Whimsical Woman’s Pacific Crest Trail Gear List
Are you just beginning your PCT thru-hike gear essentials research? Are you putting finishing touches on your carefully cultivated set of gear? Maybe you’re a gear junkie who just likes to watch videos about gear.
No matter where you are in the journey, my latest video provides an in-depth review of the items I carried on my 2,650 mile trek. I cover the basics (think: backpack and sleep system), my kitchen set-up, specific gear I carried through the Sierra Nevada, and the shoes and clothing I wore on the trail. You can find links to each of these products below to learn more:
- Tent: Zpack’s Solplex
- Tent stakes: MSR Groundhog Stakes
- Trekking poles: REI Flash Carbon Trekking Poles
- Ground cloth: Tyvek
- Sleeping pad: Thermarest Z-Lite
- Sleeping bag: REI Magma
- Stuff sack (and pillow): Sea to Summit Stuff Sac
- Backpack: Waymark Gear C0. 50L
- Trash compactor bag: Any store! Or Amazon
- Food stuff sack: Cuben Fiber Stuff Sack
- Kitchen utensil: Titanium Spork
- Water filtration: Sawyer Squeeze
- First aid: Any drugstore or Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight/Watertight .7 Medical Kit
- GPS: Garmin In Reach Explorer
- Rechargeable battery pack: Anker PowerCore 201000 mAh
- Headlamp: Black Diamond Storm
- Inflatable sleeping pad: REI Flash Insulated Air Sleeping Pad
- Bear can: Bear Vault BV500
- Ice ax: Black Diamond Raven Pro
- Microspikes: Kahtoola Microspikes
- Puffy jacket: Mountain Hardwear 800 Fill Down
- Hiking top: Arc’Teryx Motus Crew Long Sleeve
- Hiking pants: KUHL Horizn Skinny
- Hiking shorts: Patagonia Barely Baggies
- Thermal base layer pants: Smartwool Merino 250 Base Layer Bottoms
- Rain jacket: Frogg Toggs
- First and second pairs of shoes: Altra Lone Peak 3.5
- Third and fourth pairs of shoes: HOKA ONE ONE Torrent
- Camp/water shoes: Bedrock Sandals Cairn 3D Pro
- Gaiters: Dirty Girl Gaiters
- Base layer socks: Injinji Toe Liners (short)
- Base layer socks: Injinji Toe Liners (tall)
- Top layer socks: Smartwool PhD Run Ultra Light Micro Socks
- Top layer socks: Darn Tough Socks
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