Snow / Winter Hiking Gear Packing Checklist

 

Snow/Winter Gear Packing Checklist

Get ready for winter with this comprehensive packing list.

by: The Backpacker Editors

Clothing
Outerwear

  • waterproof/breathable jacket
  • waterproof/breathable pants
  • insulated parka
  • fleece jacket or wool sweater
  • waterproof gaiters
  • synthetic or softshell hiking pants
  • fleece pants

Base Layer

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

Accessories

  • wool or fleece hat
  • balaclava
  • midweight wool or fleece gloves
  • heavyweight wool or fleece mittens
  • synthetic liner gloves
  • waterproof overmitts

Footwear

  • insulated camp booties
  • waterproof hiking boots (insulated is best)
  • wool or synthetic socks (3)
  • liner socks (2)

Extras

  • sun hat
  • bandanna

Gear

    • internal or external frame backpack
    • convertible or four-season tent
    • down sleeping bag (-30° to 0°F)
    • inflatable sleeping pad
    • closed-cell foam sleeping pad
    • trekking poles
    • white gas stove and fuel bottles
    • lighter and waterproof matches
    • cookset w/ heat exchanger
    • eating utensils, bowl, and insulated mug
    • headlamp w/extra batteries and bulb
    • 32 oz. water bottles (2)
    • water bottle parkas (2)
    • pocket knife or multitool
    • compass or GPS (and map)
    • sunglasses
    • first-aid kit with personal medications
    • personal locator beacon (optional)
    • chemical heat packs
    • stuff sacks
    • assorted zipper-lock bags
    • sunscreen (SPF 15+)
    • lip balm (SPF 15+)
    • toilet paper and trowel

 

  • pee bottle

 

 

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