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Gear Carried on the Pacific Crest Trail

Hike with Gravity

This page lists clothing and gear I carried on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2019. Some items were shipped home when weather conditions changed.

See the gear I carried on the Appalachian Trail in 2017 here.


Item Weight (oz.)
Superior Wilderness Designs Long Haul 50l DCF backpack with two hip pockets, water bottle holder and mesh shoulder pocket 27.00
Leki Legacy trekking poles 16.60
Superior Wilderness Designs DCF Lunch Box food sack/storage system (2) 5.40
Katoohla Microspikes 12.30
CAMP Corsa ice axe 10.40
Liteflex Chrome hiking umbrella 8.30


Item Weight (oz.)
Zpacks Duplex tent 21.35
window seal plastic for cowboy camping groundsheet 1.60
Easton Nano Nail stakes .42
Titanium shepherd hook stakes (6) 1.50
6 inch Sonic Stakes (2) .60
Zpacks tent stake bag .09


Item Weight (oz.)
Sea to Summit Aeros pillow 2.70
Superior Wilderness Designs stuff sack  1.50
Thermarest Xtherm sleep pad 16.01
Icebreaker Bodyfit 260 Long Johns 8.55
Possum Down Socks 2.60
Katabatic Gear 22o Flex quilt 16.90
Cocoon silk mummy liner 4.20


Item Weight (oz.)
Jetboil MicroMo Stove with fuel cannister 20.80
Zpacks Bear Bag 1.70
Zpack Rock Sack .15
Bear Bag Rope with Carabiner 3.40
Sea to Summit collapsible cup 1.50
Snow Peak titanium folding long-handle spoon  .80
Sawyer Micro Squeeze water filter 1.90
Smartwater water bottles (3) 4.20
Cnoc Vecto 2-liter water container (2) 5.60
AntiGravityGear pouch cozy 1.50

Clothing, Hiking

Item Weight (oz.)
Columbia Silver Ridge Lite long-sleeve shirt 6.40
Cloudveil shorts 6.40
Patagonia Capilene lightweight leggings 3.30
Buff 1.25
Possum Down Gloves 1.25
Zpacks Rain Mitts 1.05
Altra Lone Peak 4.0 shoes 19.40
Injinji Liner Socks 1.10
Darn Tough Ankle-high Socks 2.15
Zpacks Cuben Fiber Stuff Sack (Mini) .20
Arc'teryx Atom LT synthetic jacket with hood 13.30
Zpacks Cuben Fiber Stuff Sack (Small) .70
Tilley LTM6 Airflo Hat 3.55
Mountain Laurel Designs Wallet (with credit cards, cash) 1.25
Zpack Rain Skirt 2.00
Outdoor Research Helium II rain jacket 6.70
Outdoor Research Helium rain pants 5.40
Enlightened Equipment Torrid APEX wind pants 2.10
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Sport Mesh Boxer Briefs - 9" Inseam 2.95
Dirty Girl Gaitors 1.15
Superfeet Green insoles 3.20
Patagonia Nano Puff jacket 11.60
Enlightened Equipment Stronghold Mittens 2.10

Clothing, In Camp/In Town

Item Weight (oz.)
Eddie Bauer Ascent t-shirt 3.60
Nike Jogging Shorts 4.85
Injinji Liner Socks 1.10
Darn Tough Ankle-high Socks 2.15
Bandana .90
Zpacks Cuben Fiber Stuff Sack .75
Golite Ether Hooded Windshirt 3.20


Item Weight (oz.)
iPhone 8 Plus with case 7.60
Garmin Instinct watch  4.10
Canon GX7 Mark  II camera 11.30
Stickpic .40
Anker PowerCore+ 13400  11.25
Anker Quick Charge 3.0 42W 4-Port USB wall charger 5.70
iPhone wired earbuds .55
Black Diamond Cosmo 225 headlamp 2.90
spare batteries 1.75
USB/Lightning cables .65
Zpacks Cuben Fiber Stuff Sack (Small) .65
Anker Waterproof Case for iPhone 8 Plus 1.80

First Aid, Hygiene, Miscellaneous

Item Weight (oz.)
Earplugs .20
Small Roll of Ducktape .30
Nite Ize Inka Mobile Pen .55
ATC/LNT Plastic Medallion  .15
Mini pocket knife 1.50
Brunton mini compass .55
REI medium camp towel 1.30
Vinyl holder with PCT permits and portion of Yogi's PCT book 3.10
Deuce of Spades trowel .55
Hand Sanitizer 2.35
Repair kit .70
Z-Rest Sit Pad 2.20