Shelter and Sleep System:

Gear that I use

This page lists the tent and gear I currently use in camp. The quilt or sleeping bag I use depends on weather conditions. On the PCT, I used a Katabatic Gear 22° Flex quilt. The AT was wetter than the PCT and sometimes hot and humid, so for that thru-hike, I used both a down sleeping bag and a synthetic quilt. These could be slept in individually or combined for extra warmth.

Some items listed here were used before switching to a newer item. I slept in a Zpacks Duplex on the AT and PCT, but after two complete thru-hikes, it needed to be replaced. I switched to a Tarptent Aeon Li for the BMT and CDT.

Items I currently use

Item Weight (oz.)
Tarptent Aeon Li tent 16.5
Outdoor Research Lightweight Dry Sack durable stuff sack for tent 1.9
Zpacks DCF groundsheet 3.3
Easton tent stakes in stuff sack (5 short and 1 long) 2.1
Katabatic Gear Flex 22 quilt 25.0
Sea to Summit Ether Light XT insulated sleep pad 18.2
Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Regular pillow 3.0
Superior Wilderness Designs DCF stuff sack for quilt 1.6
Cocoon Silk mummy liner 3.6

Items I have used in the past

Item Weight (oz.)
Zpacks Duplex tent (replaced after the AT and PCT) 19.4
Thermarest Xtherm sleep pad (sprung a leak after use on the AT and 3/4 of the PCT) 16.0

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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