PCT Gear List
This is an ultralight PCT Gear list for those thru hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2022.
I have thru hiked the PCT and completed the thru hiking triple crown so my recommendations come backed with a bit of experience on the trail when it comes to recommending the best Pacific Crest Trail Packing List.
The biggest financial investment will be in the big four. The Backpack, Tent, Sleeping Bag and Sleeping Mat.
What to pack on the Pacific Crest Trail takes a little time and a little investment in money but everything on the Ultralight PCT List is easily available and reasonably priced.
PCT Thru Hike Gear List 2022
The Pacific Crest Trail is tough. Starting in the dry desert with long dry sections require you to carry heavy amounts of water. For this a you need a quality ultralight backpack for the PCT.
Then comes the cold high mountains of the Sierra which requires cold weather gear, bear canisters and potentially snow gear like an ice axe and microspikes.
Later comes Northern California which is tough on the feet. You will need to choose the best hiking shoes for the PCT to prevent injury.
Towards the end of the trail in Washington State you may encounter lots of rain or maybe snow. You will need the ultralight rain gear for the PCT.
Below I have all the best gear for the Pacific Crest Trail.
May 5, 2022
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