Current Gear List

Here's some of the gear I'm currently carrying, weights, and some thoughts on specific items. Click on images for links to each item's website. 

Complete LighterPack Gear List: 

*Weights listed on this page are adjusted for alterations to specific items that I have made myself and are weighed using my digital scale. May be different from manufacturer's stated weight


Ultralight and super comfortable. I added one hip belt pocket, which is incredibly roomy, as well as a shoulder pouch for carrying my phone. This is a top of the line ultralight pack, and one that I hope to use for thousands of miles. Made of waterproof DCF material with roll-top closure system it provides plenty of room for all of my gear without worrying about water damage. 

22.2 oz  -  $325

ZPacks Arc Blast 55L


A lightweight option for water and wind protection in conjunction with the mesh tent below. Made from a durable 30 denier rip-stop nylon, dual silicon/PU coating, and fully taped seams I'm sure it will hold up well in tough conditions without breaking the bank. Sets up quickly using my trekking poles, saving me extra weight. 

11.8 oz  -  $70

Paria Outdoors Sanctuary SilTarp

Paria Outdoors Breeze Mesh Tent

18.3 oz  -  $65

Roomy enough for two people with a nice bathtub style floor for extra water protection. There are some other options out there similar to this, so when this one breaks down I may look into a lighter 1-person option. 

Polycro Groundsheet

1.4 oz  -  $5

I learned about this from another hiker's YouTube channel and absolutely love it. Polycro is a window treatment that works as a groundsheet for extra protection under the tent. At only 1.4 ounces it's incredibly strong and durable as long as you carefully choose a campsite. And the best part is that the huge piece that comes in the $5 box can be cut into 4 individual sheets to use once one wears out. I also use this to set my pack down on if it's particularly wet out. 


This is the first sleeping pad I bought and it's worked just fine on short trips around the Bay Area. Sometime between now and my PCT thru-hike I'll upgrade to a ThermaRest NeoAir X-lite, which will be much warmer and more durable for daily camping, but for how comfortable this has been and for only $42 it's going to be hard for me to make that switch until the last minute. 

17.9 oz  -  $42

OutdoorsmanLab UL Sleeping Pad

Paria Outdoors Thermodown 15F Quilt

37.0 oz  -  $160

I switched from a sleeping bag to a quilt early in my hiking and will never go back. Extremely comfortable and warm (I'm a pretty cold sleeper), this quilt has really impressed me for the price. Once this wears out I'll probably go to something a little higher-end like an Enlightened Equipment or similar. 

Cookware and Food Supplies

This has been great for hot meals on the trail, but my next cooking system will have a screw-top lid so I can cold-soak between hot meals. 

11.5 oz  -  $80

JetBoil Zip Cooking System

ZPacks Food Bag

3.4 oz  -  $50

Untitled 2.jpeg

Water Filtration and Storage

Untitled 2_edited.jpg

3.0 oz  -  $35

Sawyer Squeeze Filter


Untitled 2.jpeg

3.2 oz  -  $60

Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp

Alpine Summit Trekking Poles

9.9 oz  -  $35

Untitled 2.jpeg

Aukey Power Bank 10000mAH Charger

9.1 oz  -  $23

Untitled 2_edited.jpg
Untitled 2.jpeg

Sea to Summit 13L eVAC Dry Sack

2.5 oz  -  $25


Untitled 2_edited.jpg

10.4 oz  -  $120

Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Trail Runners

Mammut Kinnerly Puffy Jacket

13.1 oz  -  $89

Untitled 2.jpeg
Untitled 2.jpeg

Helly Hansen Loke Rain Jacket

9.1 oz  -  $100

Follow me on Instagram:

©2023 by Nick Seaton


 2018:  302.6 miles

  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Facebook Social Icon