GEAR REVIEW: Titanium Goat Ptarmigan Bivy

Technical Specs Weight: 6.4oz – 7.4oz Size Tested: 76″ chest, 48″ foot, 87″ total length. Construction: 30d waterproof nylon (bottom), Impetus 1.1 (Top) Store: Titanium Goat Mileage before Review: 702 miles Longest Test: 702 miles ***Cottage Shop***

GEAR REVIEW: Montbell Tachyon Anorak

Technical Specs Weight: 2.82 Size Tested: XL Construction: 7-Denier ‘Balistic Airlight’ Nylon coated in Polkatex DWR Store: Montbell Mileage before Review: 2500+ miles Longest Test: 2155 miles ***Thru Hike Tested***

GEAR REVIEW: Arc’teryx Cerium LT Hoody

Technical Specs Weight: 13.85oz Size Tested: XXL Construction: 850 fil down, Coreloft synthetic insulation. Airetica nylon. Store: Arc’Teryx Mileage before Review: 2000 miles Longest Test: 2000 miles

GEAR REVIEW: Mountain Hardwear Compressor Jacket

Technical Specs Weight: 21.15oz Size Tested: XXL Construction: ThemalQ Elite insulation. 20D ripstop nylon Store: Mountain Hardwear Mileage before Review: 450+ miles Longest Test: 300 miles

GEAR REVIEW: Enlightened Equipment Enigma 20 Degree Quilt

Technical Specs Weight: 22.75oz (XL/Xwide) Material: 750 fil down (now made w/ 800-900fp), Phantom 10D nylon. Store: Enlightened Equipment  ($250) Mileage before Review: 2,668+ miles Longest Test: 2,668+ miles on the Pacific Crest Trail **Cottage Shop Quality*** **Thru-Hike Approved**

GEAR REVIEW: Hammock Gear Cuben Fiber Tarp

Technical Specs Weight: 8.1oz (including guylines) Material: .52oz/sqyd cuben fiber Dimensions: 11′ ridge line, 8′ 6” wide Store: http://www.hammockgear.com Mileage before Review: 1000+ miles Longest Test: 700 miles **Cottage Shop Quality*** **Thru-Hike Approved**

Pacific Crest Trail Gear List: Crater Lake to Canadian Border

Section: Crater Lake to Canadian Border SYSTEM GEAR CARRIED WORN BACKPACK SYSTEM Pack ULA Circuit 40 yes Pack Liner Trash Compactor Bag 2.18 yes SHELTER SYSTEM Tarp Outdoor Equipment Supplier Maccat Tarp 15 yes Ground Cloth Tyvek Ground Cloth 4.8 yes SLEEP SYSTEM Insulation Top Enlightened Enigma 20 Quilt 22.85 yes Insulation Bottom Thermarest NeoAirContinue reading “Pacific Crest Trail Gear List: Crater Lake to Canadian Border”

Pacific Crest Trail Gear List: Tuolumne Meadows to Crater Lake

Section: Tuolumne Meadows to Crater Lake SYSTEM GEAR CARRIED WORN BACKPACK SYSTEM Pack ULA Circuit 40 Pack Liner Trash Compactor Bag 2.18 SHELTER SYSTEM Ground Cloth Gossamer Gear Polycryo 1.3 SLEEP SYSTEM Insulation Top Enlightened Enigma 20 Quilt 22.85 Insulation Bottom Thermarest NeoAir Xlite (long) 15.92 CLOTHING SYSTEM Socks #2 Socks 1.5 Underwear Patagonia UnderwearContinue reading “Pacific Crest Trail Gear List: Tuolumne Meadows to Crater Lake”

Pacific Crest Trail Gear List: Kennedy Meadows to Tuolumne Meadows

Section: Kennedy Meadows to Tuolumne Meadows SYSTEM GEAR CARRIED WORN BACKPACK SYSTEM Pack ULA Circuit 40 Pack Liner Trash Compactor Bag 2.18 SHELTER SYSTEM Shelter BA Fly Creek 2 (Shared Weight) 18 Ground Cloth Gossamer Gear Polycryo 1.3 SLEEP SYSTEM Insulation Top Enlightened Enigma 20 Quilt 22.85 Insulation Bottom Thermarest NeoAir Xlite (long) 15.92 CLOTHINGContinue reading “Pacific Crest Trail Gear List: Kennedy Meadows to Tuolumne Meadows”