We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire… Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
Sir Winston Churchill, radio broadcast February 9, 1941
Here is the gear for my 2018 PCT thru-hike. Extended comments about particular items are at the end. I found a great deal of variation on equipment choices among hikers. Many small gear vendors are in healthy competition, with frequent innovations and design updates.