Basic Track Pack

(8 customer reviews)

$129.60$165.60

FOR UP TO 5 NIGHTS. NEED LONGER?

Reckon you need the underlying basics – something to keep you dry, something to sleep in, something to eat from, and something to carry it all in? Get 15% off with our Basic Track package, which puts more than $850 worth of premium outdoor gear at your disposal for about $130 (or a bit more with a lighter sleeping bag or warmer liner). More money to spend on food treats

Rucksack (& trash sack)

$45.00 $40.50

Hire for up to five nights. NEED LONGER?

Unless you're planning to bring a full pro-scale photography kit, 3CGG's 50-litre capacity, wonderfully lightweight rucksacks are perfect for the track. Durable and hardwearing, they feature an interior pocket for a water bladder (up to 2L), two adjustable pockets on the sides for water bottles and come in three harness sizes – a comfy fit being the first step to walking pleasure. We'll also provide you with a pack liner to keep soggy weather off your stuff, and a secure dry bag for garbage to stop your rucksack from stinking up. Unsure about your size? Check the sizing chart at the bottom of the page.
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Rain Jacket, men's & women's

$45.00 $40.50

Hire for up to five nights. NEED LONGER?

It rains out here, sometimes a lot. Then there's the wind: source of Three Capes landscape features such as Hurricane Heath and Tornado Flats. We've chosen jackets that are light enough to feel comfortable (and not sticky!) and roll into your pack neatly, but are most definitely waterproof and will keep out the fierce Tasman wind. Made from waterproof breathable three-layer Reflex fabric in men's and women's styles and sizes. Unsure about your size? Check the sizing chart at the bottom of the page.
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Mess Kit (to hire)

$9.00 $8.10

Hire for up to five nights. NEED LONGER?

Everything you need to eat, drink and be merry: plate, bowl, (collapsible lightweight) mug, knife, fork, spoon, and scissors (the latter essential if you're planning to eat out of any kind of packet). Our mess kits are for hire, or as part of the deal if you rent one of our track packages, or available to buy.

Sleeping Bag & liner

$45.00 $40.50

Hire for up to five nights. NEED LONGER?

Yes, you could borrow the sleeping bag that Uncle Ted used to take duck-shooting... but modern sleeping bags are compact and so much lighter and warmer. (The PWS Three Capes Track packing list says that a -5° bag is needed; note that this is a lower limit measure – and it's not actually below freezing all year round here – in spite of what you fear). We offer a mix'n'match assortment: Bags (all degree rated on the EN13537 scale): • +5° (lower limit 0°) down bag (great for warm sleepers in summer) • 0° (l.l. -4°) synthetic bag (sturdy) • -1° (l.l. -8°) ultra-light down bag (oh so light! oh so small!) • -8° (l.l. -15°) down bag for those who are really REALLY afraid of the cold, and/or vampires. Liners: • our standard stretchy t-shirt material liner (cuddly) • a toasty 'Thermolite Reactor Extreme' liner which increases sleeping bag performance by a few to several degrees (depending on how warm you sleep) • a silk/cotton liner (teeny tiny and super light) Confused? To find out how the temperature rating works, click here.  To those for whom too much reading about sleeping bags and liners is never enough (Ian), head for the bottom of the page. Those who care about weight (Gail) can find them in the drop down menus. NB: If you are taller then 180cm, let us know in the order notes so we can make sure your bag is long enough for you.  
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Description

Rucksack: Razor from Wilderness Equipment; RRP: $289

Trash dry sac 10L from Sea to Summit; RRP: $34.95

Copland Rain Jacket  from Macpac; RRP: $379.99

Sleeping bags:
–1° Synthetic: Palm Visa from Roman; RRP $119
–1° Trek II deluxe from Sea to Summit; RRP $399
–8° Long women’s Trek I from Sea to Summit; RRP $449

Sleeping bag liners:
Premium stretch knit expander liner from Sea to Summit; RRP: $34.95
Thermolite Reactor Extreme from Sea to Summit; RRP: $89.95
Silk essentials from Paddy Palin; RRP: $74.95

Mess kit: assorted makers

Additional information

Weight 4210 g

8 reviews for Basic Track Pack

  1. Patricia McCarthy

    I haven’t been on a multi day hike in years hence the need to hire the basics. The pack was comfortable, sleeping bag more than warm enough, fortunately didn’t require the wet weather gear but looked sturdy enough. Only issue was the cup in the mess kit – too small. Delivery & pick up of gear to my hotel by Ian & Gail couldn’t have been easier.

  2. Mandy Dean

    If you’re new to multi day hiking this package is great, you get to hire some great equipment before you buy the gear. Gail met us at the airport with the packs, makes sure they fit correctly and gives you tips on packing. Three Capes Gourmet makes it easy.

  3. Mark Lowrey

    I’m a hiking novice, so this pack was perfect for me. Ian and Gail were very helpful getting our party kitted out for the walk. We had everything we needed, as well as some very helpful expert tips.

  4. Bethell

    This package was fantastic for me as a first-time hiker. Ian and Gail were so friendly and helpful and took a lot of time and care explaining all the gear and making sure it was the right size. It was all top quality – the pack was extremely comfortable and the rain jacket was perfect for the one wet day we had on the walk. The drop-off and pick-up service was excellent and meant I could travel light to and from Hobart for the walk. I’d strongly recommend this option if you haven’t got your own gear or want to travel light on the way to Hobart.

  5. Julieta Woosley

    We love hiking but don’t do long trips often enough to own our own gear so being able to hire this was ideal.
    Gail and Ian were great to deal with and having them drop off and pick up the gear was the clincher.

  6. Gem Morris

    The perfect pack for the novice hiker. The rucksack was light and comfortable but big enough to hold everything I needed for 3 Capes; the sleeping bag and inner sheet kept me toasty warm and scrunched down to a very small & light package; and the rain jacket was ideal. Most of all, Ian and Gail’s excellent service and friendly approach were fantastic, taking some of the stress off for this first-time hiker!

  7. McMPoz88

    Three Capes Track, July 2018

    Backpack
    The pack was fantastic. It sits off your back keeping you cool as you hike. It is easy to adjust so you can distribute the weight around your hips and shoulders. Handy snack pockets keep your scroggin within easy reach. The pack also has a pouch for a hydration pack with a hole at the top for the straw to poke through. Plenty of room for everything required for a 4 day hike. Came with a waterproof pack liner and a waterproof rubbish bag which was much appreciated.

    Sleeping bag
    Very warm for a lightweight bag (I had the one rated to -1) and stuffs easily into the bag. Nice and small.

    Jacket
    I didn’t really use this much, even in July, however it was warm, wind proof, and comfortable. Thankfully no rain on our hike, so can’t vouch for its waterproofness.

    Meal kit
    Probably a bit bulky, but it’s solidly built. I’d go without the plate next time as I didn’t use it.

    Gail gave us a rundown on all the equipment prior to departure. The package is very customisable which is fantastic. Would highly recommend this pack for the 3 capes track.

  8. Lorraine

    Great value bundle and good quality gear. Everything was clean and ready to use and as a first time, multi day walk this was perfect. The pack was a good size to fit lots of food and clothing in.
    Ian and Gail do a great job with fitting it to you during the amazing drop of service!!

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If you need our hire gear for a few more days, that’s not a problem. We charge 10% of the hire price for each extra night. Just fill out your dates at checkout and we’ll get in touch to sort it out.

If you need our hire gear for a few more days, that’s not a problem. We charge 10% of the hire price for each extra night. Just fill out your dates at checkout and we’ll get in touch to sort it out.

If you need our hire gear for a few more days, that’s not a problem. We charge 10% of the hire price for each extra night. Just fill out your dates at checkout and we’ll get in touch to sort it out.

If you need our hire gear for a few more days, that’s not a problem. We charge 10% of the hire price for each extra night. Just fill out your dates at checkout and we’ll get in touch to sort it out.

If you need our hire gear for a few more days, that’s not a problem. We charge 10% of the hire price for each extra night. Just fill out your dates at checkout and we’ll get in touch to sort it out.