The Pacific Crest Trail was my first long-distance hike, actually, it was my first real hike ever, so when I started planning, I had no gear what so ever, which meant I had to buy everything. I spent months researching and reading about gear 🙂

During my researching, I realized that most of the gear that was recommended was basically the same across all websites/youtube videos, which kind of made it pretty easy to at least buy something that was tested and seemed to work. Next step was to figure out if I wanted Ultralight/expensive or Lightweight and more reasonably priced…

I chose the latter. primarily because I didn’t know my own comfort zone and some of the items aren’t available in Europe so buying an expensive backpack or UL tent and finding out it didn’t work, would be way to expensive.

Here is the list of the gear I used on my thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail:

Most of these items were bought on and as they have some nice prices and a big selection.
My tent was kindly sponsored by which is where you can buy Big Agnes equipment in Denmark.

You can view my Lighterpack setup here. (which also includes weight etc.)

My plan was to do a video about it, but I never got around to doing it – and now I feel it is too late.
In march 2020 I will do the Arizona Trail (and The Great Outdoors Challenge, back to back) so I plan to do a video about my gear for those hikes instead.

The Big Three:

Backpack: Osprey Exos 58
Sleeping bag: Western Mountaineering Alpinlite
Tent: Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2
Sleeping pad: Therm-A-Rest NeoAir Xlite


Hat: Tilley Outback
Shirt: Kühl Invoke
Pants: Columbia Silver Ridge Convertible
Socks: 2 pairs of Darn Tough Micro Crew Cushion (1466) extra
Puffy: Mountain Hard Wear Ghost Whisperer
Rain Jacket: Outdoor Research Helium II
Buff: default buff
Gloves: inov-8 All Terrain Black (Large)
Gaiters: Dirty Girl


Camera: Fujifilm X100F + 2 extra batteries
MicroSD cards: 10x64GB (for video)
SD cards: 10x64GB (for pictures)
MicroSD Reader (Photofast)
Tripod: Joby GorillaPod Hybrid
Phone: iPhone X for video and pictures
Powerbank: Anker PowerCore II 20000
RavPower wall charger: will quick charge power bank in 4-5 hours
Headlamp: Black Diamond – Spot
GPS tracker/SOS: Spot GEN3
Watch: Suunto Core all black
div. cables for charging iPhone/camera/power bank
Microphone: Røde VideoMic Micro (used it about 3 times – so waste of weight)
JOBY GRIPTIGHT POV iPhone holder for a tripod (almost never used it, so again waste of space/weight)


toilet paper
Wet Ones
Hand Sanitizer
nail clipper
toothbrush / toothpaste
Duece of Spades Trowel

First aid/Repair:

Pills: Ibuprofen / Imodium
patches for tent, sleeping pad, needle/thread

Foodbag & Cookware:

bic lighter
BRS-3000T – lightweight stove (28g)
Fuel for gas stove
Toaks Titanium 750ml cup
Toaks Titanium folding spork
Zpacks Bear Bagging Kit (food bag)
swiss mini knife

Water Filtration/Hydration:

Sawyer Squeeze
Smart water bottle


Trekking poles: Black Diamond Alpine Cork
Mosquito net: Sea to Summit – Ultra-Fine Mesh Headnet