9 LB Ultralight Backpacking Gear
Nine pounds of backpacking gear is all a hiker needs to be safe and warm. Or simply put, this list has better backpacking gear. For over a decade it’s been tested, refined, and updated to reflect only the best and most current backpacking gear now available in 2019. So, if you want to reduce pack weight without reducing comfort, look no further! The hiking gear in this guide is suitable for all 3-season conditions on trips around the world, from Alaska, to Patagonia, to Utah.
Important Note: In the video I’ve tried to show a broad range of gear that is included on the list, so people could see it, understand what it’s for and why it’s great. As such, to be more illustrative there is MORE gear in the video than I would take on any individual trip. For a detailed list of what gear I take and how that totals up to ~ 9.4 pounds, checkout my detailed post.
THE GEAR LIST
In this Gear List you’ll find one or more of our favorite options for every single type of item a backpacker must carry. Green check marks indicate our go-to option(s). Look for ultralight cottage industry favorites, as well as excellent and reasonably priced gear from mainstream retailers.
BACKPACK & ACCESSORIES
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Pack https://snp.link/781f6ca3
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Stuff Sacks & Pods https://goo.gl/gG7VP1
if required | Ursack Bear Bag https://goo.gl/Y4sZu5
Cascade Mountain Tech Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles (not included in packweight) https://amzn.to/2k9HrgZ
TENT & ACCESSORIES
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Dirigo 2 Tent (.90 lb/person) https://goo.gl/P13GMq
or Mountain Laurel Designs Solomid XL https://mountainlaureldesigns.com/sho…
or Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL3 Tent https://goo.gl/PdNoA9
StakesTNH ‘Y’ Tent-Stakes https://amzn.to/2FR7l3D
SLEEPING BAG & PAD
Hammock Gear Premium Burrow Quilt +30 https://www.hammockgear.com/premium-b…
or REI Magma Sleeping Bag . https://snp.link/9498d628
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad “Women’s” http://goo.gl/icxf8V
or Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite Sleeping Pad https://goo.gl/k6Pavx
Trail Designs Sidewinder Ti-Tri + Toaks 900ml Pot Cooking System http://www.traildesigns.com/stoves/to…
or canister option | Jetboil MiniMo Cooking System https://goo.gl/x2s1wi
Liberty Mountain Twin Neck Fuel Bottle http://amzn.to/2g2FAD6
TOAKS Titanium Long Handle Spoon https://goo.gl/MDWtZs
Ziplock 16 fl-oz “Camp Bowl/Mug” http://amzn.to/2ilNLjK
or TOAKS Titanium 450ml Cup https://goo.gl/MDWtZs
CLOTHING IN PACK
Outdoor Research Helium II Rain Jacket https://snp.link/d1249e8e
100 wt Fleece Shirt | The North Face Men’s TKA 100 Glacier Quarter Zip https://amzn.to/2GUJRr1
or 100 wt Fleece Shirt | Mountain Hardwear Microchill 2.0 Zip T Fleece Pullover https://amzn.to/33zFPPc
REI Co-op Magma 850 Down Hoodie 2.0 Jacket https://goo.gl/czWqf1
DeFeet Duragloves https://amzn.to/2Y9PkS6
OR Option Balaclava https://amzn.to/2H3Jhsp
Smartwool PhD Run Elite Low Cut Socks https://snp.link/a4f086b2
Map and Suunto M-3D Compass https://goo.gl/R0cOiW
Jackery Bolt 6000 mAh – USB Battery http://amzn.to/2Gc6Rkj
Garmin inReach Mini 2-Way Satellite Communicator https://goo.gl/cMGf9v
Gerber LST Knife http://amzn.to/1JFldcR
Fenix LD02 EDC Flashlight / Headlamp https://snp.link/62718c4b
WORN CLOTHING (not included in packweight)
Altra Lone Peak Trail-Running Shoes https://snp.link/91e57a4d
RailRiders Mojave Sun Shirt https://www.railriders.com/mojave-sun…
RailRiders X-Treme Adventure Pant https://www.railriders.com/men-treme-…
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