Gossamer Gear Thinpad UK alternative

I am planning for my Thruhike of the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) and am now becoming very “weight” conscious. If I can find gear that is lightweight and multi-purpose then I'm up for that!

Back in November, Darwin on the Trail (backpacking influencer) mentioned that he had decided to get rid of his “sit mat” and replace it with a Gossamer Gear 1/8″ pad as it had more functionality.

What functionality does the Goassamer Gear 1.8″ pad have?

Not only can I use this pad as a sit mat but also as a siesta mat (lie-down in the shade), a windshield for my stove, it can go beneath my inflatable sleeping pad and also use it as a back cushion / shield on my backpack.

My problem was that I could not justify the cost to ship a Gossamer Gear pad into the UK. I then stumbled upon the Ultralight Outdoor Gear Website and they had exactly what I was looking for!


1. Buy Me a Coffee for my PCT hike – https://www.buymeacoffee.com/juliadoh…

2. Featherweight pad in the UK – https://bit.ly/3oUVy4Z

3. Gossamer Gear Thinlight Pad (US) – https://www.gossamergear.com/products…


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