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.

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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 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. 



Vasque Breeze III GTX Shoes with custom orthotics – 982 grams.
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.
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


Rain Gear


Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket – 180 Grams
Outdoor Research Helium Pants – 153 Grams
Six Moon Design Hiking Umbrella – 227 grams


Trekking Poles and Snow Gear

Leki Micro Vario Carbon Trekking Poles 413 grams (pair)
Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe with Grip = 485 grams
Kahtoola MICROspikes
= 340 grams

Petzl – TIKKA Headlamp = 85 grams




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

Apple iPhone SE 32GB + headphones + cable + LifeProof Case 114 grams.
Sony Rx 100v – 299Grams.
GoPro Hero 5 – 117 grams.
Anker 20000mAh battery pack – 354 grams.
Anker 24W Dual USB Wall Charger
+ Cables 65 grams.


Other Gear

Plastic zip lock bags
Money / ID / Credit Cards
Blister pads
Strapping Tape
Giardia anti-biotic
Foot infection anti-biotic
Toothbrush and Toothpaste
Safety Pin
Deet insect repellent
Lip Balm
Toilet tissue

Total = 375 Gram

Coming Soon – My complete Lightweight Adventure Cycling Gear List


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7 Responses

  1. Heather

    Great list! Thank you for sharing. I’ve been meaning to ask you how your feet are holding up. Hope you are doing well!

    • BikeHikeSafari

      Thanks Heather. The feet are getting better week by week. The plantar fasciitis is all but gone. In about 14 weeks I’ll be hiking the Appalachian Trail, it should be perfect by then.

    • BikeHikeSafari

      I looked at them, great idea. A great compromise for many hikers and cyclists but I couldn’t see myself hiking with them for 2000+ miles.

    • BikeHikeSafari

      Thanks Ellen and Seth. I plan to buy a sailing vessel after I have finished hiking and cycling the world. I was actually looking at cruising forums when your comment came through. I’ll have fun looking at your journey on your site.

      • Ellen & Seth

        Wonderful! We love sailing (obviously… ) – both cruising and the sailing itself. Hope you enjoy our site and if you have any questions about boats, routes, preparations, etc. feel free to ask!

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