Mexico to Canada

A 4000 km hike through the US on the Pacific Crest Trail

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What is in my pack?

This is my pack base weight, everything I carry except food, water and stove gas

Graph of gear weight


Part Weight (g)
Big Stuff 2815
Clothes in pack 1518
Electronics 1290
Small Stuff 1011
Hygiene + Heath 581
Total 7215

Big stuff

Gear Brand Weight (g)
Tent Zpacks Duplex tent 782
Sleeping pad Exped Synmat Hyperlite 390
Sleeping system Enlightened Equipment Revelation 522
Backpack Gossamer Gear Gorilla 40L 856
Total 2815

Clothes in pack

Gear Brand Weight (g)
T-shirt Aclima Lightwool 106
Camp pants, inner layer Craft 132
Camp pants, outer layer OK Linné outer layer 189
Fleece hoodie Houdini Power Houdi 430
Rain jacket Klättermusen Fjorgyn Anorak 176
Rain pants Marmot 166
Extra underwear x1 Aclima Lightwool 47
Extra socks x1 Smartwool Hiking Liner 39
Beanie Klättermusen Eir Beanie 46
Gloves Thin gloves 54
Sunglasses Ray-Ban Clubmaster 93
Mosquito net Fjällräven Mosquito Net 40
Total 1518

Clothes worn (not included in base weight)

Gear Brand Weight (g)
Shirt Klättermusen Lofn Shirt 224
Shorts Klättermusen Vanadis Shorts 193
Hiking underwear Aclima Lightwool 47
Hiking socks Smartwool Hiking Liner 39
Sunhat Fjällräven Hatfield Hat 89
Shoes Inov-8 X-Talon 190 424
Watch Suunto Core White Crush 83
Total 1099


Gear Brand Weight (g)
Camera + bag Sony RX100 IV 362
Phone OnePlus One 175
Chargers Wall 2xUSB-charger + 2x chords 83
E-Reader Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 202
Powerbank Anker Powercore 20100 mAh 367
Headlamp Black Diamond Spot 90
Headphones iPhone headphones 11
Total 1290

Small stuff

Gear Brand Weight (g)
Cutlery Titanium spork + knife 36
Cup Plastic cup 48
Kitchen MSI Micro Rocket + Evernew Titanium Pot 265
Washing Sponge + soap 23
Storage Drybags 2L+4L+8L+13L 133
Plastic bags Zip-Locks 67
Maps Halfmile printed 60
Water purifier + storage Platipus Gravity Works 4L 354
Water bottle 1L plastic bottle 126
Line For drying clothes etc. 4
Sewing kit 14
Documents Permits, passport, and Diary 121
Wallet With credit card, ID and money 25
Total 1011

Hygiene + health

Gear Brand Weight (g)
Toothbrush 16
Toothpaste 53
First aid bag Bag for keeping first aid stuff in 16
Bandages Different sizes 38
Tape Leukotape 90
Towel Small travelling towel 111
Painkillers 7
Alcogel 37
Sunscreen SPF 50 63
Toilet paper 111
Nail clippers + tweezers 27
Lip balm 12
Total 581