Backpacking - Gear List - Miyar Adventures


All trip members get 20% discount on gear purchased from Miyar Store. Discount code will be sent out in the confirmation email.


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  • 55-65 Liters. Lighter the better.
  • Backpack Rentals
  • A pocket for a hydration bladder (Platypus) is helpful but not necessary


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Hydration bladder (Platypus)
  • 2 Liter capacity.
  • Will be used while trekking to maintain proper hydration
Nalgene Water Bottles
  • Will be used for filling/filtering water. Can also be used as hot water bottles to be placed in your sleeping bag at night.

Sleeping Gear

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Sleeping Bag
Sleeping bag compression sack
  • To store your sleeping bag or puff jacket
Sleeping Pad


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Baseball Cap (optional to protect from sun)
  • Packable, light colored, with a dark under-brim is best, but any will work.
Warm hat/Balaclava
  • Fleece, wool, or synthetic.
  • Be sure it covers ears well, and will not easily blow away.
Silk/Nylon Neck Gaiter/Buff
  • A tube of fabric with open ends. Light color


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  • Black Diamond, Petzl.

Sunglasses/glacier goggles

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Sunglasses/glacier goggles
  • Full UV protection
  • Dark, mirrored lenses preferred
  • Julbo makes very good glacier glasses.
  • Cocoons (OTG) work very well over the eye glasses. We have all sizes in stock at our store. They retail for $49.95, you can get them discounted for $39.95.


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Chemical Hand Warmers
  • 1-2 pair. Will be used under wrist cuff of liner gloves, or in socks for added warmth
Liner Gloves (1 pair)
  • Windstopper fleece, Mid-weight
  • Will be used when trekking, or under mittens when more warmth is needed
Mittens/Thicker Gloves (Optional)
  • Useful if your hands get cold easily
  • Outdoor Research best sellers, Insulated Gortex protection, offering grip, dexterity and waterproof protection. They come with seperate liners, so if you buy these you do not need to buy additional pair of liners


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Trekking shoes/Hiking boots
  • Sticky rubber sole that works well on rock is nice, but not necessary
  • Comfortable for the long approach and trek back (more than 50 miles).. Stiff, heavy backpacking boots are not necessary with the light loads we will be carrying.
  • Goretex is best for added warmth and waterproofing.
  • La Sportiva, Scarpa, North Face
  • A durable pair of gaiters is helpful if we encounter much snow along the route.
  • Three pairs of mid-weight hiking socks (wool) to be used while hiking.
  • Two pairs of heavy-weight mountaineering socks

Upper Body

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  • Two smart wool or synthetic t-shirts (running shirts work great).
  • Smartwool doesn’t smell and is very light.
Long underwear tops
  • Synthetic or smartwool.
  • Smartwool has better heat regulation and doesn't smell after multi day use
Fleece Jacket or lightweight Synthetic fill or down jacket
  • To be used as part of your layering system when temperatures are just above freezing, but don’t warrant using a warmer coat
Waterproof/breathable Jacket
  • Pac-lite Gore-tex, e-vent, pertex, or another light-weight waterproof/breathable fabric
  • Be sure the jacket is roomy enough to accommodate a few layers underneath

Lower Body

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Underwear (4 to 6 pr.)
  • Synthetic or smartwool, fast drying, with few seams to prevent chafing. Women should bring at least a couple cotton pair.
Long John Bottoms (1)
  • One pair medium weight. Synthetic or wool
Hiking Pants
  • Lightweight and packable
  • Zip-off useful for low elevations where temps are warm


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Trekking Poles
  • These are knee saving, and excellent for the approach


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  • Sweat resistant & water-resistant up to 80 minutes. Broad spectrum UVA/UVB. Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation.
Lip Balm
  • Helps prevent sun and wind-chapped lips while you play. Moisturizes and protects dry lips. Water resistant up to 80 minutes.
Water Purification tablets
  • Aquatabs water purification tablets quickly and reliably purify drinking water. Details EPA-approved tablets are effective against viruses, bacteria and Giardia.
Lightweight Bowl
  • Ultralight Nesting Bowl and Mug with a very low center of gravity and a secure Sip-It top, so you're less likely to spill hot beverages and food
  • The GSI Outdoors Essential spoon is a lightweight, silicone-tipped, long-handled spoon made for backpacking, camping and travel