2 Night Winter Pack Weight

Discussion in 'Kit Lists' started by jack, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. jack

    jack Backpacker

    Serious question folk.

    What weight would you all consider good for a 2 night camp hike in winter ? (No crampons, ice axe, walking poles) 1 litre of water.
  2. jack

    jack Backpacker

    I am at 12kg but I have extra jackets and rei flexlite that I could leave if needed.
  3. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    A good weight is whatever you're comfortable carrying I would've thought, I wouldn't worry too much about the numbers if it's still enjoyable :)

    I'd be around 9 or 10kg with water at a guess, but I don't eat a great deal when out and don't carry much in the way of extra clothing, just an extra layer to throw on when I stop.
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  4. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Last winter I weighed my pack before a sub zero trip. With 2 lunches, 1 brekkie, 1 dinner and half a litre of water, 1 down jacket, 1 primaloft jacket and primaloft trousers, I was at 9.5kg. So another nights dinner/brekkie and an extra half litre, to match your load, I would have been at c10.5kg.

    edit. but another trip, I might take a heavier/lighter shelter, one less jacket, more food/booze, a book...
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2018
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  5. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Hard to answer as we all camp and do different things,many choose to get wrapped up and stay in there shelters at night,I like to wander around and take night pics etc , I also take extra batt power as night shots kill battery’s more so in the cold I’ve done 6.5k with water axe and crampons 2 nites but things were tight ..now I’d say prob 12 with 1 litre water extra methes axe and spikes or crampons
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  6. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    12kg is fine. As Peter says, we all do things very differently. I usually take more, but I always carry a good drink and well over a kg of food/day.
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  7. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Winter base weight is 6.6kg excluding tools.

    +1kg litre of water
    +1kg food per day
  8. dovidola

    dovidola Trail Blazer

    Summer weight, plus 2kg, more or less.
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  9. JimH

    JimH Trail Blazer

    Not that different to summer weight, slightly more clothing, weather protection, and sleeping bag weight. But winter down here is mild and damp, rarely snowy.
  10. jack

    jack Backpacker

    To be honest I would ordinarily go heavy but im biking at night for 6 hours then camping so Im gonna have to refine the bag. Im at 12kg now.
  11. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    2kg extra sounds sensible,
    solid inner, extra 60g- 360g
    sleeping clothes for a dry change 200- 300g
    more food/entertainment/fuel for the long night 300-400g
    a heavier warm layer 200- 300
    Warmer quilt/bag 300- 400
    Heavier 3 layer wp jacket 100-250
    For me in relatively mild south.
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2018

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