His and Hers PCT Gear List
April 18 is only a few days away, which means that we are only a few days away from starting the PCT! We thought we’d jump on here to share our his and hers gear list.
You’ll see that we carry very similar gear. We won’t deny it, we are one of those matchy-matchy couples *insert eyeroll here*, but good gear is good gear.
You’ll also see that we like to keep our gear pretty light. Jenna’s base weight is about ten pounds and Michael’s is about 11 pounds. We have plans for big miles this summer and the lighter our packs, the easier it will be on our bodies.
Tent: Jenna/ NA; Michael/ Zpacks Duplex
Sports bra: Jenna/ Patagonia barely bra sports bra; Michael/ NA
Short sleeve: Jenna/ NA; Michael/ Patagonia sun stretch shirt
Rain Skirt: Both/ Zpacks rain kilt
Socks: Both/ Injinji trail midweight mini crew socks
Extra socks: Both/ Injinji trail midweight mini crew socks
Gaiters: Both/ Dirty Girl gaiters
Gloves: Both/ Zpacks possum down gloves
Hat: Jenna/ Outdoor Research papyrus brim sun hat; Michael/ Detroit Tigers basecall cap
Town dress: Jenna/ Patagonia fleet dress; Michael/ NA
Buff: Jenna/ lightweight merino wool buff; Michael/ NA
The above is what we’ll start with in the dessert. I’m sure we’ll both bring in some warmer layers for the Sierra’s (an R1 hoody, most likely).
Trekking Poles: Both/ Gossamer Gear LT5
Sunglasses: Jenna/ Smith lowdown 2.0 slim chromapop; Michael/ Raybans
Water Filter: Both/ Sawyer Squeeze micro filter
Water pouches: Both/ Sawyer 64oz squeezable pouch x2
Water bottles: Both/ Smartwater bottles x2
Food bag: Both/ Hyperlite Mountain Gear roll-top stuff sack
Odor proof bag: Both/ OPSak
Cold soaking jar: Both/ Empty Talenti container
Spoon: Both/ Sea to Summit long spoon
Headlamp: Both/ Petzl Bindi
Trowel: Both/ TheTentLab deuce of spades
Headphones: Both/ Bose soundsport headphones
External Battery: Both/ Anker powercore II slim power bank
Massage ball: Jenna/ Rawlogy mini cork massage ball; Michael/ NA
Microspikes: Both/ Kahtoola microspikes
Bear can (Sierra’s only): Both/ BearVault BV450
iPhone + charger
Camera + extra battery + charging cord
Our next update will be from the PCT!
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