This is a complete Appalachian Trail Gear List. Below is a list of the best to take when hiking the Appalachian Trail. The list will keep your base weight around 6kg/13lb. The Appalachian Trail gear list is my personal recommendations on what gear to take hiking the Appalachian Trail.
I am currently updating my very worn out gear – Check out My Lightweight hiking Gear list which has a base weight is around 6kg (13lb).
Appalachian Trail Gear List
Shelter + Pack + Sleep System
Nemo Hornet 1 Person Tent– 850 Gram.
Osprey Packs Exos 48– 900 grams (minus the brain lid).
Western Mountaineering Ultralite 20F / -7C – 29oz / 820g
Nemo Tensor Insulated – 14oz/410g
Nemo Elite Pillow– 78 Grams
Pack Liner/Garbage bag – 60 Grams.
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Footwear is a personal choice and what works perfectly for one person will not work with another. I’ve been a long time fan of both Vasque and Merrel shoes as they fit my foot perfectly. I also use Altra Trail running shoes as my lightweight shoe option. Below are my 3 recommendations for the best shoes for the Appalachian Trail.
When it comes to socks, Darn Toughs are my current favourites.
Darn Tough Merino Wool Socks 48 grams x 3
Outdoor Research Filament Hooded Jacket – 281 grams.
PrAna Stretch Zion Convertible Pants – 430 grams.
Smartwool Base Layer Pants – 150 grams
Smartwool LS Shirt– 255 grams.
Merino Wool Midweight Balaclava – 60 grams
Patagonia Strider Shorts – 119grams
Fleece Gloves – 65 grams
PCT Sunhat 55 grams – A great lightweight sunhat
Sunglasses – 50 grams
Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket 180 Grams
Outdoor Research Helium Pants 153 Grams
Six Moon Designs Silver Shadow 8 oz. Ultralight Hiking Umbrella – 227 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.
Bic Lighter – 20 Grams – A necessary item, obviously.
600ml Coke Bottle to store alcohol for stove – 27 grams
During the hot sections of the Appalachian Trail I will go ‘Stoveless’, using a small plastic peanut butter jar to rehydrate food, this should save about 200 grams of weight and a lot of extra weight in fuel that I will not need to carry.
Electronics and Camera
Apple iPhone XR unlocked + headphones + cable 149 grams.
Sony RX100 + spare battery + case + spare memory card 473Grams.
Anker 10000mAh Battery Bank plus wall charger- 155 grams (5.47 oz)
Plastic zip lock bags
Money / ID / Credit Cards
Foot infection anti-biotic
Toothbrush and Toothpaste
Deet insect repellent
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