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This is my gear list for walking and wild camping the Skye Trail in August 2020 with my wife.

Read our blog post of the Skye Trail walk here.

 The Skye Trail walk – Summer 2020 (+8 to +20)
CATEGORYITEMWEIGHT
RucksackULA Catalyst 75L1212
TentTarptent StratoSpire Li       (2 person Dyneema Trekking Pole Tent)807
Bag for above – Tarptent dyneema tent bag12
     Pegs – various sizes including bag and spares 129

Sleep system Sleeping Bag – PHD Delta 150 – Down 900 filpower392
  Sleeping bag liner – merino (love it, very cosy)282
Bag for sleeping bag and liner – dyneema13
Pillow – Exped ULW47
Sleeping mat – Thermarest NeoAir Xtherm424
Pump sack for sleeping mat and pillow55



Cook bagStove – Vargo Titanium Triad multifuel stove (meths)30
Windbreak and alloy base43
Pot + Lid – Evernew 600ml92
Mug – Alpkit 400ml62
Knife – Deejo Naked pocket knife15
Spoon – Sea to Summit10
Gas Lighter 21
Bag for above – Sea to Summit XS15

Zip Cell Spare kitchen roll and Antibacterial wet wipes
Midge head net in bag 9
First Aid Kit + Mirror + Tick removal tool233
Repair and Spares Kit 100
Wash Kit – inc. Towel and Soap Leaves95
Bag – Dyneema Zip Cell30
          

ClothingSocks – Sealskinz waterproof100
Socks – Darn Tough Hiker – 61% merino 75
Bag for socks – Dyneema (To keep them separate from other clothes)6
Baselayer – Inov-8 AT/C hoody 95% merino (Sleep in when cold)250
Midlayer – Paramo Bentu fleece417
Jacket – Paramo Bentu windproof (waterproof with the Bentu fleece)433
Jacket – Omm Mountain Raid – primoloft gold synthetic insulation410
Head Band – Buff Coolnet UV+15
Dry bag for all above and sleep system – Osprey 30L71
12
Outside packPhone/Camera/GPS/Mapping – Ulefone Armor 3W  361
and in pocketsCompass 34
Head torch – Petzl Bindi rechargable   2/3/50hrs35
Water bottle – 2L Evernew                                  40
Wine bottle – Platypreserve 23
Waterfilter – MSR Guardian Water Purifier Pump     (wet)640
Bag for waterfilter – MSR66
Sitmat – Thermarest Z-Seat57

Toilet bagkitchen roll and antibacterial wipes     56
Trowel – The Duece 2     (Ground often too hard to dig in summer)16
Dry bag for above – Dyneema 1L 12
                                                                                                      TOTAL =7257g
Gear worn or Boots – Salomon X Ultra mid 3 Aero570
carried in handsInsoles – Superfeet green98
Socks – Darn Tough Light Hiker 43% merino 55
Underwear – EDZ Briefs 200gsm merino69
Baselayer – Icebreaker cool-lite shirt 43% merino 184
Trousers – Paramo Cascade 11 Trousers481
 Walking Poles – 2 x Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Z460
Watch – Lorus64
Wallet – Cash, credit/debit cards, ID in plastic bag100
 TOTAL =2081g
                                                                                                    
ConsumablesWater – 1kg per litre
Fuel – Methylated spirit500
Food – Dehydrated meals + Snacks3726
Loo Roll (kitchen roll)  100
Antibacterial wet wipes   40217
All layers can be worn together if needed.
My gear list for walking and wild camping the Skye Trail in summer with my wife.
Wild camped on the Isle of Skye in a Tarptent StratoSpire Li while walking the Skye Trail

Further Reading

Read our blog post of the Skye Trail walk here.

Cicerone Skye Trail guide book

Harvey Skye Trail map

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