Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hiker Gear List
Based off Liz Thomas’s wonderful gear chapter in Pacific Crest Trials, here’s a non-exhaustive list of suggested gear items for a Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike.
Big Three: Sleep System, Shelter, Pack
Western Mountaineering Ultralight 20-degree (what Liz carried on the Triple Crown)
Montbell Downhugger #2 (suitable for warm sleepers)
Marmot Helium 15-degree
Feathered Friends Hummingbird UL 20-degree
Katabatic Sawatch 15-degree
REI Magma 15-degree
Katabatic Alsek 22-degree
Enlightened Equipment Revelation 20-degree
Zpacks Solo Quilt 20-degree
Inflatable Sleeping Pads
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite
Sea to Summit Ultralight Sleeping Pad
Exped Ultra 3R
Klymit Static V
November 8, 2022
Sawyer Products Picaridin Insect Repellent provides great value, especially since you get a two-pack with each purchase. The spray is unscented and easy to apply, and it provides some of the longest-lasting protection with a 12-hour formula.
The snow is already settling in across some parts of the country.
All water along the trail should be boiled for at least a minute or filtered through something like a Sawyer Micro Squeeze Water Filter.