My kit list

Discussion in 'Kit Lists' started by craige, May 27, 2019.

  1. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    I've been meaning to do a proper list for ages, and have been asked a few times for one, so here it is.

    Feel free to abuse it. I'm pretty happy with it overall and know where I can trim weight or improve efficiency but new perspectives are always nice. My recent CWT hike with @Arne L. Used this gear but I had a 20k Mah powerbank instead if the 10k one listed because Arne made me :finger:
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  2. Ally

    Ally Ultralighter

    Have to admit i do like kit lists to read through.

    I really like all the myog options too to get the weight down rather than just throwing endless cash at it.
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  3. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Interesting: pretty similar to mine... apart from the brand's
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  4. Arne L.

    Arne L. Section Hiker


    Otherwise you’d have been too fast for my short legs anyway...

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  5. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Could you have managed another five days of food or is that pretty much full?
  6. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    @Shewie IMG_20180917_164246_262.jpg 7 days of food packed here.

    There's no real reason I only added two days. Most I had on the CWT was probably a total of 6 and there was some wiggle room.

    @Arne L. You know you're never going to hear the end of that!
  7. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    The most I’ve ever carried was five days and it was horrid :)

    That was with a chunky ULA CDT too, was toying with getting a 40L Atom+ and trying a small pack but with a hip belt, way out of my MYOG league to even contemplate :)
  8. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Haha, my pack has a proper hipbelt, admittedly it wasn't as good without the foam pad section normally shockcord to the outside, the torso did collapse a little but nothing too bad and it was still comfy.

    The pack I'm making just now will be have a carbon frame, it should only add around 30g and easily removable. I definitely prefer a hipbelt. You might be surprised about your myog skills :)
  9. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Similar pack shapes too; yours is definitely smaller than mine....4 days food in this rps20190527_171433.jpg
  10. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Can you actually reach into that front pocket whilst wearing the pack Ed?
  11. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Never tried, but I doubt it...
    I take the pack off if I need anything not readily to hand on shoulder straps or in hip belt. pockets
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  12. Warrenbond

    Warrenbond Trail Blazer

    What food you using Craige ?
  13. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    100g granola plus 30g nido for breakfast ~700kcals for 130g

    Soft oaty breakfast thing and 4 "breakfast biscuits" ~450kcals for 100g

    60g Protein bar and 80g of sweets (2 chocolate bars) ~600kcals for 140g

    Bag of mixed nuts and dried fruit ~900kcals for 150g

    Tortilla, peanut butter, chorizo, cheddar and crisps maybe 150g for 800kcals. This is a new favourite and I've never bothered weighing it properly. The kcal calc is also a quick guess.

    Total is around 770g for a hair under 4000kcals.
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  14. Jon jons

    Jon jons Ultralighter

    Similar to mine too apart from the pack and contents :D
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  15. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Comedy gold.
  16. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    G'day Craig I always really like looking at what people use for static warmth-the Berghaus Reversa Extrem Jacket allows you static comfort to about what temp, just with the raincoat over the top?
    I suppose potentially very wet climate so avoiding down?
    Never seen it before-is it an older model?
    Edit -just saw one for 85 pounds only in two sizes tho'. Sounds like might a bargain do you reckon?
    Also how do you like the Berg. Hyper 100-reports seem mixed-especially around prolonged rain?
    Is it working for out for you?
  17. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    I have never used my waterproof on top, except when it's raining, so never for warmth. With my fleece underneath the coldest I've had it at camp was around -5C. I was warm enough but not toasty.

    Exactly, I tend to sleep in my jacket most nights (makes peeing and getting up in the morning slightly less unpleasant), often with my quilt only pulled up to my navel and found down jackets lose most of their loft, especially on my back. Synthetic also dries much quicker so if I do get wet for example at lunch stops then it'll dry quickly when I put it back on and is very quick and easy to wash.
    I think it's been discontinued now, the one I'm using for hiking is actually my second, bought on sport pursuit for £85 and price matched for double the difference with m&m direct, who at the time had it for £42, so they actually paid me £1 to take it, although the £86 refund was in credit. It's a good jacket, although not perfect. I reckon a good buy for £85.
    I love the Hyper 100, the DWR is as good as new after two years of occasional use. And a good few washes but no re-treatment. It's insanely light and breathable and fits pretty well. The zip isn't waterproof so if the storm flap isn't folded the right way you do get a wet torso but for 3 season it's perfect for me.
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  18. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    @craige that's a useful point about the down jacket. I too tend to wear mine as 'part of the sleep system', so will consider synthetic when it comes up for replacement.
  19. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I've got the older hyper smock. It's not as breathable as the 3 layer 100. Great bit of kit for summer, but in heavy prolonged rain I found the rain got in by swirling around the hood and in above the zip. Other than that it's as or more waterproof as other lightweight 2.5l jackets I've had.
    No complaints for 85g!
  20. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    @Enzo tbh, unless it's around freezing and I'm not moving very quickly I don't mind getting a bit wet. With the simple hood on the hyper my face will get a bit wet and it'll run down, even with a cap on. Water"proof" zips leak sometimes too so I'm happy to just have the non wp zip tbh. I do wonder what the weight difference is between a wp zip and a regular one + the flap. The tiny useless pocket on the inside is my main gripe tbh. 2-3g saved if they'd not bothered with something I can't see any at all for.
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  21. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I save mine for special occasions as I worrie about a pack rubbing through it. I did consider pairing it with a windshirt as a sacrificial layer, but then the weight is up to outdry featherlight levels and that's rated for packs. It's been OK so far though.

    Suspect you use yours much more, how's it fared?
  22. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Yeah it would be a bit daft to have to pair it with another layer :rolleyes:

    I haven't seen any wear on it so far. I've not used it a lot, worn for maybe 150 miles, I tend to only put it on when its properly raining. In a drizzle or passing shower my wind proof will keep me dry for a while.
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  23. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    That was my idea, and if I'm carrying a windproof why not use it to protect the expensive and no longer made hyper?
    Ideal would be a waterproof as breathable as a windshirt of course!
  24. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Well I honestly don't notice much difference between a Houdini and the hyper 100. The hyper is genuinely breathable. I've got an MH kor preshell now... cfm must be over 20 as its more breathable than the Houdini air I returned. It's definitely more breathable than a waterproof will ever be. Damn, that's not on my list. I don't think I've weighed it yet.
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  25. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Lol that happens!
    Your hyper 100 I think breathes much more than my hyper.

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