One of the things about hiking that I enjoy is looking at other peoples kit lists, seeing what works and getting ideas. So I thought I would put together my standard Three Season pack list and open it up for your perusal. This is what I would take on any overnighter up to and including a long distance hike. The only things I might add for a long distance hike would be a spare change of clothes (top, trousers, boxers) and possibly my iPad mini.

Any comments most welcome.

Item Grams
MLD Exodus Backpack + 2 Hip Pockets + 1 Strap Pocket + Internal Pouch 604
MLD Superlight Bivy + Stuff Sack 223
DuoMid Cuben + Guys + Pegs + Stuff Sack 590
RAB Infinity 300 Sleeping Bag + Stuff Sack + MLD Cuben Dry Bag 720
Thermarest Neoair Xtherm Sleeping Mat 430
Rab Silk Sleeping Bag Mummy Liner 107
Thermarest Ultralight Pillow Case 27
Eye Mask + Ear Plugs 20
Water Bottle – Plastic 1 Liter 29
Evernew Titanium 750ml Pot 96
Evernew Titanium 400ml Mug 49
Crux Stove 87
Titanium Spork 20
Lighter 16
Mini Whisk 9
Firesteel + Striker 28
Folding Gas Canister Stand 34
Pot Cleaning Cloth 0
Cookset Mesh Bag 14
Ortleib Platypus 2L Screw Top Pouch 37
Sawyer Squeeze, Syringe, 1ltr Water Bag (for unfiltered water) and Mesh Bag 144
Clothing (Packed)
Rab Latok Alpine Event Waterproof Trousers 400
Arcteryx Beta AR Goretex Waterproof Jacket 438
Extremities Goretex Tuff Mitts 86
Bridgedale Coolmax Liner Socks 31
Bridgedale Trekker Socks 80
RAB Cirrus Pull On 85
Rab Beenie 54
Rab MeCo Liner Gloves 27
Chocolate Fish Merino Possum Gloves 56
Bloc Sungalasses + Case 30
Leatherman Style PS 41
MLD Exodus Rain Cover 80
First Aid Kit + Cuben Bag 168
Sun Cream Life Systems SPF 50 63
Vaseline 33
Midge Repelent – Avon Skin So Soft 59
Towel 79
Wash Kit + Bag 254
Pen 10
Trekmates Mosquito Headnet 28
Toilet Kit – Paper, Lighter & Hand Sanitizer 92
MSR Snow Blizzard Trowel 25
Spare Batteries 37
Petzl Tikka Plus Headlamp 75
Repair Kit 38
Stickpic + Spare Camera Battery And Card 35
Clothing (Worn)
Silva Compass 40
Rab Shortie Event Gaitors + Stuff Sack 67
IPhone 5 200
RAB MeCo 120 LS Base Layer 160
Rab MeCo Boxers 100
Montane Fireball Hooded Fleece 408
Inov8 Terroc 330 660
Bridgedale Coolmax Liner Socks 31
Bridgedale Trail Socks 67
Golite Mesh Peak Cap 70
Komperdell Vario 4 Hiking Poles X2 368
Garmin Oregon 600 GPS + Batteries 201
Suunto Vector Watch 54
RAB Alpine Trek Pants 360
Gas Canister 362
Total Base Pack 5.69kg
Total Consumables 0.36kg
Total Worn/Carried 2.79kg
Total Pack (Base & Consumables) 6.05kg
Total FSO (Total Pack & Worn/Carried) 8.84kg

There’s no weight in here for food and water which I would obviously take, but as this list can span many days hiking it’s impossible to say how much I would take, without fixing a duration for the trip, hence why I left it out. I usually carry a litre of water on any occasion which I suppose I could of added.

I am aware that some things are not necessary, but this list is tried and tested and works for me. For example I like an eye mask as it stops me waking at first light when I don’t want to. I could also choose much lighter waterproofs but I hate getting wet and like to know that what I am wearing will cope with whatever is thrown at me and keep my clothes dry (I don’t have a spare set most of the time). So I accept the extra weight for the confidence the waterproof clothing gives me.

This is the type of kit I would take on the TGO challenge adding Mountain Equipment Ghost Whisperer jacket and Montane Prism Pants, just in case it got really cold.

So what would you change? I’m open to suggestions as that’s what publishing a kit list is all about!

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