Finally Got Around To Writing A Gear Post

Better late than never, right? Here’s a list of the gear I’m taking on the AT!

Backpack:

Hyperlite Mountain Gear 2400 Southwest

32.37oz

I went with HMG because they’re based out of Maine, so they probably know a thing or two about the AT. The pack is almost 100% waterproof eliminating the need for a pack cover. I like the large, elastic outside pockets and the velcro rolltop closure. I weight trained with it on the stair stepper at the gym and it’s comfy as hell.

*Elastic strap I added myself.

Tent:

Gossamer Gear The One + Polycro Footprint

38.9oz (tent+stakes+footprint)

For my shelter system I chose Gossamer Gear’s The One tent. I would have liked to save up for something by Zpacks or a Hyperlite Mountain Gear, but they run anywhere from $500 to $800 which is out of my price range at the moment. I got The One for $240 on sale, which my bank account appreciated.

Sleep System:

Quilt:

GramXpert Elite Quilt, 21.2 degrees F

29oz

Although I’ve been a bag user for years, I recently switched to a quilt to reduce weight and bulk. I found this amazing Slovenian company called GramXpert; they don’t use down for ethical reasons which makes my vegan heart so so happy. They also make their quits to order, so I could customize temp rating, size, color, and various other details to build a quilt specifically for my needs.

Sleeping Pad:

Nemo Tensor Insulated Sleeping Pad

15oz

With the few tests I’ve done with this pad I’m extremely happy with it. 3 inches of thickness and only 15oz insulated. Yes please. I know the Thermarest Neoair Xtherm (the insulated version of the Xlite) is also a popular option in the lightweight backpacking community, but that pad is NOISY AS HECK. The Nemo Tensor has ZERO crinkling when I roll over. I’m in love.

Pillow:

Wilderness Technologies Inflatable Pillow

2.5oz

Cook System:

Vargo BOT 700 – 4.8oz

Pot Cozie – 1oz

MSR Pocket Rocket Stove (w/ case) – 3.3oz

Toaks Titanium Spoon – .6oz

Measuring Utensils – .4oz

Water System:

Smart Water Bottles, empty (23.7 FL oz size) (x2) – 2.4oz

Purinize Water Purifier Drops (2 FL oz size) – 2.6oz

Extra long bendy straws (Dollar Tree) (x2) – .1oz

Attached bottle to strap, extra long straw for easy drinking. (Photo from last September on my way up to Mount Whitney.)

Electronics:

Anker PowerCore 20100 Power Bank – 12.56oz

iPhone Xs Max (with Otterbox) – 10.3oz

GoPro Hero 7 (with case) – 6.5oz

Anker Dual USB PowerPort Speed 2 – 4.6oz

Big Agnes mtnGLO Tent Camp Lights (w/ batteries) – 3.2oz

Headlamp – Nitecore NU25 360 Lumen Triple Output USB Rechargeable – 1.9oz (w/ headband)

Anker Wireless Headphones – .8oz

Small Items Bag:

Hygiene Kit – 3.5oz

Med Kit – 5.3oz

Repair Kit – 3.6oz

Sea to Summit Insect Head Net – 1.3oz

Bathroom Kit:

Tentlab Deuce of Spades – .6oz

Toilet Paper – 1oz

Mesh bag – .4oz

Kula Cloth – .5oz

Clothing:

Top:

Patagonia Active Mesh Sports Bra – 2.8oz

REI Co-op Lightweight Base Layer Crew T-shirt – 4.5oz

REI Co-op Lightweight Base Layer Long Sleeve Half Zip – 5.8oz

Patagonia R1 Pullover Hoodie – 11oz

Patagonia Micro Puff Jacket (synthetic insulation) – 8oz

Outdoor Research Women’s Helium II Rain Jacket – 5.5oz

Bottom:

ExOfficio Women’s Give and Go Sport Mesh Bikini Briefs – 1.5oz

ExOfficio Give-N-Go Sport Mesh Boxer Briefs – Men’s 6″ Inseam – 2.3oz

Old Navy Activewear Running Shorts (liner cut out) – 2.6oz

32 Degree Baselayer Tight (for sleeping) – 4.6oz

Columbia OmniHeat Baselayer Tight – 5.2oz

Ultralight Adventure Equipment Rain Skirt – 2.9 oz

Other:

Mountain Standard beanie – 2.6oz

Solar Escape sun hat – 2.6oz

BUFF USA Multifunctional Headwear – 1.3oz

Gloves – 1.3oz

Injinji Trail Midweight Crew Toe Socks (Medium) (x2) – 2.6oz (one pair)

Fleece socks (for sleeping, some Kohls brand) – 2.5oz

Wild Fable Talise EVA Clogs – 8.5oz

Altra Lone Peak 4 – 17oz (pair)

Misc:

Thermarest Z Seat Pad – 2oz

Left hip belt pocket items – 7.5oz

Right hip belt pocket items – 4.5oz

I’m interested to see how I feel about my gear choices during and after the trail, expect a post-trail gear review when I’m done! Until then, here I go!!

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