My 2016 AT Thru Hike Gear List

Hello all. Today I want to list all of the gear I will be carrying with me on the trail coming up soon. I pretty much have 99% of everything I will need for the trail and am mostly ready to go. Since I have less than a month left until my start I figured I’d make a post as such in case anyone was curious as to what I will have with me. Researching and purchasing gear has been a whole lot of fun in the past 6 months of planning for me. Having to learn why I would need this and what I would do with that has all been part of the adventure I’m about to embark on.  I am posting a video at the bottom of this post which will be a visual guide to the gear I am bringing. The video is a bit lengthy but will go into detail of the items at hand.

Well this is it! All of the gear!


Tent: Tarptent Notch

Backpack: Osprey Atmos 50 – link is to new model. I had the older model. Very similar however.

Front Pack: Zpacks Multi Pack – This will be attached to the front of my backpack on my chest to hold my camera gear.

Sleeping Bag: REI Igneo 19F bag

Sleeping Pad: Thermarest Pro-lite plus

Cook system: MSR pocket rocket stove

Cookware: GSI pinnacle Soloist pot w/ Light My Fire Titanium spoon/fork

Water Filtration: Sawyer squeeze + Aquamira as backup

Headlamp: Black Diamond Spot

Trekking Poles: REI Traverse Power Lock Cork Poles

Shoes: Salamon Speedcross 3

Baselayer Tops/bottoms: Patagonia Capilene top / REI midweight tights bottoms

Mid-Layer: Patagonia Nano Puff

Jacket: Columbia Titan Pass Fleece 2.0

Rainwear: Patagonia Torrentshell  top / Result Core Waterproof Over Trousers for bottoms

Shirt: REI Tech T-shirt

Shorts: Patagonia Baggies – Similar to a running short or swimsuit style shorts

Pants: Bluffworks Chinos – Synthetic/comfortable/stylish

Socks: Darn Tough Quarter Length Wool Socks

Underwear: ExOfficio synthetic 

Gloves: Not Yet Determined

Hat: Kavu hat

Camp Shoe: Teva Original Sandal

Stuff Sacks: (2) Kelty Compression sack, (1) Medium, (1) Large  / (2) Ditty bags for odds and ends (putting loose stuff such as first aid in these)

Food Bag: Zpacks Cuben fiber bear bag

Tent Footprint: Tyvek custom cut sheet (used to keep bottom of tent safe from rough terrain) – Purchased from Zpacks.

First Aid/Misc:

External Battery Pack: PowerAdd Apollo2 10,000 Mah pack

Camera Gear:

  • Panasonic GH4
  • Panasonic 12-35 2.8 pro lens
  • Joby Gorillapod (tripod)
  • Videomic Micro shotgun microphone
  • (4) Batteries
  • (4) 64GB SD cards
  • Charger for Batteries
  • SD card protective case
  • 1TB external hard drive used for dumping footage on when and if a computer becomes available.

Luxury Items: I will be bringing my iPhone, a Kindle for reading, and a leather Journal for documenting my experience.

Well I believe that’s all of it. Hope you guys enjoyed seeing what I will be packing with me. I’ll keep you guys updated as my trip nears the start! The excitement is unbearable!! Here is the video:



  1. Cole, we’ll be following you and rooting for you. Good luck on your adventure. Have fun and Gid bless and keep you safe.

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