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This is my Gear List for my 1200 mile LEJOG and 3-peaks walk, done during February, March, April 2019. Includes 2022 updates.

I feel the cold so I carry more clothes (especially gloves) than many people. I’m happy carrying a bit more gear than is essential because I would rather be warm and comfortable. I’m not trying to be an ultralight hiker. I’ve updated the gear list links if the original item is no longer available or its been improved.


Rucksack – ULA Catalyst


Rucksack waterproof liner – Sea to Summit (S)80g
Nordisk Telemark 1815g
Pegs – various sizes including bag and spares 135g
Bag for above – Sea to Summit 13L                   28g
Sleeping Bag – Down -9 comfort       744g
Neo Air Pump Sack – as bag for above     55g
Down Socks – PHD Wafer Down            54g
Socks – liner29g
Underwear – EDZ merino wool briefs40g
Top – L/S Helly Hansen (100% merino wool)182g
Leggings – Rab merino+ 120       128g
Trousers – PHD Sigma224g
Down Jacket – Down jacket                370g
Balaclava – merino wool  52g
Bag for above – Dyneema 12g
Sleeping Bag Cover – PHD 186g
Mats – NeoAir Small + closed cell foam pad426g
Pillow – Sea to Summit               58g
Waterproof bag – Exped (S)           20g
Stove – Vargo Titanium Triad multi-fuel30g
Windbreak and alloy base – MSR43g
Pot + Lid – Evernew 600ml92g
Can opener10g
Knife – Deejo Naked pocket knife15g
Knife – Sea to Summit7g
Spoon – Long handle10g
Matches – 1 box    8g
Gas Lighter 21g
Bag for above – Sea to Summit (XS)15g
Socks – liner27g
Socks – Rohan 91g
Socks – Teko 82g
Socks – Darn Tough77g
Gloves – Rab – windbloc convertible mitts78g
Gloves – Rab Xenon mitts          68g
Gloves – PHD Down mitts 125g
Hat – Ronhill fleece39g
Midlayer – Icebreaker Descender Vest – merino wool250g
Bag for above – Dyneema12g
Vest/bodywarmer – PHD – down (water resistant)317g
Jacket – windproof/warm Jack Wolfskin AirLoch (L)325g
Bag for above – Exped  22g
Gloves – Extremities Gortex waterproof100g
Jacket – waterproof – Montane gortex (L)      379g
Trousers – waterproof – Montane                   156g
Bag for above – water proof – UltraSil 20L35g
First Aid Kit + Mirror bag254g
Repair Kit bag122g
Wash Kit bag 128g
USB Plug – double USB                  57g
Charging leads 4 Phone/Headtorch & iPod33g
Paper + Pen                             50g
Maps – inc. John O’Groats Trail map255g
Bag for above – Dyneema zipped 30g
Ultrasil food bag 28g
Phone/GPS/Camera 256g
Compass  36g
Head torch – Petzl Bindi – rechargable       2/3/50hrs35g
Sun glasses      20g
iPod + Ear phones 150g
Bag for above – Dyneema 1L12g
Rubbish bag – yellow (XS)17g
Water filter – MSR Guardian Water Purifier       640g
Water bottle – 2L Evernew                                      42g
Water bottle – Platpus 1L24g
Map Case 57g
Loo roll + anti-bacterial wipes (day supply)56g
Poo trowel – The Duece 2    16g
Bag for above – Dyneema 1L12g
Solarpanel – GoalZero Nomad 7+270g
Power pack – Flip 10                70g
Bag for above – Exped XS15g
Thermometer carabiner7g
Sitmat         61g

Wearing (or carried in hands)

I started my LEJOG walk with more clothes and equipment than I needed. 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.

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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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Note – The easiest and cheapest way to save pack weight is to carry less water and know where you can resupply and then carry minimum food. Planning well can save more weight than buying expensive hiking gear.

Further reading

My full LEJOG Gear Review

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

My Scottish National Trail Gear List

Inov-8 Roclite G 345 and 400 GTX V2 boots comparison review

My 1100 mile Dover to Cape Wrath walk – wild camping every night

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’ve replaced it with a Ulefone Armor toughphone and I’m very impressed so far. You can read my review of it here.

Inov-8 are updating their footwear all the time and adding Graphene soles to more of their range, so check the Inov-8 website for the best choice of footwear for you.

2022 update; If I walked it again I would probably use the Inov-8 Roclite Pro G 400 GTX boots or the Inov-8 RocFly G 390 boots depending on the time of year and how wet it’s likely to be.

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4 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.

  1. Hello!!!

    Very inspiring to read your story. I live in Croatia, and next year I am planning on walking to Rathgormack, Ireland from whence my ancestors came. I don’t plan on roughing it as much as you – I will be 60 and this will be a leisurely adventure,…slow-speed…and I will be staying in lodging as much as possible. I have all my life to get there! I am doing CrossFit and all-body work outs 3xweek, and I walk everywhere, or public transportation. My goal is to stay off the overly-beaten path but still in civilization as much as possible and seeing every interesting site possible, including changing my route as necessary to maximize the adventure. Thank you for sharing your recommendations and experiences!

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