Piñata and Sourstraws’ CDT Gear List for Two

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My husband and I have amassed quite a bit of gear over two thru-hikes.  Still, for the CDT we knew we’d have to purchase some new big ticket items, mostly in the name of warmth.  New down jackets, a new sleeping quilt, new rain shells, plus some new and slightly smaller packs.  In the end we have a compact and lightweight setup, even with quite a few luxury items.  Check out all the gear we’ll be carrying with us over the next five months as we walk along the divide.


THE BIG THREE

 

Sourstraws (Left):

MYOG Ray-Way Pack 36L (compass attached)

Exped Synmat Hyperlite Duo Sleeping Pad

Sea to Summit Aeros UL Pillow

Enlightened Equipment Accomplice 10 degree 2-person Quilt 

MYOG Waterproof Stuff Sack

Gossamer Gear Clear Liner Bag (not pictured)

Weight: 84.3 ounces

 

Piñata (Right):

Gossamer Gear Kumo 36L

Tyvek Ground Cloth

Sea to Summit Aeros UL Pillow

ZPacks Duplex with 8 Aluminum Stakes in

MYOG Stuff Sack

Gossamer Gear Liner Bag (Not Pictured)

Weight: 51.6 ounces

 

PACKED CLOTHING

 

Sourstraws (below):

Montbell Superior Down Parka

My Trail Company Storm UL Rain Jacket

REI Midweight Base Layer Top

Patagonia Capilene Midweight Bottoms

Darn Tough Hiking Socks

Farm to Feet Socks (Camp socks. I might be biased, I like these socks because my face is on the packaging.)

Short Sleeved Polyester Shirt

Wool Buff

Extra Pair of Underwear

Gloves

Weight: 44.1 ounces

 

Piñata (above):

Montbell Superior Down Parka

My Trail Company Storm UL Rain Jacket

Short Sleeved Polyester Shirt

Patagonia Capilene Lightweight Bottoms

Darn Tough Hiking Socks 

Wool Buff

Wool Gloves

Stuff Sack

Weight: 35.6 ounces

 

WORN CLOTHING

 

Sourstraws (Right):

Columbia Long Sleeved Sun Shirt

North Face Compression Shorts

ExOfficio Crossover Bra

Polyester Underwear

Darn Tough Hiking Socks

MYOG Gaiters

Under Armour Visor

Cascade Mountain Tech Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles

Sunglasses (with MYOG case)

MYOG Fanny Pack

Monocular

Altra Lone Peaks

Weight: 69.7 ounces

 

Piñata (Left):

Columbia Long Sleeved Sun Shirt

North Face Shorts

ExOfficio Boxers

The Trek Trucker Cap

Bandana

Benchmade Knife

Darn Tough Socks

MYOG Gaiters

Cascade Mountain Tech Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles

Sunglasses (with case)

Comb

20-sided Die (yep, he’s carried it on every thru-hike)

Altra Lone Peaks

Weight: 59.4 ounces

SOURSTRAWS’ ELECTRONICS AND PERSONAL ITEMS:

Nexus 5x

Skull Candy Headphones

Nitecore NU25 Headlamp

USB-c charging cord

Rapid Charging Dual Wall Charger Port

Diva Cup + pantiliners

Leukotape

Vitamins and Ibuprofen

Sunscreen and Chapstick

 

Weight: 9.8 ounces

 

 

PIÑATA’S ELECTRONICS AND PERSONAL ITEMS

Anker Power Core 20,100 MaH

Dual Port Wall Charger

3 Usb cords

Olympus TG-4 Camera

GPod Mini Tripod

SPOT Locator

Notebook and Pen

Lighter

Skull Candy Headphones

Nitecore NU25 Headlamp

LG Harmony Phone (not pictured)

 

Deuce of Spades UL Trowel

Toilet Paper

Dr. Bronners

A+D ointment

Sewing/Repair Kit (Needle, Thread, 3M tape and patches)

2 Toothbrushes, Mini Toothpaste, Flossers

Nail Clippers

Band-Aids

Fiskars Travel Scissors

2 safety pins

Benadryl, Immodium, Sudafed

 

Weight: 55.2 ounces

 

KITCHEN AND WATER

 

Sourstraws (below):

Peregrine 15L SilNylon Food Bag

2 Water Bottles (1.7L capacity)

Talenti Jar

Aquamira

3 Water Bladders (4L capacity)

Weight: 13 ounces

 

Piñata (above):

Peregrine 15L SilNylon Food Bag

2 Water Bottles (1.7L capacity)

1.3 L Evernew Titanium Pot

Snow Peak Litemax Titanium Stove

Piece of Foil (Lid/windscreen)

Fuel Canister

Mesh Stuffsack

2 Titanium Sporks

3 Water Bladders (4 L capacity)

Gatorade bottle

Sawyer Squeeze

Weight: 28 ounces

 

COLORADO GEAR

 

Sourstraws:

Petzl Glacier Ice Axe

Chainsen Pro Spikes

Thrift Store Rain Pants

Weight: 30.3 ounces

 

Piñata:

Black Diamond Raven Pro Ice Axe

 Kahtoola Microspikes

Thrift Store Rain Pants

Weight: 34.5 ounces

TOTAL WEIGHTS

Sourstraws’ Base Pack Weight = 9.45 lbs

Sourstraws’ Base Pack Weight + Worn Weight = 13.8 lbs

Base Pack Weight + Colorado Gear = 11.3 lbs

Pack Weight with 1.7L water and 5 days food = 24 lbs

 

Piñata’s Base Pack Weight = 10.65 lbs

Piñata’s Base Pack Weight + Worn Weight = 14.4 lbs

Base Pack Weight + Colorado Gear = 12.8 lbs

Pack Weight with 1.7L water and 5 days food = 29 lbs