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.

her pct gear list

Jenna’s PCT gear.

Big Three

Pack: Jenna/ Gossamer Gear Camo Kumo 36; Michael/ Palante Simple Pack V2

Sleeping bag: Jenna/ Katabatic Sawatch 15 Degree; Michael/ Katabatic Sawatch 15 Degree

Tent: Jenna/ NA; Michael/ Zpacks Duplex


Sports bra: Jenna/ Patagonia barely bra sports bra; Michael/ NA

Tank top: Jenna/ Icebreaker sleeveless top; Michael/ Patagonia capilene cool sleeveless tee

Short sleeve: Jenna/ NA; Michael/ Patagonia sun stretch shirt

Long sleeve: Jenna/ Patagonia sun stretch shirt; Michael/ Voormi river run hoodie

Hoodie: Jenna/ Melanzana micro grid hoodie; Michael/ Melanzana micro grid hoodie

Rain Jacket: Jenna/ Patagonia rainshadow stretch; Michael/ Patagonia rainshadow stretch

Underwear: Jenna/ ExOfficio give-n-go sport mesh bikini brief; Michael/ ExOfficio give-n-go sport mesh boxer briefs x2

Shorts: Jenna/ Patagonia baggies shorts; Michael/ Patagonia baggies shorts

Leggings: Jenna/ Patagonia centered crops; Michael/ Nike ¾ training tights

Rain Skirt: Both/ Zpacks rain kilt

Socks: Both/ Injinji trail midweight mini crew socks

Extra socks: Both/ Injinji trail midweight mini crew socks

Shoes: Jenna/ Altra lone peak 4 trail running shoes; Michael/ Altra lone peak 4 trail running shoes

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).

his pct gear list

Michael’s PCT Gear


Sleeping Pad: Jenna/ Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite; Michael/ Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite

Trekking Poles: Both/ Gossamer Gear LT5

Fanny Pack: Jenna/ Gossamer Gear hipster; Michael/ Pa’lante fanny pack

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

Medical kit

Hand sanitizer



Wet wipes

Body glide

Sun screen

Bug spray


Our next update will be from the PCT!

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