Clothing

Hiking Shirt Long Sleeve: Patagonia Capilene Zip Neck, 4 oz.
Hiking Shirt Short Sleeve: Patagonia Nine Trails T Shirt, 2.7 oz.
Hiking Pants: Patagonia Quandary Pants, 10 oz.
Hiking Socks: Darn Tough Hiking Socks, 4 oz.
Hiking Shoes: Asics Gel Scram 4, 23.1 oz.
Jacket: Patagonia Down Jacket w/ Hood, 15.1 oz.
Rain Jacket: Patagonia Houdini, 3.3 oz.
Underwear: Adidas Climalite Boxer Briefs, 2.3 oz.
Gloves: Outdoor Research Versaliner
Camp Shirt: Cubs Short Sleeve
Camp Shorts: Brooks Running Shorts
Camp Shoe: XeroShoes Mens 11, 14.8 oz.
Camp Socks: Smartwool Socks, 4 oz.
Hat: Cubs ’47 Hat, 3 oz.
Leggings: Nike Drifit Leggings 4 oz.
Stuff Sack: Sea to Summit 20L, 2.5 oz.

This list comprises a mixture of my cold weather, warm weather, and camp gear.

I know it seems like a lot of Patagucci (Patagonia), but this was intentional. I’ve been planning this hike for the last few years, so I was able to save up quite a bit of money for equipment. This meant that I was able to spend a little bit more up front when it comes to quality. Patagonia has great return policies, they are environmentally conscious, and just great looking, comfortable clothes, so I had no problem buying their items because I know I will be able to wear them long after my hike.

It may seem like this isn’t much clothes to wear for a 3-4 month trek, but clothing is a great way to save weight in the long run. I don’t need to carry what I won’t be wearing. The only thing I may throw in is another pair of shorts, socks, and underwear halfway through.

Temperature isn’t one of my big worries, but to combat it I have included the coat, gloves, and leggings just in case. These items I will be able to ship back or give to Haley when they are no longer needed. I plan on retaining the pants to alternate with the shorts depending on how I feel.

The cotton shirt and camp shoes are purely for comfort so I can relax a little with some less tight clothing while in camp. If my trusty Cubs hat can’t make it through I’ll pick another out of any store I see along the way.

If I do have any worry so far it is the shoes I will wear along my hike. I’m worried about getting 100 miles in and being extremely uncomfortable with the shoes I’m wearing. Shoes are expensive and I don’t know how many or little it will take to find a shoe to fit me perfectly. I don’t want feet troubles to be my biggest limit on the trail. *** I found my shoes – Asics Gel-Scram 4. They are comfortable and I’m putting practice miles on them now.

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