Arizona Trail Gear
My Arizona Trail Gear is dialed in and ready to go! With the exception of my new Feathered Friends Lark, most of my gear is trail tested and ready to hike! I can’t wait to get out on the Arizona Trail!
Arizona Trail Gear – Big Three
- Feathered Friends 10 Degree Lark – I am a big Feathered Friends fan, and for the past few years I have used their sleeping bags exclusively. Their bags are made here in the states, located in Seattle. I’m writing a review for Section Hiker, and once I get home I’ll add the link to the review.
- Zpacks – Plexamid – The Plexamid is a great tarp/tent. I don’t have to carry poles, and it fits in the pocket on the outside of my pack. The only draw back to this shelter is that when there is a lot of rain or condensation, I get a little damp. That should not be an issue (hopefully) on the Arizona Trail.
- ULA Adventure Equipment – Ohm 2.0 – The Ohm is the perfect size for longer sections and a little more weight, like when I have to carry extra water. It is still a 2 pound pack with a frame, and I’ve used ULA packs for years. They are very will made and some of the most comfortable of the light weight packs.
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- Feathered Friends 10 Degree Lark – see the mention above.
- Neoair Inflatable Pad – There is a lot of debate about whether or not to use this pad in the desert due to punctures. I’ve used mine in the desert and have been successful in my last couple of hikes. Carefully selecting a campsite is critical – no pointy things!
- Hyperlite Pillow Stuff Sack – My review for this little pillow is here, and I’m looking forward to a better night’s sleep.
- The Gravity Gear Cozy is a new addition to my gear. I will be hiking longer sections and wanted to reduce my fuel usage. This will help keep the food hot while it continues to “cook.”
- Pocket Rocket 2 – I’ve tried wood burning, canister, alcohol, etc., and the Pocket Rocket 2 is still my favorite stove. It is fast, easy to use, and safer in very dry conditions when I’m in the back country.
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- HOKA ONE ONE Women’s Challenger ATR 5 – Shoes have always been every changing for me due to Plantar Fasciitis and Blisters. Well, after years I have finally found THE TRAIL RUNNER. For the first time my Plantar Fasciitis has significantly improved! These are some of the MOST comfortable shoes I have ever worn! See the review here.
- Dirty Girl Gaiters – These are very light weight gaiters, and should work out well in the desert. I have a review here.
- Smart Wool Socks – There are a lot of good socks to choose from, and I’ve not encountered noticeable differences in the brands. Unless I’m using Injinji (toe socks), I use Smart wool. I’ll be using Smart wool on this hike.
- Precip Men’s Rain Jacket – I’ve used this jacket on many hikes and like the wider men’s jacket for layering over other clothes. It has a slightly boxier shape. I was going to take my Light Heart Rain Jacket, but I left it on a table and someone swiped it. See Lightheart review here.
- Montbell Versalite Rain Pants – @ 3.7 ounces, can’t beat em!
- Voormi Women’s River Run Hoodie – My sleeping and town shirt. The more I wear it the more I like this hoodie. See the review here.
- Running Shorts – Light weight pair of miscellaneous running shorts.
- Feathered Friends Helios Jacket – Nothing warmer @ 16 ounces, and I HATE being cold in camp.
- Columbia Button Down Shirt – I Always find the cheapest one on the sale rack for each hike, and generally ruin it by the end of the trail.
- Kora Beanie (230 Esker Hat) – Warm, snug YAK Wool beanie. See the review here.
- Old generic REI cargo shorts – These are women’s shorts with pockets. I always keep my “finances” in my pocket.
- 15 Year Old Sunhat – which you can see in this lovely picture from the PCT.
- Iphone X – the smaller one. My brother calls it my “retro Phone,” but I just got it 2 years ago. It is still NEW!
- Anker 20,000 battery charger – this big guy is awesome, and HEAVY, @ about 16 oz., but I can go 10 days without recharging, and I have some longer sections on this trail. I also don’t have the patience to constantly sit around waiting for short charges and hunting for outlets.
- InReach Mini – this little fella is new to the Tribe. I’ll do a review when I get back. Peace of mind for the home front, and they love following the track on the map!
- All the Damn cords!
Arizona Trail Gear – Miscellaneous Items
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