Packing List for Ultralight Hiking in Chile

Carry-On Travel Backpack:


Capacity 38L
Weight 0.45
Dimensions 70 x 25 x 15
Front facing view of the BURN 38L

📆 14 days in Chile
🌡 Between 0 and 30 degrees.
Travel Month: March
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nsiderbam from Reddit shared this great ultralight packing list from his trip to Chile.

Hiking in Chile

Chile is a beautiful country with impressive and varied landscapes. The Atacama Desert and the Andres mountain range are both in Chile, meaning there are a lot of different climates to prepare for. The temperatures of the trip range from 0 to 30 degrees. If you are hiking like nsiderbam, that means having to pack clothing for a lot of different climates.

It's tough to pack a minimalist packing list for one climate or season let alone two. Bringing coats and shorts in the same bag is annoying. One travel hack is to wear your jacket on the plane. Wearing a big jacket in a hot country while boarding a flight always gets curious looks.

Now, this list is mostly for ultralight hikers, so I'm a bit unfamiliar with the equipment. I could never think of a reason to bring hiking poles, for example.

Equipment Tradeoffs

One exciting part of this list is how it is multi climate and also contains hiking and photography gear. With all that gear, it's hard to pack a lot of clothes. Three pairs of underwear is a little light for an active trip, but there probably isn't enough room to bring more.

Overall this is a great packing list. I hope you are inspired to explore ultralight hiking equipment.

Just because you are walking the streets of Madrid or Marrakech instead of hiking in the Andes, doesn't mean you want the lightest gear available.


Added By:
John Farrell
Packing List
3x Darn Tough Endurance socks
Buff USA Merino Buff
Montbell Versalite rain jacket
Prana Brion pants
Pistol Lake One Bag Henley
3x Eofficio given-go boxer brief
Prana Stretch Zion short
Arctery Atom LT
Melanzana Micro Grid Hoodie
Smartwool 50 Sport Tech tshirt
Smartwool 50 Base Layer tshirt
Bedrock Cairn sandals
Salomon Speed Cross 3
Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap
travel toothbrush
Zpacks cuben stuff sack
Epicka power adapter
lightning charging cable
micro USB charging cable
Anker Powercore II 0000
Petzl Zipka
Peak Designs Capture Clip v3
Pedco UltraPod II
Fuji XT20
Fuji XF 024mm f/4 R OIS
NPW26 battery
Fuji XF 23mm f/2 R
eagle creek XS packit cube
specter fabric
eagle creek S packit cube
eagle creek M packit cube
Field Notes and leather cover
Belroy Slim Sleeve wallet