AZT 2021 Gear

 Trying for an ultra-lite (ish) trail this time. The AZT is a different beast and we learned a lot on the PCT as far as weight to comfort ratios etc. It’ll be regularly updated and amended with hyperlinks.

-Backpack: Deuter ACT Lite 65 (not exactly UL but very light, xlnt ergonomics, super-solid design, good comfort-to-weight ratio, numerous storage options and accessibility (IMO) +++ https://www.rei.com/product/876567/deuter-act-lite-65-10-pack-mens

-UL sub zero sleeping bag Big Agnes Mystic or Western Mountaineering Alpinelite

-UL down jacket Montbell Plasma 1000 (?)

-Current Patagonia UL stuffable windbreaker

-Current OR rain shell (or lighter)

-Soft base layers top and bottom

-Thin stocking cap


-2 pair cutaway pants

-Running shorts

-Multiple Darn Tough

-Thin t-shirts

-Thin button long-sleeve

Disposable rain poncho

-Comfy breathable boxer briefs

-Asics Fujitrabaco or (similar to 2017 Kahana)

-Buff (have)

-Scarf (somewhere)

Body towel

-Multiple sunglasses (which I will lose)


-Topos (Meh) (?)

Thermal reflective emergency bag



3 person UL Big Agnes

-MSR-UL snowshoes (bounce) Komperdell Carbon Air $300 (???)

-Poles (same Leki)

-Headlamp (more powerful than current)

-Swiss Army w/ Corkscrew (Current)

-Titanium Cup (have)

Titanium cooking pot (storage)

-First Aid Emergency (have)

-Reactivate Spot (Look into Garmin) (?)

-Spork (have)

-Mount/Propane (have)