The Big Three: Backpack, Tent, and Sleeping Bag/Pad

Backpack (shown in above image)

Zpacks Arc Blast 60L, Meduim Torso Height , Medium Belt.

No side pockets, hydration port, side compression straps, or base straps. Shock cord added for Smartwater bottles and safety pins added to hang drying clothes on the pack.

21.4 ounces.


Zpacks Hexamid Solo-Plus tent up in Piute Canyon, Sierra.

Zpacks Hexamid Solo-Plus

Cuben fiber twin ground sheet with an additional mesh pocket added.

22 ounces.

Sleeping Bag

Katabitic Palisade 30F

Katabatic Palisade 30F Quilt

Size Regular (6′) using the strap system, not the cord system. I don’t use the included stuff sack. Instead I use Zpack’s Pillow Stuff Sack.

19.2 ounces.

Sleeping Pad

Thermarest NeoAir XLite

Size Large, Seam Grip dots added on both sides to help grip the tent floor and sleeping bag.

13.2 oz. (Storage sack included)

Here’s where you can buy both items:

Therm-a-rest NeoAir XLite
Seam Grip Repair Adhesive and Sealant