All the gears...

I made this image a little while ago and (surprise!) it's already out of date in a few areas, but it was fun to lay out all the gear that makes up a normal short hike for me. I've tried to aim toward but also not be dumb about, and I am kinda old so keeping some niceties like the chair make my. time out in the wilderness a lot more fun.

What do you all carry on a normal short hike?

an overhead shot of a bunch of backpacking gear, all laid out on the ground. Many items such as a tent, quilt, backpack, electronics, clothing and more
JunkMilesDavis avatar

Looks like a nice setup. How long have you been hiking with the umbrella, and how well is it working out? I don't see many of them out in the wild, but the people who use them seem to swear by them.

xmetal, (edited )
xmetal avatar

I’m in Florida and so a lot of hiking in the vast swaths of scrub land that have no shade, so it’s really useful to cut the exposure. I take it on pretty much every trip.


I’ve used mine for 3 years now, including 1000 miles in the Oregon Desert. Probably the best 8oz I’ve ever added to my pack.

It works best with a hands free attachment, I just walk around like a giant spaceship everywhere

JunkMilesDavis avatar

Guess I have to remember what a huge benefit the sun protection would be out west too, compared to the northeastern US. Even if it's not quite as practical here, there are still days when I think about how nice it would be to have one.


What sort of hands free attachment do you use?

hihusio avatar

nice khufu. always wanted one of those. a solomid xl was easier to get and I've been very pleased with it.

xmetal avatar

I like it a lot but it was quite pricey and quite a wait. Still, it’s worked extremely well and is so light, particularly if you just forgo the big protection inner.

hihusio avatar

it's legit. every once in awhile I pull up the khufu specs and I get tempted. I'm kinda liking the hmg mid-1 too

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