AT Gear

Here’s my Appalachian Trail gear list. At first, it was tailored to an early start on the AT, which meant extra layers and microspikes, but warm stuff was shuffled out as temps increased. This gear also carried me beyond Katahdin, 700 miles north to Cap Gaspé in Quebec, where SpiceRack and I touched the northern terminus of our larger ECT thru-hike. Lots of things, lots of good miles.


WhatDescriptionWeight (oz)
Insulated JacketEE Torrid APEX jacket (Review)7.25
Extra SocksDarn Tough x 23.8
Warm HatRainbow Beanie4.1
GlovesSeirus Gloves3.6
Rain JacketSitka Vapor SD (Review)*5.3
Wind JacketHoudini Come Along Jacket (Review)*4
Mid-layerUnder Armour Fleece8.1
Wind PantsDance Pants3.5
Sleep LeggingsNike Leggings7.8
Sleep ShirtStoic T-shirt5.3

The Big Three:

WhatDescriptionWeight (oz)
ShelterZpacks Plex Solo (Review)*14
StakesVarious x 105
Sleeping QuiltEE 20° Enigma Quilt (Review)*28.5
Sleeping QuiltCedar Ridge Outdoors Custom Synthetic LeConte20
Sleeping PadNeoAir X-lite, women’s12.3
Sleeping PadTherm-a-rest Z Lite Sol (Review)*14.4
BackpackGossamer Gear G4-20*25


WhatDescriptionWeight (oz)
CameraSony RX-100 MII10.1
Camera ExtrasCamera case+battery3.9
BatteryAnker 10,000mAh6.7
Plug+CordAnker plug+USB cord1.4
MusicSansa ClipZip MP30.9
PhoneiPhone SE5.5
TypingBluetooth keyboard5
PLBGarmin InReach Mini5
HeadlampNitecore NU251


WhatDescriptionWeight (oz)
KnifeMini Swiss Army knife0.7
Water FilterPlatypus Gravityworks 2L9.1
Water StorageSmartwater bottle0.4
Water Storage2L Platypus soft bottle1.3
FireBic lighter0.7
CompassSuunto A-101.1
WalletMoney and Stuff0.3
TrowelOld plastic one1.3
BidetCuloClean (Review)*0.5
Pack LinerCompactor bag2.3
HeadnetSea to Summit0.9
TractionKahtoola microspikes13.3
Sit PadChopped NEMO Switchback(Review)7
UmbrellaEuroschirm Chrome8.3


WhatDescriptionWeight (oz)
BowlPB Jar1.1
SpoonWooden Spoon from CDT0.3
Food BagUrsack Major XL8.8
Food BagReusable Plastic Grocery Bag1


WhatDescriptionWeight (oz)
Tooth Hygienepaste+brush1.5
Nerd StuffRetainer+case0.8
Nail Clippersgeneric0.6
First AidCustom kit1.8
BraceACE bandage1.8
PillsVitamin I + other0.8
SunscreenSun Bum2.5
Insect RepellentInsect Shield professional treatment0


totalbase weight11lb 8oz

Worn while hiking:

WhatDescriptionWeight (oz)
ShoesAltra Lone Peak 3.5 (Review)18
ShoesAltra Timp 322
ShoesAltra Olympus 5 (Review)*22
SocksDarn Tough lightcrew2.1
ShortsChubbies boardshorts5.2
LeggingsThrift Store Nike5
ShirtPatagonia Tropic Comfort6.3
HatSunday Afternoons Vantage3
SunglassesSuncloud Respek1.1
WatchCoros APEX – 46mm2
MaskREI mask0.5
Trekking PolesGG LT5 Carbon Poles (Review)*10.2 (pair)
* These items were provided to me free of charge in exchange for performance feedback.  It is both humbling and awesome to receive free gear, but my opinions are my own.  Bigly.
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