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My (Complete!) AT Gear List

I’m hitting the trail tomorrow (a day earlier than originally planned, given the weather forecast and some external personal factors), so no time like the present for a pretty streamlined, bare-bones “gear list”, right?

If you haven’t already seen “My Hammock Camping ‘Big 3’ on the AT” post, be sure to go check that one out.

I’ve tried to break this down into sections, I hope it helps. (I know Gear Lists can sometimes end up downright dizzying…)


  • Columbia Silver Ridge Lite long-sleeve shirt:

This is a pretty no-frills long-sleeve button-front SPF 50+ active shirt that has a tab/button combo for easy sleeve rolling on warmer days, and a small zippered pocket near the right hip/waist for easily stowing a chapstick or other small items I may want to keep nearby.

  • All in Motion (Target) athletic top:

This is a pretty basic synthetic top that drapes nicely and has a mesh panel between the shoulder blades. I bought it on clearance a long time ago, and I really like it. The seams are well-placed for backpacking, and it wicks moisture well. It’s also more durable than some of my similar light-weight athletic shirts, so I’m inclined to believe it’ll survive months of wearing a pack daily.

  • Patagonia 5” Baggies:

I got my first pair of the classic Baggies last year, and I can’t believe it’s taken me so long. As someone with short, chunky legs who frequently suffers from the dreaded “chub-rub”, they’re the first shorts I’ve had in a long time that don’t ride up, and the fabric is durable enough to last an entire thru-hike.

Continue reading Jasper's complete AT gear list here


May 19, 2022

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