2018 Thru Hiking Ultralight Backpacking Gear List (8 POUNDS)


This is what I use and carried on the CT in July 2018. Suitable for CDT, PCT, CT, JMT, etc. Have not tested it on the AT where moisture is more of an issue. Full comfort (for me) with 8 lbs of gear (8.8 including camera gear).

Link to gear list:

Links to items discussed in video:

Sony RX100 V camera:

Custom 40L cuben backpack with internal frame and water bottle pocket

Shoulder pouch from Zpacks:

Balm jar for sunscreen and other creams

Dropper bottles for liquids

Stickpic for selfie shots with camera:

Ultralight pack towel:

Black Diamond plastic carabiner:

ZPacks cuben fiber stuff sack for 900 mL Evernew titanium pot:

900 mL Evernew ultralight titanium pot

Trail Designs Sidewinder Titanium windscreen / pot stand with Gram Cracker Stove:

Katadyn Befree 1.0 L water filter:

Gorillapod original tripod for point and shoot cameras:

ZPacks cuben fiber tent stake sack:

ZPacks carbon tent stakes:

Platypus 2L reservoir:

Montbell Tachyon Pants:

Berghaus Hyper Jacket (no longer made):

Zpacks cuben cloud kilt (rain skirt):

Simblissity headnet:

Sea to Summit Ultrasil Stuff Sack 15 L

Apple earpods:

AquaMira drops:

Nitecore NU25 headlamp with UL band:

Anker Powercore Slim 5000 mAh battery pack:

Anker 4″ micro USB charging cable:

Aukey dual USB plug:

Bear bagging line:

Exped Synmat Hyperlite Medium Wide sleeping pad with Schnozzel pump bag:

Zpacks Hexamid Solo Tarp (no longer produced?):

ZPacks Goose Down Balaclava:

Borah Gear Down Jacket:

Patagonia Lightweight Men’s Bottoms:

Underarmour Base 1.0 longsleeve baselayer:

ZPacks 20 sleeping bag / quilt:

Western Mountaineering Cloudrest pillow:

Mountain Hardwear MicroDome fleece beanie:

Mountain Hardwear Powerstretch gloves:

Brooks Cascadia 7″ running shorts:



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