This may seem like a lot of gear (and it is), but different types of hikes and seasons naturally require different constellations of gear (compare humid rainforests to the high elevation tundra near the arctic circle for example). I find it interesting and helpful to see what kind of gear people pack when I research trips, so I figured I would return the favor. You will see that I am a huge merino wool fan as well as a bit of a technology geek. An ultralight hiker I am not… but I endeavor to strike a happy balance between weight and comfort. This page is updated continually.

My packing lists and gear evaluations from specific hikes:

Gear

Packing

  • 62L backpack: Osprey Aura AG 65 (1900g)
  • 35L backpack: Osprey Aura (1300g)
  • 18L packable daypack: Osprey (90g)
  • flight bag: Osprey Airporter (450g)
  • rain covers: Osprey hi-vis (110g/112g)
  • drybag liners: Sea to Summit ultrasil
    • 35L (65g)
    • 70L (98g)
  • waterproof pack bags: Sea to Summit/ Osprey (misc sizes)
  • compression dry sack: Sea to Summit UltraSil eVent (90g)

Sleeping

  • hammock
    • hammock: Warbonnet Blackbird XLC (807g)
    • tarp: Warbonnet Superfly (538g)
    • underquilt (DIY, 3-season)
  • tent
    • solo/1.5 person, 3-season: Hilleberg Niak (1700g)
    • 2 person, 4-season: Hilleberg Allak (3300g)
    • footprints: Hilleberg (Niak 250g/ Allak 395g)
  • sleeping pad
    • inflatable 3-season: Therm-a-Rest Neoair XLite Large (460g)
    • closed-cell: Therm-a-Rest Z-Lite SOL 2/3 length (295g)
  • sleeping bag
    • summer synthetic: SnugPak TravelPak Traveller (850g)
    • 3-season down: Western Mountaineering Alpinlite (900g)
  • liner/ travel sheet
    • merino wool: Cocoon (600g)
    • thermolite reactor: Sea to Summit (255g)
    • silk: Sea to Summit (165g)
  • travel pillow: Cocoon Air Core “U” (115g)

Cooking

  • camp stove (gas)
    • Express stove set: Primus – burner, 1L pot, bowl, windscreen (570g)
    • PrimeTech Pot, 1L: Primus (282g)
    • LiTech Frying Pan, 21 cm: Primus (267g)
  • utensils
    • titanium: spork (20g), long spoon (19g)
    • stainless: whisk (12g)
    • nylon/ rubber: spatula (10g), dish scraper (14g)
  • cups/ bowls
    • titanium: mug, plate
    • folding cup, 6dl: Wildo vikkåsa (46g)

Water

  • filters:
    • Sawyer Squeeze (77g)
    • Sawyer Mini ‘inline’ (56g)
  • dirty water sacks: Evernew 2L (42g)
  • huge water sack: MSR Dromlite 6L (162g)
  • hydration bladder:
    • Camelbak Antidote Reservoir 3L (195g)
    • Platypus Hoser 2L (102g)
  • water bottles pvc: Nalgene wide 0.5L/ 1L (90g/179g)
  • water bottle, stainless: Klean Kanteen Classic 0.8L (174g)
  • thermos: Thermos Light & Compact 0.35L/ 0.5L (300g/362g)

Tools/ miscellaneous

  • multi-tool: Leatherman Juice CS4 (159g)
  • repair kit
  • duct tape
  • rope
  • first aid kit
  • emergency blanket
  • fire (lighter, storm matches, fire steel)
  • trekking poles: Black Diamond W’s Trail Pro (490g)
  • compass: Silva Trekker (34g)
  • local maps (paper/phone/gps)
  • map case: Sea to Summit (56g)
  • mosquito head net: Sea to Summit (12g)
  • seating pad: Therm-a-Rest Z-seat (60g)
  • large seating pad: Therm-a-Rest Z-Lite SOL 1/3 length (116g)
  • light tarp, 40×75 cm (22g)
  • MSR dew rag (20g)

Clothes

Feet

  • hiking boots, leather shell: Lundhags Mira Mid light (1200g)
  • trailrunners:
    • The North Face Ultra Endurance W’s (542g)
    • Merrell W’s Capra Rapid (556g)
    • Inov-8 Trailroc (490g)
  • sandals (Teva Tirra, 468g)
  • biomechanical insoles
    • Superfeet green, boots (96g)
    • Superfeet carbon, trailrunners (72g)

Base layer

  • merino wool:
    • briefs: Aclima (46g)
    • boxers:  Peak Performance (68g)
    • sports bra: Icebreaker Rush (108g)
    • socks: Bola, Icebreaker, Smartwool, Woolpower (mixed)
    • waterproof socks: Sealskinz (145g)
    • tank tops: Aclima, Icebreaker (84g)
    • t-shirts: Aclima, Icebreaker (115g)
    • thermal shirt, long sleeve crew: Ortovox (236g)
    • thermal shirt, long sleeve half-zip: Kari Traa (208g)
    • thermal shirt, long sleeve hoodie: Aclima (WW 352g)
    • thermal shorts: Aclima (LW 108g)
    • thermal pants: Kari Traa (182g)
    • thermal pants: Aclima (WW 226g)

Mid layer

  • long sleeve buttondown shirt, merino/tencel: Ortovox RNW Cool Shirt (236g)
  • microfleece jacket: Stormberg (308g)
  • merino wool jacket: Bergans Vikke (494g)
  • insulated jacket: Norrøna Falketind PrimaLoft100 hoody (396g)
  • running tights: Nike DF Essential Tight (252g)

Outer/ reinforcement layer

  • hiking pants: Fjällräven Keb Gaiter, zip-off (658g)
  • softshell shorts: Mountain Equipment (166g)
  • wind jacket: Bergans Microlight (260g)
  • shell/rain jacket: Mountain Equipment Ogre (390g)
  • shell/rain pants, full zip: Mountain Equipment Odyssey (295g)
  • rain poncho: Fjällräven (390g)

Accessories/ misc

  • swimsuit
  • sarong
  • bandana/ hankie: snusnäsduk (18g)
  • sun visor: Craft (36g)
  • sun & rain hats: Outdoor Research
  • sunglasses: Redbull Racing (26g)
  • head bands: Buff, coolmax (14g), windproof (18g)
  • beanie, merino wool: Arcteryx (31g)
  • liner gloves, merino wool: Aclima (18g)
  • wind/waterproof gloves: Sealskinz (100g)
  • buff, merino wool: Buff (48g)
  • knee braces (156g)
  • gaiters:
    • Dirty Girl spandex (30g)
    • Black Diamond Gore-Tex, short (251g)
  • town clothes/ dress: Arcteryx Contenta (160g)

Electronics

Camera

  • DSLR: Nikon D-7000
  • compact: Sony CyberShot HX90V (242g)
  • memory cards (128GB)
  • extra camera batteries
  • camera case, compact: Lowepro Apex 30 AW (100g)
  • camera backpack, DSLR: Lowepro Flipside 200
  • tripod: Gorillapod mini (36g)
  • smartphone grip: Gorillapod (16g)

Communication and power

  • iPhone 6 (143g)
  • e-reader: Kindle Paperwhite (358g)
  • waterproof case: E-case
    • iPhone, w headphone jack (42g)
    • Kindle (50g)
  • PLB: Ocean Signal rescueME PLB1 (116g)
  • usb power w/travel adapters: Apple (74g)
  • usb-hub: Plugable (32g)
  • portable batteries
    • GP PowerBank 12000 mAh (259g)
    • Anker PowerCore 20000 mAh (354g)
  • apps for iPhone
    • Gaia GPS
    • Guthook Guides (Te Araroa Hiker)
    • Calazo Kartor (maps in Sweden)
    • DayOne Journal
    • Spotify
    • Audiobooks
    • Google Drive
    • Kindle
    • PlayMemories (Sony)
    • Instagram
    • Twitter
    • Facebook

Light

  • headlamp: LED Lenser SEO 7R, 220ln (93g)
  • headlamp: Petzl E Lite Classic, 26ln (27g)
  • tent lantern: Black Diamond – orbit (84g)

Personal

  • valuables
  • passport/tickets/travel papers
  • glasses/contacts
  • microfibre towels: PackTowl
    • S (22g)
    • L (86g)
  • toiletries
  • potty trowel: The Deuce of Spades (17g)
  • travel pharmacy
  • ear plugs
  • sun screen
  • mosquito repellant
  • liniment
  • e-books (Kindle)
  • audio books (iPhone)