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PCT GEAR

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Our most popular PCT Gear Items

The list below is compiled of gear favorited by PCT Hikers: Functional, durable gear that, to a high degree, provides the greatest amount of comfort and safety for the lightest amount of weight. Keep in mind, when deciding on gear, it's important to choose what personally works for you. Always factor in your level of skill, experience, age, and fitness level. 

 

 

SHELTER / LIGHTING
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Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL1 3-Season,1-person, free standing Ultralight Tent - MSRP $379.95
• Trail Weight 2lb 2oz / 964g
• Packed Weight 2lb 8oz / 1.13kg
• Fast Fly Weight 1lb 10oz / 737g
• Packed Size 4" x 16.5" / 10 x 42cm
• Floor Area 20 sq ft / 1.9 m²

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2 3-Season, 2-person, free standing Ultralight Tent - MSRP $449.95
• Trail Weight 2lb 12oz / 1.25kg
• Packed Weight 3lb 1oz / 1.40kg
• Fast Fly Weight 2lb 2oz / 964g
• Packed Size 4" x 19.5" / 10 x 50cm
• Floor Area 29 sq ft / 2.7 m²

MSR Groundhog Tent Stake - MSRP $2.99
• Length: 7.5”
• Weight: 0.46 oz
• Material: 7000-series aluminum

Vargo Titanium Shepard's HookUltralight Tent Stake, 6pack - MSRP $19.95
• Ultralight: 6", 6 grams.
• One of the lightest tent stakes anywhere 
•  hepherd’s hook-style 
• Unparalleled strength and shape retention

Petzl e+LITE® Ultra-compact emergency headlamp - MSRP $29.95
• Light output: 50 lumens
• Weight: 26 g
• Beam pattern: wide
• Energy: 2 lithium CR2032 batteries (included)
• Watertightness: IPX7 (waterproof to -1 meter for 30 minutes)

 


COOKING / HYDRATION
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PocketRocket® 2 Mini Stove Kit - MSRP $79.95
• Ultra-compact cook and eat kit for solo backpackers
• Width  4 in
• Height  5 in 
• Weight 9.8 oz
•  Minimum Weight  8.3 oz

MSR® IsoPro™ Performance-boosting fuel for your canister stove - MSRP $4.95
• 3.9 oz / 110g
• 80/20 isobutane/propane blend delivers superior performance in colder temperatures
• Clean-Burning: Zero-maintenance combustion.
• Fuel Gauge: Built-in float gauge 
• Recyclable

MSR Ultralight Titanium Kettle - MSRP $59.95
• Capacity: 28.7 fl. oz 
• Weight: 4.2 oz

BearVault BV500 7-day Bear Resistant Food Canister - MSRP $79.95
  •  Weight: 2 lbs 9 oz
  •  Interior volume: 700 cubic inches
  •  Dimensions: 8.7” x 8.7” x 12.7”
  •   Material: polycarbonate

LOKSAK OPSAK Odor-Proof Barrier Bags - $13.49
• 12" x 20" 
• Package of 2
• 100% odor, water, air, dust and humidity-proof

MSR® Hyflo Bite Valve - MSRP  $7.95
• Fits all standard 1/4" hydration-system drinking tubes
• Highest flow rate on the market
• Leak-proof design

Hoser™ Reservoir  Ultralight taste-free, minimalist 3L reservoir with high flow rate - MSRP $26.95
• Capacity:  100pz
• Weight: 3.8 oz
• Taste-free, BPA, BPS, and phthalate-free
• Food-grade liner 
• Embedded silver-ion protects from mold and bacteria.
•  Threaded port and 1/4" diameter drink tube compatible with Platy caps and adaptors

Platypus Drink Tube Kit - MSRP $12.95
•  Replaces Hoser™ drink tube or converts any threaded-opening Platypus bottle to a reservoir.
• Comes with the threaded closure, a ¼" drink tube, a lapel clip, and a fast-flowing HyFLO™ bite valve

Platypus Platy 2 Liter Flexible Water Bottle - MSRP $12.95
• Capacity: 70 ounces or 2 liter
• Size: 13.8” x 7.5”
• Weight: 1.3 ounces
• Compatible with: any threaded platypus caps or drink tube

Sawyer Squeeze Water Filtration System - MSRP $49.99
• Weight: 3 oz
• Removes: bacteria, protozoa, E. Coli, giardia, vibrio cholerea, salmonella typhi
• Lightweight and most packable filter available
• Fills up most water bottles in under 20 seconds 
• Allows you to drink directly from the filter or fill your bottle

 


COMFORT
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Western Mountaineering Apache Micro Fiber 15°F Down Sleeping Bag - MSRP $565.00 to $580.00
Apache MF 5'6" length
Rating: 15° F
Loft: 6"
Inside girth (shoulder/hip/foot): 59"/51"/38"
Fill weight: 17 oz
Total weight: 1 lb 14 oz
Stuff sack size: 8" x 15"

Apache MF 6'0" length
Rating: 15° F
Loft: 6"
Inside girth (shoulder/hip/foot): 59"/51"/38"
Fill weight: 19 oz
Total weight: 2 lb 0 oz
Stuff sack size: 8" x 15"

Apache MF 6'6" length
Rating: 15° F
Loft: 6"
Inside girth (shoulder/hip/foot): 60"/52"/38"
Fill weight: 21 oz
Total weight: 2 lb 2 oz
Stuff sack size: 8" x 15"

Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Mattress - MSRP $39.95
• Size: 72”x20” x 0.75”
• Size (rolled): 20” x 5” x 5.5”
• Weight: 14 oz
• R-value: 2.2
• Material: Molded closed cell, crosslinked polyethylene

Therm-a-Rest Z Lite SOL Mattress - MSRP $44.95
• Size: 72”x20” x 0.75”
• Size (rolled): 20” x 5” x 5.5”
• Weight: 14 oz
• R-value: 2.6
• Material: Molded closed cell, crosslinked polyethylene

FROGG TOGGS® EMERGENCY PONCHO - MSRP $5.99
• Recyclable nonwoven material and no PVC
• Packaged in reusable bag
• Net Weight: 6 oz.
• One size fits most 

 


SAFETY / TOOLS
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Kahtoola MICROspikes® - MSRP $69.95 per pair
• Portable traction system of flex-chain and 3/8 inch spikes attached to a flexible elastomer shoe harness
• Allows full flexion of the sole of your boot
• Easy to put on and take off
• No hindrance to normal stride
• Tote sack included
• Size range: Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large 
• Lightweight: Between 11 and 13.5 ounces per pair

The Tent Lab Deuce of Spades Latrine Trowel - MSRP $19.95
• Length: 6.8”
• Weight: 0.6 oz
• Material: 7075 - T6 aluminum alloy


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Available at A16 San Diego and West L.A. Stores
 

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