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 22o 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 upcoming hikes.

Items I currently use

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

Items I have used in the past

Item Weight (oz.)
Zpacks Arc Blast Backpack with 2 Hip Pouches and 1 Shoulder Strap Pouch (carried on the Appalachian Trail, replaced due to failure) 22.45
Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z-Pole Trekking Poles (carried on the Appalachian Trail, replaced when one broke) 10.10
Osprey Atmos AG 50 (replaced the Zpacks Arc Blast on the Appalachian Trail) 48.20

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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