The quilt or sleeping bag I use depends on weather conditions. I often use a Katabatic Gear 22° Flex quilt. However, on AT where the weather was often damp and sometimes hot and humid, I carried 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. After two complete thru-hikes, it needed to be replaced, and I switched to a Tarptent Aeon Li.
Items I Currently Use
|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|
|Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite sleeping pad||12.0|
|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 Used in the Past
|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|
|Sea to Summit Ether Light XT insulated sleep pad (sprung slow leaks twice on the CDT)||18.2|
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
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