Mandatory Gear List

Personal Gear (Full Time)

  • Long sleeve base layer

  • Waterproof shell

  • Insulating hat or buff

  • Space blanket

  • Headlamp**

  • Race jersey

Team Gear (Full Time)

  • 2 compasses

  • First aid kit (see below)

  • Cell phone (charged and sealed, for emergency use only)

  • Filter or water purification (20 liters)**

  • Extra headlamp

  • Maps (only those provided)

  • Race passport

  • Transition bag/bin (100L or as listed per race)

  • Paddle bag (if paddling in race)

Mountain Bike (Bike Sections)

  • Mountain bike

  • Helmet

  • Front and rear light**

  • 1 spare tube (per racer)

  • Bike repair kit (one per team): inflation device, bike tool, patch kit, etc.

Paddling (Water Sections)

  • Boat(s) Packrafts or canoe/kayak depending on race

  • Paddle

  • PFD

  • Whistle (attached to PFD)

  • 1 glow stick**

Ropes/Technical Terrain (When Specified)**

** GEAR FOR ROPES AND TECHNICAL TERRAIN ARE NOT NEEDED IN EVERY RACE AND WILL BE SPECIFIED IN THE PRE-RACE INFORMATION WHEN NEEDED.

  • Harness

  • ATC style device

  • Helmet (bike helmet OK for SOME races)

  • Gloves (bike gloves ok)

  • 2 locking carabiners

  • 1 sewn sling (48" loop)

  • 1 extra biner per team

  • 1 prussic loop per team

First Aid (Full Time)

  • Ibuprofen or NSAIDs (20 x 200mg or equivalent)

  • Duct tape (10' minimum)

  • Gauze roll, or 4-6 gauze packets

  • Rehydration tablets (Nuun)

  • Sunscreen (1 oz minimum)

  • Antibiotic ointment

  • Blister treatment kit (personal preference)

Questions?

** Items needed only for races with night sections

This list is not EVERYTHING you will need for our races.

 

Notice that we don't list shoes, pack, socks, food, or even pants.  This is the list of mandatory gear we generally use in our races.  Some races will have additional gear, some may have less.  

 

It is your team and personal responsibility to being the gear that you think will help you get through the course.  

For example - we never race without gaiters personally.  But if you wanna stop every few minutes to empty out your shoes, and cut up your shins - be our guest.  That's what adventure is all about!  

 

Who knew we'd end up using our Therm-rest pads as flotation devices to cross Patagonian fjords? And our mandatory space blankets came in handy later when the hypothermia set in.

When in doubt, shoot us and email.  

 

We've likely "been there and done that" before.  We consult with crazy adventurers for free.

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