9 Pound - Full Comfort - Lightweight Backpacking Gear List

If you want to cut the weight but retain all the convenience and comfort of traditional backpacking, look no further...

A Lightweight Backpacking Gear List that doesn’t skimp on gear or comfort. (PDF File)

The low gear weight is a surprise! Before creating the list, I assumed it would be much heavier, probably around 15 pounds. But expanded gear choices and new technologies have lightened gear considerably in the last 10 years. In 1998, comparable gear would have weighed around 20 pounds.

This Lightweight Gear List:

Highlights:

Other References for Trip Planning:

Note: This is a two person gear list. That is, each person gets half the weight of shared gear like stove and pots, shelter, GPS, and camera, etc.