I recently posted a videon on my youtube channel of the different gear I would probably bring with me on the Fjällräven classic this year if I were to do it. (I am not.. I’m doing the TGOChallenge, A couple of winter hikes, Zambia, and Jämtlandsfjäll).. This would however be some of the gear I would pack for the trip – granted i would use the HMG Windrider 4400 and not the ULA Circuit, also A few other changes I would make. This was kind of a budget run-down of gear selections that most people could make.
Reasoning behind the gear choices:
Northern Sweden is a tricky area to plan “super ultralight” for, and honestly I don’t do Super ultralight. I do ultralight and comfortable (Notice the Helinox chair? yes, the 500grams are worth it for me). The reason for Northern Sweden being a little heavier and warmer is because it could be rain for days, followed by snow, then to sunshine. You could place your tent on snow and ice – which I have done during the classic, and the winds could just blow ice cold wind down from the mountains. With that, I usually try to plan for most of what I will encounter. I have done that trail several times with and without bug nets, with and without any real rain gear, with and without a proper sleeping pad, bag or tent. I suggest aiming for warmth and comfort at the lightest weight possible.
Here is another issue to think about – all my gear is heavier than yours even if we have the exact same gear. This is because I have to buy large and wide for everything 🙂
Also, keep in mind there are a few major ascents and descents – so don’t pack more than 8-10 kilos in your bag and bring walking sticks. I have seen countless heavy-miserables (the hikers with 20+ kilos) with broken feet, legs and bodies after three or four days along the classic) You will be given food in two day intervals and you don’t need to carry water as it’s everywhere.
Use lightweight mesh trail shoes with Superfeet insoles. Boots will kill you on this trail as there are quite a few water crossing and wading. Once your boots get wet, your trip is ruined. Trail shoes love water – and dry quickly.
Hope this little guide and packing list help you in your Fjällräven classic planning!
|Packing Pod L||1.6||45|
|Packing Pod S||1.3||37|
|Hmg Stuff Sack Pillow||1.4||40|
|Ti Tent Pegs||3.5||98|
|Tarptent Stratospire 1 W/ Solid||37||1050|
|Helinix Zero Chair||17.3||490|
|As Tucas Sestrals Poncho||26.1||740|
|Sea To Summit Long Spoon Ti||0.4||12|
|Sea To Summit Sink||4.6||130|
|Toaks 700ml W Lid And Case||3.5||99|
|Zefa Water Bottle||3.5||98|
|Mld Waterproof Gloves||1.6||46|
|Wp 200g Pants||6.1||174|
|Wp 200g Shirt||8.1||229|
|Haglofs Green Wind Jacket||2.3||65|
|Patagonia Alpine Rain Shell||6.4||181|
|Soft Shell Rain Pants||6.7||190|
|Haglifs Lim Puffy Jacket||6.7||191|
|Ul Teeth Care||3.1||89|
|Iphone 6s Plus Ink Case||9.9||282|
|Thermarest Repair Kit||0.5||14|
|First Aid Kit||3.1||89|
|20100 Anker Battery Pack||16.2||460|
|Gopro Hero 5 W/3-way||9.7||275|
|Sony Rx100 IV||8.2||232|
|Butane Cannister Small||7.1||202|