The following is the Bikepacking and Thru-hiking gear I used during the project.

Note the Bikepacking set ups for each trail were very similar, while the Thru-hiking were quite different.

Questions, comments or suggestions welcome.

Bikepacking Gear

1

Clothes

2

Bags

3

Electronics

4

Tools/Repair

5

Health/First Aid

6

Odds/Ends

7

Sleep System

Phillip “The Donkey”

Giant XTC Advanced 27.5+

(Though I ran him as a 29er for the Project.)

Clothes

Tour Divide

  • Helmet – IXS Sports Trail RS Evo
  • Sunglasses (Two lenses, Clear and Tinted) – Julbo Aero
  • Jersey – S/S
  • Under Shirt – Ibex Balance Sleeveless
  • Bibs (1) pair
  • (2) pairs of socks – Ibex Hiker Crew Sock
  • Shoes – Giro Empire VR90
  • Sun sleeves – Outdoor Research Activeice Sun Sleeves
  • Knee warmers
  • (1) pair of gloves – IXS Sports BC-X3.1
  • Rain Jacket – Outdoor Research Helium II
  • Rain Pants- Outdoor Research Helium
  • OR Puffy – Outdoor Research Verismo Hooded Down Jacket
  • Fleece hat  – Outdoor Research
  • Buff  – Goal Zero
  • Windproof gloves – Outdoor Research Stormtracker Sensor Gloves
  • Goretex Rain mittens – Outdoor Research
  • Sleep Shirt – Ibex Woolies 1 L/S Striped
  • Boxers – Ibex Woolies Boxer Brief

Colorado Trail Race

  • Helmet – IXS Sports Trail RS Evo
  • Sunglasses (Two lenses, Clear and Tinted) – Julbo Aero
  • Shirt – Outdoor Research Astroman L/S
  • Under Shirt – Ibex Balance Sleeveless
  • Bibs (1) pair
  • Shorts – Outdoor Research Ferrosi 12”
  • (2) pairs of socks – Ibex Hiker Crew Sock
  • Shoes – Pearl Izumi X-Alps
  • Knee warmers
  • (1) pair of gloves – IXS Sports BC-X3.1
  • Rain Jacket – Outdoor Research Helium II
  • Rain Pants- Outdoor Research Helium
  • OR Puffy – Outdoor Research Verismo Hooded Down Jacket
  • Fleece hat  – Outdoor Research
  • Buff  – Goal Zero
  • Windproof gloves – Outdoor Research Stormtracker Sensor Gloves
  • Sleep Shirt – Ibex Woolies 1 L/S Striped
  • Boxers – Ibex Woolies Boxer Brief

Arizona Trail Race

  • Helmet – IXS Sports Trail RS Evo
  • Sunglasses (Two lenses, Clear and Tinted) – Julbo Aero
  • Shirt – Outdoor Research Astroman L/S
  • Under Shirt – Ibex Balance Sleeveless
  • Boxers – Ibex Woolies Boxer Brief
  • Shorts – Outdoor Research Ferrosi 12”
  • (2) pairs of socks – Ibex Hiker Crew Sock
  • Shoes – Giro Terraduro
  • Knee warmers
  • (1) pair of gloves – IXS Sports BC-X3.1
  • Rain Jacket – Outdoor Research Helium II
  • Rain Pants- Outdoor Research Helium
  • Puffy Jacket – Outdoor Research Verismo Hooded Down Jacket
  • Puffy Pants – Montbell Superior Down Pants
  • Fleece hat  – Outdoor Research
  • Buff  – Goal Zero
  • Windproof gloves – Outdoor Research Stormtracker Sensor Gloves
  • Sleep Shirt – Ibex Woolies 1 L/S Striped
  • Boxers – Ibex Woolies Boxer Brief

Bags

Tour Divide

  • Revelate Gas Tank
  • Defiant Jerry Can
  • Defiant custon frame bag
  • Revelate Harness (SealLine DryBlocker Dry Bag 10L)
  • Revelate Front Bag
  • Revelate Terrapin Seat Bag

Colorado Trail Race

  • Revelate Gas Tank
  • Defiant Jerry Can
  • Defiant custon frame bag
  • Revelate Harness (SealLine DryBlocker Dry Bag 10L)
  • Revelate Front Bag
  • Revelate Terrapin Seat Bag

Arizona Trail Race

  • Revelate Gas Tank
  • Defiant Jerry Can
  • Defiant custon frame bag
  • Revelate Harness (SealLine DryBlocker Dry Bag 10L)
  • Revelate Front Bag
  • Revelate Terrapin Seat Bag

Electronics

Tour Divide

  • KIlte Bikepacker Pro 1200/1700lm w/ Standlite
  • SON Generator Hub
  • Sinewave Cycles Revolution USB
  • Simple BAR Switch (KLite)
  • Petzl REACTIK+ Headlamp (Plus cord)
  • AAA battery pack for REACTIK+
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • Apple Wall Block
  • iPhone charing cord
  • Goal Zero Flip 20
  • Spot Gen 2 Tracker

Colorado Trail Race

  • KLite Bikepacker Pro 1200/1700lm w/ Standlite
  • SON Generator Hub
  • Sinewave Cycles Revolution USB
  • Simple BAR Switch (KLite)
  • Petzl REACTIK+ Headlamp (Plus cord)
  • AAA battery pack for REACTIK+
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • Apple Wall Block
  • iPhone charing cord
  • Goal Zero Flip 20
  • Spot Gen 2 Tracker

Arizona Trail Race

  • KLite Bikepacker Pro 1200/1700lm w/ Standlite
  • SON Generator Hub
  • Sinewave Cycles Revolution USB
  • Simple BAR Switch (KLite)
  • Petzl REACTIK+ Headlamp (Plus cord)
  • AAA battery pack for REACTIK+
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • Apple Wall Block
  • iPhone charing cord
  • Goal Zero Flip 20
  • Spot Gen 2 Tracker

Tools/Repair

Tour Divide

  • (2) Tubes
  • Park Tool Glueless Patches
  • (4) Park Tool Tire Boots
  • Patch Kit
  • Tire Plug kit
  • Lezyne Pump (w/ Duck Tape)
  • Co2 with Head
  • 2oz bottle of Orange Seal
  • 4oz bottle of Squirt
  • (2) Quick Links
  • Chain Tool
  • CrankBrothers M10 Multi-tool
  • Gerber Multi-tool
  • Spare Derailleur Hanger
  • Spare SPD Cleat
  • (2) SPD Cleat bolts
  • (2) Thompson Seat Bots w/Nuts and washer
  • Needle
  • Floss
  • (1) set of slightly used brake pads

Colorado Trail Race

  • (2) Tubes
  • Park Tool Glueless Patches
  • (4) Park Tool Tire Boots
  • Patch Kit
  • Tire Plug kit
  • Lezyne Pump (w/ Duck Tape)
  • Co2 with Head
  • 2oz bottle of Orange Seal
  • 4oz bottle of Squirt
  • (2) Quick Links
  • Chain Tool
  • CrankBrothers M10 Multi-tool
  • Gerber Multi-tool
  • Spare Derailleur Hanger
  • Spare SPD Cleat
  • (2) SPD Cleat bolts
  • (2) Thompson Seat Bots w/Nuts and washer
  • Needle
  • Floss
  • (1) set of slightly used brake pads

Arizona Trail Race

  • (2) Tubes
  • Park Tool Glueless Patches
  • (4) Park Tool Tire Boots
  • Patch Kit
  • Tire Plug kit
  • Lezyne Pump (w/ Duck Tape)
  • Co2 with Head
  • 2oz bottle of Orange Seal
  • 4oz bottle of Squirt
  • (2) Quick Links
  • Chain Tool
  • CrankBrothers M10 Multi-tool
  • Gerber Multi-tool
  • Spare Derailleur Hanger
  • Spare SPD Cleat
  • (2) SPD Cleat bolts
  • (2) Thompson Seat Bots w/Nuts and washer
  • Needle
  • Floss
  • (1) set of slightly used brake pads

Health/First Aid

Tour Divide

  • Sunscreen
  • KT Tape
  • Contact Case
  • Contacts
  • Small bottle of contact fluid
  • Avid
  • Imodium AD
  • A Few Bandaids
  • Lip Baum
  • Tweezers

Colorado Trail Race

  • Sunscreen
  • KT Tape
  • Contact Case
  • Contacts
  • Small bottle of contact fluid
  • Avid
  • Imodium AD
  • A Few Bandaids
  • Lip Baum
  • Tweezers

Arizona Trail Race

  • Sunscreen
  • KT Tape
  • Contact Case
  • Contacts
  • Small bottle of contact fluid
  • Avid
  • Imodium AD
  • A Few Bandaids
  • Lip Baum
  • Tweezers

Odds/Ends

Tour Divide

  • (1) 2L Platy Bottle
  • MSR Trail Shot Filter
  • Aqua Mira (Back up to filter)
  • Platypus Big Zip LP Reservoir w/hose
  • (2) 20 oz Water Bottles
  • (1) SealLine E-Case for electronics

Colorado Trail Race

  • MSR Trail Shot Filter
  • Aqua Mira (Back up to filter)
  • Platypus Hoser w/hose
  • (2) 20 oz Water Bottles
  • (1) SealLine E-Case for electronics

Arizona Trail Race

  • MSR Trail Shot Filter
  • Aqua Mira (Back up to filter)
  • MSR Dromlite 4L
  • (2) 20 oz Water Bottles
  • (1) SealLine E-Case for electronics

Sleep System

Tour Divide

  • OR Helium Bivy
  • Thermarest NeoAir XLite 3/4
  • Enlightened Equipment Enigma 30 degree Quilt

Colorado Trail Race

  • Big Agnes Fly Creek HV2 Platinum
  • Thermarest Z-Lite Sol 3/4 (cut down)
  • Enlightened Equipment Enigma 30 degree Quilt

Arizona Trail Race

  • Big Agnes Fly Creek HV2 Platinum w/ ground set used in FastPack mode
  • Thermarest Z-Lite Sol 3/4 (cut down)
  • NO SLEEPING BAG – I used down jacket and pants from above.

Thru-hiking Gear

1

Pack/Shelter

2

Kitchen

3

Electronics

4

Clothes

5

Health/First Aid

6

Clothes Worn

HIKING GEAR
hiking gear

Pack/Shelter

Appalachian Trail

Around 25 lbs.

  • Arcteryx Bora 65 Pack
  • Sierra Designs UL Clip Flashlight w/ Ground sheet
  • Thermarest Guide Lite Pad
  • Feathered Friends Raven 10 degree Sleeping Bag & Marmot Arroyoro 30 Degree Sleeping Bag

Pacific Crest Trail

Between 13-14 lbs.

  • ULA Catalyst Pack
  • Gossamer Gear Spinn Twin Tarp w/Tyvek Ground Sheet & Tarp Tent Contour
  • Thermarest Z-lite 3/4
  • Feathered Friends Humming Bird 20 Degree Sleeping Bag

Continental Divide Trail

Between 11-13 lbs.

  • ULA Catalyst Pack & Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60
  • Gossamer Gear Spinn Twin Tarp w/Tyvek Ground Sheet & Zpack Hexamid Solo-Plus Tent
  • Thermarest Z-lite & 3/4 Neo-Air
  • Feathered Friends Humming Bird 20 Degree Sleeping Bag

Kitchen

Appalachian Trail

  • MSR SuperFly Stove
  • Evernew 1.2 Liter Ti Pot
  • Katadyn Hiker Filter
  • MSR Dormatory 4 Liter
  • (2) Nalgens
  • Lexan Spoon
  • Bandana
  • Sponage
  • Soap

Pacific Crest Trail

  • Soda Can Stove
  • Evernew .9 Liter Ti Pot
  • Aqua Mira
  • Lexan Spoon
  • Bandana
  • Lighter
  • (2) 32 oz Gatorade Bottles
  • Platypus 2 Liter Bladder w/ Drink Hose
  • Olive Oil in 16 oz. Gatorade Bottle

Continental Divide Trail

  • Soda Can Stove
  • Evernew .9 Liter Ti Pot
  • Aqua Mira & Platypus Gravity Works Filter System
  • Snow Peak Titanium Spoon
  • Bandana
  • Lighter
  • (2) 32 oz Smart Water Bottles & Platypus Hoser
  • (2) Platypus Platy Bottles

Electronics

Appalachian Trail

  • Petzl Tika
  • Cannon Camera (Film)
  • AA Batteries
  • AAA Batteries

Pacific Crest Trail

  • Petzl TakTikka Plus
  • Cannon A710 Camera (Digital)
  • Pocket Mail (Journaling)
  • Zune MP3 Player
  • Solio Solar Charger
  • Cell Phone
  • AA Batteries
  • AAA Batteries

Continental Divide Trail

  • Petzl Tikka RXP
  • Apple iPhone 6+ w/ Life Prook Nuud Case
  • Apple Wall Block & Cord
  • Power Traveller Solarmonkey Adventure Solar Panel & Anker 16,000mAh External Battery Pack
  • USB Cord (Fit both Anker and Petzl)
  • AA Batteries
  • AAA Batteries

Clothes

Appalachian Trail

  • Mountain Hardwear Pack Pant
  • Mountain Hardwear Full Zip Rain Pants
  • Marmot Precip Rain Jacket
  • Fleece Gloves
  • Polypro Liners
  • Patagonia Capilene L/S Top
  • Fleece Pullover
  • TNF Denali Jacket
  • Turtle Fur Fleece Hat
  • Smart Wool Socks (1 pr)
  • Patagonia Silk Boxers
  • Patagonia Capilene Long Johns
  • Adidas Sandels

Pacific Crest Trail

  • O2 Rain Pants
  • O2 Rain Jacket
  • Simpl Headnet
  • Outdoor Research PS 150 Gloves
  • Outdoor Research Rain Mitts
  • Ibex Woolies 1 L/S Crew
  • Ibex Woolies Boxer Briefs
  • Montbell UL Down Jacket
  • Ibex Beanie
  • Features Socks (1pr)
  • Features Crew Socks (camp socks)
  • Pearl Izumi Wind Jacket
  • Crocs

Continental Divide Trail

  • Montbell Versalite Rain Pants
  • Montbell Versalite Rain Jacket
  • Simpl Headnet
  • Ibex Knitty Gritty Gloves
  • Outdoor Research Rain Mitts
  • Ibex Woolies 1 L/S Crew
  • Montbell UL Down Jacket
  • Ibex Woolies Boxer Briefs
  • Ibex Beanie
  • Ibex 1/4 Crew Socks (1pr)
  • Ibex Crew Socks (camp socks)
  • Pearl Izumi Wind Jacket
  • Crocs (Until I lost one)

Health/First Aid

Appalachian Trail

  • Glasses
  • Assorted First Aid Kit
  • Tooth Brush & Paste
  • Contacts & case
  • Contact Fluid
  • Sun Screen
  • Deet

Pacific Crest Trail

  • Glasses
  • Assorted First Aid Kit
  • Tooth Brush & Paste
  • Contacts & case
  • Contact Fluid
  • Sun Screen
  • Deet

Continental Divide Trail

  • Glasses
  • Assorted First Aid Kit
  • Tooth Brush & Paste
  • Contacts & case
  • Contact Fluid
  • Sun Screen

Odds/Ends

Appalachian Trail

  • Pen and Notebook
  • Bandana
  • MSR Pack Towel
  • Film
  • Maps

Pacific Crest Trail

  • Bandana
  • MSR Pack Towel (1/2)
  • Maps

Continental Divide Trail

  • Bandana
  • Golite Umbrella
  • Maps

Clothes Worn

Appalachian Trail

  • Merrell Full Leather Boots
  • Garmot Orteo Light Hikers
  • Lowa Light Hikers
  • Smart Wool Socks
  • Super Feet Insoles (Green)
  • Outdoor Research Rocky Mtn. Low Gaiters
  • Mountain Hardwear Pack Short
  • Mountain Hardwear Synthetic S/S Shirt
  • Visor

Pacific Crest Trail

  • Montrail Continental Divide Trail Runners
  • Features Socks
  • Super Feet Insoles (Green)
  • Simpl. Leva Gaiters
  • Mountain Hardwear Convertible Pack Pant
  • Ibex 17.2 S/S Top (Last 2/3’s)
  • Gap Dress Shirt (First 1/3)
  • Outdoor Research Bucket Hat
  • Nuun Visor
  • DeFeet Arm Warmers
  • Julbo Race Sunglasses

Continental Divide Trail

  • La Sportiva Ultra Raptors Trail Runners
  • Ibex 1/4 Crew Socks
  • Super Feet Insoles (Green)
  • Simpl. Leva Gaiters
  • Mountain Hardwear Convertible Pack Pant
  • Ibex 17.2 S/S Top (Last 2/3’s)
  • Outdoor Research Astroman L/S Top (First 1/3)
  • Petzl Visor / CowBoy Hat / Trucker Cap
  • Outdoor Research Activeice Sun Sleeves
  • Julbo Tensing Sunglasses