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Base Pack Weight

Gear Evolution:

As with many hikers, my gear is constantly evolving. Check out the adjustments I’ve made along the way in my past gear reviews:

2015 Comprehensive Gear Review
Base Pack Weight: 13lbs., 10.2oz.

AT 2014 Gear Review
Base Pack Weight: 12lbs., 13.2oz.

AT 2014 Gear Changes
Base Pack Weight: 13lbs., 0.4oz.

CDT 2013 Gear Review
Base Pack Weight: 12lbs., 12.6oz.

CDT 2013 Gear Changes
Base Pack Weight: ~12lbs.

CDT 2013 First Round Gear
Base Pack Weight: 15lbs., 13oz.

PCT 2011 Gear Review
Base Pack Weight: ~16lbs.

Wired’s Current Gear List

ItemSpecific ItemCostWeight
BackpackGossamer Gear Mariposa$2351 lbs 11.5 oz
Waterproof LinerTrash Compactor Bag1 oz
TentZPacks Solplex w/8 Titanium V Stakes$5351 lbs 0.2 oz
Tent StakesTite-Lite Titanium V Stakes (8)$24
Stake BagGossamer Gear Q Stake Bag$150.1 oz
Sleeping BagZPacks 10 Degree$3901 lbs 3.8 oz
Sleeping PadTherm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Women's$16011 oz
Sleeping Pad Stuff SackTherm-a-Rest$150.5 oz
Stove/Bowl/CupCaldera Cone Set$353.8 oz
PotEvernew Titanium .9L$414.1 oz
SpoonGossamer Gear Long-Handle Bamboo Spoon$100.6 oz
Food BagZPacks Roll Top Blast Food Bag$301.4 oz
Water FilterSawyer Squeeze$403 oz
Mini Dropper for BleachGossamer Gear Mini Dropper w/bleach$40.4 oz
Water BagPlatypus SoftBottle 34oz$91.2 oz
Water BagPlatypus Platy Bottle 70oz$131.3 oz
Water BottleSmart Water Plastic Disposable1.7 oz
Stuff SackSea to Summit Ultra-Sil Sack (XS)$160.5 oz
First AidBand-aids, cloth tape, mini lighter$363 oz
KnifeGossamer Gear Pocket Knife$200.8 oz
ToiletriesChapstick, toothbrush/paste, floss, bodyglide, wet wipes, razor4 oz
BrushALAZCO Folding Brush (customized w/out mirror)$40.5 oz
SunscreenSawyer Sunscreen
$31.2 oz
Menstrual CupDiva Cup$200.7 oz
Potty BagToilet paper, ziplocs, hand sanitizer2 oz
TrowelDeuce Backpacking Trowel$200.6 oz
Stuff SackSea to Summit Ultra Sil Dry Sack 6.5L$160.5 oz
CameraPanasonic Lumix DMC ZS25$3006.5 oz
Wi-Fi SD Camera CardToshiba 32G FlashAir III$40
HeadlampPetzel e+Lite (Ultralight) Headlamp$171 oz
MP3 PlayerSanDisk Sansa Clip$501 oz
HeadphonesApple Earbuds0.4 oz
PhoneiPhone SE 64GB$5004 oz
Phone Charger CordApple 5W USB Power Adapter1.4 oz
Flash DriveSanDisk iXpand Flash Drive(64GB)$1001.1 oz
USB Travel Charger Adapt.NooQee 27W 5.4A 4-port wall charger$113 oz
External Portable BatteryAnker 2nd Gen Astro E4 13000mAh$3510.4 oz
USB CordsCamera, in Reach, MP3, & Extern Charg. USBs2 oz
Personal Locator DeviceDeLorme inReach SE$3006.7 oz
Watch w/alarmHead of a generic watch with alarm in tent
Awesome Camera MounterGossamer Gear StickPic$140.4 oz
Sewing KitMini Travel Sewing Kit$70.1 oz
Field Repair TapeTenacious Tape (clear)$50.2 oz
Shoudler Pocket for CameraGossamer Gear Shoulder Strap Pocket$152.9 oz
UmbrellaLiteflex Hiking (Chrome) Umbrella$458 oz
Phone-Protective CaseLifeproof Protective Case$701 oz
Hanging RopeDynaglide Bear Hanging Line 50'$161.3 oz
CompassSuunto A-10 Compass$201.1 oz
WalletZPacks Cuben Fiber Wallet$50.1 oz
TripodAlbinar Mini Tripod
Sit PadBack Pad on Pack Doubles as Sit Pad0 oz
Mosquito Head NetSea to Summit Insect Shield$111.3 oz
Extra Clothing (in pack)
Stuff Sack (Clothing)Sea to Summit Ultra Sil Dry Sack 13L$111.4 oz
Rain JacketOutdoor Research Helium II Jacket$1505.8 oz
Rain PantsSierra Designs Hurricane HP Pants$506.2 oz
Insulating JacketMountain Hardware Ghost Whisperer$3507.2 oz
Waterproof Rain GlovesDisposable Nitrile Medical Gloves$0.40
2nd Pair of SocksBalega Enduro VTech Quarter$101.2 oz
Pajama TopSmartwool Microweight Crew Long Sleeve$655 oz
Pajama BottomSmartwool Microweight Long Underwear Bottoms$755 oz
GlovesSeirus Hyperlite All-Weather Gloves$301.8 oz
Warm HatOutdoor Research Flurry Beanie$202.2 oz
BuffBuff Original Buff$201.3 oz
Sleep SocksLotion Infused soft socks$101.5 oz
2nd Pair of UnderwearExOfficio$121 oz
Ankle BraceWalgreens Ankle Support$91 oz
Camp ShoesTeva Mush II Flip Flops$125.3 oz
Sub Total$4,08612 lbs 15.4 oz
Worn Clothing (not in pack)
SunglassesRoadrunner Sunglasses$300.6 oz
ShoesLa Sportiva Bushido (men's)$12011.3 oz
Hiking PolesFizan Compact Trekking Poles$6011 oz
Sports BraNike Pro Core$283.7 oz
UnderwearExOfficio$121 oz
TopMizuno Short Sleeved Tech Shirt$393.7 oz
TopAdidas Long Sleeved Tech Shirt$404.6 oz
PantsWhite Sierra Teton Trail Convertible$3510.6 oz
SocksBalega Enduro VTech Quarter$101.2 oz
Skins (under pants)Andiamo skins (unpadded)$151.9 oz
HatOutdoor Research Sun Runner Cap$201.9 oz
GaitersDirty Girl Gaiters$171 oz
Sub Total$426
Other Gear Used on Various Trips When Needed (not in total BPW below)
Bear CanisterBearVault BV500 or BV450$802 lbs 9 oz
Odor Proof Food BagsLoksak OPSAK$131.7 oz
Bear BagUrsack Major S29.3 AllWhite$908.7 oz
Heavier Rain JacketMontbell Torrent Rain Jacket$2258 oz
GPSGarmin eTrex 30$3005 oz
MicroSpikesKatoola MICROspikes$6012.5 oz
Ice AxeBlack Diamond Raven$8015.9oz
Bug SpraySawyer Insect Repellent$31 oz
Sub Total$851
Combined Total$5,36312 lbs 15.4 oz

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