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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

Sleeping Bags

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

Quilts

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

Continue reading the full gear list here.

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October 22, 2023

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