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 almost 13000km (8075miles) 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 can increase to around 9kg (20lb), specially if I am carrying snowshoes and winter clothing. 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.
Note:- Most of these items have been very well used by me and I’m in the process of updating my gear. Check back in a couple of months to see what has changed.
Lightweight Hiking Gear List
Shelter + Pack + Sleep System
Nemo Hornet 2 Person Tent– 910 gram.
Osprey Packs Exos 48– 900 grams (minus the brain lid).
Nemo Nocturne 15F / -9C Down Sleeping Bag = 1060 grams.
Thermarest Neo Air – 350 Grams
Nemo Elite Pillow– 78 Grams
Sea to Summit Stuff Sack – 78 grams
Pack Liner/Garbage bag – 60 Grams.
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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.
Reebok unpadded Cycle Shorts – 85 grams.
Merino Wool Midweight Balaclava – 60 grams
No name running shorts – 100grams
Nike Short Sleeve Running Shirt – 150 grams
Gloves – 65 grams
PCT Sunhat 55 grams – A great lightweight sunhat
Sunglasses – 50 grams
Winter Gear and Trekking Poles
Cooking and Water Treatment
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
Cameras and Electronics
Samsung S9 Plus+ headphones + cable 114 grams.
Sony RX100 + spare battery + case + spare memory card – 299Grams.
GoPro Hero 8 – 117 grams.
Anker 20000mAh battery pack – 354 grams.
Anker 24W Dual USB Wall Charger + Cables 65 grams.
First Aid and Misc
Plastic zip lock bags
Money / ID / Credit Cards
Foot infection anti-biotic
Toothbrush and Toothpaste
Deet insect repellent
Total = 375 Gram
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