Ultralight Backpacking Gear List

jampackHow do you get 3 days of backpacking gear into a sack that weighs less than ten pounds? Read on, and I'll give you more than you ever wanted to know…

Here is our current gear list for our ultra-light backpacking adventures.

To note a few things:

  • Our system is designed for 2 people, we get weight saving by sharing. A solo kit would be very different.
  • Most items have a review associated, click on the link for more details.
  • The "Pack" column below shows who's pack the item belongs in. B = brett; T = theresa; W = worn
  • The weights listed are my own measurements, not off the label.

Sleep & Carry Gear

This table shows all of the gear we use for carrying or sleeping.
Review Item Description Weight (Oz) Pack
19 T
19 B
30 T
16.9 B
13.1 T
4.7 B
38 B
Total Pack (Brett)4.91 lbs
Total Pack (Theresa)3.88 lbs

Miscellaneous Gear

Random other stuff that is essential on the trail.
Review Item Description Weight (Oz) Pack
0.7 T
5.6 T
5.6 B
1.3 B
0.6 B
4.2 B
0.2 B
0.2 T
0.3 B
1.1 B
2 W
0.3 B
3.2 B
1.4 B
1.4 B
0.6 B
3.2 B
3.3 T
0.3 B
1 B
1 B
0.1 B
0.3 B
0.5 B
0.2 B
1 B
Total Worn0.13 lbs
Total Pack (Brett)1.74 lbs
Total Pack (Theresa)0.61 lbs

Base Pack Weight

Base weight of our packs before adding food or water. This is the constant weight that will never vary.
Review Item Description Weight (Oz) Pack
Brett Base Pack Weight
Base Pack without food or water
152 B
Theresa Base Pack Weight
Base Pack without food or water
122 T
Total Pack (Brett)9.5 lbs
Total Pack (Theresa)7.63 lbs

Final Weight

This table shows our final weights once loaded with Food & Water at the start of the trip.
Review Item Description Weight (Oz) Pack
Brett Base Pack Weight
Base Pack without food or water
152 B
Theresa Base Pack Weight
Base Pack without food or water
122 T
Brett Full Water Weight
Full 60oz Platypus
60 B
Theresa Full Water Weight
Full 60oz Platypus
60 T
Brett Food Budget
Assume 4 lbs for 3 days
64 B
Theresa Food Budget
Assume 4 lbs for 3 days
64 T
Total Pack (Brett)17.25 lbs
Total Pack (Theresa)15.38 lbs

 

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