This is my Te Araroa Trail Gear list. The Te Araroa Trail has a reputation for being hard on gear with lots of rain and mud. As a result I am prepared for the trail. The base weight of my gear list is around 6kg (13lb) which should put less stress on my body compared with the hiker that is carrying heavy loads. This is not my first thru hike so I have the advantage of dialling in my gear. All the items I am carrying have been used on other trails and I find no need just yet to upgrade any items just yet. But this might change in the future.
Te Araroa Trail Gear List
Shelter + Pack + Sleep System
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I will be wearing 3 different pairs of shoes on my hike to see which one I like best. I will review the shoes after the hike. At the start of the hike I’ll be wearing the Altra LonePeak 4.0.
Outdoor Research Filament Hooded Jacket – 281 grams.
No name Merino wool thermal Pants – 150 grams
No name Merino LS thermal Shirt- 155 grams.
Reebok unpadded Cycle Shorts – 85 grams.
No name merino beanie – 60 grams
No name running shorts – 100grams
No name running Shirt – 150 grams
Gloves – 65 grams
Sunhat 55 grams
Sunglasses – 50 grams
I carry no spare clothing with me other than what is listed here. Most people carry town clothes and sleeping clothes. I find them unnecessary. When washing my hiking clothes I wear my rain gear.
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
Steripen rechargable– 140 grams
Katadyn Micropur Water Purifier Tabs – 20 Grams.
Platypus Bottle 2-Litre – 36 Grams
Nalgene Water Bottle 1 litre– 178 grams
Bic Lighter – 20 Grams – A necessary item, obviously.
Cameras or Electronics
Samsung S9+ 256GB + headphones + cable + case 190 grams. This will be my only camera for photos and videos.
Anker 20100mAh battery pack – 354 grams.
USB Wall Charger for New Zealand /Australia+ Cables 65 grams.
Plastic zip lock bags
Money / ID / Credit Cards
Foot infection anti-biotic
Toothbrush and Toothpaste
Deet insect repellent
Total = 325 Gram
Want to know how the gear performed?
Te Araroa Trail Gear Review
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