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Finalised Gear List for LEJOG 2019 walk February, March, April.


Rucksack – ULA Catalyst           



Rucksack waterproof liner – Sea to Summit (S) 80
Nordisk Telemark 1 Carbon ULW 815
Pegs –  in bag (inc. spares) 135
Bag for above – Sea to Summit 13L                    28
Sleeping Bag – PHD  Hispar 400 K    744
Neo Air Pump Sack – as bag for above      55
Down Socks – PHD Wafer Down             54
Socks – liner 29
Pants – Rohan 40
Top – L/S Helly Hansen (100% merino wool) 182
Leggings – Rab merino+ 120        128
Trousers – PHD Sigma 224
Down Jacket – PHD Yukon K                 370
Balaclava – OR  52
Bag for above – Dyneema  12
Sleeping Bag Cover – PHD  186
Mats – NeoAir Small + Exped closed cell foam 426
Pillow – Sea to Summit                58
Waterproof bag – Exped (S)            20
Stove – Vargo Titanium Triad multi-fuel 30
Windbreak and alloy base – MSR 43
Pot + Lid – Evernew 600ml 92
Can opener 10
Knife – Deejo Naked pocket knife 15
Knife – Sea to Summit 7
Spoon – Long handle 10
Matches – 1 box     8
Gas Lighter  21
Bag for above – Sea to Summit (XS) 15
Socks – liner 27
Socks – Rohan  91
Socks – Teko  82
Socks – Darn Tough 77
Gloves – Rab – windbloc convertible mitts 78
Gloves – Rab Xenon mitts           68
Gloves – PHD Down mitts  125
Hat – Ronhill fleece 39
Midlayer – Icebreaker Descender Vest – merino wool 250
Bag for above – Dyneema 12
Vest/bodywarmer – PHD – down (water resistant) 317
Jacket – windproof/warm Jack Wolfskin AirLoch (L) 325
Bag for above – Exped   22
Gloves – Extremities Gortex waterproof 100
Jacket – waterproof – Montane gortex (L)       379
Trousers – waterproof – Montane                    156
Bag for above – water proof – UltraSil 20L 35
First Aid Kit + Mirror bag 254
Repair Kit bag 122
Wash Kit bag  128
USB Plug – double USB                   57
Charging leads 4 Phone/Headtorch & iPod 33
Paper + Pen                              50
Maps – inc. John O’Groats Trail map 255
Bag for above – Dyneema zipped  30
Ultrasil food bag  28
Phone/GPS/Camera  256
Compass   36
Head torch – Petzl Bindi – rechargable       2/3/50hrs 35
Sun glasses       20
iPod + Ear phones  150
Bag for above – Dyneema 1L 12
Rubbish bag – yellow (XS) 17
Water filter – MSR Guardian Water Purifier        640
Water bottle – 2L Evernew                                       42
Water bottle – Platypus 1L 24
Map Case  57
Loo roll + anti-bacterial wipes (day supply) 56
Poo trowel – The Duece 2     16
Bag for above – Dyneema 1L 12
Solarpanel – GoalZero Nomad 7+ 270
Power pack – Flip 10                 70
Bag for above – Exped XS 15
Thermometer carabiner 7
Sitmat          61
BASE WEIGHT TOTAL   9614 grams

Wearing (or carried in hands)

  • Walking boots – Inov8 Roclite 345 GTX size UK 9 – 731g
  • Gaiters – Rab event – 222g
  • Socks – Rohan Liner – 27g
  • Socks – Brasher – 96g
  • Pants – EDZ merino – 69g
  • Trousers – Montane Terra – 343g
  • Leggings – Rab Polartec power stretch – 182g
  • Baselayer – Inov8 AT/C long sleeve merino – 134g
  • Midlayer – Rab Polartec power stretch hoody – 458g
  • Jacket – Rab Sawtooth Softshell – 510g
  • Hat – Rohan wide brim waterproof – 100g
  • Buff – Rohan merino – 58g
  • Head Band – Extremities fleece – 17g
  • Walking Poles – Helinox Passport TL – 354g

I am starting my LEJOG walk with more clothes and equipment than I really need. A number of the items are new and untested, so I will be testing them as I go and posting home what I don’t need. Update: This walk was a big learning curve and I posted home a lot more than I expected too. Read my full LEJOG gear review Here.

Personal Metabolism

I have a low metabolism and I feel the cold so I carry more clothes (especially gloves) than many people. Worth remembering if reading my gear lists.

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Sit Mat, Water Filter, Walking Poles, Water Bottle
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Wash Kit
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Repair Kit
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First Aid Kit
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Further reading

My full LEJOG Gear Review

My Lands End to John O’Groats and three peaks walk short story

My Scottish National Trail Gear List

I wouldn’t have been able to do this walk changing the route as I went, if I hadn’t had my Toughphone Defender Pro with all the OS mapping downloaded on it. Its been my favourite piece of kit for the last 3 years but I managed to break it and have had to replace it. I found the new Ulefone Amor 3W phone which has a lot larger battery and was cheaper. Very impressed so far and you can read my review of it here.

Update Note: Inov-8 are updating their range all the time and adding Graphene soles to more and more of their shoes, so check the Inov-8 website for the best choice of foot wear for you. If I walked it again I would probably use the Inov-8 Roclite Pro G 400 GTX boots.

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2 Replies to “LEJOG gear list”

    1. The Nomad 7 is good if you’ve got sunshine and the time to leave it facing the sun. I fit it onto the outside of my pack so it’s in the sun all day which works well as long as it’s facing the sun often. But if it’s mainly cloudy you’ll not get much charge.
      I have a phone with a big battery that will last weeks and can take a power pack if needed. A big power pack weighs about the same as the Nomad 7. So I only need a solar panel on extremely long hikes that I’ve no access to power sockets in pubs and cafes.
      Thanks for message.

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