[pct-l] Lightweight Shelter and Pack

Alden Dale alden at cedar-creek.com
Mon Sep 29 16:53:17 CDT 2008


It depends a lot on what you mean by "light". Even the PCT  
"heavywieghts" are considered light weight packers by most of the  
rest of the world. So the first thing is to ask you'rself, like Steel  
said, is to decide how much you want to carry, and then make your  
decision based on that.

That being said, if you are a PCT heavy-weight, you may consider that  
Big Anges SL1. I used it when I hiked (and will be again this  
winter.) Packed weight with the carbon fiber poles is just under 3  
lbs, the 2nd lightest (at least I think) free-standing double wall  
tent. I know a good nights sleep is key to having a good hike for me,  
so I splurge a lot of weight in this area. Its probably one of the  
heaviest tents out there from what I've heard.

But, figure out what you want to carry weight wise, and what you can  
deal with, and still have a good time, and then pick something based  
on those two factors. You'll be able to get more useful feedback if  
you give us these bits of information I believe, people's answers  
will be more tailored to your needs.

And as  side note, Just plan for a hike. Don't give yourself a  
choice... tell the boss... tell the landlord, and force yourself out  
there. Its a lot easier that way!

Good luck, and God Bless,


On Sep 29, 2008, at 12:47 PM, Kirk Christensen wrote:

> I am hoping thu hike the PCT next year and wondering what   
> lightweight tents\shelters and packs have worked well for others on  
> their trips.
> Thanks
> Kirk
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