Gear Closet Cleaning – SALE

If you follow my Facebook Page, you’ll know I’ve picked up a few new to me pieces recently (first looks coming soon!) in preparation for my JMT hike.  Well there is one more thing I really want to pick up before I go and it’s a biggie.  Therefore to afford the last big thing I want, I’m selling off some things I don’t use/need anymore and one thing that I’m sorry to part with.  So the first people to post a comment saying they want one of these items, will get it.

1. REI Kids Sleeping Pad – *SOLD*

100_2287This is a 19 oz self inflating sleeping pad.  Measurements are 18″ x 60″ x 1″ with a 2.5 R value.  I picked this up when I first got started.  It was inexpensive, fairly light for the price, and pretty comfortable.  It fits well for medium to small women and pretty much all kids and would be a great first pad for someone wanting to start their kids off.  It’s still in perfect condition.  Used maybe 20-30 nights.  REI’s Page for this pad.






2. Kelty Cosmic 35 Women’s Synthetic Mummy Bag – $50 (shipping included)

100_2286This one I want to say right off the bat, has one thing wrong with it, the zipper pull fell off.  I’ve been using it opened out as a quilt so it never bothered me, but it’s a really simple repair or someone with some sewing skills could pull out the zipper, cut off the hood and turn it into a proper quilt very easily.

It is listed on Kelty’s website as maxing out at a 5′ 6″ woman and weighing 2 lb 6 oz.  I found that to be fairly accurate though the weight is off a little (It comes out to about 5-6 oz more on my scale).  The temp rating is fairly accurate but I always wore long thermals when it was going to be below 40 degrees.  This is again a good beginner piece for someone.  Used about 100 nights.



3. REI 16L Compression Sack – $10 (shipping included)

100_1196Weighs 3.1 oz and held the bag posted above.  Still works and is in great condition, just don’t use it anymore.  REI page for this item.






4. Sierra Designs Microlight Wind Jacket – $25 (shipping included)

100_1197They recently updated this jacket and so this particular model isn’t in stores anymore, but it seems identical to the newer version (can’t figure out what they changed).  This is a Women’s Large and is still in like new condition.  This is the new REI Page, but the sizing chart is still correct.  Weighs 8.7 oz in stuff sack.







5. Sierra Designs Microlight Wind Pants – $18 (shipping included)

100_1198This is the same situation as the jacket, it’s the older version but I still can’t figure out what they changed because it’s identical to this one listed on REI.  I’m going a bit lower on these because there is some paint that got on the leg.  It’s purely cosmetic and they still work perfectly and I can’t find the stuff sack.  Size is a Woman’s XL.  Weighs 6.6 oz sans stuff sack.  If I find the sack, I’ll add it in.





6. REI Sahara Long Sleeved Shirt – *SOLD*

100_1199This shirt saw minimal use, but is one of the first things I bought 4 years ago.  It has some very minor pilling on the shoulders and one of the pockets is loose on one side on the inside.  Still a very serviceable shirt that I’ve replaced with a newer shirt.  Women’s L with a UFP of 30.  REI Page.







And now for the Big Item!

7. Six Moon Designs Swift Backpack Medium – *SOLD*

This is the pack that Stick sold me and has been a wonderful pack for the best part of two years worth of trips.  It joined me on Catalina Island, in the woods of Georgia, and even a few times here in the deserts of Arizona.  This pack has been phenomenal through it all.  So why am I selling it?  Thanks to all my new purchases, it’s now too big for my gear.

100_1179 100_1180It is in the same condition that Stick sent it to me, aside from one minor tear in the mesh pocket put there by a less than kind airport employee.  Stick had replaced the side compression lines with I think it was orange Glow wire and that has worked very well.  I’m selling it with the Medium hip belt and the metal stay.  I’m also throwing in a blue CCF that Stick had made for a padded back frame.  The pocket that it goes in fits a Thermarest Zlite Small perfectly.  I used a regular cut down to the small size and then used the other length as a sit pad, storing it in the long side pocket.


The sizes and weights as listed on Sticks post about this pack are accurate and the same as my scale.

Swift Pack (medium): 14.7 oz

Wing Belt (medium): 4.1 oz

Aluminum Hoop Stay: 4.6 oz

You can check out Stick’s Post and Videos to get some more details.  Here is SMD’s info page with the measurements and details as well.  SMD recently stopped making this pack so if you really wanted one, here it is.



About Joslyn

My name is Joslyn and I primarily hike with my husband Richard. We live in Northern Arizona with our dog, Jäger and love camping and hiking. We are continuing our adventure in backpacking inn this our second year and as always, striving towards going Ultra Light.

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