What's In My Bag
October 21, 2019
- Timbuk2 Shadow (Everyday)
A 16L backpack that is lightweight (14.72oz), professional looking and water resistant. Used for my onebag travel setup.
- ULA CDT (Backpacking)
24oz pack that I got for backpacking trips. Features 50L of available space (including side pockets and outer mesh pocket). I added shoulder pockets from Mountain Laurel Designs to carry water/phone up front. Fits everything I need and is very comfortable. I customized it with a rolltop design (instead of cinch top) and removed the hipbelts (they seemed too bulky for my liking).
- Macbook Pro 13” 2019
Mainly used for coding, web surfing, and light video/photo editing.
- iPhone 11 Pro
Great camera. Drawing a lot of inspiration from Kraig Adams as he recently got this phone as well and was teasing at an iPhone only hiking film.
- Apple Watch Series 4
I use this 3rd Party Band from Amazon. Lighter, cheaper, more comfortable.
Highly recommend. I listen to music and Audiobooks primarily.
- Anker Powercore Speed 20,100mAh
I’ll use my Macbook Pro charger to charge this since it is USB-C and will just use the power bank as my main source of power for iPhone, Apple Watch, and Airpods.
- Apple 61W USB-C Adapter
- USB-C to USB-C Cable (2m)
- USB-C to Lightning Cable (1m)
- Apple Watch Cable (.3m)
- Uniqlo DRY-EX Crew Neck T-Shirt
Base layer shirt that wicks away sweat and drys fairly quickly. I carry two of these shirts and two Uniqlo Airism T-Shirts in black.
- Patagonia Capilene Daily Hoodie
A thin secondary base layer made of 100% polyester. Protects against sun and provides a little bit of warmth. One of my favorite garments I own.
- Uniqlo Selvedge Slim Fit Jeans
Comfortable, everyday black jeans. Got the selvedge denim in hopes of making the seam last a little longer. Bonus: free alterations in store and online.
- Uniqlo Sweatpants
- Lululemon Pacebreaker Shorts
Standard pair of active shorts. Used for hiking as well. If it’s cold, I’ll throw on a pair of long underwear underneath and if it’s windy out then I throw on these wind pants that are ultralight. Way cheaper than Montbell Tachyon pants but heavier.
- Uniqlo Airism Boxer Briefs
Light and comfortable.
- Darn Tough 1/4 Socks
Great everyday socks. I don’t like to hike in these since my feet sweat a lot. I tend to prefer thin, nylon dress socks like these Gold Toe Metropolitans. They can act as a liner and my feet breathe much more comfortable with these and dry super quick.
- Montbell UL Thermawrap
Newest addition to my gear list and I am a big fan of it so far. Super light and relatively warm when active. Acts as a fleece alternative. I used to own a Uniqlo Ultralight Down Jacket but opted for synthetic instead so I don’t have to worry about it getting wet. Doesn’t compress as small as down but oh well.
- Columbia Omni Tech Rain Jacket
Just a rain jacket that i’ve had throughout the years. Not the lightest but keeps rain off pretty well and cuts wind away.
- Nike Free RN 2018
- Montbell Chameece Fleece Gloves
Lightweight fleece gloves.
- Merino Wool Ultralight Buff
Multifunctional. Big fan of it.
- Warby Parker Downing Sunglasses
- Montbell Travel Umbrella
Only weighs 3oz. Not great for high winds/heavy rain but that’s to be expected with most umbrellas of this size.
Includes tooth brush, toothpaste, nail clipper, tweezers, bandaids, razor, face wipes, and Advil. All in a Tumi bag that was included on a Delta flight.
- Rainleaf Microfiber Towel (XL)
Big enough to use as a shower towel and dries quickly.
- Matador FlatPak Soap Bar Case
Built from Welded Cordura and dries out soap bar inside while being leak proof and clean.
- Dr. Bronners Peppermint Bar Soap
- Schmidt’s Deodorant
My baseweight is 13lb, including the BearVault 450 which is 2lb (no food). Not technically ultralight but getting there.
- Hammock Gear Economy Burrow (Short, Wide, 20º, Zipper Footbox)
Based on the reviews i’ve read, this is one of the best quilts for the money. I am a cold sleeper and opted for the zipper footbox for the warmer months but have no problem stuffing the footbox for colder temperatures to prevent drafts. Compresses very well too.
- Outdoorsman Lab Sleeping Pad
Not the lightest but cheap and comfortable. Will upgrade to Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xlite (Short Version) eventually.
- Trekology Ultralight Inflatable Pillow
Cheap and comfortable luxury item.
- OutdoorVitals Sleeping Bag Liner (Mummy)
Keeps my quilt from getting too gross and provides a little bit extra warmth.
- MIER One Person Tent
One person tent that is easy to set up. Generic brand that is also sold on Aliexpress but I ordered from Amazon since I didn’t want to wait for shipping overseas.
- ZPacks 48” Carbon Fiber Tent Pole
Used to pitch my tent since I don’t carry trekking poles. Haven’t had any issues with it so far.
- Opsak 12x20
Keeps food odors down and provides a bag to put wrappers and trash in.
- BearVault 450
Heavy but might as well get used to carrying one for places that require them.
- Saywer Microsqueeze
- Toaks 450mL Titanium Cup
Boils just enough water for a cup of coffee or a dehydrated meal.
- Foldable Titanium Spork
- BRS 3000T Ultralight Stove
As minimal and light as it gets. Haven’t had issues but based on reviews, there are some quality control concerns and the legs could warp/melt.
- Wind Pants