My Gear


Mountain Hardwear Light Wedge 2.1 – we have since traded out our light wedge for a lighter model

Mountain Hardwear Skyledge 2.1 + rainfly and footprint – 4.92 lbs split between 2 people


Gregory Jade 50

Gregory Sage 55 – rain cover included 3.31 lbs

REI Flash 52 – 2lbs 12 oz

REI Duck Rain Cover 60L – 4.5 oz

Sleep System

REI Lumen +25

Mountain Hardwear Lamina 20 – 3.00 lbs winter sleeping bag

Sea to Summit Thermalite Reactor Plus – 0.56 lbs liner adds 15 degrees

Therm-a-rest Prolite Plus Women (2011) – sleeping pad 1.5 lbs

Therm-a-rest NeoAir XLite – sleeping pad 8 oz

Therm-a-rest Compressible Pillow (small) – 0.48 lbs

EXPED UL Air Pillow (medium) – 1.6 oz

Deuter Dreamlite 500 – 1lb 5oz summer sleeping bag

Water Systems

Platypus Water Bladder (3.0L) – 0.25 lbs

Klean Kanteen Bottle (40.0 oz) – 9.28  oz

Platypus Soft Bottle (34 oz/1.0 L) – 1.2 oz  due to cold weather this got a hole on day 6

Nalgene UltraLite 32 oz Wide Mouth – 3.5 oz

Star Trek Flask – 0.31 lbs

MSR Miniworks Microfilter – 1.17 lbs

MSR Hyperflow Microfilter – 7.4 oz

MSR MiOx Purifier Pen – 0.39 lbs  sent home b/c with the hyperflow we didn’t need it


Trangia 27-7 UL/HA – 1.6 lbs great for two people and uses denatured alcohol

MSR Fuel Bottle (20.0 oz) – 0.3 lbs


Leki Trail Trekking Poles + Walking Tips – 1.3 lbs

Jobi Gorilla Torch Switchback – headlamp/lantern combo

Princeton Tech Headlamp

Various Sea to Summit Compression and Stuff Sacks

  • Waterproof Compression Sack with E-vent (14L) – for sleeping bag
  • Waterproof Sack with E-vent (13L) – for clothes
  • Ultra-Sil Stuff Sack (xs) – for night time stuff
  • Ultra-Sil Stuff Sack (S) – for emergency items
  • Innate Mentor Waterproof Storage Sac (10L) – for food

Nikon CoolPix AW100

ACR SARLinkView GPS PLB – 8.9 oz, a gift from my dad for my parents peace of mind



The Original Buff, UV Buff – 1.4 oz for summer

Wool Buff – 1.8 oz for cold weather

SmartWool Neck Gaiter – 2.7 oz for cold weather


Under Armour Sports Bra – 3.7 oz

The North Face  S/S Hiking Shirt – 2.1 oz

SmartWool NTS Midweight Crew L/S – 0.43 lbs

Antgua Women’s Fleece – 10.8 oz free from my days on the gymnastics team at JMU

Patagonia Down Sweater Vest – 8.2 oz

Marmot Minimalist Rain Jacket

Patagonia Torrentshell Rain Jacket – 11.5 oz


SmartWool Sopris Liner – 0.9 oz

Mountain Hardwear Power Stretch – 1.4 oz

REI Minimist Shell

Mountain Hardwear Women’s Epic Shell – 2.7 oz


Patagonia Women’s Active Brief x2 – 3.7 oz

SmartWool NTS Full Pant – 5.0 oz for cold weather

REI Convertible Hiking Pant – 10.9 oz

Mountain Hardwear Epic Rain Pants – 7 oz

ULA Rain Kilt – 2.9 oz

Addidas Climalite Shorts – 3.5 oz for the town


Summer Sock Liners, Polyprolyene and Silk – 2.6 oz

SmartWool Merino Wool Liners x2 – 2.8 oz for winter

REI Lite Hike & Hike Wool Socks – 5.7 oz

Keen Targhee II Mid Boot – I discovered my sensitive ankle bones couldn’t handle mid boot

Keen Targhee II Low Boot

Overall Winter Pack Weight (measured at Amicalola Falls State Park) – 36lbs


4 thoughts on “My Gear

  1. Pingback: Some Thoughts on Gear Choices | Fun Sized AT Adventure

    • I really liked my Marmot Minimalist and it worked really well as a rain jacket. But the Gore-tex coating didn’t breathe well for me. Even when I opened the pit zips, I found myself sweating. Also, the Patagonia Torrentshell is 3.5 oz lighter. Not a big difference, but I was getting to the point where my pack was too heavy and I needed to shave ounces anyway I could. Finally, I love Patagonia as a brand. They have great products and great customer service for thru hikers. I try my hardest stick to Leave No Trace as much as possible while I’m hiking and in my day to day life. Patagonia as a company embodies LNT to me. They do their best to lower environmental impact and I admire that.

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