"Samurai" Joe's Current Pack List

7 lbs 12 ounces (3.5 kg)

"Samurai" Joe Valesko

Joe Valesko founded Zpacks out of his apartment in 2005. He has been designing and testing all of our gear ever since.

A Triplecrowner, Joe has over 10,000 long distance miles under his belt, including the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, Te Araroa, Tour du Mont Blanc and much more.

You can check out a complete list of Joe's Adventures here.

  • Arc Blast 55L Backpack

    • Features

      Arc Frame | Adjustable Torso

    • Material

      Dyneema® Composite Fabric

    • Weight

      20.2 oz / 573 g

    $325.00
  • Shoulder Pouch

    • Weight

      0.49 oz / 14 g

    $29.00
  • Belt Pouch

    • Weight

      0.74 oz / 21 g

    $29.00
  • Plexamid Tent

    • Weight

      14.8 oz / 420 g

    $549.00
  • 6.4" Carbon Fiber Stake

    • Holding Power

      Better

    • Bend Resistance

      Better

    • Weight

      0.21 oz / 6 g

    $3.50
  • Stake Sack

    • Dimensions

      2.75" x 9" (7 x 23 cm)

    • Weight

      0.11 oz / 3 g

    $6.00
  • 20F Classic Sleeping Bag

    • Weight

      17.1 oz / 485 g

    $319.00
  • Medium Pillow

    • Dimensions

      6" x 12" (15 x 30.5 cm)

    • Volume

      340 in³ (5.6 Liters)

    • Weight

      1.4 oz / 40 g

    $35.00
  • Men's Vertice Jacket

    • Weight

      5.6 oz / 158 g

    $299.00
  • Men's Vertice Pants

    • Weight

      3.4 oz / 96 g

    $149.00
  • Vertice Rain Mitts

    • Weight

      0.71 oz / 20 g

    $65.00
  • Men's Ventum Shell

    • Weight

      1.6 oz / 46 g

    $115.00
  • Fleece Hat

    • Weight

      0.99 oz / 28 g

    $19.00
  • Zpacks Trucker Hat

    • Weight

      2.4 oz / 68 g

    $25.00
  • PossumDown Gloves

    • Weight

      1.3 oz / 36 g

    $22.00
  • PossumDown Socks

    • Weight

      2.4 oz / 69 g

    $22.00
  • Medium-Plus Dry Bag

    • Dimensions

      7" x 13" (18 x 33 cm)

    • Volume

      500 in³ (8.2 Liters)

    • Weight

      0.81 oz / 23 g

    $30.00
  • Carbon Fiber Staff

    • Weight

      7.5 oz / 212 g

    $125.00
  • .6L Evernew Titanium Pot

    • Weight

      3.3 oz / 93 g

    $49.00
  • Titanium Short Handle Spoon

    • Weight

      0.39 oz / 11 g

    $10.00