Hi guys! I’ve done a Youtube video on my post trail thru-hike gear list (I actually did it while we were on the trail, but towards the end of our journey). Here is the written and itemized list – for any of you who want the specifics. Video is posted again at the end. My pack weight was 27 pounds (which included 4 days of food and 2 liters of water).
Items that Sunsets carried are in RED.
THE BIG 3 (shelter, sleeping bag, back pack):
- Backpack – Osprey Aura 50L AG
- Trash Compactor Bag (1, to line inside of backpack and waterproof the contents)
- Sleeping Quilt – Enlightened Equipment Revelation (Down Fill: 800, Down Treatment: DownTek™ Water-Repellent Down, Temperature: 10°F , Length: Long, Width: Regular, Inside Fabric Color: Forest 10D, Outside Fabric Options: Navy 10D)
- Sleeping Bag Liner – Sea to Summit Reactor Thermolite Sleeping Bag Liner (adds 15°F warmth or can be used separately in the summer)
- Sleeping Pad – Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Womens (size: regular)
- Pillow Big Sky Dream Sleeper Ultra Light
- Window Insulation Kit (plastic sheet we used underneath our air mattresses – extra rain protection and helped insulate noise of air mattresses)
- Sit Pad – Thermarest Z Seat
- Tyvec – tent ground cover
- (Tent – carried by Greg, Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3)
- Puffy Jacket, down fill 800 – Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer
- Fleece Cuddlduds Half-Zip Hoodie
- Nike DriFit Tshirt
- Running Shorts
- Sports Bra – Smartwool
- Underwear, 1 pair – ExOfficio “give-n-go sport mesh hipkini”
- Liner Socks, 2 pairs – Injinji Toe Liner Socks
- Hiking Socks, 2 pairs – Darn Tough
- Hiking shoes (trail runners) – Salomon Women’s X-Mission 3W
- Camp Shoes – Xero ZTrails
- My favorite Buff
- 2nd buff (kept on outside of backpack), swag from Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company
- sleep socks wool REI
- Watch – Timex Ironman Triatholon
- Gloves – Zpacks Possom Down gloves
- Women’s cycling sleeves
- Gaiters – Ultra Gam on Etsy
- Beanie hat – Choucas Hat
- Mosquito net – walmart
- Sun hat ExOfficio bugsaway hat
- Umbrella – Zpacks Liteflex
- Trekking poles – Leki Corklike Speed Lock
- Rain Pack Cover Sea to Summit
- Rain Patagonia Jacket
- Town Clothes Athleta Skort
- Town clothes: Icebreaker Women’s t-shirt
- Spork – Sea to Summit Long Handle Titanium
- Water Bladder – Evernew 2 L
- Water Filter and water scoop (half of sawyer plastic bag) – Sawyer Squeeze. See this for detailed information on how the Sawyer Squeeze works.
- (NOTE: sent out cook stove MSR Pocket Rocket, cook-pots and bic lighter home about half way through our hike. This was just our personal preference. We found that we were both too tired and lazy at the end of hiking all day to cook – get out all the supplies, boil the water, wait for the rice to cook). Plus it was summer and the last thing we wanted to do was eat a hot meal. We found ourselves snacking at night more than cooking. We also knew we could hang the bear bag quicker and then be done with our duties sooner for the night. After we sent it home, we didn’t miss it at all, and then our packs were so much lighter! Win/win!)
- Cell phone, charger, headphones – iPhone 7 plus
- Headlamp – Black Diamond ReVolt
- Charger – ANKOR PowerCore 20100
- 4 plug USB port wall charger
- Ultrapod tree wrap and tripod
- Reading glasses (wrapped in small cloth with rubberband)
- Bandana (pee rag)
- Cooling chill rag/towel
- Pocket knife
- small brush, toothbrush, toothpaste
- Ear Plugs
- TP kit (TP, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, tampons)
- First aid (bandaids, vitamin I [ibuprofen], neosporin, leukotape, Benadryl, KT-tape)
- Toiletires (Vaseline, nail clippers, carmex, small mirror, tweezers, razor)
- Misc: sleep pad repair kit, K-tape, bunion sleeve, morton’s neuroma pad
- Daypack – Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Daypack
- Guidebook – carried by Greg, The A.T. Guide Northbound 2017, small notebook, pen
- Pooper scooper (a 9” snow tent stake, which we wrapped extra cording around the handle) – Greg carried
- OFF Deep Woods Insect Repellent
- Water bottle holder on should strap of backpack: see this article.They are hand made, light, durable, and awesome!
- Zpacks wallet zip pouch
- Zpacks phone holder “backpack shoulder pouch”
- Zpacks pillow dry bag (for clothes)
- Zpacks food bag (bear bag hanging kit) [Greg carried this full bear bag hanging kit, and I just had a separate food bag]
And here’s my video so you can actually SEE my thru-hike gear list 🙂
If you are interested in my PRE-HIKE gear list, check it out here.SaveSaveSaveSave
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Thanks for the awesome breakdown!! Just curious as to how much ur pack weighed ? You seem to have many of the creature comforts that I like to have with me and I’ve been watching many videos and some hikers have like nothing with them and their base weight is like 12-15lbs and I’m not sure I can get mine down to that !!
Hi there! My pack weight with 4 days of food and 2 liters of water was 27 lbs.
What is the material of your buff?
Thank you so much!!!
You’re very welcome.
Very helpful video. Thank you.
You’re so welcome.
Thanks for the list. Would you recommend the Zpack Possum Gloves? I am a runner and have tried many different gloves/combinations. If my hands and ears are warm I am happy.
Yes I really liked them. And I’m the same with my ears and hands always getting cold – why I wore my buff, pulled down over my ears a lot if it was windy or chilly out.
Did you like your zpack gloves and how true to size r they
Yep I loved them. True to size.
Love the video. Thank you for the gear list. Why you sent your stove and pots back half way through the hike. I will probably going to have more questions.
Hi Beth! Personal preference for us, we found that we were too tired and lazy to drag out the cook stove and pot, wait for water to boil, then wait for rice to cook… we found ourselves going more and more for snacks instead. Fast, easy, filling, then we could hang the bear bag and be done with our “duties” for the night. Also it was in the summer, and we just didn’t want to eat hot food when we were hot already. We never regretted sending it home, but that was what worked for us, you might be different. Also, it lighted our load! 🙂
What is the name of the person or site that makes the water bottle sleeve you put on your backpack strap?
It’s listed above, but here it is again: contact Justin Anderson (email@example.com).
Great video and article too, Very informative
Awesome gear list. Love your posts and videos. Actually teared up when I watched your summit vlog post.
Wondering if you carried your 10 degree quilt for the entire trail or did you switch out to a lighter bag in the mid-Atlantic region.
Hi Lauren and thanks! I carried the 10 degree the whole thru. I also had a liner, so in the summer I’d put the liner around my air mattress like a mummy, sleep on top of that, and had the quilt if I got cool (and could easily kick off). Worked great.
What is the material of your buff?
I hope you guys are well. Looking forward to your Camino de Santiago videos. I have a question about your dream sleeper pillow. I ordered one from amazon and I really love it. Mine seems to deflate slowly over the night. I wake up and blow it back up but it deflates again. Did yours do this or do you think I have a defect? It never fully deflates just seems to slowly lose air.
Hi Lulu! No, mine never seemed to lose air… unless it was really super cold out, then sometimes by morning it was slightly softer than when I first blew it up, but I didn’t notice otherwise. You may have a defect, I would try contacting the company (or Amazon)… — Chica
Based on your recommendation, I purchased the Zpack Possum Gloves last year and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them! My hands were always cold until I started wearing these. Plus I can use my phone without needing to remove the gloves. I’m giving my daughter a pair this year. Thanks so much for this information. Life changing!