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Ryan S.

Locale: New England
First Time UL'er-Possible Final Gear List on 05/01/2012 19:34:21 MDT Print View

Hey everyone, I've been working at cutting down some weight from my pack (which last summer crept near 30LBS for a 3-4 day outing) and I would love to get some more feedback on an edited list. I know that I could cut to a lighter pad but I wanted something substantial (I'm 6'3, 195), the same goes somewhat for the tent. Some of the weight (tent/food) has already been treated as two person weight as I rarely (if ever) go solo. All in all, I think it's a massive improvement over last year.

Site-Tent/Backpack/Bag/Pad (128oz)
Hornet 46=25oz
REI Stratus Insulated Pad 77in-25oz
Marmot Arete-24oz+ Dry Sack 24.4oz
REI Quarter Dome T2 Plus Body/Fly-46oz
Osprey Rain Cover-3.8oz
Cocoon UL Pillow-3.4oz

Fire & Water Kit (10.8oz)

Snow Peak Gigapower-3.8oz
Snow Peak Titanium Cookset-3oz
Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter-3oz

Tools+Kit Ziploc 20oz

Black Diamond Spot & Batteries-4oz
PMI 3MM Utility Cord (100 ft.)-2.5oz
Fishing Vial-1oz
Toilet Paper/Toothpaste/Toothbrush-3oz
Notebook & Pen-2.5oz
MSR Pack Towel-1.5oz

Fire Sub-Bag (Inside larger Ziploc)
Lighter/Stormproof Matches-1
Scout Firesteel-1oz

Repair Bag-2oz
Seam Sealant
Duct Tape

First Aid Kit-1.5oz


Day Use-REI OXT-5oz
Day-Use- Kuhl Liberator Convertible Pant-14oz
Day-Use-Smartwool PHD-2oz
Day Use-Sunglasses-2oz
Day Use-Bandana-.5oz
Benchmade Griptilian 3.5” Knife-3.25oz

Carry Weight-40oz

Smartwool Midweight Long-Sleeve Zip Top-9oz
Smartwool Base Layer-6oz
Smartwool PHD Mini-2oz

Marmot Dri-Clime Jacket-9oz
Mountain Hardwear Versteeg-14oz

Base Pack Weight=12.64LBS
Pack Weight+Water=14.64LBS
Base Pack + Water+Food=16.64LBS

Erik Dietz

Locale: Los Angeles
A few ideas on 05/02/2012 10:32:23 MDT Print View

Your list looks good so just a few small ideas:

1. Get rid of the dry sack and rain cover. Use a trash compactor bag on the inside of your pack and put your sleeping bag and clothes inside it.
2. 100 ft of chord for what?
3. Leave the seam sealant at home.
4. Fire-sub bag = 1 or 2 mini bics. Work just as well and weigh less.

You could do all those things and it would cost you very little. The other thing I would consider (which would cost some dough) is switching your cooking setup to a Caldera Cone/Fosters beer can setup. The whole deal with enough fuel for 3-4 days would weigh a bit less than what you have now.

I don't know the clothing items (shirts, pants, etc) so I can't comment on those. Where will you be backpacking and under what type of conditions?

John West
(skyzo) - M

Locale: Borah Gear
Re: A few ideas on 05/02/2012 15:34:59 MDT Print View

Nice gear list!

Like Erik said, I'm wondering what that 100ft of cord is for? Bear bagging should only require ~50ft
Maybe look into a lighter pad, 25oz for that pad is pretty heavy. Check out the Neoair's

Curious how you arrived at 46oz for the Quarter Dome. Thats the same tent I use for all my non solo trips, and mine weighs 63oz with titanium stakes, without the stuff sacks. So if you were splitting it in two that'd be 92oz, which is 2lbs heavier than what I'd expect.

Ryan S.

Locale: New England
Suggestions on 05/02/2012 23:10:18 MDT Print View

The dry sack was just a convenient way to stuff the Sleeping Bag down small. I definitely will cut a bit of cordage (I've always liked to just have a little extra). The seam sealant will stay at home for sure. As for clothes it's just summer wear, mostly White Mountains type outings.

John, I arrived at that weight for the T2 Plus because I plan on carrying the tent body/rainfly and that was what it weighed out to. I was planning on my counterpart to carry the stakes/poles for the tent. It'd be nice if we could cut it cleanly in two and have it weigh 36 oz apiece.

John West
(skyzo) - M

Locale: Borah Gear
Re: Suggestions on 05/02/2012 23:53:35 MDT Print View

Woops, guess I didn't think of that haha
I read it as "T2" plus(like add) fly and body, meaning the entire tent.
I see now