What I’m Packing for the PCT
With my start date only days away, I’ve finalized my gear list and am impatiently waiting to start hiking. Here is everything I’m packing up and throwing on my back to tackle my first thru-hike: the Pacific Crest Trail!
Pack, Sleep System, and Shelter
–Osprey Exos 48L – 36 oz
–Enlightened Equipment Enigma Down Quilt – 14.5 oz
–Sea To Summit Aeros Pillow – 3.1 oz
–*Hyperlite Echo II – 29 oz
–**Petzl Glacier Ice Axe – 12.7 oz
–**Kahtoola Microspikes – 11 oz
–Assortment of dry and stuff sacks – 1.5 oz
—Petzl Tikka 2 headlamp – 2.9 oz
–**BearVault 450 – 33 oz
–TOAKS titanium long-handled spoon – 0.65oz
-TOAKS titanium 750mL pot – 3.6 oz
–Smartwater bottles – 1 oz
–MSR PocketRocket 2 – 2.6 oz
–Marmot PreCip Rain Jacket – 9.6 oz
–REI Women’s Fleece Gloves – 2 oz
–Icebreaker Vertex Half Zip Flurry – 9.8 oz
–Icebreaker Vertex Leggings Flurry – 9.1 oz
–iPhone (including wall block and power cord) – 8 oz
–Anker Portable Charger – 6.35 oz
–Diva Cup – 0.2 oz
–First aid kit – 4 oz
–Ibuprofen, Benadryl, ACE Wrap, Leukotape, Band-Aids, and Bacitracin
–Toothbrush, toothpaste – 0.5 oz
–Trowel – 0.6 oz
Base weight: 135.6 oz (8.4 lbs)
Sierra Base weight: 192.3 oz (12 lbs)
*Not included in base weight because my partner will be carrying it.
**Included in Sierra base weight only.
Ready, Set, Hike!
I’ve spent months testing and retesting the gear on this list and am extremely happy with what I’ve come up with. I know from experience as a weekend warrior that this list will change a few times along the way.
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