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Allen Butts
(butts0989) - F - MLife

Locale: Northern Rockies
Colorado summer gear list on 05/12/2010 01:43:28 MDT Print View

Clothing (worn) (oz)
Nike Fit running shorts 3
Nike Fit running shirt 4
Coolmax Socks 1
OR Desert hat 2
Nike Fit running tights 7

La Sportiva Fireblade 28
Simblissity Levagaiters 1.5

Clothing (carried)
Patagonia Capeline 3 7
Montbell U.L. Tec Down Jacket 11
Golite Virga Rain Jacket 7
Sierra Designs Rain Pants 7
First Ascent microfleece beanie 1
REI light wool mix socks 2
Mountain Hardware Powerstretch gloves 2
Marmot Windshirt 4

Golite Jam (modified) 22.5
STS Drisack 8L 1
STS Drisack 4L .5
STS Drisack 2L .2
Silnylon stuffsacks .5
GG bag liner 1

Tarptent Contrail (seam sealed) 25
8 easton blue stakes 2
GGpolycro ground cloth 1.5

.9L Ti-ware pot 4
Ettowa Alcohol Stove 3
Ti-ware spork .2
Cloth .3
Empty fuel bottles 1

WM Summerlite 32° 19
Thermarest Ridgerest 7
STS silk liner 4.8

REI Ascent UL poles 12
Lighter .2
Wallet (license, cash, debit card…) 1
Petzl Tikka Light 3
Peppers Sunglasses case 1
Nikon Coolpix w/ case 5
ipod w/ headphones 2
Firestarters (Esbit) 1

Items worn and carried 201.9
12.61 lbs
Items carried 145.4
9.08 lbs

Jeffrey Kuchera

Locale: Great Lakes
Well done sir. on 05/12/2010 08:52:45 MDT Print View

Well done Allen. No commentary to offer.

Chris Gray
(ChrisFol) - F

Locale: Denver, Coloado
Nice list. on 05/12/2010 09:38:42 MDT Print View

Great list, there is not much that can simply just be left at home; good job.

Some take it or leave it comments:
-Do you need the running tights? Could you not wear the rain pants if you get cold?
-Do you need the gaitors?

-What are all of the stuff sacks for? If you have a bag liner, then everything should already be fully waterproof.

-You could probably get by without the groundcloth, but its your call.
-There are lighter alcohol stoves from which you could save 2+ ounces.
-I would nix the silk liner. If you want to protect the bag, sleep in the tights and Cap 3.
-You could probably use some lighter dress or ankle socks as a spare pair.
-There are lighter headlamps that would save you 2oz.
-Ipod is an item that I would easily nix.

Bradford Childs
(Ford22) - F
Rain pants on 05/12/2010 10:41:04 MDT Print View

Looks good! Pretty similar to mine except for the rainpants. I have never found the need for them for summer in Colorado. In rain I like to hike in shorts. The legs stay warm if you are moving. If its cold when I get to camp I throw on the tights and windpants and get under a tarp or tent. I like the wind pants better than rain pants because I can comfortably wear them in my sleeping bag if it's really cold out. Never tried sleeping in rain pants but it sounds really clammy.

-7oz for Thermarest Ridge rest. Mine weighs 9. Might have to dig out the scissors again...

Frank Deland

Locale: On the AT in VA
rain pants on 05/12/2010 16:28:13 MDT Print View

Throw in wind and above tree line with the rain and legs can get cold. Rain pants will help with warmth. I like having a waterproof shell mitten to help keep the hands warm and gloves dry in the rain. MLD sells them.

Edited by rambler on 05/12/2010 16:31:32 MDT.

Lance Marshall
(Lancem) - F - MLife

Locale: Oregon
remember the small items on 05/12/2010 17:34:52 MDT Print View

Nice list. I also use several dry bags and stuff sacks in addition to a pack liner; quilt and sleep cloths in dedicated dry bag, miscellaneous items in a small bag, food in another, tp 'kit' in a ziplock.
Don't forget the small items. Sunglasses (to go with the case), water bottle, water treatment, hygene, first aid, knife, compass, maps could add another 10% to your 9 pound base weight.


Edited by Lancem on 05/12/2010 19:02:30 MDT.