Gorilla 40 Ultralight Backpack

Gossamer Gear

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Lightweight but surprisingly durable, the Gorilla is suitable for shorter trips or hikers who know how to crush it in the minimalism department.

The Gorilla holds everything you need when you refuse to bring everything.  Winner of Outdoor Gear Lab’s Editor’s Choice award for best mid-volume light backpack, its versatility, durability and comfort make it the best weekend companion you’ll ever have. Also works on longer trips and through hikes with itineraries including grocery/laundry opportunities.

  • New belt with added stiffener and stay integration for superior load transfer and comfort

  • Hackable into multiple configurations

  • New Removable Top Lid (Brain)

  • Unisex ergonomic belt shape

  • 3 belt size options for a more custom fit

  • Large functional integrated hip belt pockets

  • Unisex ergonomic harness for both men and women

  • New dual exit hydration tube exit port

  • Internal hydration sleeve and drinking tube keeper loops on both shoulder straps

  • Two side mesh bottle pockets accessible while wearing pack

  • Full side and top compression

  • New Air-mesh fabric on shoulder straps and hipbelt for less friction, more cushion and more comfort

  • Rear mesh pocket great for drying gear and other gear storage

  • Trekking pole hardware for storing them outside the pack

  • Made of our custom 70 and 100 denier Robic nylon

  • Lash loop for ice axe

  • Includes a SitLight pad and a removable stay

  • Updated hipbelt with stay coupler

  • Recommended for loads of 30 pounds or less

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Pack Size (Varies greatly depending on body type and how you wear your pack)

  • Small 17.25” (11.5" - 15.5" torso) (29 - 41 cm) Generally fits people 5' 6" and under

  • Medium 20.25” (15.5" - 19" torso) (41 - 50 cm) Generally fits people 5'5" to 5'10"

  • Large 23.25” (19.5" - 23.5" torso) (49 - 60+ cm) Generally fits people 5'11" and up

Hip Belt Size (Sold Separately)

  • Small hip belt (24" - 34" waist) (61 - 81 cm)

  • Medium hip belt (30" - 40" waist) (76 - 101 cm)

  • Large hip belt (38" - 50" waist) (91.4 - 127 cm)

Customer Reviews

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Average Weight Fully Configured (pack, belt, frame, lid and pad)

  • Small : 31.7 oz / 899 g

  • Medium : 33.6 oz / 954 g

  • Large: 35.7 oz / 1012 g

Average Weight Components (all weights listed are for size Medium)

  • Pack body:  17.7 oz / 502 g

  • Pack frame: 3.0 oz /  84 g

  • Sitlight pad: 2.1 oz / 60 g

  • Pack lid:      2.8 oz / 80 g

  • Pack belt:   7.7 oz / 218 g

Average Weight Hipbelt

  • Small: 7.1 oz / 200 g
  • Medium: 7.7 oz / 218 g
  • Large: 8.4 oz / 236 g

Capacity (Size Medium)

  • 2,354 c.i. / 40 l. total

  • 1,760 c.i. / 28.84 l. in main pack body to extension collar seam

  • 30 lb recommended maximum carry capacity

Dimensions (Size Medium)

  • Height 20” back panel only (bottom of pack to shoulder strap attachment point)

  • Width 11”

  • Depth 6”

  • Extension collar adds another 9” of height

Materials

  • Custom 70 denier Robic ripstop nylon

  • Select use of 100 denier Robic nylon for reinforcement.

  • Air mesh fabric for harness lining

  • Power mesh fabric pad holder

  • Custom stretch mesh fabric for big back pocket 


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