CDT Gear Chart

Base Pack Weight (BPW)
Weight Before Food and Water
General Gear
ItemSpecific ItemCostWeight(Oz)
BackpackZpacks Arc Blast$32521
TentZPacks Soloplex+ stuff sack $55515.5
Tent StakesZPacks (6) 6” sonic stakes (2) 6.5” titanium +stuff sack $212.75
TyvekTyvek Ground Sheet
Sleeping bagZPacks Solo Down 10 degree bag$41519.4
Sleeping padThermarest Neoair Xlite Womens$15912
StoveBSR Ultralight Camp Stove $150.87
Cook PotEvernew Titanium .6L$593.1
Water FilterSawyer Squeeze Filter$503
Inflatable PillowSea to Summit Aeros Ultralight pillow$453
Stuff Sack (Food)ZPacks Roll Top Blast food bag$281.53
Rock sack w/ Carabiner+ Hanging RopeZPacks Bear bagging kit + 25’ Z-Line Slick Cord$220.9
Eating UtensilOptimus Long Handle Spoon$150.69
Dry Sack (Clothes)Sea to Summit Ultra Sil Nylon 9L$150.7
HeadlampPitzel Tikka Plus 2$302.9
Personal Locator BeaconDelorme InReach SE$3006.9
Water BagPlatypus 70 oz (2 Liter) $131.3
Water BottleSmart Water Bottle $11.6
Water BagEvernew 1.5L (50oz) $151.26
Phone w/ charging cableApple IPhone X 256 GB$1,1496.1
Phone CaseLife Proof FRE$901.49
HeadphonesApple Earbuds0.44
Dry Sack (Electronics)Sea to Summit Ultra Sil Nylon 1L$140.66
External Portable BatteryRavPower 16,750mah External Battery Pack$3210.5
USB Travel Charger AdapteriKits Dual USB Wall Charger$102.3
Knife Classic Swiss Army Knife SD$160.7
TrowelDuece of Spades #1$290.4
Pack LinerTrash Compactor Bag1
UmbrellaSwing Trek Litelflex Umbrella- Silver388
WalletDIY Tyvek Wallet with ID and Credit Cards0.6
Clothing in Pack
Rain JacketOutdoor Research Helium2$1596.15
Rain PantsMontbell Versalite Rain Pants$1393.7
Insulating JacketMountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer W/ Hood$3207.53
Mosquito Head NetSea to Summit Insect Shield$130.89
Extra Hiking SocksDarn Tough$201.54
Pajama TopSmartWool NTS Micro 150 $475.1
Pajama BottomSmartWool NTS Micro 150 $474.8
GlovesBurton Liners1.45
BuffBuff UV High Buff$201.4
Camp ShoesLuna Leadville Pacer$908.7
SunglassesRayban Polarized$2500.83
Toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, contact case and solution, leukotape, diva cup, vitamin I, lighter, comb stuff sack9.9
Money SpentWeight(Oz)


  1. I love the detailed gear list.

    1. I found charts like this extremely helpful when I was planning my AT hike. I thought I’d return the favor for any potential thruhikers

  2. Did you buy a bunch of new stuff for the CDT? Also when do you leave? I'm so excited to flollow your hike.

    1. I replaced a few small things. The major switch this year was my pack. I started having a lot of problems in Washington with my ULA Circuit. By the end of the day my shoulders were killing me. I got a new puffy, same brand, but this one has the hood. I had to get a new rain jacket. My North Face started soaking through in Oregon. Any big plans for this summer?