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Adventure Alan’s 9 Pound Ultralight Gear List

Nine pounds of equipment is all a backpacker needs to be safe, warm, and comfortable in the backcountry, and this ultralight backpacking gear list has been evolving and improving for over a decade, and we’ve tested it from Alaska to Patagonia, and everywhere in between. If you want to carry less weight while increasing the quality and functionality of your kit, then you’ve come to the right place. Simply put, this is best-in-class gear.

In totality, this ultralight backpacking gear list includes everything you need to carry and wear into the backcountry. This is the set of items we pack to start, and then modify based on trip-specific needs. The 9.3lb base weight counts the backpack and everything carried in it while hiking. It excludes worn, held, and situational items, as well as consumables like food, water, fuel, and sunscreen.

See the full article from Adventure Alan on his website here.


March 5, 2024

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