On Tuesday April 29, Kirsten and Adrian Korosec began their attack of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail. Over the next five months, they will wind their way from Mexico all the way to Canada on foot. Before sending them off we rummaged through their things to find out what essentials they packed and why.
Why: I looked wide and far for a down jacket that was warm and light. I found it. There are no substitutes.
Weight: 11 oz
Why: This is a warm lightweight and windproof jacket. Combined with the down Hyperion Jacket, it's hard to get cold. In fact, the Windshirt might be all that's needed.
Weight: 16 oz
Why: Made of Ti for lightness and strength. A bit small at 850 ml but it sets the standard by which others are judged.
Weight: 4.2 oz
Why: This might be a bit heavy for some hikers but it's a good lamp that's light enough for all but the most ultra-lightweight trekkers.
Weight: 2.7 oz
Why: Carries well up to about 35 lbs. This is a great pack if you can keep under this amount of weight.Weight: 25 oz
Weight: 43 ounces Price: $225
Why: 20 degree f down bag. A great bag: Wider cut than the Superlite and unfortunately a bit heavier.Weight: 1 lbs 15 oz