CDT Gear

Here’s a list of the gear that I used on the CDT in 2019.  Click on a linked item to read my full review.  It was cold out there, and I tried out some new things.  Some lessons were harsher than others…

What? Description Weight (oz)
Insulated jacket Enlightened Equipment Torrid APEX (Review) 7.3
Base layer top Columbia Omni-heat mid 5.7
Extra socks Darn Tough x 2 3.8
Sleep underwear rainbow booty shorts 1.8
Sleep shirt Stoic Wool T-shirt 5.3
Leggings Patagonia santa pants, women’s 4.5
Warm hat thrift shop beanie 2.5
Gloves Seirus gloves 3.6
Rain jacket O2 Original rain jacket 5.5
Wind pants Dance warm-up pants 3.5
Rain skirt Garbage bag 2.0
The Big Three:
Shelter Zpacks custom tarp and Easton stakes 16.1
Groundsheet Polycro window insulation 0.1
Sleeping pad NeoAir X-lite, women’s 12.3
Stuff sack Sea to Summit roll-top 1.5
Quilt Katabatic Gear Palisade 30 18.6
Liner Dreamsack silk liner 5.4
Backpack Granite Gear Crown2 60 (Review)* 36.0
Camera Sony RX-100 MII 10.1
Camera extras Camera case + battery 3.9
Battery Yukuma 10,000mAh 11.0
Battery charger Yukuma charging cord 5.0
Plug + cord Anker plug + USB cord 1.4
Music Sansa Clip MP3 0.9
Headphones Yurbuds 0.7
Phone Moto G4 Plus w/ case 6.5
Flashlight Nitecore NU25 1.0
Batteries AAA Energizer Lithium x 4 1.2
Speaker Gronk Ball 11.5
Ice Axe Black Diamond Raven Pro 15.4
Traction Kahtoola microspikes 13.3
Bear Spray Counter Assault 11.0
Umbrella Euroschirm chrome 8.3
Knife Mini swiss army knife 0.7
Water filter Platypus Gravityworks 9.1
Water storage Random bottles x 2 0.4
Food bag Ursack Major XL 8.8
Bowl Peanut butter jar 1.1
Spoon Wooden spoon from East Glacier, MT 0.3
Headnet Sea to Summit head net 0.9
Fire Bic lighter 0.7
Compass Suunto A-10 1.1
Wallet Money and stuff 0.3
Maps Printed maps ?
Trowel Old orange one from PCT 1.3
Journal Small notebook 0.2
Pen Ballpoint pen 0.3
Pack liner Compactor bag 2.3
Cord 2mm nylon (50ft for food hanging) 3.0
Sit pad Nemo Switchback half 7.0
Guardian Ganesh 0.5
Toothbrush + Paste *insert dental hygiene brand here* 1.5
Teeth Retainer+case (nerd!) 0.8
Nail clippers generic 0.6
First Aid Custom first aid kit 1.8
Brace Ace bandage 1.8
Pills Vitmin I + naproxen 0.8
Sunscreen SPF 70 face stuff 2.5
Bug juice 3M DEET 2.0
total Is this my base weight?  Hmpf. 14lbs 8oz
Worn Clothing:
Shoes Altra Lone Peak 3.5 (Review) 18.0
Socks Darn Toughs 1.9
Shorts Superfly paisley trunks 5.2
Shirt Columbia Trail Strike 7.4
Bandana Buff 1.5
Sunglasses Suncloud Stand 1.0
Hat Rainier Hat w/ string 3.8
Used Up:
Shoes Adidas Free Hiker, women’s (Review)* 27.0
Water filter Sawyer Micro 2.5
* 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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