This is my complete Lightweight hiking Gear list. This gear list enables me to hike almost anywhere in the world in anything but the most extreme of weather. In the last 3 years I have hiked over 9000km and feel very comfortable about my gear. I carry all this gear with me as I cycle around the world. Fortunately the same gear for hiking also works well as my adventure cycling gear.
My Lightweight hiking Gear list base weight is normally around 6kg (13lb), but in very cold weather that weight increases to around 9kg (20lb). My selection of gear does not put me in the ultralight range but my gear is both lightweight, strong and dual purpose. Not all the gear listed is carried with me on every hike, but it is a list of all the gear I carry with me as I Cycle and Hike the worlds most amazing places.
Lightweight Hiking Gear List
Shelter + Pack + Sleep System
Nemo Hornet 1 Person Tent– 850 Gram.
Osprey Packs Exos 48– 900 grams (minus the brain lid).
Nemo Nocturne 15F / -9C Down Sleeping Bag = 1060 grams.
Nemo Astro Insulated Lite 20R – 755 Grams
Therm-a-Rest Stuff Sack Pillow– 77 Grams
Pack Liner/Garbage bag – 60 Grams.
I change up the hiking shoes that I wear depending on the conditions I am likely to face. If the weather is cold and or wet then the waterproof GoreTex boots are best. If the weather is more tropical then I like the non waterproof shoe.
Patagonia Down Jacket 371 grams – It is now very worn out and I will replace it with either a Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket a Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Down Hooded Jacket, or a Outdoor Research Filament Hooded Jacket all of which are lighter and warmer, a much better addition to my lightweight hiking gear list.
PrAna Stretch Zion Convertible Pants – 430 grams.
Smartwool Base Layer Pants – 150 grams
Smartwool LS Shirt– 255 grams.
Reebok unpadded Cycle Shorts – 85 grams.
Merino Wool Midweight Balaclava – 60 grams
Patagonia Shorts – 119grams
Nike Short Sleeve Running Shirt – 150 grams
Gloves – 65 grams
PCT Sunhat 55 grams – A great lightweight sunhat
Sunglasses – 50 grams
Trekking Poles and Snow Gear
Evernew Ti DX Stove Titanium 86 Grams.
Snow Peak Trek 900 Titanium Cookset with homemade aluminum foil lid 114 Grams.
Sea To Summit X-Mug – 78 grams
Titanium Spoon 12 Grams
Gerber STL 2.0 Knife 28 Grams
Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter System 85 Grams
Steripen rechargable– 140 grams
Katadyn Micropur Water Purifier Tabs 20 Grams.
2 x Platypus Bottle 2-Litre 72 Grams
Nalgene Water Bottle 1 litre – 178 grams
Bic Lighter – 20 Grams – A necessary item, obviously.
600ml Coke Bottle to store alcohol for stove – 27 grams
Electronics and Camera
Apple iPhone 5S 16GB + headphones + cable + LifeProof Case 149 grams.
Canon PowerShot G16 + spare battery + case + spare memory card 473Grams. Very soon I hope to upgrade to the new Canon G1 X Mark II.
PowerGen 12000mAh External Battery 425 Gram. Soon I will upgrade to the much lighter and cheaper Power-Gem 10000mAh Ultra Light 155 grams (5.47 oz)
Anker 24W Dual USB Wall Charger + Cables 65 grams.
Plastic zip lock bags
Money / ID / Credit Cards
Foot infection anti-biotic
Toothbrush and Toothpaste
Deet insect repellent
Total = 375 Gram
Coming Soon – My complete Adventure Cycling Gear List