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Three-Season Gear Checklist

Get trail-ready for Spring, Summer, and Fall with our comprehensive three-season gear checklist.


Clothing

Outerwear

  • waterproof/breathable jacket
  • waterproof/breathable pants
  • fleece/synthetic jacket or wool sweater
  • waterproof gaiters (optional)
  • synthetic hiking pants
  • synthetic shorts

Base Layer

  • midweight long john top
  • midweight long john bottoms
  • long sleeve T-shirt
  • synthetic T-shirt
  • synthetic briefs
  • synthetic sports bra

Accessories

  • wool or fleece hat
  • midweight wool or fleece gloves

Footwear

  • camp footwear (optional)
  • waterproof hiking boots (optional)
  • wool or synthetic socks (3)
  • liner socks (2)

Extras

  • sun hat
  • bandanna

Gear

  • internal or external frame backpack
  • three-season down or synthetic sleeping bag (15° to 30°F)
  • inflatable sleeping pad
  • trekking poles
  • canister stove and fuel canisters
  • lighter and waterproof matches
  • cookset
  • eating utensils, bowl, and insulated mug
  • headlamp w/extra batteries and bulb
  • 32 oz. water bottles (filter, tablets, or drops) (2)
  • pocket knife or multitool
  • compass or GPS (and map)
  • sunglasses
  • first-aid kit with personal medications
  • personal locator beacon (optional)
  • stuff sacks
  • assorted zipper-lock bags
  • sunscreen (SPF 15+)
  • lip balm (SPF 15+)
  • bear-bagging rope (or canister) if necessary
  • toilet paper and trowel

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