Some notes on gear I use when up on the hills, as much a reference for me as I like to read gear reviews etc so having a kit list for which gear/versions I have is useful for comparisons.
Of course this kit list changes depending on conditions.
Plan to add weights etc here for reference later.

Day walks

  • ~1.5Kg? Berghaus Freeflow 35L rucksack
  •  Jacket - Paramo Alta ii jacket (~850g) or Rab Myriad (light/thin)
  • Scarpa SL M3 BXX boots (wide fit)
  • Rab overtrousers
  • ~280g Self assembly 1st aid kit (basics like plasters, blister treatments)
  • 1.5L Platypus water pouch
  • ~60g Spare pair of inner socks
  • ~90g Spare Bridgedale socks
  • Sony A77 DSLR Camera + lens or two
  • Viking 8x25 binoculars
  • 400g Emergency shelter (Trek Mates)
  • Either technical t-shirt or Merino t-shirt as base layer
  • 350g Paramo Torres Gilet Light
  • Trousers (usually cragghoppers) or shorts
  • Map for appropriate area (+ map holder to protect it)
  • Silva compass
  • Sony Xperia Z1 with Viewranger installed


As kit list for day walks, plus...

  • 2.2Kg Berghaus 60L rucksack (Verden?) - as I reduce bulk/weight of kit could probably downsize
  • 50g Stove (HiGear Blaze Titanium)
  • 345g Gas canister 250 (considering using 100 canisters @ 175g)
  • Mess tin from army surplus (aluminium may be light but too easy to burn food!)
  • Fork
  • 540g Poles (Leki Makalau)
  • 950g Tundra Pure -5 sleeping bag (ethically sourced down) - toasty warm!
  • 620g Ether Thermo 6
  • ~3Kg Vaude Mark ii Light tent between 2 of us. May consider getting a smaller/lighter one should I start doing solo hikes.
  • Powermonkey
  • 110g head torch (will be able to find lighter, this is only a cheap LED headtorch)
  • Spare undies
  • Spare t shirt