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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?
There’s a reason many long distance hikers haul their gear in an Exos. At just over two pounds, it’s the Osprey pack of choice for adventurers looking to go ultralight. This pack has stripped ounces but none of the comfort, as it still boasts the suspension and load distribution for which Osprey is known.

Ultralight backpacking / Thru-hiking
Removable floating-top lid
FlapJacket protects gear when lid is removed
Tool loop with side compression strap
Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment
Front stretch mesh pocket
Dual zippered hipbelt pockets
Mesh side pockets
Sleeping pad straps
Airspeed suspension with ventilated back panel
Exoform hipbelt and harness

SM 35L
MD 38L
LG 41L

SM 27H X 16W X 12D IN
MD 29H X 16W X 12D IN
LG 31H X 16W X 12D IN

SM 2.53 LBS
MD 2.56 LBS
LG 2.58 LBS

100D High Tenacity Nylon
100D High Tenacity Nylon Triple Check Dobby
210D High Tenacity Nylon

XS 24-45 IN
SM 24-45 IN
S/M 26-45 IN
MD 27-48 IN
M/L 28-50 IN
LG 29-55 IN
O/S 25-50 IN

SM 16-19 IN
MD 18-21 IN
LG 20-23 IN

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

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The Helium Bivy from Outdoor Research is an ultralight shelter solution for solo adventurers who prefer a minimalist approach to setting up camp. Constructed from waterproof, breathable Pertex fabric, it packs down small, and the clamshell opening makes for a quick entry or exit. This no frills bivy is ideal for fast and light adventures when high performance and pounding out the miles is most important.

Bivy sack
Upper: Pertex® Shield 2.5L
100% Nylon 30D ripstop
Lower: 100% Nylon 40D with TPU lamination floor
Dimensions : (L x W x H)
82 in x 26 in x 19.75 in
Weight :16.2 oz
Fully seam-taped
No-see-um mesh
Reflective logo and trims
Two stake loops
One guy line loop
High volume toe end
Clamshell opening
Two internal fly fasteners
Delrin® single-pole system

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

Frequent Adventurer
What are Adventure Levels?
For an aspiring minimalist, the sleeping pad category is one place to cut weight and volume from your gear spreadsheet in a hurry. The updated NEMO Tensor is lighter and warmer than previous designs, with a three-inch sleeping base that is ideal for three-season backpackers. A new zero-profile valve is easier to use and creates a sleeker packed shape. NEMO’s lightest-weight fabrics and innovative Spaceframe baffling make this inflatable sleeping pad a compact solution that doesn’t skimp on comfort or support.

Inflatable sleeping pad
Weight: 12 oz
Temperature zone: 35 to 45F
Packed size: 8 in x 3 in diameter
Width: 20 in
Length: 72 in
Thickness: 3 in
Fabric: 20D PU polyester
Quiet fabric for uninterrupted sleep
Spaceframe baffles provide stability
Zero-profile valve
Pump sack included for easy and fast inflation

Frequent Adventurer
What are Adventure Levels?
The Reactor combines the simplicity of a standard canister stove with wind proof protection to produce a quick, fuel efficient champion of cooking. The 1 liter system is a light and simple cookware option for one or two people.

14.7 oz
1 L pot

Outdoors Expert
What are Adventure Levels?
Lightweight and adjustable, the Micro Vario Carbon packs easily for red-eye flights from coast to featuring an extended grip and adjustable length, the Micro Vario Carbon trekking poles fold down small for easy storage pre and post-hike. Whether you are climbing a mountain pass, or exploring untapped trailheads, these super light poles are sure to support your journey, and reduce the wear and tear on your joints.

Trekking poles
100% Carbon
Length: 43 1/4 in – 51 in
Packed size: 15 1/2 in
Weight: 8.5 oz
Thermo Long trekking grip
Speedlock adjustment
Dynamic suspension system reduces impact
Trekking basket prevents poles sinking in soft ground

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Frequent Adventurer
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Light and breathable like your favorite t-shirt, the Whirlwind Hoody combines everyday comfort with performance features to tackle any weekend adventure. Water and wind resistant fabric dries quickly, and the half length zipper makes for easy adjustments in your layering when you start to warm up.

Lightweight water resistant shell
Trim fit
Fabric Content
47% Polyester / 39% recycled polyester / 14% spandex 75D stretch woven
Adjustable hood
Zip chest pocket
Chest pocket doubles as stuff sack
Movement-mirroring stretch
1/2 Length front zipper
Internal thumb loops
Elastic drawcord hem
Low-Pro Binding™ cuffs and hood
UPF 30
Carabiner loop
Key clip

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Frequent Adventurer
What are Adventure Levels?
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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I Get Out Sometimes
What are Adventure Levels?
This poly/wool blend technical tee combines the best of both worlds, with wicking and odor resistant properties you’ve come to expect from Merino wool, as well as durability and quick drying performance that rivals your favorite synthetic performance tee.

Performance tee
Regular fit
Fabric Content
56% Merino wool / 44% polyester
Temperature regulation
Odor resistant
Breathable mesh in key areas
Flatlock seam construction
Vents at top of back for added breathability
Reflective elements for increased visibility

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Frequent Adventurer
What are Adventure Levels?
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 long sleeve hoody
Trim fit
Fabric Content
100% Polyester AirVent
Active Fresh odor control
UPF 15
Flat seam construction
Reflective logo
Raglan sleeves
Fold over mitt cuffs

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Frequent Adventurer
What are Adventure Levels?
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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