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Gear Carried on the Appalachian Trail

Hike with Gravity

This page lists clothing and gear I carried on the Appalachian Trail in 2017. Where noted, some items were replaced while on the trail.

See the gear I carried on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2019 here.


Item Weight (oz.)
Zpacks Arc Blast Backpack with 2 Hip Pouches and 1 Shoulder Strap Pouch (replaced later due to failure1) 22.45
Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z-Pole Trekking Poles 10.10
Nite Ize S-biner .40


Item Weight (oz.)
Zpacks Duplex tent 21.35
Gossamer Gear Polycryo Ground Sheet 1.15
Easton Nano Nail Stakes (2) .85
Titanium Shepherd Hook Stakes (6) 1.5
Tent Stake Bag .40


Item Weight (oz.)
Exped Air UL pillow 1.60
Icebreaker Hoodie 11.65
Exped Schnozzel Pumpbag  2.15
Buff (used as pillow case) 1.25
Thermarest Xtherm sleep pad 16.01
Icebreaker Bodyfit 260 Long Johns 8.55
Integral Designs Hot Sox 4.25
Enlightened Equipment Prodigy 50 Quilt 13.95
Marmot Plasma 30 Sleeping Bag 25.05


Item Weight (oz.)
Jetboil MicroMo Stove with Stuff Sack 13.60
Zpacks Bear Bag 1.7
Zpack Rock Sack .15
Bear Bag Rope with Carabiner 3.40
Coghlan's P38 Can Opener .30
Optimus Collapsible Long-handle Spoon  .65
Platypus Water Filter System (4 liters) (replaced later when the filter reached end of life2) 13.45
Platypus 1 liter Bottle (2) (replaced later when the bottles became too dirty to clean 3) 2.80

Clothing, Hiking

Item Weight (oz.)
Royal Robbins Excursion Stretch Long-sleeve Shirt 6.3
prAna Basalt Studio Shorts 7.13
Icebreaker Body Fit 200 Leggings 5.50
Possum Down Gloves 1.25
Zpacks Rain Mitts 1.05
Oboz Bridger BDry Hiking Boots 36.10
Injinji Liner Socks 1.10
Darn Tough Ankle-high Socks 2.15
Zpacks Cuben Fiber Stuff Sack (Mini) .20
Marmot Quasar Down Jacket 10.85
Zpacks Cuben Fiber Stuff Sack (Small) .70
Tilley LTM6 Airflo Hat 3.55
Mountain Laurel Designs Wallet (with credit cards, cash) 1.25
Zpack Rain Skirt 2.00
Arc'teryx Beta LT Hybrid Jacket (replaced later for a lighter jacket 4) 14.15
Arc'teryx Beta SL Rain Pants (replaced later for lighter pants 5) 9.90
Mesh Stuff Sack .55
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Sport Mesh Boxer Briefs - 9" Inseam 2.95
Dirty Girl Gaitors 1.15
Outdoor Research Stuff Sack 1.85

Clothing, In Camp/In Town

Item Weight (oz.)
Icebreaker Cool-lite T-shirt 4.90
Nike Jogging Shorts 4.85
Injinji Liner Socks 1.10
Darn Tough Ankle-high Socks 2.15
Bandana .90
Zpacks Cuben Fiber Stuff Sack .75
Golite Ether Hooded Windshirt 3.20
Arc'teryx Fortrez Hoodie Fleece Jacket 12.85
RedHead Ragin' Water Shoes 8.10


Item Weight (oz.)
iPhone 6 Plus with case 7.60
Timex Expedition Watch  1.15
Fuji XP 80 Waterproof Camera 6.35
Stickpic .40
Anker PowerCore+ 13400  11.25
Anker Quick Charge 3.0 42W 3-Port USB Wall Charger 6.15
Otium Wired Earbuds .55
Black Diamond Headlamp 3.15
Spare/Backup Batteries 1.75
USB/Lightning Cables .65
Zpacks Cuben Fiber Stuff Sack (Small) .65
Anker Waterproof Case for iPhone 6 Plus 1.80

First Aid, Hygiene, Miscellaneous

Item Weight (oz.)
Earplugs .20
Small Roll of Ducktape .30
Nite Ize Inka Mobile Pen .55
ACT/LNT Plastic Medallion  .15
Gerber AUS-6 Folding Knife 1.50
Brunton Mini Compass .55
ShamWow! .75
Vapur Collapsible Water Bottle 1.40
Deuce of Spades Trowel .55
Hand Sanitizer 2.35
EZ Towels  1.15
Z-Rest Sit Pad 2.20

Gear Replaced While on the Trail

Item Weight (oz.)
1. Osprey Atmos AG 50 (replaced Zpacks Arc Blast) 48.20
2. Sawyer Squeeze water filter (replaced Platypus filter) 3.00
3. Smartwater water bottles (2) (replaced Platypus water bottles)  
4. Outdoor Research Helium II rain jacket (replaced Arc'Teryx rain jacket 6.40
5. Outdoor Research Helium rain pants (replaced Arc'Teryx rain pants) 5.40