2021 NOBO AT Thru-Hiker’s Gear List
Look at this stuff, isn’t it neat?
Wouldn’t you think my collection’s complete?
Quick stats for “Big Three” and “Base Weight” junkies:
Here’s the white meat for you savages. Now move along!
Base Weight: 11.7 pounds.
- Backpack: Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60 Weight: 30.5 oz
- Shelter: Gossamer Gear “The One” Weight: 17.7 oz
- Sleep System:
- Enlightened Equipment Revelation Quilt (10 degree) Weight: 25 oz
- NEMO Tensor Insulated Sleeping Pad Weight: 15 oz
For everyone else:
The picture above represents (nearly) everything I will take with my on my thru-hike attempt starting in late March. I’m not a gear expert by any means, I combined my own preferences with advice from sources I trust including former thru-hikers, Youtube gear reviewers etc. Do NOT take this as any sort of advice if you’re reading this as you plan for your thru-hike! I don’t have much of an ego around my gear knowledge so please feel free to provide constructive feedback!
Backpack: Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60 Weight: 30.5 oz
Tent: Gossamer Gear “The One” Weight: 17.7 oz
Footprint: Gossamer Gear Polycryo Ground Cloth Weight: 1.6 oz
Sleeping Bag: Enlightened Equipment Revelation Quilt (10 degree) Weight: 25 oz
Sleeping Pad: NEMO Tensor Insulated Sleeping Pad Weight: 15 oz
Pillow: Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow Weight: 2.7 oz
Compression Bag: Sea to Summit Event Compression bag Weight: 4 oz?*
Trekking Poles – LEKI Legacy Women’s Trekking Poles Weight: 16 oz (Required to set up tent)
Cook pot: GSI Outdoors Halulite Microdualist II Cookset Only taking mug/bowl for one so I’m not sure of exact weight, maybe 12-13 oz in total?
Utensil: Snow Peak Titanium Spork Weight: 0.6 oz
Stove: MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Stove Weight: 4.2 oz packed
Water Filtration: Sawyer Squeeze Weight: 3 oz
Toilet: Deuce of spades UL Weight: 0.45 oz
Headlamp: Petzel Tikka Weight: 2.9 oz (and 2 extra AAA batteries at 0.4 oz each)
Dry Bag: Sea to Summit eVAC Dry Sack Weight: 3 oz
Food/Bear Bag: LiteAF Flat Bottom Bear Bag Kit (Large) Weight: 2.5 oz
Power Bank: Anker PowerCore II 1000 Weight: 6.9 oz
Hiking shoes: Men’s Altra Lone Peak 10.5
Socks: 3 pair Darn Tough Micro Crew Light Cushion
Midlayer: Mountain Hardwear Women’s Microchill 2.0
Puffy: Montbell UL Thermawrap Parka (Women’s)
Rain Jacket – Montbell Versalite Women’s Jacket
Rain Pants – Frog Toggs Ultralite
Town Shirt: REI Women’s Sahara
Base layer top: Patagonia Women’s Capilene T-Shirt
Underwear – 2 pair of Icebreaker Merino Siren Bikini Briefs
Sports Bra: Patagonia Barely Sports Bra
Hiking Shorts: Patagonia Women’s Baggies Shorts 5”
Camp shoes: Xero Z-Trail Men’s Sandals (swapping out for old flip flops shown in pic)
Sleep/Swim shorts – Adidas running shorts
Gloves – North Face fleece gloves *
* Not pictured in gear shot above.
“Why no hiking pants?” And other logical questions…
“No hiking pants??” I’m planning to layer the Patagonia Midweight Capilene leggings and Patagonia Baggies when it’s chilly but dry, and I’ll wear my rain pants over that if it’s raining or snowing or just especially cold. I have plenty of quality top layers to protect my core temperature so pants seemed unnecessary. Disagree with this choice? Let me know in the comments!
“Only one base layer top, you sure ’bout that?” Yeah pretty sure I think…the Patagonia Capilene t-shirt doesn’t get too stinky and dries fast. I may add a long sleeve base layer top, and I have the REI Sahara button up shirt if I need a light long sleeve in a pinch… Thoughts? Am I good with just the Patagonia Capilene t-shirt as a base layer top or nah?
“What did you include in your ‘Base Weight’?” My base weight includes all of my gear and clothing EXCEPT for what I expect to have as “worn weight” on Day 1 on the trail and consumables (food/water/fuel).
“Do you regret making the Little Mermaid references at the beginning of the post?” No… No I don’t.
Feedback? Follow my trek!
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