Milford Track Packing List

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If you’ve read our Guide to the Milford Track you may be wondering what our packing list looked like. Well, here it is!

Below you’ll find a detailed packing list that will provide you with great, trail-tested gear that won’t weigh down your backpack too much. This list reflects our personal packing list which will vary for each individual’s specific needs. However, this should serve as a great starting point for planning your own Milford Track adventure!

Don’t forget to read all of our Milford Track articles below:

Personal Gear

ItemOur recommended gear
Sleeping BagMarmot Trestle 30
PillowTherm-a-Rest pillowMakes sleeping in the huts much more comfortable!
HeadlampBlack Diamond Storm Headlamp
StoveMSR Pocket Rocket StoveIan has used this stove for nearly a decade and highly recommends it!
Backpacking potGSI Halulite
UtensilsHumangear Spork Best $4 you will ever spend!
Plate/bowl/mugMSR Deep Dish plate , MSR Stainless Steel mug
Multi-toolGerber Suspension Multi-Plier
First-aid kitAdventure Medical Kits
Camel-bakCamel Bak Crux - 100 oz.Way easier than a water bottle!
Pack coverSea to Summit Pack coverThis is a truly essential piece of gear given how hard it can rain on the Milford Track! The best pack-cover we've ever used.
Men's backpackGregory Baltoro 75LYou won't need a pack this big for the Milford Track, but if you're going to buy only a single pack this should be it.
Women's backpackOsprey Aura 65L
Trekking polesBlack Diamond Trail Back Trekking polesEssential for long downhills!
Travel towelSea to Summit DryLite TowelGreat to dry off with after a heavy rain.
Dry bagsSea to Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Sack
Pack-linerSea To Summit Ultra-Sil Pack Liner
Trash bags
Toilet paper

Miscellaneous Gear

ItemOur recommended gear
JournalMoleskin Journal
Ear plugsMack's ear plugsEssential for sleeping in huts!
CameraSony a5100 mirrorless cameraIan loves his Sony mirrorless camera!

Men’s Clothing

ItemOur recommended gear
UnderwearExofficio Give-N-Go boxerHighly recommended!
Socks Darn Tough Hiker Micro CrewIn our opinion, these are the best hiking socks available. Your feet will thank you!
Long sleeve base layer (1)SmartWool Men's Midweight Crew Neck ShirtVery versatile mid-weight base layer
Short sleeve hiking shirt (1)Moutain Hardwear Wicked shirt
Hiking pants (1)Prana Brion pants
Hiking shorts (1)Prana Brion shortsAwesome shorts that are great for hiking.
Down jacketPatagonia Down Seater HoodieSuper warm, and super packable
Rain jacketOutdoor Research Helium II jacketA good rain jacket is a must for the Milford Track!
GlovesSmartwool Liner gloves
HatOutdoor Research Performance Trucker hat
Sandals/Camp shoesRainbow sandals
Hiking bootsVasque Talus UltradrySuper comfortable and super waterproof!
BandanaLevi's bandana
Digital watchCasio Classic Sports watchAll you'll ever need
PonchoTotes Rain PonchoThis is often the most effective way to stay dry while hiking. And it's cheap!
SunglassesSuncloud Mayor Polarized sunglasses
Waterproof pantsMarmot Precip Pants

Women’s Clothing

ItemOur recommended gear
Underwear Adidas Climacool underwearVery packable and easy to wash on the go!
Socks Darn Tough Micro Crew SocksIn our opinion, these are the best hiking socks available. Your feet will thank you!
Sports BrasBrooks Rebound Racer Sports BraThis is the most versatile, comfortable, and high-quality sports bra that Emily has found on the market.
Long sleeve base layer (1)Smartwool Women's NTS Mid 250 Crew
Short sleeve hiking shirt (3)Mountain Hardwear Wicked shirt
Leggings (1 pair)Nike Power Essential Running Tight
Flannel shirt (1)Columbia Simply Put II Flannel ShirtEmily enjoyed having something soft and cozy to put on after a day of hiking.
Down jacketPatagonia Down SweaterLightweight, super warm, and packs down small. This jacket was perfect for this kind of trip!
Rain jacketKelty All-Weather JacketAn affordable and high-quality all-weather jacket that packs up small.
Hiking bootsKeen Targhee II Mid Hiking BootEmily has had these boots for five years and hundreds of muddy, snowy hikes, and they are still going strong!
SunglassesSuncloud Loveseat Polarized SunglassesGood quality sunglasses are essential when you're in the mountains all day. And these are stylish too!
Sandals/Camp shoes

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