The Gossamer frame is designed to complement our packs that have the Intex II tubular frame. The interchangeability of these two frame types fulfills the Intex II modular concept. The basic design of packs equipped with the Intex II is intended to take advantage of the frames superior support, comfort, and load-bearing interface with the human body. But there are times when you may want a flatter or more compressible pack, or a more flexible overall structure, and it is for these reasons that we've developed the Gossamer. Made of polycarbonate with vertical-axis stiffening channels, the Gossamer gives an ideal mix of vertical support and torsional flex. It is quite tough and is superior to polyethylene frame-sheets which form the core structure of most internal frame packs. Thus, the Gossamer is a simple and high-performance means to convert your Intex-II equipped pack to a more traditional internal frame pack.
Once you're equipped with a Gossamer, you'll be able to switch your pack back and forth, selecting a style that best meets the needs of the day. The Gossamer comes in two sizes: choose the AG2S for our slightly shorter packs (the G2), or the AG2L for our longer packs (the G4).
Weight: 10 oz
I’m not the type of guy that carries a backpack daily or even more than a couple times a month for trips and hiking. if you are that type of guy that does EDC a lot of stuff and doesn’t want to stand out as much, the gossamer frame sheet is a must. Definitely makes the bag stand out a lot less with no/minimal rigidity loss. I don’t see myself putting the aluminum back in unless I’m carrying a very heavy load. Most likely I would do that in my G4 anyway. Long story short, if you don’t want the bag to stand out as much, Especially if you have the scabbard folded, I personally would get the frame sheet.
So dumb questions. I have the G4 operator pack. It came with the intex2 aluminum frame and also came with tje gossamer frame. So here is the dumb question, they are ment to be use separately correct not together at same time? In the description it says the gossamer complements the intex2. But that doesnt mean together correct?
Added this to my older generation Terminator pack. The pack suspension was curving when compressed. This frame solved the problem completely and made the pack way more comfortable when it is loaded heavy. I highly recommend it for any pack that does not already have one. I guess that is why they have switched to using it in so many of their packs.
Bought this so i can load up my G1. Arrived in a timely manner. Dropped into pack, then took the belt from my Skycrane. Perfect lighter backpack configuration. Quality as always. Highly recommend it.
Simple and elegant solution to easily add to one of their already excellent packs. Exactly as you'd expect from the Eberlestock team.