Gear That I Use

Clothing and Shoes

Gravity in the Sierra Nevada

I generally wear the same clothes while hiking: a long-sleeved shirt or sun hoodie with shorts. In colder weather, I prefer to add light layers, rather than add long pants. Although they add some weight, I normally carry a set of "town clothes" because I don't like to wear rain gear while doing laundry.

Items I Currently Use

Item Weight (oz.)
REI Co-op Sahara Shade Hoodie** 10.0
REI Co-op Screeline shorts** 9.4
Ex Officio Give-N-Go Sport Meshboxer briefs - 9" inseam** 2.8
Dirty Girl gaiters** .9
Silverlight ankle socks** 1.8
HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat 4 trail runners** 19.2
Superfeet Green insoles** 3.1
Outdoor Research Swift cap 2.1
Patagonia Capilene Cool Trail t-shirt (for town) 5.2
Nike Dry Fit shorts (for town) 4.8
Mountain Laurel Designs wallet (with credit cards, cash)** 1.3
Enlightened Equipment Torrid APEX insulated jacket 9.0
Patagonia Capilene Midweight Base Layer zipper shirt 8.4
Patagonia Capilene Lightweight Base Layer bottom 3.3
Possum Down sleep socks 2.5
Melanzana Hard Face Toque 1.2
Buff 1.3
Head Sensatec gloves 2.2
Silverlight ankle socks (spare) 1.8
Patagonia Airshed Pullover Jacket wind shirt 3.4
Ex Officio Give-N-Go Sport Mesh boxer briefs - 9" inseam (spare) 2.8
Atwater Carey bug net 1.6
Zensah Compression leg sleeves*  1.6
Enlightened Equipment Stronghold mittens* 2.1
Enlightened Equipment Visp rain mitts .9
Enlightened Equipment Visp rain pants 3.9
Enlightened Equipment Copperfield wind pants 2.0
Arc'teryx Zeta FL rain jacket 7.7

Items Used in the Past

Item Weight (oz.)
Cloudveil shorts (worn in the PCT desert) 6.4
Zpacks rain mitts (didn't hold up as well as expected) 1.1
Injinji Liner Socks 1.1
Tilley LTM6 Airflo hat (wore on the AT, PCT, and BMT) 3.6
Altra Lone Peak 4.0 shoes (didn't hold up as well as expected) 19.4
Zpacks rain skirt (began to come apart on the PCT) 2.0
Arc'teryx Beta LT Hybrid jacket (replaced later for a lighter jacket) 14.1
Arc'teryx Beta SL rain pants (replaced later for lighter pants) 9.9
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) 6.7
Outdoor Research Helium rain pants (worn on last half of the AT and after the desert on the PCT) 5.4
Arc'teryx Fortrez hoodie fleece jacket (worn on the AT) 12.9
RedHead Ragin' water shoes (used on the AT but decided they weren't needed on the PCT) 8.1
Oboz Bridger BDry hiking boots (worn on the AT, switched to trail runners after that) 36.1
Showa 281 gloves 1.9
Possum Down Gloves 1.3
Injinji Trail midweight mini-crew socks (2nd pair) 2.0
Darn Tough ankle-high socks 2.2
Golite Ether hooded windshirt 3.2
Appalachian Gear Company All-paca fleece hoodie 11.1

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.

* = Item is carried when conditions warrant

** = Item is worn while hiking


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