Gear Review: Osprey Aura AG 65

One of the “Big 3”, choosing a backpack can be very time consuming and vital to your gear list. If the Aura 65 is in your top 5 choices, read to see about my experiences with it.

Hello, folks! Here’s my first post-AT hike gear review, and I’m starting it off with my Osprey Aura 65L AG backpack that I used on my journey north on the Appalachian Trail. I’m going to try to make all my reviews simple and organised for anyone who reads it; especially if you’re a future (thru)hiker looking at all those gear reviews before buying anything! Onto the review! Continue reading “Gear Review: Osprey Aura AG 65”

Gearing Up

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted here, and wanted to give a quick update as to what’s going on with my prep.

Just less than two weeks now and I’ll be atop Springer Mountain to attempt my thruhike.


I cannot wait to have views like this during my hike. Every day I will see new things, sleep at different locations, and meet amazing new folks.

So far, here’s a few things I have for my hike. I’ll be posting an updated list with photos later, but today is yet another repacking event. Always trying to fit gear in better than the last time.

  • Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 1 tent
  • Osprey Aura 65 AG backpack
  • Mountain Hardwear Lamina Z Flame 22 sleeping bag
  • Therm-a-rest ProLite Plus or Z-Lite Sol sleeping pad
  • GoPro Hero 5 Black + pole & chest mounts
  • GSI Outdoors Dual Minimalist cook set
  • MSR Pocket Rocket & fuel
  • Black Diamond Storm headlamp & Alpine Carbon Cork trekking poles
  • Sawyer products mini filter
  • Starbucks VIA packets

I still need to buy some dry sacks, sock liners, and little things to complete my gear list. It’ll be amazing to see what I still have once I get to Maine!