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Ryan S.
(badscooter)

Locale: New England
Second Summer UL Gear List on 03/07/2013 19:10:57 MST Print View

My updated gear list for my second summer of UL backpacking. I generally hike with a partner and I carry the Poles/Rain Fly of the Tent while my partner carries the body of the tent (this should explain the unusual weight)

Site Weight-(90oz)
Osprey Hornet 46-25oz
Big Agnes Q Core SL=17oz
Quarter Dome T2 Plus Poles/Fly= 43oz
Marmot Arete+-24oz + Dry Sack=24.4oz

Cook Set-(8.3oz)
Snow Peak Titanium Pot & Cover-4.5oz
Sea to Summit Alpha Light Spork-.3oz
Vaseline Cotton Ball Film Canister-.2oz
Lighter/Matches -1 oz
Salt & Pepper Shaker-.5oz
Snow Peak Litemax-1.8oz

Tools & Kit Ziplock (16.7oz)
Pencil-.2oz
Fishing Vial-.5oz
Small Notebook-2oz
MSR Pack Towel-1.5oz
3mm Niteline (50 Ft)-2.5oz
Herbal Armor Bug Spray-1.5oz
Toothbrush/Dr. Bronner’s-3oz
Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter +Platypus-4oz
Snow Peak Snowminer Headlamp-3.5oz

Medical
First Aid Kit-3.5oz

Clothing & Assorted Carried (Worn 43.3oz)

REI OXT-5oz
Kuhl Liberator Convertible Pant-10oz
Smartwool PHD-2oz
ExOfficio-3oz
Sunglasses-1oz
Bandana-.5oz
Benchmade Griptilian 5.1-3.25oz
Iphone 4 +Mophie Juice Pack Pro-10.8oz
REI Traverse Powerlock Poles-20.8oz

Carry Weight-27oz
Mountain Hardwear Plasmic-10oz
REI OXTx1-5oz
Kuhl Liberator Bottoms-4oz
Marmot Driclime-8oz


Base Weight-9.09 LBS

Hoping I'll hit the trail for a 3 day trek with a total weight around 13-15LBS. Pretty happy about that.

Josiah Vandervelde
(eternalnoob) - F - M

Locale: Florida
Q core SL on 03/07/2013 19:29:25 MST Print View

What do you think about the q-core sl?

Ryan S.
(badscooter)

Locale: New England
Q Core SL on 03/08/2013 09:25:45 MST Print View

Well, I loved the comfort of it but I realized last night (I had only blown it up once) that the Q Core is both shorter and less wide than Big Agnes claims. I think the actual measurements of the pad are closer to 70x18. Despite the pads great comfort on my back I REALLY dislike the fact that I cannot rest either of my arms on the pad.

The fabric of the Q Core SL is definitely more robust that I had thought it would be and it compresses into a very small package (smaller than Big Agnes actually claims, possibly due to the size discrepancy).

Size Comparison to ExpedStuff Sack Size

In any case, the Q Core SL is going to be rotated out of this gear list and last summer's Exped UL7 is going to rotate back in.

Josiah Vandervelde
(eternalnoob) - F - M

Locale: Florida
Re: Q Core SL on 03/08/2013 11:32:27 MST Print View

Thanks for the pictures. Sorry to derail your gear list! I'm disappointed that the width has been such an issue for early adopters. It looked like it would be a winner. Paying the weight and price penalty for the large size seems pretty rough as well.

Edited by eternalnoob on 03/08/2013 11:33:08 MST.

Katy Anderson
(KatyAnderson) - F
a few things on 03/09/2013 13:10:48 MST Print View

You have two t-shirts but no insulation layer. Most people would bring a puffy to wear while sitting around camp.
Iphone 4 but no map and compass.
Sunglasses but no sunhat.
You don't list shoes/boots although you probably are wearing some. If not I want to hear all about it.

I would also bring a warm beanie and a change of socks.

Tjaard Breeuwer
(Tjaard) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota, USA
Can you edit your list? on 03/09/2013 14:56:18 MST Print View

Can you add what the items are, not just their brand and name? It makes it rather hard to understand and comment if you don't list what the items are, ie socks, shorts, sleeping bag etc.

Re the pad: Neoairs have the same issue, have you measured it when it's deflated?

Timothy Farnsworth
(tfarny)
pad size on 03/12/2013 10:59:58 MDT Print View

I noticed the same thing about the new BA pad at REI last week. I have the grey Q-core LW, and while astoundingly comfy, it is a bit too heavy to be mentionable on this forum (37 oz). Don't ban me!
:)
I am looking into lighter options but I think the M size Q core SL is also too narrow for me, it just barely fits under my shoulder blades and has my arms drooping 4 inches down to the ground. The only 16 oz option that fits my torso may be a UL7 M like you show.

Josh Brock
(needsAbath)

Locale: Outside
list on 03/13/2013 15:23:41 MDT Print View

Osprey Hornet 46-25oz
Big Agnes Q Core SL=17oz
Quarter Dome T2 Plus Poles/Fly= 43oz- can you set this up with out the foot print??
Marmot Arete+-24oz + Dry Sack=24.4oz

Cook Set-(8.3oz)
Snow Peak Titanium Pot & Cover-4.5oz
Sea to Summit Alpha Light Spork-.3oz
Vaseline Cotton Ball Film Canister-.2oz - what is this for???
Lighter/Matches -1 oz
Salt & Pepper Shaker-.5oz
Snow Peak Litemax-1.8oz

Tools & Kit Ziplock (16.7oz- 1lb of tools for what?all i can think i would need is a sewing needle thread and a knife
Pencil-.2oz
Fishing Vial-.5oz
Small Notebook-2oz
MSR Pack Towel-1.5oz
3mm Niteline (50 Ft)-2.5oz
Herbal Armor Bug Spray-1.5oz
Toothbrush/Dr. Bronner’s-3oz- ehh its only three days who needs this.
Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter +Platypus-4oz
Snow Peak Snowminer Headlamp-3.5oz

Medical
First Aid Kit-3.5oz

Clothing & Assorted Carried (Worn 43.3oz)

REI OXT-5oz- shirt?
Kuhl Liberator Convertible Pant-10oz-
Smartwool PHD-2oz ? socks?
ExOfficio-3oz shirt?
Sunglasses-1oz
Bandana-.5oz- I prefer a buff cause you can turn it into a beanie
Benchmade Griptilian 5.1-3.25oz- I love benchmade but I always carry a fixed blade
Iphone 4 +Mophie Juice Pack Pro-10.8oz- i carry my ipad
REI Traverse Powerlock Poles-20.8oz- I have broken 3 pairs of these REI poles and now I have two sets of black diamonds that i have used for 4 years no issues.


I dont see any rain gear or like op said a insulated layer like a nano puff or something.

Ryan S.
(badscooter)

Locale: New England
Edits on 03/19/2013 23:18:16 MDT Print View

I'm not sure how I excluded the rain/insulating layers in my list. Anyway.... I should have also mentioned that I almost always backpack with a partner and that the odd weights for the Quarter Dome reflect that.


Final 3 Season Ultralight Backpacking List (3 Day)

Site Weight-108oz

Osprey Hornet 46-25oz
Exped Synmat UL7=16oz
Quarter Dome T2 Plus Poles/Fly= 43oz
Marmot Atom Sleeping Bag+-24oz + Dry Sack=24.4oz

Cook Set-8.1oz

Snow Peak Titanium Pot & Cover-4.5oz
Sea to Summit Alpha Light Spork-.3oz
Vaseline Cotton Ball Film Canister-.2oz (Firestarting Tool)
Lighter/Matches -1 oz
Salt & Pepper Shaker-.5oz
Snow Peak Litemax-1.8oz


Tools & Kit Ziplock (19.7oz)

Pen-.2oz
Fishing Vial-.5oz
MSR Pack Towel-1.5oz
3mm Niteline (50 Ft)-2.5oz
Herbal Armor Bug Spray-1.5oz
Toothbrush/Dr. Bronner’s-3oz
Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter +Platypus-4oz
Snow Peak Snowminer Headlamp-3.5oz
Sunto MC2 Pro Compass-2.65oz

Medical
First Aid Kit-3.5oz

Clothing & Assorted Carried (Worn 69.2oz)

REI OXT-5oz
Kuhl Liberator Convertible Pant-10oz
Smartwool PHD Socks-2oz
ExOfficio Boxers-3oz
Sunglasses-1oz
Buff Headband-1.9oz
Benchmade Griptilian 5.1-3.25oz
Iphone 4 +Mophie Juice Pack Pro-10.8oz
REI Traverse Powerlock Poles-20.8oz
Merrell Moab Waterproof Low Hiking Shoes-24oz


Carry Weight-38oz
Mountain Hardwear Plasmic Rain Jacket-10oz
REI OXT Shirt-5oz
Kuhl Liberator Convertible Pant Bottoms-4oz
Marmot Driclime (Insulator)-8oz
Smartwool PHD Socks-2oz
Smartwool Long Sleeve Zip Top-9oz


Base Weight (In pack)-11.07 LBS
Out of Body Weight-15.39 LBS

I'm fairly happy with this. I've dropped around 2 lbs from last summer's gear list. I will easily be under 20 LBS for a three day jaunt, not too bad.

Edited by badscooter on 03/19/2013 23:25:16 MDT.