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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.

Hyperlite-Unbound 40 - Men's
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Designed with long-distance trails and thru-hikers in mind, the Hyperlite Unbound 40 pack shaves every possible ounce to give you just what you need to haul your ultralight system for maximum miles. Dyneema composite Cuben fiber fabric is the cutting edge in durable, ultralight-weight materials, and this pack is designed to be jostled, dragged, packed and unpacked for months of happy trails.

Backpacking pack
MATERIALS: White: DCH50, DCH150, Hardline with Dyneema | Black: DCH150, Hardline with Dyneema
WEIGHT: White: 1.9 lbs | 30.1 oz | 853 g | Black: 2 lbs | 32.2 oz | 914 g *Average weight based on size medium
LOAD CAPACITY: Up to 40 lbs
BACK WIDTH: 10.0 in | 25.4 cm
HEIGHT: 32.5 in | 82.6 cm
TOP CIRCUMFERENCE: 35 in | 88.9 cm

Black Diamond-Spot 400 HeadlampBlack Diamond-Spot 400 Headlamp
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The Black Diamond Spot 400 headlamp is for the technical gear lover who expects all-around performance and features out of their headlamp but still values a small size and compact package. This headlamp also has the ability to run on alkaline batteries if caught in the backcountry away from a power source.

Dual-fuel: Maximum flexibility to utilize either the rechargeable Lithium Ion BD 1500 battery or alkaline cells (included)
400 lumen max output
PowerTap™ Technology allows instant adjustment between max output and dimmed power
Integrated battery meter display shows % of power remaining
Settings include proximity and distance modes, dimming, strobe, red LED night-vision and lock mode
Brightness Memory allows you to turn the light on and off at a chosen brightness without reverting back to default setting
Red night vision has dimming and strobe modes and activates without cycling through the white mode
Multifaceted optical efficiency lens technology
IPX8: Waterproof-tested to operate at least 1.1 meters underwater for 30 minutes.
Battery operates when battery compartment is submerged in water; completely dry out after use in wet conditions
Digital lock mode feature safeguards against accidental use when stored in a pack or pocket

Hyperlite-UltaMid 2 Ultralight Pyramid Tent - White
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Get adventurous with the UltraMid 2 Ultralight Pyramid Tent by Hyperlite. Weighing in at a shocking 1.17 pounds, this ultralight, seam-sealed 4-season tent will take you further than you've ever been before.

Ultralight Shelter
Capacity: 1-2 Person
Season: 4-season
Weight: 1.17 lbs
Packed dimensions: 8.5″ x 6″ x 5.5″
Floor dimensions: 63 sq. ft.
Peak height: 5’ 4″
Number of poles: 0
Materials: 100% waterproof Dyneema® Composite Fabrics
Additional Features: Fully Taped Seams
Dual peak vents with no-see-um mesh
Eight 3’ 2.8mm UHMWPE Core Guy Lines for Perimeter Tie-Outs
8 reinforced perimeter tie-outs with line locks, 4 center panel tie-outs, 1 tie-out on cone for hanging from trees.
Specially designed to prevent deformation when using oddly shaped poles, paddles, sticks or skis.
Includes: X-Large Drawstring Stuff Sack & Additional 100’ of 2.8mm UHMWPE Core Guy Lines
Compatible With: Ultamid 2 Half Insert, UltaMid 2 Insert No Floor, UltaMid 2 Insert with DCF11 Floor, Ground Cloth

Therm-a-Rest-Vesper 20 Ultralite Quilt Regular
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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

Therm-a-Rest-NeoAir UberLite - Regular
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Coming from the sleeping pad series that revolutionized lightweight comfort in the backcountry, the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite is the next generation of ultralight packability when it comes to sleeping pads. Whether you're aiming for a fast-and-light overnight or a challenging thru-hike, the UberLite is one of the lightest air mattresses available and now comes with a WingLock™ Valve to maximize air flow for faster inflation and deflation. The valve wings also toggle for one-way inflation to save breath.

R-Value: 2.3
Weight: 8.8 oz
Width: 20 in
Length: 72 in
Height: 2.5 in
Thickness: 2.5 in
Packed Dimension: 6 in x 3.6 in
Top Fabric: 15D Nylon
Bottom Fabric: 15D Nylon
Material(s): Nylon, Polyurethane

R Value Range

R1 - Warm weather temperatures

R6 - Extreme cold weather temperatures

Snow Peak-GigaPower Stove 2.0 - Manual
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Designed for the ultrafast thru-hiker, but enjoyed by all people who like to eat food outside, the Snow Peak GigaPower Stove is one of the lightest and most compact stoves system on the planet. It weights just over four ounces and boils a half liter of water for dehydrated food prep in under five minutes. Day hikers too can enjoy a hot cup of soup or bowl of ramen on a brisk fall day, watching the leaves turn colors.

Backpacking stove
Lightweight stove & storage case
Materials: Stainless Steel, Aluminum Alloy, Brass
Size: D 4.1″ H 2.65″
Weight: 4.23 oz (120 g)
Fuel Type: Iso-butane
BTU: 10,000
Ribbed trivets increases stability

Grayl-Geopress PurifierGrayl-Geopress Purifier
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The Geopress Purifier doubles as a water bottle. Perfect for the solo backpacker who will be near a steady supply of water, just scoop up dirty water in the outer container. Insert the bottle and press down to filter 24 ounces in 8 seconds!

Capacity: 24 oz (710 ml)
Weight: 15.9 oz (450 g)
Height: 10.4″ (26.5 cm)
Diameter (at base): 3.4″ (8.6 cm)
Active Technology: ion exchange, ultra-powdered activated carbon
Fast Flow Rate: 8 seconds per 24 oz (5 liters/minute)
Removes: waterborne pathogens (99.99% of viruses, 99.9999% of bacteria, 99.9% of protozoan cysts), including Rotavirus, Hepatitis A, Norovirus, Giardiasis, Cryptosporidium, E. Coli, Cholera, Salmonella, Dysentery and more
Filters: particulates (i.e. silt, microplastics, etc.); activated carbon effectively adsorbs chemicals, pesticides, heavy metals, flavors, and odors
Durability: built tough to perform in harsh conditions and withstand 10 ft drops (full of water) onto concrete
Cartridge lifespan: rated for 350 cycles (65 gal. / 250L), as “press time” reaches ~25 seconds (or three years have elapsed since first use) it’s time to replace your purifier cartridge
Cartridge shelf life: stored under proper conditions, an unused (and airtight) purifier cartridge has a shelf life of 10 years
BPA-Free materials: made from polypropylene #5, food-grade silicone, TPE, ABS food-grade plastic
Testing standards: independently tested by a certified laboratory to meet or exceed NSF protocol 42 and 53 for pathogen and chemical removal; meets the EPA Guide Standard and Protocol for testing microbiological water purifiers
Origin: Designed in United States; Geopress made in China, purifier cartridge media made in United States

Hydro Flask-40 oz Lightweight Wide Mouth Trail Series
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The Hydro Flask 40oz Lightweight Wide Mouth Trail water bottle gives you the cool, ice-cold luxury of chilled beverages that you're accustomed to in your daily life, and brings it to your trail and travel life in a lightweight package. This bottle weights 20% less than the standard Hydro Flask bottles to cut weight in your hiking pack or squeeze a few grams from your heavy personal item on a flight. This lightweight design still keeps drinks cold up to 24 hours and hot up to 12 hours with vacuum-sealed stainless-steel technology that's highly durable and retains pure taste.

Ultralight insulated water bottle
Materials: 18/8 pro-grade stainless steel
20 percent lighter than standard 40 oz Wide Mouth bottles
TempShield double-wall vacuum insulation keeps drinks cold up to 24 hours, hot up to 12
Flexible perforated strap and aluminum pivots to minimize weight
Leakproof when closed
Bottle fits most backcountry water filters

Salomon-Genesis - Men's
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Salomon Genesis is the go-to mountain running shoe for both committed athletes and trail enthusiasts. With a midsole crafted from Energy Foam, experience a bouncy, lightweight, and resilient feel, ensuring quick adaptability on advanced mountain trails. Designed for hard-wearing durability and meticulous precision, the Genesis is your trusted companion in conquering tricky terrains with ease. Stride confidently into the great outdoors with Salomon's pinnacle of performance.

Men’s Trail Runner
Midsole: EVA Energy Foam for high response
Claimed Weight: 9.52 oz
Closure: Cord
Drop: 8 mm
Contagrip All Purpose

Black Diamond-Stormline Stretch Rain Shell - Men'sBlack Diamond-Stormline Stretch Rain Shell - Men's
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At various parts of the climb, or while setting up your bivouac, a sprinkle or two won't dampen your heart's desire to reach the top. With a hood that's built to pair with your helmet, and the ability to stuff into a pocket with a carabiner clip loop for easy packing, the Stormline Stretch Rain Shell is a mountain staple.

Waterproof shell
Regular fit
100% Nylon two-way stretch woven face with DWR (durable water repellent) finish
BD.dry 2.5L fabric is waterproof, breathable, windproof
Pit zips
Underarm gussets
Adjustable cuffs and hem
Adjustable, climbing-helmet-compatible hood
YKK Aquaguard center front zipper
Packs into right hand pocket with carabiner clip loop

Patagonia-Quandary Pants - Men'sPatagonia-Quandary Pants - Men'sPatagonia-Quandary Pants - Men's
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With five-pocket jean styling and a nylon/spandex blend for free range of movement, the Patagonia Quandary Pant is your all-day, everyday pant that gets you through casual Friday at the office, a lunchtime bouldering session at the gym, and a trail ride after work.

Hiking pant
Slim fit
95% Nylon (65% recycled) / 5% spandex with a
DWR (durable water repellent) finish
UPF 50+ sun protection
Slim-straight fit: Sits on the waist with a regular rise
Cut straight from knee to ankle
Curved waistband contours to the natural shape of the hips and provides a close fit to keep pants in place during movement
Metal button closure with zip fly
Two front pockets
Two rear pockets Right coin pocket Zippered pocket on right thigh
Front and back knee articulation and gusseted crotch allow for full range of motion
Bluesign approved

Outdoor Research-ActiveIce Spectrum Sun Hoody - Men's
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The Outdoor Research ActiveIce Spectrum Sun Hoody is a high-activity, soft, stretchy peformance layer with UPF 50 to protect you from the scorching sun in the field, while ActiveIce™ technology will keeps you cool even during high exertion activities.

Sun hoody
Standard fit
Fabric: 94% Polyester / 6% SpandexLightweight
ActiveIce™ cooling
Movement-mirroring stretch
UPF 50+ sun protection
3-Panel hood
Flat-seam construction reduces chafing
Reflectivity at forward facing shoulder seams
Interior center back locker loop
Thumb Holes


Chest: 37

Sleeve: 32.5


Chest: 40

Sleeve: 33.5


Chest: 43

Sleeve: 34.5


Chest: 46

Sleeve: 35.5


Chest: 49

Sleeve: 36.5

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