This is the gear I’m going to start the GR10 with. I’m working towards lightweight hiking but still have a way to go. I bought “Ultralight Backpacking Tips” by Mike Clelland but failed to do step 1 and buy kitchen scales to weigh anything. I’ll do another post after I finish with what worked and what I would change. Will I be miserable without a stove (cups of tea!)?

Obligatory gear photo (clothes worn and trekking poles not included)

Big items

  • Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL2 tent
  • Polycro ground sheet
  • Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60L backpack
  • 2 x Gossamer Gear pack liners
  • North Face Cat’s Meow synthetic sleeping bag
  • Exped SynMat Hyperlight M sleeping map
  • Exped Schnozzel Pumpbag (for inflating sleeping mat, also used as sleeping bag stuff sack)

Clothes carried

  • Uniqlo Heattech long sleeve t-shirt
  • Uniqlo Heattech leggings
  • Patagonia Nanopuff hoody
  • Montane Atomic rain jackets
  • Kalenji running gloves
  • Warm socks for sleeping
  • Thongs (the shoes people!)
  • Buff bandana
  • Injinji Lightweight No-Show socks (spare)
  • Underwear (spare)
  • Nike Dri-FIT Tempo running shorts

Eating and Drinking

  • Snow Peak titanium spork
  • Opinel knife
  • Plastic screwtop container (for cold soaking food)
  • Stainless steel mug
  • Vitamins/Supplements (multivitamin, algae omega 3, calcium, K2, B12)
  • Sawyer Mini water filter
  • IL Sawyer water filtration pouches
  • 2L Platypus Hoser hydration system


  • Samsung Galaxy S4 + charger cords
  • Earphones
  • Puridea S4 6600mAh portable charger
  • Bushnell SolarWrap Mini solar charger
  • Spot Gen3 tracker/emergency beacon
  • Sony RX100 camera
  • SD card reader for phone
  • GR10 topoguides (carrying 2 at a time)
  • Compass

First Aid, Toiletries etc

  • Zinc sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • O-Tom Tick Twister
  • Care Plus Tick-Test kit
  • Lifesystems midge/mosquito headnet (doubles as food bag)
  • First aid: iodine antiseptic, ibuprofen, Arnica Ice, Imodium, assorted wound dressings/bandages, strapping tape, tweezers, scissors
  • Space blanket
  • Toiletries: Tooth paste, brush, floss, moisturiser, shampoo and laundry soap leaves, hand sanitiser
  • Eye mask and ear plugs
  • Toilet paper
  • Pee rag – old bandana
  • Lunacopine menstrual cup
  • Sea to Summit Pocket Towel small


  • Black Diamond headlamp + 2 x AAA spare batteries
  • Emergency matches
  • Notebook and pen
  • Sea to Summit Dry Bags – 1L and 13L
  • Piece of cord
  • Extra zip-lock bags for trash



Clothes Worn

  • Brooks Cascadia 12 trail runners
  • Dirty Girl gaiters
  • Injinji Lightweight No-Show socks
  • Underwear
  • Adidas Techfit sports bra
  • Columbia Irico long sleeve shirt
  • Under Armor tank top
  • Quechua Forclaz 100 convertible hiking pants
  • Quechua Forclaz 500 hiking poles
  • Columbia wide brim hat
  • Sunglasses from Decathlon




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