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The Jack Wolfskin Gossamer is an ultra light bivvi tent weighing just 1.75 and ideal for the solo backpacker, cyclist or motorcyclist. The Gossamer has a comfortable sleeping length with room for storage at your feet or head. The flysheet has a 4000mm hydrostatic head and is made from 100% ripstop polyester.

The inner tent is made entirely of mosquito mesh for lightness and superb ventilation. Depending on your climate the flysheet can also be rolled up for a view of the stars on clear nights. The groundsheet is made from Hydrofilm and is in a 'bathtub' style. It has a durable waterproof PU coating and a 10000mm hydrostatic head that will keep any moisture out below.

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Product Features

  • Weight: 1750g
  • Fabric: 100% Polyester
  • 1 person
  • Flysheet 4000mm 
  • Pack Size: 46cm x 15cm
  • Groundsheet 10,000mm 
  • Sleeping length 225cm x 80/90

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9 Customer reviews for this product

Heavy and bulky
Reviewed By Michael, 24 Jan 2014

In this price range there are so many better options, it's heavier and bulkier than some two man tents and I can't think of any reasons to recommend this over the competition. Pay a little more for a proper lightweight one man shelter or pay he same for a better quality and more spacious two man shelter that will likely take up the same space in your pack and weigh the same too.



Perfect for what it's designed to do
Reviewed By Simon, 21 Sep 2013

Purchased this as a solo camping option with space for my young lad should he want to join me. Tried it in the garden the other night with the two of us in the cold and rain and it worked very well. Yes, it's small but that's the idea. There is just enough room in there to get changed, pack up a sleeping bag and mat and, as I found out, to change a nappy. I'm 5'7 and found there was acre's of room lying down. I could sit up in a hunched position too, without the inner making contact with the outer. For anyone taller though, this may be a problem. There's no porch area, however. Although, if you hook the bungees for the outer over the front pegs first and then the inner bungees on top, you can reach out and unhook the inner on both front pegs and bring the groundsheet in to make a porch for cooking. For me, even with the groundsheet rolled in a little at the front, there was still tons of room inside. So if you needed the extra space on a more permanent basis you could just leave the front of the inner unpegged with no real loss in internal real estate (unless you're 6ft+). There was quite allot of condensation on the inner when we woke up, but it was pitched on wet ground with no real breeze and there were 2 of us. Overall, I'm very impressed with this product and provided you accept that this is literally a slightly bigger hooped bivvy rather than a tent, you'll absolutely love it. And at this price, it's a steal!



Yes! it fits into the BMW GS Adventure luggage
Reviewed By A, 08 Sep 2013

I recently purchased this tent hoping that it would fit into the aluminium pannier on my BMW GS 1200 Adventure. I was in Scotland and my bike was in Thailand,I couldnt find any reference online as to whether it would manage to fit into the side pannier. I purchaed it in the hope it fitted and today I tried and happy to say with a Big YES it does slots straight in not diagonally or at an angle but an exact fit. Only suggestion I have for making it truly transportable, is to replace the metal tent-pegs with plastic ones, mine were required to be dumped before I was allowed through cabin baggage check in at LHR airport.



Great value for money and a brilliant tent
Reviewed By Marc, 28 Feb 2013

I brought this tent for my young son. It is so easy to put up and very well made. One thing that is unusual, is that the fly sheet is connected permanently to the inner tent, so you can't remove it completely. The fly sheet itself is connected to the inner tent at the front hoop. On hot nights, you can roll the front access and rear cover of the fly sheet. This is really a great little tent and great value for money. Thoroughly recommended.



Excellent light weight tent
Reviewed By Jerry, 31 Jul 2011

Having used mine a few times now, I have got used to it and still find it a great tent/bivi for light and fast work.



Excellent value tent
Reviewed By , 28 Jul 2011

Used this for a week's wild camping in the Scottish highlands. Packs down well, easy to put up, lightwight so ideal for back packing. Kept the midges out as well. Am 6ft 1" tall and I fitted in no probs. No 'porch' area so to speak of, but yr boots will fit between the inner and outer flysheets and stay dry over night. Highly recommended, can't go wrong at this price!



Well made, not for everyone though.
Reviewed By Paul, 11 Jul 2011

I use one for cycle touring. There is enough space for an adult and child (just), so there is plenty of room for one adult.
There is no room for storage, so you'll need a plastic sack to weatherproof your other kit, and cooking cannot be done in shelter. However, it's much more comfortable than a bivi bag and can be considered to be as small as a tent can go.
Construction is excellent - the groundsheet is much heavier cloth than many these days, which is good to see.
I would have liked a few more pegs - it's nicer to be able to peg the outer with a bit more adjustment. The knotted elastic for the peg loops is not great - some others I have seen are clamped which doesn't work undone.

However, these are minor gripes, and the Gossamer is stunning value. So it's a 4 star recommendation, provided you wouldn't have to live in the thing for a week. There is space for sleeping only.



Reviewed By , 21 Apr 2011

I bought a Jack Wolfskin Gossamer tent before taking a three month trek with my horse through the mountains of Greece. I have made previous trips in Greece (have ridden 8,000 kms) and took only a bivvy bag, to cu weight. But this time I took a J W tent. It made a HUGE difference. Easy to put up and tough - I probably pitched it and took it down 90 times and it still looks like new. It was warm, even in very cold conditions near the summit of mountains where there was snow, and, it was superb in very windy conditions.
It was, needless to say ABSOLUTELY water proof. In addition owing to an ingenious system for circulating air inside the tent, compensation wasn`t bad at all. What else? oh yes.. the inner shell is an absolutely insect proof mesh.. really really excellent I wasn`t bitten once though I camped in mosquito rich marshes. And fo me the best thing is that, if the weather is good you can sleep just under the mosquito net and look atthe stars and moon as you drop off to sleep, and wake up next to the grasses you camped on, as if you are in the open, just in the open and not eaten by insects.
The pegs sometimes bend, BUT can easily be straightened, so that`s OK. I usedthe same pegs for three months of very rugged camping, and



Amasing value Bivvy
Reviewed By Mark, 14 Apr 2011

I am really pleased with this Item. Solid build easy to erect especially when cold and tired. I bought for overnight trips walking and kayaking Lochness (hopefully). Plenty of headroom for a bivvy, dont expect to be able to sit up inside if you are over 5'0". But its not a tent this is a bivvy! Having used UK armed forces style bivvy's this is luxury and really light and compact to boot. Can't wait to get out and in it.



About the brand

Jack Wolfskin

At Home Outdoors

Jack Wolfskin is a German based outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment manufacturer that makes you feel at home outdoors. Designed for the most challenging and changeable conditions, they have successfully launched a number of innovative technologies such as TEXAPORE and Fibercloud that continues to establish an emerging tradition of top quality equipment.

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