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The Minimalist Mens Gear Checklist

Wanderlust Outfitters makes your gear selection simple. Select the items below that fit your specific needs.

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Outdoors Expert
What are Adventure Levels?
The Levity 45 is for the decidedly ultralight thruhiker, or even the weekend warrior with a dedication to keeping their load weight to a minimum. Highly advanced NanoFly fabric is extremely lightweight yet incredibly strong, allowing this pack take anything you can throw at it. With the Lightwire suspension and Exoform harness and hipbelt you don't have to trade shaving ounces for carrying comfort.

Ultralight backpacking pack
Fixed top lid with zippered pocket
Bellowed front fabric pocket stores gear for easy access
Dual access fabric side pockets for water bottles or smaller items with removable InsideOut compression cord
Internal main compartment compression strap
Top lid cord loop attachment points for external gear attachment
Sternum strap with integrated safety whistle

3.5 mm Lightwire

Seamless layered mesh provides improved comfort and cushioning
15 mm adjustable slide sternum strap

ErgoPull closure
Seamless layered mesh provides improved comfort and cushioning

24.8H X 15.75W X 11.81D IN
26.77H X 15.75W X 11.81D IN
28.74H X 15.75W X 11.81D IN

1.76 LBS
1.76 LBS
1.77 LBS

SM 42 L
MD 45 L
LG 48 L

MAIN NanoFly 100D Cordura Nylon x 100DUHMWPE Ripstop
ACCENT 30D Cordura Silnylon Ripstop
BOTTOM NanoFly 100D Cordura Nylon x 100D UHMWPE Ripstop

$499.95 $374.96

Outdoors Expert
What are Adventure Levels?
The Hornet Elite 2P is about as ultralight and minimalist as it gets, coming in at a mere one pound twelve ounces. The volumizing FlyBar pole clip increases headroom so you and your tent mate have room to stretch out and play a hand of Euchre while waiting out that rainstorm.

Ultralight backpacking tent
Weight: 1 lb 12 oz
Packed size: 19 in x 4 1/2 in diameter
Frame: 1 Hubbed aluminum DAC featherlite NFL 8.7 mm pole
Peak height: 37 in
Floor area: 27 sq ft
Vestibule area: 6 sq ft
Flybar volumizing pole clip added more volume and headroom
Color-coded guy lines and DAC poles for easy setup
Top shelf technical fabrics and hardware shave every gram possible

Frequent Adventurer
What are Adventure Levels?
Extremely technical in design and built from the highest quality materials, the Therm-a-Rest Vesper 20 UL top quilt is one of our favorite pieces for heading into the backcountry with minimal weight in the pack. This wispy 19 oz quilt packs some serious warmth, fueled by 900-fill power hydrophobic down and superior draft protection. The ThermaCapture Lining traps radiant body heat without adding bulk, and mesh walls inside the box baffled construction reduce cold spots throughout. Use the included SynergyLink connectors to integrate the Vesper with your sleeping pad, creating the ultimate, ultralight sleep system.

Top quilt
Comfort rating: 32 F
Limit rating: 20 F
Weight: 1 lb 3 oz
Dimensions L x W x (foot): 75 in x 58 in (18 in)
Insulation: 900 Fill Nikwax Hydrophobic Down
Insulation stays driers and maintains loft 60 times longer than untreated down
Box baffled construction uses mesh walls to maximize loft and minimize cold spots
ThermaCapture Lining traps radiant body heat and retains warmth
SynergyLink connectors allow quilt to integrate with a mattress for optimal efficiency
Perimeter side baffles and Insulated; footbox eliminate drafts
Compression sack and storage sack included

Outdoors Expert
What are Adventure Levels?
Coming from the sleeping pad series that revolutionized lightweight comfort in the backcountry, the Thermarest NeoAir UberLite is the next generation of ultralight packability when it comes to sleeping pads. Whether you're shooting out for a fast-and-light overnight, or thru-hiking the JMT in peak season, the UberLite is one of the lightest air mattresses available, weighing in at a meager 8.8 ounces.

Sleeping pad
Weight: 8.8 oz
Dimensions: 20 in x 72 in
Packed dimensions: 6 in x 3.5 in
Thickness: 2.5 in
R-value: 2.0
Minimal pack size
NeoAir Triangular Core Matrix construction
Stuff sack and repair kit included
Made in the USA

Outdoors Expert
What are Adventure Levels?
From ultralight backpacking trips to epic mountain bike rides, the MSR TrailShot Microfilter provides ultra-compact purification, allowing you to drink directly from streams and lakes on the trail and quickly fill your bottle. Small enough to carry in your pocket, ready to go.

Compact water filter for ultralight outdoor adventures
Hollow Fiber Filter Media: Meets U.S. EPA drinking water standards, NSF protocol P231 testing standard
Weight: 5.4 oz (142 g)
Flow: 1 Liter/minute
One-handed pump action with tool-free, shake-to-clean design
Effective against bacteria, particulate, protozoa
Not proven effective to filter chemicals or viruses

Just Starting
What are Adventure Levels?
You don't have to bring the kitchen sink to cook up a decent camp meal. This all in one cook kit nests together with space for a 4 oz fuel canister inside. This space saving solution will appease your minimalist instincts and shave a few ounces off your pack weight.

9.1 oz
Kit includes: Pocket Rocket 2 stove, .75 L pot, 16 oz bowl, straining lid, pot holder, stuff sack

Frequent Adventurer
What are Adventure Levels?
A modern and reliable take on one of the original human tools. Now you can pretend to be a caveman (or cavewoman) at the push of a button. Works with most canister stoves.

Plastic / Steel
Weight: .5 oz
Size: 3.25 in x .6 in
Ignition element protected inside igniter tube
Compatible with canister stoves
Not compatible with MSR Reactor stove or other radiant burners

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Frequent Adventurer
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The Black Diamond Distance FLZ trekking poles feature a packable Z-shape design with reliable stability for long, high-impact hikes. Speed cone deployment and Flintlock technology offers rapid adjustability to cut back on wasted minutes when time on the trail is imperative. Carbide Tech Tips chew up dirt, mud and loose gravel, while interchangeable rubber Tech Tips grip bedrock, cobblestone, concrete, and pavement. These collapsible poles are so light and feature rich, they are a no brainer when packing for your bucket list adventure.

Trekking poles
SlideLock technology improves ease-of-use when locking pole
Improved joint support and stiffness
Lightweight EVA foam grip
Breathable, moisture-wicking strap
Non-slip EVA foam mini-grip extension
Three-section foldable shaft with speed cone deployment and FlickLock adjustability
Aluminum construction
Interchangeable, non-scarring rubber Tech Tips and carbide Tech Tips
Stopper basket with shaft catcher to secure folded sections

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If you’ve ever experienced a pesky rock inside your shoe, you understand the importance of gaiters. The lightweight Thru Gaiter from Outdoor Research is ideal for all conditions; light, breathable, and moisture wicking, these gaiters are guaranteed to keep rocks, dirt, and gravel out of your shoes.

Fabric Content
Front: 100% Nylon ripstop
Back: 91% Polyester / 9% spandex
Elastic top edges
Double shoelace hooks
Durable hypalon instep strap
Streamlined design
UPF 50
Recycled polyester material

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Frequent Adventurer
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OR's Echo series is the cream of the activewear crop. It is lightweight, breathes well, and wicks away moisture to keep you cool and dry. Active Fresh technology offers odor control, and UPF 15 protects your skin on those sunny days outdoors.

Performance tank
Trim fit
Fabric Content
100% Polyester AirVent
Active Fresh odor control
UPF 15
Flat seam construction
Reflective logo

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Frequent Adventurer
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The Atom SL is built for comfort and activity in a variety of conditions. A comfy mid-layer gives you insulation when needed and breathability when demanded. It's a go-to for walks in mild weather or runs when it really starts to get cold. At just 9 ounces, it does the job with minimal weight and maximum efficiency.

Insulated jacket
9.2 oz
Trim Fit
Exterior shell: 100% Nylon
Side Panels: 84% Polyester / 16% Elastane
Coreloft Compact insulation
Air permeable side panels
Durable water repellent finish
Uninsulated, mesh-lined sleeves
Fleece stretch side panels allow for ventilation
Adjustable low profile uninsulated StormHood
No Slip Zip
Zipper hand pockets, adjustable hem

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Frequent Adventurer
What are Adventure Levels?
When weather strikes, Foray has you covered. This waterproof rain jacket has a pocket that doubles as a stuff sack, so it packs easily and deploys quickly when you need it.

Waterproof shell
Fabric Content
Gore-Tex with Paclite technology
100% Polyester 50D plain weave
Fully adjustable hood
YKK Aquaguard zippers
Internal front stormflap
TorsoFlo venting — hem-to-bicep
Zip chest pocket
Zip hand pockets
Left hand pocket doubles as stuff sack
Carabiner loop
Key clip
Pocket placement above harness
Hook/loop cuff closures
Elastic cuffs
Elastic drawcord hem

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Frequent Adventurer
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Ferrosi is a tough-built short made for navigating prickly underbrush, rough weather, and scramble-heavy surfaces. The stretchy fabric allows for plenty of movement, it's abrasion-resistant, and dries quickly if you get caught in an unpredicted pop up shower. When you head into the backcountry, Ferrosi is equipped for whatever terrain you meet along the way.

Soft shell short
Fabric Content
86% Nylon / 14% spandex / 90D stretch woven ripstop
10 in inseam
Zip thigh pocket
Back pockets
Brushed tricot-lined waistband
Quick dry
Movement-mirroring stretch
Abrasion resistant
Belt loops
Gusseted crotch
UPF 50+

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Frequent Adventurer
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With the most cushion offered in any of Salewa's line, the Ultra Flex Mid GTX will keep your feet happy on the trail. Your attitude, well that's up to you. The Gore-Tex lining ensures dry socks in the wettest of conditions. The mid-height ankle steps up support for more aggressive terrain.

Designed for speed hiking and mountain training
Waterproof and breathable mid-cut shoe
Upper: Breathable mesh / Coated fabric
Outsole: Michelin Ultra Train
Lining: Goretex Extended Comfort
3F System provides firm ankle and heel support
Flex collar increases ankle’s rear range of motion during descents
Weight: 385 g
Vegan product

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