Kit list for Cape Wrath Ultra (250mile 8-dayer)

by May 19, 2018Training0 comments

Written by Claire Maxted

May 19, 2018

Hi there! Just an update on my packing for Cape Wrath Ultra, I’m updating this on my phone and technology is not playing ball, so here are most of the links to my kit in case you want more info or to buy similar items.

More info on the Cape Wrath Ultra, next race 2020:

As always, feel free to comment below with your gear questions and I’ll do my best to help you out.

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Trail shoes:

Inov8 Trail Talon

Inov8 Trail Talon 290 men’s

Inov8 Trail Talon 290 women’s

Salomon Speedcross trail shoes:

Brooks Adrenaline GTS

Accessorize sandals 292g

Wild Ginger Films t-shirt 117g (comment if you want one!)

Oasis Jeans 385g

Shock Absorber Ultimate Run Sports Bra 110g

Patagonia Active Briefs (pants) 34g

Hoka Visor 51g

Sunnies (fashion) 31g

Berghaus W’s Tephra Down Insulated Jacket 395g

Cup, bowl, spoon 135g (a full set here from Wildo)

Wild Ginger Films Woolly Hat 101g (comment if you want one!)

Lifesystems Midge/Mosquito Head net 17g

Bam Bamboo Leggings 174g (No Amazon link, Highlander are similar

PJ Vest Top 83g

GoLite Waterproof Trousers 209g (can’t find on Amazon, the Montane Minimus Pant is similar)

Patagonia Duckbill Trucker cap 48g

Shock Absorber Ultimate Run Sports Bra 94g

Patagonia Active Briefs (pants) x 5 167g

Sealskinz & Dexshell waterproof socks 362g

(The bright orange Sealskinz Classic Tall Socks:

Sealskins super thin ankle sock:

Dexshell Ultralight Waterproof sock:

Smartwool PHD Vest 82g

Under Armour Vest 84g

Spare Water Bottle Salomon soft bottle 26g

First Aid Camp kit 810g (Start with a Lifesystems Adventurer and build your own!)

Washbag 828g (Save the little bottles from hotels!)

Make up 250g

Towel 298g

Mountain King Trail Blaze Carbon poles 231g

Komperdell Carbon Trail Foldable (did not take) 583g

Sunnies case 66g

Extremities Windstopper Gloves 112g

Aquapac 80Litre dry bag with backpack straps 1.07kg (cannot find mine anywhere online! I got it in 2015 for the Coastal Challenge Costa Rica, but the closes I can find now is the unhelpfully top-opening Noatak here: or the Ortleib Duffle Sports Bag here:

Plastic sandwich bags / Sea to Summit & Exped lightweight dry bags, about 200g and

What I’m wearing:

Inov8 Trail Talon 290

Shock Absorber Impact Bra 110g

Patagonia Black pants 36g

Ronhill Momentum ¾ leggings 215g

The North Face t-shirt 85g

Sealskinz waterproof socks 70g

Peru ½ flip gloves 40g

Oakley Radar Lock Path sunnies 28g

#Run1000Miles Ruff headband 31g (Trail Running magazine challenge)

Suunto Spartan GPS watch 77g

Suunto HR monitor 43g

Charging cable 21g

Garmin Fenix 5S GPS watch 64g (review to come summer 2018)

Charging cable 14g

Iphone charging plugs and cables 127g

Stuart’s old Nokia mobile 75g


Inov8 AT/C long sleeved baselayer 75g

OMM Contour L/S baselayer 156g

Inov8 Base Elite 140 L/S baselayer 167g

Salomon t-shirt 105g

Inov8 ¾ running tights 189g

Thermarest Prolite sleeping mat 497g

Pillow and silk liner 434g and

Mountain Equipment Helium 800 -5 deg C sleeping bag 759g

Tech! (the most exciting bit!)

Goal Zero Nomad 14+ solar panel 824g

Goal Zero Venture 70 473g

Goal Zero Flip 10 x 3 231g (74g each)

GoPro Hero 5 (in housing) 139g (wire 17g)

My Armour Extendible Selfie Stick 141g

GoPro 3-way extender arm tripod 229g (did not take in the end)

Joby Gorilla Pod tripod 61g (did not take in the end)

Misc charging cables and bag 169g

My race pack and kit inside it:

Raidlight Responsiv 10L original pack 257g (size S excluding the 2 x 600ml soft bottles (totalling 102g) with insulated straws that it comes with; weight in my other review films includes bottles)

Inov8 Race Elite 10 running vest pockets & bungee 315g

OMM Compressor Pod (5 litres) and bungee 70g

Total packweight with additions 385g

Salomon Soft Bottles x 2, 40g = 80g

Exped Fold Dry Bag M 20g

Rab Atmos waterproof jacket 300g

OMM Kamleika waterproof pants 200g

Inov8 AT/C Windshell 95g

Berghaus Vapourlight Hypertherm 200g

Silva Compass 23g

Petzl Tikka Plus 90g

Spare batteries 30g

Goal Zero Flip 10 75g + cable 15g

Lifesystems Survival/Thermal bag 210g

Small first aid kit 100g (Lifesystems Pocket First Aid Kit and modify it to your needs)


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