Hiking gear and other equipment
There are ultra-lightweight backpackers who try to safe every gram of weight, then there are lightweight backpackers who try to safe some weight and then there are hikers like me who don't care that much about how much they carry.
I don't think that thru-hiking the PCT depends on how lightweight your backpack is, but how strong someones will is.
The following list shows what I carried with me on the PCT including some more information on replacement parts.
Cerro Torre 65:85
Manufacturer: Lowe Alpine, 2017
1x pair of hiking shoes
1x pair of ssandals
1x pair of replacement hiking shoes
1x tent (Power Lizard UL)
Comment: It's for sure a great tent, but for the PCT I'd recommend a self-standing tent and also one where you can take of the fly
1x Sleeping bag
Comment: Safe up to -20 degree Celsius
1x smart pillow
Comments: Bag of sleeping bag and longsleeve
3x merinowhool T-Shirts
Comment: I think that 2 would have been enough from the beginning on. I sent one back home after more than half the hiking trip
1x short zipper trousers
Comment: One of the cheapest trousers. I planned to buy a new one but got access to sewing machines on the way.
1x lightweight long trouser for evening and night
Comment: I swapped my hiking trousers with this one in the evening to keep my sleeping bag a little big cleaner and to have one trouser to go out in towns in the evening
Comment: One is enough for other hikers, but I prefer to wash the one or the other one sometimes ;-)
1x rain jacket
Comment: It hardly rains on the PCT, so a cheap one is good enough
1x longsleeve hoodie
Comment: For the cold days and nights. In combination with the rain jacket, this is the replacement for a thick jacket.
Set of Halfmile's hiking maps
Comment: I split up all hiking maps into 5 blocks and sent them to me via USPS
- 1x headlamp + replacement battieries
1x GPS emergency beacon (DeLorme)
cannot recommend this device due to malfunctioning by not sending out any GPS positions due to a hard- or software error
1x phone, loading station
1x solar panels
Comment: Sufficient for about 3 loads of my phone, during the day connected to the solar panels
Box with useful stuff
Comments: Sewing kit, documents, etc.
Eating and drinking
1x drinking blister (3 liters)
Comment: Replaced later on by 2.5 liter one because of small leakage (my old one was over 10 years old)
2x plastic bottles (1 liter each)
Comment: In the dry area sometimes it's necessary to carry more water with you
1x ultralight pot
1x Gas stove
1x water filter
Comment: I used "MSR Trailshot" (140g) at the beginning which turned out to be a nightmare. Later on I replaced it with Katadyn's befree 3 liter gravity water filter. Don't forget to buy new filter cartridges every few weeks!
1x Bearcanister Bearvault BV500 (1162g)
Health and hygiene
1x first aid kit with small pharmacy in it
1x Toothbrush and -paste
Comment: to create toilets everywhere in the nature