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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. The base weight of my gear list is around 6kg (13lb) which will 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. Read the Complete guide to Thru Hiking the Te Araroa Trail if you want to read a daily journal of the trail, hints and tips about hiking the trail and how to guides.

Te Araroa Trail Gear List

Shelter + Pack + Sleep System

Footwear

I will be wore 3 different pairs of shoes on my hike to see which one I like best. But will Trail Running Shoes make my feet happier? At the start of the hike I wore the Altra LonePeak 4.0


Clothing

  • 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.


Raingear


Kitchen


Cameras or Electronics


Other Gear

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

Total = 325 Gram

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About the Author:
Brad is an Australian who has completed the hiking Triple Crown after he hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail and Appalachian Trail. He has hiked on every continent (except Antarctica) and has cycled from Alaska to Ecuador. He is an expert on outdoor gear currently living in Sydney, Australia.

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