Sleeping Pad Pack Frame:


If you don’t own a Gossamer gear pack but want to add an Air beam to another frameless pack for load transfer you could try this idea:

We added this system ourselves with some elastic to a pack (plus one Klymit Air beam) with spectacular results, not least being a dry back! Mountain Laurel Designs also have a load transfer system ( using a Klymit pad (See also: which goes inside your pack).

You could try that (ie putting it inside your pack) anyway if you aren’t handy at sewing. I suspect the idea originated first with Ray Jardine (

I prefer it on the outside of my pack for the dry back option, what a winner (!) and as a handy trail seat for rest stops.

See also: &

Zpacks Zero plus Gossamer Gear Sitlight pad shown.


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