Sunday, 14 June 2015

Gear List

Osprey Aether 70L,
Mountain Designs 70L – 90 L Backpack Rain Cover
Katmandu Day Pack 20L

Outer Shell:
Mammut Kento Rain Jacket
Marmot Minimalist Rain Pants
Merino Wool Gloves

2x Merino Wool Ultralite T Shirts,
1x Long Sleeve hiking shirt
1x Convertible/Quick Dry Pants,
1x Quick Dry Shorts
1x Board Shorts
1x Patagonia Fleece Sweater
1x Singlet
Sea to Summit Medium Packing Cell

Base Layers:
1x Merino Wool Light Weight Leggings
1x Merino Wool Midweight Top with Hood

Terra Nova Solar Competition 2 Tent
10x Aluminium Tent Pegs

Sea to Summit SP1 Sleeping bag (long)
Sea to Summit Hiking Pillow
Therm-A-Rest  Neoair Xlite

Macbook Air 11 Inch with Case
WD Passport 2TB Hard Drive with Case
Kobo Glo Ebook Reader
Garmin Oregon 650 GPS
Sony Ericsson Smart Phone (used only for music)
Universal Adaptor
Spare AAA batteries

Osprey Hydraulics 3L Bladder

MSR Pocket Rocket Stove
Butane Gas
MSR 1.1L Stowaway Pot
Sea to Summit Foldable Mug
Montbell Fork Spoon Combo

Toiletries Bag
Toilet Paper
Sea to Summit Micro Towel Large

Medicine pack
Small First Aid Kit

Kathmandu Sabre100
Energizer Head Torch

Swiss Army Knife,
Wide Brim Foldable Canvas Hat
Waterproof bag for Electronics
Waterproof bag for sleeping bag and sleeping mat
Buff Head Wear

I estimate this all weighed around 13kg by the end.


  1. Your gear seems on the very heavy side compared to what long distance light weight US walkers use these days. I did the 3 passes walk in Everest with a 3.5kg pack. Adding a tarp tent to my gear would take this under 5kg.

    My Gear list or Nepal and Japan.

    Inov 212 gm Runners and pacer poles

    G4 pack 460g
    waterproof liner 110
    Breathable Overpants
    + parka 287
    sleeping bag 820
    Down hood 92
    shorts 120
    overmits gortex 40
    beanie possum 38
    possum gloves 38
    Windshirt 92
    insulating top 225
    wool long johns
    + wool top 350
    day pack 200
    socks 3 120
    undies 3 150
    First aid drugs 200
    GPS, water treatment
    headlight, water bottle
    repair kit, map extra
    Total 3325gms

    cuban tent 600gms
    Mat 400gm

    Total 5Kg

    1. Hi Maurice,

      Yeah it was a bit on the heavy side, especially because of the electronics. They were around 3kg alone. I don't regret it though because without them I would not have my day to day blog. I also decided to take a kitchen which added about 1 kg. In the end i'm glad I did because it opened up my camping options, but, with that said it would be possible to do the trail without it. I also liked having more than one set of clothes because I did most of my washing in cities and walking around town looking for laundry mats in undies or thermal tights was not an option.

      What I could have gone without was the rain pants. Didn't use them much.

      All and all the extra weight did not bother me much. The first week I suffered a great deal but after that my legs toughened up and I didn't feel it so much.

  2. Just found your blog, really enjoying it. I live near the Tanzawa mountains in Japan, where I often go hiking. Been looking for some long hikes and considering the Tokaido Nature trail. Would you consider it better than doing a long trek in other parts of Japan?

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