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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 Celsius)
CATEGORYITEMWEIGHT
RucksackULA Catalyst 75L1212g
TentTarptent StratoSpire Li       (2 person Dyneema Trekking Pole Tent)807g
Bag for above – Tarptent dyneema tent bag12g
     Pegs – various sizes including bag and spares 129g

Sleep system Sleeping Bag – PHD Delta 150 – Down 900 filpower392g
  Sleeping bag liner – merino (love it, very cosy)282g
Bag for sleeping bag and liner – dyneema13g
Pillow – Exped ULW47g
Sleeping mat – Thermarest NeoAir Xtherm424g
Pump sack for sleeping mat55g



Cook bagStove – Vargo Titanium Triad multifuel stove (meths)30g
Windbreak and alloy base43g
Pot + Lid – Evernew 600ml92g
Mug – Alpkit 400ml62g
Knife – Deejo Naked pocket knife15g
Spoon – Esbit titanium long handle18g
Gas Lighter 21g
Bag for above – Sea to Summit XS15g

Zip Cell Spare kitchen roll and antibacterial wet wipes
Midge head net in bag 9g
First Aid Kit + Mirror + Tick removal tool233g
Repair and Spares Kit 100g
Wash Kit – inc. Towel and Soap Leaves95g
Bag – Dyneema Zip Cell30g
          

ClothingSocks – Sealskinz waterproof100g
Socks – Darn Tough Hiker – 61% merino 75g
Bag for socks – Dyneema (To keep them separate from other clothes)6g
Baselayer – Inov-8 AT/C hoody 95% merino (Sleep in when cold)250g
Midlayer – Paramo Bentu fleece417g
Jacket – Paramo Bentu windproof (waterproof with the Bentu fleece)433g
Jacket – Omm Mountain Raid – primoloft gold synthetic insulation410g
Head Band – Buff Coolnet UV+15g
Dry bag for all above and sleep system – Osprey 30L71g
12g
Outside packPhone/Camera/GPS/Mapping – Ulefone Armor 3W  361g
and in pocketsCompass 34g
Head torch – Petzl Bindi rechargable   2/3/50hrs35g
Water bottle – 2L Evernew                                  40g
Wine bottle – Platypreserve 23g
Waterfilter – MSR Guardian Water Purifier Pump     (wet)640g
Bag for waterfilter – MSR66g
Sitmat – Thermarest Z-Seat57g

Toilet bagkitchen roll and antibacterial wipes     56g
Trowel – The Duece 2     (Ground often too hard to dig in summer)16g
Dry bag for above – Dyneema 1L 12g
                                                                                                      TOTAL =7259g
Gear worn or Boots – Salomon X Ultra mid 3 Aero570g
carried in handsInsoles – Superfeet green98g
Socks – Darn Tough Light Hiker 43% merino 55g
Underwear – EDZ Briefs 200gsm merino69g
Baselayer – Icebreaker cool-lite shirt 43% merino 184g
Trousers – Paramo Cascade 11 Trousers481g
 Walking Poles – 2 x Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Z460g
Watch – Lorus64g
Wallet – Cash, credit/debit cards, ID in plastic bag100g
 TOTAL =2081g
                                                                                                    
ConsumablesWater – 1kg per litre
Fuel – Methylated spirit500g
Food – Dehydrated meals + Snacks3726g
Loo Roll (kitchen roll)  100g
Antibacterial wet wipes   40217g
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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