge tramp pocket on the front for easy access. I’m not usually a “reviewer” but I am extremely please with every feature on this piece of kit, not to mention how comfortable it is on! I am SO pleased I bought it. If you are hesitant in buying this pack, please be assured the other reviews and mine are genuine and it is superb! Did I mention it’s also ultralight weight!

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