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Three-Season Backpacking Gear List for 2024

Three-season backpacking (i.e., backpacking outside of winter months) typically lends itself to summer and/or fair weather backpacking despite including both spring and fall. That said, here’s everything you’ll need – and everything I bring – for three-season success in the backcountry.

I’ve included pieces of gear (noted below) that I only bring for shoulder seasons (i.e. when temperatures are colder). This year, I’ve also started including a section denoting what’s changed from my previous gear lists to provide clarity.

I’ve noticed that many gear lists leave things out and only list the big items instead of literally everything coming along for the hike. The gear list below reflects everything I will be packing—not just the big items—to give a more realistic picture of what goes into a backpacking trip.

Find the complete guide written by Mac here.


March 26, 2024

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