Clothing and Shoes:

Gear that I use

I generally wear the same clothes while hiking: a long-sleeved, button-down shirt and shorts. In colder weather, I prefer to add light layers.

Clothing Worn While Hiking

Item Weight (oz.)
Columbia Silver Ridge Lite long-sleeve shirt 6.40
REI Co-op Screeline shorts 9.60
Patagonia Capilene lightweight leggings 3.30
Buff 1.25
REI Co-op Minimalist GTX mittens 2.00
HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat 4 21.20
Injinji Trail midweight mini-crew socks 2.00
Zensah compression leg sleeves 1.60
Arc'teryx Zeta FL rain jacket  7.20
Stetson No Fly Zone neck flap safari hat 4.10
Mountain Laurel Designs wallet (with credit cards, cash) 1.25
Enlightened Equipment Men's Visp rain pants 4.10
Enlightened Equipment Torrid APEX wind pants 2.10
ExOfficio Give-N-Go sport mesh boxer briefs - 9" Inseam 2.95
Dirty Girl gaiters 1.15
Outdoor Research ActiveIce Spectrum sun gloves 0.70
Marmot Quasar down jacket 10.85
Enlightened Equipment Stronghold mittens 2.10

Clothing Worn in Camp and in Town

Item Weight (oz.)
Eddie Bauer Ascent t-shirt 3.60
Nike jogging shorts 4.85
Injinji Trail midweight mini-crew socks (2nd pair) 2.00
Darn Tough ankle-high socks 2.15
Bandana 0.90
Golite Ether hooded windshirt 3.20
Appalachian Gear Company All-paca fleece hoodie 11.10
Appalachian Gear Company All-paca fleece hat 1.30

Clothing Worn on Past Hikes

Item Weight (oz.)
Cloudveil shorts (worn in the PCT desert) 6.40
Zpacks rain mitts (didn't hold up as well as expected) 1.05
Injinji Liner Socks 1.10
Tilley LTM6 Airflo hat (wore on the AT and PCT) 3.55
Altra Lone Peak 4.0 shoes (didn't hold up as well as expected) 19.40
Zpacks rain skirt (began to come apart on the PCT) 2.00
Arc'teryx Beta LT Hybrid jacket (replaced later for a lighter jacket) 14.15
Arc'teryx Beta SL rain pants (replaced later for lighter pants) 9.90
Outdoor Research Helium II rain jacket (worn on last half of the AT and PCT desert section before switching to better quality Arc'teryx Zeta FL rain jacket) 6.70
Outdoor Research Helium rain pants (worn on last half of the AT and after the desert on the PCT) 5.40
Arc'teryx Fortrez hoodie fleece jacket (worn on the AT) 12.85
RedHead Ragin' water shoes (used on the AT but decided they weren't needed on the PCT) 8.10
Oboz Bridger BDry hiking boots (worn on the AT, switched to trail runners after that) 36.10
Showa 281 gloves 1.90
Possum Down Gloves 1.25

My descriptions of gear are not intended to be product endorsements. I have not been compensated for any product mentions, nor do I use affiliate links.


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