The Real Hiking Viking’s Ultralight PCT Gear List

In case you missed it, the dynamic duo of The Real Hiking Viking and Zach Davis (our Editor-in-Chief) are hitting the PCT SOBO…. in T-minus one day. We coerced Viking into telling us what he’s packing for his third attempt at the PCT, and he agreeably complied. His gear is ultralight, comfortable, and minimal. This guy’s got it dialed.

Related reading: Suggested PCT Thru-Hiker Gear List

Here’s the full list

Wool base layer – Ibex Indie Hoody
Active layer – Outdoor Research Echo Tee
Rain jacket – Outdoor Research Helium HD
Down jacket – Outdoor Research Filament Down Jacket
Hat – OR Performance Trucker Hat
Rain pants – OR Helium Pants
Leggings – Ibex Pulse Knickers
Gloves – OR Versaliners
Hiking Socks – Point6 Tech Lite
Stuff sack – Gossamer Gear Stuff Sack
Merino wool Kerchief – North x North
Trail runners: Altra Lone Peak 3.5
Pack – Gossamer Gear Kumo
Shoulder Strap Pocket – GG Shoulder Strap Pocket
Tent – Gossamer Gear The One
Sleeping Pad – Thermarest NeoAir Xlite Short
Pot – Vargo Bot 700
Stove – Soto WindMaster
Filtration – Katadyn BeFree
Quilt – Zpacks 30 degree quilt
Food Bag – LOKSAK odor proof bag
Dry Bags – Zpacks Rolltop Dry Bags
Fanny Pack – Mountainsmith SideKick Medium: (available spring ’18)
External Battery – Anker 26800 Dual Input PowerCore
Headlamp – Princeton Tec Vizz
Tent stakes – Vargo Titanium Tent Stakes
Trowel – Vargo Dig Dig Tool
Knife: Gossamer Gear UL Pocket Knife
Camera – Sony RX100 M2

Check out The Real Hiking Viking’s Instagram here, and follow Zach and Viking’s journey on their YouTube channel.

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Comments 4

  • Claudia : Jul 14th

    Epic! These two are a great combo.

    Having passed the Viking on the Southern AT as he finished his hike in ’16, I got a quick pic and exchanged a few words. What an amazing man and gentleman, and so gracious.

    I’m so excited to follow their hike! Thanks for this notice and God speed to both of these men.

  • scott m : Feb 27th

    Were you able to carry a bear can in that Kumo?


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