The $50 Pack

I’ve wanted to transition to more ultralight gear for a while but the cost is prohibitive. So when a casual trip to the local thrift store uncovered this Gossamer Gear Pilgrim 36 I almost fell over. What is this pack doing 1. At a thrift store 2. In Madison, WI and 3. Is the person that knows about this kind of gear still around cause we should hang out.


As far as I can tell the pack is in great condition and at $50 it’s ~$100 cheaper than new. It’s smaller than the one I’ve been eyeing up (the Gorilla) and frameless (not sure if I’m ready to make that jump yet) but for $50 I can’t not buy it.