I’m getting rid of my Gossamer Gear Gorilla pack, dyneema version, bought in 2015 just as the new robic packs were being brought in.
It’s used (obviously), but not that much. For most of my backpacking needs I use a Gossamer Gear Mariposa which suits me fine for multi-day treks. I’ve only tended to use the Gorilla for short overnight camps. I’ve not kept an exact record but looking back over the walks I’ve done since I got the pack I calculate it at 6 overnighters, or 12 days of walking.
The pack’s in really good condition, with no broken straps, buckles, tears or significant abrasions that I could find. There’s the odd small patch where some dirt got missed and has dried on, but that’s it, and this will come off easily. The pack still has its original “eggbox” foam backpad, and has some cord and cord locks on each side for lashing down gear such as a tent or poles.
The best review I can find of the pack is here.
Size: Large torso length (fits 20″-24″ back as quoted by manufacturer/retailer when I bought it) – this is marginally longer (0.5″) than the current robic version
Hipbelt: Large (fits 36″-44″ as quoted by manufacturer/retailer when I bought it, although I’ve seen articles say it goes up to 50″) – this compares to 38″-50″ in the current robic version. Apparently the new robic hipbelt is also backwards compatible with the old dyneema pack.
Capacity: about 47L, including external pockets. The main compartment being (I believe) 36L.
Weight: about 700g (I think)
Material: 140D dyneema
I’m not going to go into long lists of features – the reviews do those far more efficiently – and if you’re reading this there’s a good chance you’re already familiar with what the pack can do. So instead here’s a few photos of the pack in use and showing its condition:
Price and Postage
I’m asking for £80 plus postage for this superb ultralight pack. It’s in good condition with a low amount of use. In comparison the current robic version will set you back £195 new, plus the cost of the hipbelt at £29. Due to the dimensions of the pack, the pack will need to be posted as a Royal Mail medium parcel (if I’m lucky with packing it), or more likely a large parcel. This may mean the most economical delivery method is an alternative courier, but as people have mixed experiences with these we will need to agree on one we’re both happy with. Either way I’ll only use a signed for or tracked service to send it. This is why I’m not quoting a price including postage.