Backpacking Gear List 2022

3-Day, 3-Season Backpacking Gear (Updated 2022)

It’s been a couple of years since I last whipped out the scales and took inventory of the gear, I take with me on a three-season, three-day hike. Not surprisingly the bulk of the stuff I carry is mostly unchanged. Notable additions this time round include a KS Ultralight Gear KS50 backpack, Nanga Aurora Light 450 DX sleeping bag and Pentax K-3 Mark III. For a period of time, I experimented with the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III point-and-shoot but ended up selling it, as while pocket-sized I wasn’t overly thrilled with the image quality. Although the base weight (the total weight, excluding consumables such as food, water, and fuel) has decreased a little the total weight of my entire gear kit hasn’t gotten any lighter as I now carry an Aoka lightweight carbon tripod. I’m still a ways off satisfying the criteria needed to call myself an ultralight backpacker (sub 5 kg base weight). This is mainly due to creature comforts such as a regular length sleeping pad that I am loath to part with to reach that benchmark.

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Sleep System
① Nanga Aurora Light 450 DX ② Needle stakes ③ MSR FreeLite 1 Ultralight ④ Easton Syclone pole ⑤ Montbell Warm Up Sheet ⑥ MSR Trekker pillow case ⑦ Nemo Tensor Insulated Regular

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Cook System
① Evernew Ti Mug Pot 900 ② Nalgene wide-mouth 1 litre ③ Platypus 2.5 litre ④ Quick dry towel ⑤ Primus Femto Stove P-115 ⑥ Butane lighter ⑦ Primus Power Gas IP-110 ⑧ Snow Peak Titanium 450 ⑨ Humangear GoBites Duo

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Clothing (Packed)
① Millet K Lightgrid Hoodie M ② Berghaus trekking mesh glove ③ Polypropylene crew top ④ Mammut Merino Helmet Beanie ⑤ Mammut Quantum II GORE-TEX Pro-Shell ⑥ Uniqlo Heattech Extra Warm ⑦ Darn Tough Light Hiker Micro Crew ⑧ UA Original Series 6″ Boxerjock ⑨ Outdoor Research Helium pants

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Clothing (Worn)
① Marmot sunscreen light hoody ② Phenix Alert Pants ③ Mizuno Wave Ibuki GORE-TEX ④ Millet Kuhtai wool zip ⑤ Darn Tough Light Hiker Micro Crew ⑥ UA Original Series 6″ Boxerjock ⑦ Montbell Plasma 1000

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Photography & Electronics
① Aoka CMP163CL ② Pentax K-3 Mark III ③ Pentax-DA 20-40mm ④ Pentax D-LI90P ⑤ Casio Protrek PRW-3000 ⑥ Oppo Reno3 A ⑦ Garmin Oregon 600t with batteries ⑧ IKEA LADDA 2450mAh

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Misc.
① Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 sport ② Granite Gear First Aid Air Pocket ③ Black Diamond SpotLite 160 Lumens ④ Granite Gear trail wallet ⑤ Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil ⑥ KS Ultralight Gear KS50 ⑦ COCOHELI radio transmitter ⑧ Suunto A-30 L CM Explorer ⑨ House key ⑩ Yama to Kogen Chizu ⑪ jRO insurance card ⑫ Plastic film bag ⑬ Mizuno mask ⑭ Toothbrush & paste ⑮ Sunscreen ⑯ Hand sanitiser ⑰ Sudocrem ⑱ Toilet paper ⑲ Sea to Summit eVAC Dry Sack

   3-Day, 3-Season Backpacking Gear (Updated 2022)

ShelterGrams
TentMSR FreeLite 1 Ultralight1130
FootprintUniversal 1 Person140
1270 g
Sleep SystemGrams
Sleeping bagNanga Aurora Light 450 DX865
Bag linerMontbell Warm Up Sheet205
Sleeping padNemo Tensor Insulated Regular425
Pillow CaseMSR Trekker58
1553 g
Pack
BackpackKS Ultralight Gear KS50630
630 g
*Clothing (Worn)Grams
TopMillet Kuhtai wool zip150
HoodieMarmot sunscreen light hoody166
PantsPhenix Alert Pants364
Down jacketMontbell Plasma 1000130
UnderwearUA Original Series 6" Boxerjock66
SocksDarn Tough Light Hiker Micro Crew63
ShoesMizuno Wave Ibuki GORE-TEX660
1599 g
Clothing (Packed)Grams
Thermal bottomsUniqlo Heattech Extra Warm178
Thermal topPolypropylene crew top144
SocksDarn Tough Light Hiker Micro Crew63
UnderwearUA Original Series 6" Boxerjock66
GlovesBerghaus trekking mesh glove26
Beanie Mammut Merino Helmet Beanie19
Fleece jacketMillet K Lightgrid Hoodie M410
Rain pantsOutdoor Research Helium190
JacketMammut Quantum II GORE-TEX Pro-Shell375
1471 g
Cook SystemGrams
PotEvernew Ti Mug Pot 90099
MugSnow Peak Titanium 45067
StovePrimus Femto Stove P-11556
LighterButane lighter25
SpoonHumangear GoBites Duo22
TowelQuick dry18
Water bottle (1)Nalgene wide-mouth 1 litre178
Water bottle (2)Platypus 2.5 litre36
501 g
ElectronicsGrams
Handheld GPSGarmin Oregon 600t with batteries218
Extra batteriesIKEA LADDA 2450mAh60
SmartphoneOppo Reno3 A175
HeadlampBlack Diamond SpotLite 160 Lumens54
ABC watchCasio Protrek PRW-300062
Emergency locator beaconCOCOHELI radio transmitter20
589 g
ToiletriesGrams
ToothbrushIn plastic holder27
Hand sanitiserSaraya brand 40 ml40
Toilet paperKirkland Signature60
Emollient creamSudocrem30
157 g
Misc.Grams
Stuff sack (1)Sea to Summit eVAC Dry Sack58
Stuff sack (2)Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil35
Food bagPlastic film7
WalletGranite Gear trail wallet9
ID/bankCredit card/cash40
KeyHouse key18
First aidGranite Gear First Aid Air Pocket117
MaskMizuno20
SunglassesOakley Half Jacket 2.0 sport27
MapYama to Kogen Chizu33
CompassSuunto A-30 L CM Explorer32
Hiking insurancejRO card3
399 g
*PhotographyGrams
CameraPentax K-3 Mark III735
LensPentax-DA 20-40mm283
Extra batteryPentax D-LI90P77
TripodAoka CMP163CL500
1595 g
*ConsumablesGrams
Gas canisterPrimus Power Gas IP-110181
ToothpasteTravel size tube17
FoodBased on a 3-day hike2100
WaterAverage carried at any one time2 litres
4298 g
*Not included in base weight
Purchased after May 2020

Total base weight: 6570 g (- 320 g compared to 2020)
Consumables incl water: 4298 g
Camera, lens, and spare battery: 1595 g (+ 1277 g compared to 2020)
Fully packed: Including food, 2 litres of water and camera gear 12463 g (+ 873 g compared to 2020)

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