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Minimalistic & naturalistic PCT thru hike

Becky and Rupert with the PCT thru hike adventure with a minimalistic & naturalistic lifestyle, have crossed the United States far and wide.

First with coast-to-coast cycle across the USA, following the Transamerica cycle route, later walking the Pacific Crest Trail, covering the 2,653-mile (4270km) distance between Mexico and Canada.

You can follow the adventures of Becky and Rupert on Instagram, bubbahiketrip.

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What are your top 3 gear?

Becky and Rupert, what are your top 3 gear and why do you recommend them?
These are our top 3 gear:
– Osprey Exos, backpack
– Hoka Torrent, trail running shoes
– MSR FreeLite, tent

1. Backpack
Exos backpack from Osprey because it’s comfy, lightweight, durable

2. Trail running shoes
Hoka Torrent trail running shoes because they have a wide box for swelling of feet. Moreover, these shoes are also lightweight, fast-drying, breathable and even durable.

3. Tent
MSR FreeLite tent! It’s a lightweight spacious tent for 2 people. It is possible to enter on either side and lasted the battering wind and heavy rain.

Osprey Exos 58

Exos 58 represents the latest in a significant heritage of ventilated and lightweight backpacking packs.
Combining optimum comfort and stability with durable, superlight materials, Exos 58 is the ideal pack for moving fast on multi-day adventures.

The Exos 58 offers all the benefits of a lightweight pack but without the normal compromises, helping you to move fast and light.

– weight: 42 oz / 1.2 kg
– fabric: 100D high tenacity nylon

The model is available also with 48 and 38 liters.

Osprey: Exos 58 male | Eja 58 female

Hoka Torrent

Hoka Torrent trail running shoes are responsive and lightweight.

Designed and built with the collaboration of world class HOKA ONE ONE® trail athletes, the Torrent boasts competitive credentials. Created as a trail racer, it incorporates the seemingly contradictory combination of cushioning and agility. The lightweight performance is made possible with a PROFLY™ midsole, providing a forgiving landing and responsive toe-off.

High-traction rubber and aggressive lugs mean that when your feet are on the ground they’re sure of their footing. Marry that with a breathable upper and you’ve got a super lightweight, nimble, and technical trail racer that allows you to tackle a variety of terrain at any speed. Pedal to the metal.

  • Open engineered mesh construction optimizes breathability, quick drying comfort, and support
  • Protective overlays surround the forefoot and toe box designed for trail debris protection and support
  • PROFLY™ midsole for a unique balance of PROpulsion and PROtection
  • Strategic hi-abrasion rubber zones for lightweight durability
  • Multidirectional lugs for supreme grip on varied terrain

Hoka: Torrent men, Torrent 2 men, Torrent 2 women

MSR FreeLite

FreeLite produced by MSR and it’s an ultralight & ultra-packable backpacking tent for adventurers.
For real adventures like PCT thru hike!

  • Ultralight: Our lightest semi-freestanding, double-wall solo tent provides full protection without a big weight penalty.
  • Easton® Syclone Poles: Made of aerospace composite materials, Syclone poles resist breaking in fierce winds, boosting the reliability of your tent.
  • Easy Access: Large door offers access to the spacious interior for comfort and convenience on longer backcountry trips.
  • Ventilation: Micromesh canopy offers maximum ventilation, moisture control, and bug-free protection.
  • Weather Protection: Xtreme Shield™ waterproof-coated rainfly and floor.

Packaged Weight: 3 lbs 7 oz (1.56 kg), for FreeLite 3 model
Interior Peak Height (Metric): 39 in (100 cm)
Freestanding: Semi-freestanding
Rainfly Fabric: 15D ripstop nylon 1200mm Xtreme Shield™ polyurethane & silicone
Floor Fabric: 15D ripstop nylon 1200mm Xtreme Shield™ polyurethane & DWR

MSR: FreeLite 1 | FreeLite 2 | FreeLite 3

PCT thru hike

Follow Becky and Rupert on Instagram!
You can also read about their Pacific Crest Trail interview on the Wiltshiretimes journal.

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