Arthur Range Gear List | Tasmania (2015)

This is the gear list from my recent traverse of southwest Tasmania’s Arthur Range. Driving rain, high winds and temps just above freezing (dipping below at night) were the order of the day. In regards to possible tweaks I would make for future trips in the area:

  1. I would use a long sleeve zip neck merino wool 200, rather than a 150 merino wool t-shirt for hiking.
  2. Replace the Thermawrap vest with the Thermwrap jacket.
  3. Thicker wool socks for sleeping.
  4. It was a mistake to take the Altra Lone Peaks on this hike. They just aren’t durable enough for this type of terrain. Next time I’ll go back to the Brooks Cascadias or Merrell Moab Ventilators.


Arthur Range Gear List | Tasmania (2015) — 5 Comments

    • Hi David,

      Both are excellent shelters. For this particular trip, my hiking partner/brother-in-law carried the ProTrail and I carried the SoloMid XL.


      – The SoloMidXL that I have is cuben fiber and doesn’t have an inner (though one is available), whereas the ProTrail is silnylon and comes with a bathtub floor.
      – The former weighs less, but costs more.
      – Both are very fast to set up and are roomy for one person (I’m 6’1″ and medium build).
      – I’ve found both tents to be very stormworthy, however, the SoloMid XL is a 4 season shelter, whereas the ProTrail is designed primarily for 3 season conditions. That being said, the latter was rock solid in high winds and snow during a trip to the Peruvian Andes last year.



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