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3 Season Gearlist Help/Critique
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Andrew Brinkman

Locale: So Cal
3 Season Gearlist Help/Critique on 05/24/2013 20:35:55 MDT Print View

So I have been trying out gear for a few years now and have narrowed it down to what I really like. What I am having trouble with still is finding a good backpack that has a minimalist frame or is frame-less. Let me know what I can cut or any pointers. I'm looking for something that I could use from an overnight to a through hike. Bear Canister could be attached at the top or put inside the pack. I would usually split the weight of the duo with my girl friend. That aside I'm open to all criticism. Here is my gear so far:

Backpack: I need one.
Stuff Sack (Clothing) Sea to Summit Ultra Sil 8L 1.1 oz
Stuff Sack (Sleeping Bag) Sea to Summit Ultra Sil 13L 1.3 oz
Stuff Sack (Food) Cuben Fiber Food Bag 0.9 oz
Stuff Sack (Shelter) Stuff Sack for Inner tent 0.55 oz
Stuff Sack (Ditties) Ditty Bag 0.3 oz
Custom Item Hygiene Bag 0.2 oz
Custom Item First Aid Bag 0.2 oz


Shelter MLD Duomid 20 oz
Ground Cloth Included in Inner Tent weight 0 oz
Stakes 8 MSR Groundhog 4.4 oz
Guylines included in tent weight 0 oz
Bug Tent MLD Duomid Inner Tent 14 oz


Sleeping Bag WM Summerlite long 22.1 oz
Sleeping Pad Prolite Short 11 oz

Clothing Packed:

Thermal Top TNF light crew long sleeve 4 oz
Thermal Bottoms TNF light tights 3.3 oz
Jacket/Vest Montbell UL Parka 9 oz
Rain Jacket/Poncho Marmot Super Mica 10 oz
Wind Shirt Patagonia Houdini 4 oz
Shell Pants Patagonia Houdini Pants 3 oz
Hiking Socks FIT Light Wool Socks 2.05 oz
Sleeping Socks FIT Long Light Wool Socks 2.7 oz
Warm Hat Fleece Hat 1.35 oz
Gloves Polar Tech Gloves 1.75 oz
Custom Item Buff 1.45 oz


Cooking Stove Caldera Cone Ti Tri 1.35 oz
Fuel Bottle/Canister 1 oz
Cook Pot MLD Pot .85 with storage sack 3.55 oz
Pot Cozy Home Made Pot Cozy 1.4 oz
Mug Sea to Summit Cup 1.5 oz
Spoon BAMBOO SPOON 0.25 oz
Water Bottles 2 1 L Bottles 2 oz
Water Bladder 2L Sawyer Bag 1.25 oz
Water Treatment Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter 2.75 oz


Compass/Mirror Silva Compass 1.5 oz
Light Petzel Tika Plus 3.1 oz
First Aid Kit Home Made 3.95 oz
Knife 1 oz
Fire Starter 1 oz
Emergency Whistle (Included in backpack)
Suncreen UPF 50 1 oz
Bug Repellant Deet 1.1 oz
Rope/Cord 40 Foot Plus Micro Beener 0.5 oz


Toilet Paper Wet Ones 1.4 oz
Hand Sanitizer Generic Hand Sanitizer 1.4 oz
Toothbrush Generic Toothbrush 0.65 oz
Toothpaste Arm & Hammer Travel Tooth Paste 0.4 oz
Camp Towel Rei Micro Towel 0.65 oz
Soap Doctor Bronner's 1.65 oz


Cell Phone Iphone 5 with life proof case 5 oz
Spare Batteries Lithium Batteries 1 oz


Underwear TNF Boxers 1.9 oz
Shirt Icebreaker Tshirt 5.8 oz
Shorts/Pants TNF Shorts 4 oz
Socks FiT Light Wool Socks 2.05 oz
Shoes/Boots La Sportiva Raptor 32 oz
Sunglasses Native Sunglasses 1.1 oz
Sun Hat Sunday Afternoons Hat 2.55 oz
Trekking Poles Black Diamond Carbon Poles 18 oz

Base Pack Weight: 9 lbs 7.5 oz Skin out Weight: 13lbs 10.9 oz

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: 3 Season Gearlist Help/Critique on 05/24/2013 21:13:17 MDT Print View

Before you go looking for a backpack, you ought to get a good idea what sort of volume you are looking for.


Andrew Brinkman

Locale: So Cal
3 season gearlist help/critique on 05/25/2013 10:16:34 MDT Print View

I'm looking for a backpack between 38 to 50 liters. If it is 50 it needs to compress well and hold the load tight.

Brian Johns

Locale: NorCal
Pack choice on 05/28/2013 20:44:18 MDT Print View

List looks good. Have you considered Gossamer Gear Gorilla? Has a frame, lid and hip belt pockets, etc. lots of Bells and whistles for a 24 oz. pack. Comfortable too.

Bryce F.
(bster13) - MLife

Locale: Norwalk, CT
Re: 3 Season Gearlist Help/Critique on 05/29/2013 05:07:47 MDT Print View

Ditch the sleeping bag and clothes stuff sacks and switch to trash compactor bag

Ditch shelter stuff sack and store tent at bottom of pack outside trash compactor bag.

I assume u can leave the inner bug net at home when not needed, but can u remove the shelter's floor and replace with window film ground sheet?

Switch sleeping pad to a neo air of some flavor

Leave the wind shirt at home and keep what u have or even swap that to a driducks jacket.

Leave the cup at home and change all your bladders in for a 2l platypus you can hang the add drink hose and splice in a sawyer inline filter, leave the squeeze at home.

Leave the bug repellant and sunscreen at home and keep your hat and wear long sleeve synthetic top and bottom. Hat, top, bottom soaked in permethrin.

Sway camp towel for generic bandana. Can wear it on you head, blow your nose, wash yourself, etc. mine is attached to front pack strap for easy access.