Pacific Crest Trail 2016 Gear List

Ultralight Backpacking Gear

Items that stricken out were deemed unnecessary or unworthy and may have a replacement version below them. Stricken items weights and costs are not reflected in the totals. Costs do not including shipping or sales tax but do reflect the discounted price I paid if the item was on sale or purchased second hand.

In Depth Gear Update Discussion

2016 Pacific Crest Trail Gear List (Revised 7/20/16)

Backpack & PackingGramsOuncesPoundsCost
BackpackHMG Windrider 3400 SW1037.336.592.29$340.00
Food BagZpacks Food Bag42.21.490.09$39.00
Small Food BagHMG Dry Sack21.30.750.05$35.00
Top Quilt Dry BagHMG Dry Bag31.01.090.07$42.00
Under Quilt / Puffy BagHMG Dry Bag31.01.090.07$42.00
Ditty Dry SackOR LW Dry Sack 5l42.71.510.09$19.39
Garbage Bag OR UL Dry Sack 3l36.51.290.08$14.00
Map BagZiplock Freezer Bag12.50.440.03-
Toiletries & Repair BagMLD Packing Cube20.30.720.04$15.00
Shelter SystemGramsOuncesPounds
TarpHammock Gear Tarp333.211.750.73$326.50
TarpHMG Echo II 312.011.010.69$320.00
HammockDutchware Half-Wit581.020.491.28$183.18
Top QuiltEE Revelation 20° 586.020.671.29$412.50
Top Quilt Katabatic Gear Sawatch794.028.001.75$535.00
Under QuiltEE Revolt 20° 641.022.611.41$457.50
Sleeping PadKlymit X-Lite Recon 3/4195.56.900.43$32.99
Sleeping PadNeoAir XLite$129.95
Ground SheetPolycro43.61.540.10$9.95
BivyZpacks Ultralight Bivy181.06.380.40$225.00
Cooking & WaterGramsOuncesPounds
StoveSoto OD-1R Stove202.17.130.45$69.95
Mug PotTOAKS TI 750ml97.23.430.21$34.95
SporkOptimus TI Folding Spork 17.60.620.04$13.00
Water BottleDeja Blue 1l x 268.02.400.15$3.00
Extra Water BottlePlatypus 2 Liter36.51.290.08$12.95
Water TreatmentAquamira Drops86.23.040.19$13.03
Water FilterSawyer Squeeze85.03.000.19$24.93
Japanese Knife
Higonokami Knife36.41.280.08$36.00
Food ContainerLustroware32.81.160.07-
Water Sip TubeSource Outdoor Convertube69.12.440.15$24.00
Tools & EssentialsGramsOuncesPounds
HeadlampBlack Diamond Spot90.63.200.20$39.95
KnifeSwiss Army Classic38.41.350.08$23.23
Repair KitTenacious Tape 15.80.560.03$4.95
SurvivalMirror & Backup Light40.21.420.09$21.90
iPhoneiPhone 6136.84.830.30-
iPhone BatteryAnker 13400 mAh324.011.430.71$35.00
ChargerAnker QC$13.99
iPhone CableLightning 2-in-18280.310.02
Bluetooth KeyboardIClever Foldable181.96.420.40$30.98
EarphonesSkullCandy Fix 12.30.430.03$49.00
Puppy KiteParafoil 2 - Rover90.23.180.20$21.00
FlagUS Yacht Flag43.21.520.10$19.73
WalletTitanium Money Clip250.880.06$16.00
CompassSuunto M-3 G Compass28.00.990.06$41.95
Sunglass CaseHard Plastic80.22.830.18$9.95
Sit PadTherm-a-Rest Z-Seat$16.27
Personal CareGramsOuncesPounds
ToiletriesFolding Toothbrush & Misc.107.23.780.24$15
First AidLeukotape64.42.270.14$10
Pills & Sleep AidsIbuprofen & Sleep Aids30.81.090.07$5.00
Clean Up / Runny NoseBandana24.30.860.05$8.00
SanitationHand Sanitizer159.75.630.35$8.00
Clothing CarriedGramsOuncesPounds
BeaniePatagonia Fleece Lined80.32.830.18$28.99
Base LayerPatagonia Cap 4236.48.340.52$101.15
Mid LayerPatagonia R1 Hoody360.812.730.80$135.00
Warmth LayerMontbell Mirage Parka356.712.580.79$309.00
Rain & Wind ShellMarmot Essence178.96.310.39$149.96
Rain PantsMarmot Essence177.46.260.39$97.46
Leggings (instead of pants)UA Storm Leggings240.08.470.53$104.99
Socks x 3Darn Tough 1/4 Cushion165.06.880.43$16.95
GlovesDefeet Dura Glove63.72.250.14$24.47
Total Base Weight5325.9187.8711.74$2748.35
Clothing WornGramsOuncesPounds
HatAlpine Science75.02.650.17$29.00
ShemaghSynthetic > Cotton93.23.290.21$13.00
Base ShirtPatagonia Merino Polo156.35.510.34$32.48
ShortsPatagonia Stryder158.05.570.35$20.15
ShoesSalomon XA PRO 3D788.027.81.74$130.00
InsolesI'm Testing 3 Types109.13.850.24
SocksDarn Tough 1/4 Cushion58.02.050.13$16.00
GaitersAltra Trail Gaiters54.41.920.12$19.99
GaitersDirty Girl Gaiters54.41.920.12$23.00
SunglassesSpy Optic Lacrosse45.31.600.10$62.97
WatchCasio Pathfinder76.018.141.13$204.99
Trekking PolesBD Alpine Cork257.09.070.57$111.89
Base Weight + Worn7011.1247.3115.46$3213.83
*Regional GearSierra NevadasGramsOuncesPounds
Bear CanBearikade Weekender880.031.041.94$225.00
Whippet (ice axe alternative)BD Carbon Whippet48016.931.06$104.96
CramponsKahtoola KTS Crampon647.222.831.43$143.99
Snow GaitersREI Alpine Gaiters194.86.870.43$69.50
BW + Worn + Regional9213.1324.9820.31$3757.28

*Only bear canister was used, snow gear was sent home due to conditions.





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