ODT2: Gear

For the geeks and curious, here is a complete list of the gear I used for the Oregon Desert Trail (ODT) speed record. I spent a lot of time and money optimizing this list. The base pack was just above 9lbs. It got lighter over time as a I used many of the med kit items, sunscreen, toiletries, etc.

Overall, the gear selection worked great. I only wished I had a pair of long pants for the 3 nights when the temperature dropped below 30F, but I didn’t suffer too much. Since it never rained, I only used the bivy bag once against some strong winds at night.

What I was wearing

The pack

Quantity Item Item weight [g] Weight [g] % of total weight
1 Raidlight Ultra Olmo 20l with 4l front pack 860 860 20.12
1 Western Mountaineering SummerLite sleeping bag 490 490 11.46
1 Integral Design Siltarp 1 + 4 tent stakes 304 304 7.11
1 Tape and medical kit (initial weight) 256 256 5.99
1 Mountain Hardware Ghost Whisperer down jacket 197 197 4.61
2 Raidlight bottles (750ml) 98 196 4.59
1 GoalZero battery pack with 4 AA batteries 175 175 4.09
1 Klymit Inertia X Lite sleeping pad 173 173 4.05
1 Repair/backup kit + 4 AAA batteries 151 151 3.53
1 Ultimate Direction ultra rain jacket 146 146 3.42
1 SPOT satellite transponder with 4 AAA batteries 114 114 2.67
1 Raidlight rain pants 112 112 2.62
1 Extra La Sportiva Legacy shirt 106 106 2.48
1 Ruta Locura Wasatch bivy bag 105 105 2.46
1 Black Diamond ReVolt headlamp with 3 AAA batteries 94 94 2.20
1 Toiletries 92 92 2.15
1 North Face 5" shorts 86 86 2.01
2 Ultimate Direction soft bottles (17oz) 41 82 1.92
1 GoPro Session camera 73 73 1.71
2 Ultimate Direction soft bottles (14.2oz) 31 62 1.45
1 Knee sleeves 52 52 1.22
1 CEP ultralight compression socks 46 46 1.08
1 Extra socks 45 45 1.05
1 Suunto Ambit charging cable 41 41 0.96
1 Columbia omni-heat glove liner 36 36 0.84
1 Sunscreen 35 35 0.82
1 Salomon soft bottle (500ml) 27 27 0.63
1 Sea to Summit bug head net 27 27 0.63
1 Raidlight waterproof overmitts 25 25 0.58
1 Salomon beanie 20 20 0.47
1 Half buff 20 20 0.47
1 GoPro charging cable 16 16 0.37
1 MSR foldable spoon 10 10 0.23
Total [g] 4274 [g]
Total [lbs] 9.423 [lbs]