Hiking Clothes

Base Wool T-shirt

Minus 33 Merino Wool T-Shirt

Breathable, warm, light, but a bit pricey. It’s important to have merino wool next to your skin. Size: Medium.

6 ounces.

Here’s where you can buy this shirt:

Minus33 Merino Wool Men’s Algonquin Lightweight Short Sleeve Crew

Mid-layer Long Sleeve Shirt

Mountain Hardwear Merino Long Sleeve

Layer to add if the conditions get chilly. Size: Medium.

7 ounces.

Here’s where you can buy this shirt:

Mountain Hardwear Integral Pro Long Sleeve Tee


ExOfficio Amphi Convertible Pants

These aren’t the exact model I’ve been hiking in, but they’re the updated version of my pants. I’m a big fan of convertible pants and having cargo pockets. The material dries quickly, important after creek crossings late in the day. Size 30.

12.9 ounces.

Here’s where you can buy these pants:

ExOfficio Men’s Amphi Convertible Pants


ExOfficio Boxer Briefs

I usually am a boxer kind of guy, but the bunching (and resulting chafing) while hiking make boxer briefs the way to go.

2.9 ounces.

Here’s where you can buy this comfy underwear:

ExOfficio Boxer Brief

Wool Socks

Darn Tough Men’s 1/4 Merino Wool Socks

Darn Tough Vermont Merino Wool Socks

Surprisingly thin, comfy, and warm. Merino wool keeps the odor at bay. I use one of these for sleeping and another two pairs to hike in. The customer service at Darn Tough is apparently amazing.

2.3 ounces (per pair for size 11).

Here’s where you can buy these socks:

Darn Tough Vermont Men’s 1/4 Merino Wool Cushion Hiking Socks

Down Jacket

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer

Crazy light and surprisingly warm. It’s a delicate jacket though, and fairly pricey. The hood is essential. At night this jacket lives in my pillow stuff sack to make a down pillow. Size: Medium.

8 ounces.

Here’s where you can buy this jacket:

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Down Hooded Jacket


Trusty American Alpine Club hat.

American Alpine Club Hat

Pretty generic trucker-style hat. Used mainly for sun protection and to cover up the greasy nightmare that occurs after a week without a shower. Probably could find something lighter, but this hat and I have history…

2.5 ounces.


Zpacks Possom Down Gloves

Zpacks Possumdown Gloves

Super light, warm when wet, and they don’t hold on to water.

1.5 ounces.


Buff Brand Buff

Very versatile piece of gear. Useful for warmth and sun cover.

1.3 ounces.

Here’s where you can buy pretty much any style of Buff imaginable:

BUFF Original Multifunctional Headwear


Dirty Girl Gaiters

Silly name, but they do the job, don’t weigh anything, and they’re super durable.

1.1 ounces.


Altra Lone Peak 3.0

Super wide toe box, very comfortable. Although you’re lucky to get more than a few hundred miles out of them… The standard insoles leave my feet pulverized after high mileage days. I add in some Superfeet Carbon insoles to help.

24.2 ounces (per pair)

Here’s a link to buy these amazing shoes:

Altra Men’s Lone Peak 3.0

Here’s where you can buy the Superfeet Carbon insoles:

Superfeet Carbon Premium Insoles

Trekking Poles

Black Diamond Trail Back Poles

High quality, relatively inexpensive, and very durable. There are much lighter options, but for beefier fellas (like myself), a solid trekking pole is a must. One of these are also used to set up my shelter.

20.6 ounces (per pair).

Here’s where you can buy these sturdy poles:

Black Diamond Trail Back Trekking Pole