Bornholm Coastal Trail Packing List

On Monday September 14, 2020 I start my Bornholm Coastal Trail  (Kyststien) hike finishing on Friday September 18, 2020. Bornholm is a Danish island in the Baltic Sea, to the east of the rest of Denmark, south of Sweden, northeast of Germany and north of the westernmost part of Poland. Occupying an area of 588.36 square kilometres (227.17 sq mi).

My total base weight including photography equipment is 4.5 kg. The total pack weight includes food and fuel but does not include water.

TOTALStotal base weightall gear NOT worn or consumed4.5kg

total pack weightall gear NOT worn + consumables added (not including water)6.6kg

total skin out weightpack weight + clothing worn8.7kg

The Trail

The Bornholm Coast Path (Kyststien) is a 4-5 day hike (120 km) around the square sized 1.7 billion year old granite rock island. I’ll be starting the first day after 2 pm which is when my boat arrives in Rønne where I begin. Therefore, I’ll be hiking the distance over 4 days plus the first afternoon. I’m not sure how far I will hike on day one, I’ll work it out when I’m on trail, so I would call this a 4 day hike for myself.

My map is also available on AllTrails here


I have some new gear, the main one being my shelter. I have been very content with my Tarptent 2015 model Notch Silnylon tent. One thing that has always bothered me though is the fact that it absorbs moisture and sags at night. It is also a touch on the heavy side. I’ve been eyeing the Tarptent Notch Li for some time now and I finally ordered one last month. I just received it a couple of days ago and I have pitched it in the backyard a couple of times. The inner tent has a different bottom trekking pole attachment setup than the one from my older Notch model and I quite like the magnetic fly door tiebacks. I’m really excited to see how it performs. I purchased this tent with my own money and I ordered it direct from Tarptent in the USA. The total controlled weight for my Tarptent Notch Li is 561 grams including the DCF fly, solid inner with DCF floor and DCF stuff sack.

Tarptent Notch Li 2020 model

Another piece of gear that is new is the Montbell UL Thermawrap Parka with STRETCH EXCELOFT® synthetic insulation, 40g/m² and weighs 280 grams. It is a cool weather middle layer but is perfect used alone in the Spring/Summer/Autumn months. It is a little heavier than my Cumulus Climalite pullover though. The Montbell Chameece neck gaiter is also a new addition to my gear list weighing only 31 grams.


The weather forecast looks great and it couldn’t be anymore perfect. I’m not expecting any rain so I’ve packed my lightest rain clothes with a total weight of 176 grams. I expect that they will just stay in the bottom of my pack for the entire hike. Night temperatures are forecasted to be down around 11 – 12℃.

Packing List

GearspreadsheetBornholm Coastal Trail 117 kmgrams

Clothes wornshoesAltra Lone Peak 4661

hiking socksInjinji Trail Midweight Mini Crew Toe Socks55

hiking pantsEtirel cheap supermarket shorts with elastic waist127

underpantsDilling Tights Exclusive Merino Wool M/585


long sleeve shirtPatagonia Tropic Comfort Hoody II235

wind shirtCumulus Windy-Wendy Pertex Quantum GL Wind Jacket (2017 model)60

wind pantsAs Tucas Millaris Wind Pants67

hatHMG Breeze Hat70

watchSuunto Core Regular Black62

cell phoneApple iPhone 6S 64GB145

trekking polesBlack Diamond Distance FLZ Black White 125cm437


PackbackpackHyberg Bandit 40 litre ultralight pack less hip belt361

waist belt bag / bum bagAlpinelite ultralight waist belt bag: Xpac x21RC, 3C weather proof zipper, inner mitten clip35
shoulder bagSea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Daypack30

pack linerZpacks DCF 44 ltr (2016 model)58


Shelterstakes6″ MSR Carbon Core 6 g244

stakes9″ MSR Core 14 g282

stuff sack for stakesTarptent Silnylon Stake Bag3

shelterTarptent Notch Li fly, corded with struts, and apex cording305

stuff sack for shelterTarptent Notch Li Dyneema Stuff sack10

interiorTarptent Notch Li solid interior246


Sleepingsleeping bag (or quilt)Cumulus Quilt (2018 model) 250 / 850 cuin505

sleeping padTherm-A-Rest Neoair Uberlite – Regular R value 2.0 (51 x 183 x 6,4 cm)244

pillowHyperlite mountain gear Cuben pillow stuff sack Small32stuff sack for my Montbell parka


Rain protectionrain jacketBerghaus Hyper Shell Jacket (L) / waterproof 15,000 mm breathable 10,000 mm with stuff sack90

rain pantsInov8 AT/C Ultrapant Waterproof U Pertex Shield 2.5 Layer / waterproof 10,000 mm HH86


Clothes packedinsulated jacketMontbell UL Thermawrap Parka STRETCH EXCELOFT® synthetic insulation, 40g/m²280

mid layer (packed)Patagonia Capilene Air Hoody231for sleeping in

buff / neck gaiter (packed)Montbell Chameece Neck Gaiter31

long underpants (packed)Dilling Long Exclusive Merino Wool188for sleeping in

T-shirt (packed)Inov wool black119for sleeping in

hiking socks (packed)Injinji Trail Midweight Mini Crew Toesocks55


KitchenpotToaks Light Titanium 700ml Pot87

stoveSoto Windmaster micro regulator stove + TriFlex pot support with HMG stuff sack70

spoonToaks Titanium Long Handle Spoon with Polished Bowl19

folding knife Swiss Army Knife Classic SD including scissors & tweezers21

fuel storage bottlestandard 100 g gas bottle100

cupfolding cup 200 ml 24

stuff sack for cook-setToaks Stuff Sack for Toaks 700 Titanium Pot 13

stuff sack / pod for food & cookingZPacks Roll Top Blast Food Bag Cuben Fiber 44


Hydrationwater bottle700 ml soda bottle 32

extra water bottle1500 ml Evernew folding 36

scoopSawyer filling scoop8cut-off bottom section


NavigationmapsCalazo Bornholm map39


Electronicspower bankAnker PowerCore 10000 mAh including bag + 0.3 m lightning cable200

headlampNitecore NU25 Rechargeable Headlamp with UL headband36


PhotographycameraCanon G7 X Mark II including battery & SanDisk SD Extreme Pro V30 64GB 170MB/s memory card 321

stuff sack for waterproofing cameraTread Lite Gear DCF Roll Top Dry Bag Ultralight 11

tripodPedco UltraPod Lightweight Camera Tripod 47

camera batteriesCanon NB-13L 23


First Aid & Repairfirst aid & repair kitplasters, gauze roller bandage, gauze dressings, adhesive tape (angel skin), needle, cleansing wipes, Paracetamol 500 mg, Ibuprofen 200 mg, Imolope relieves diarrhea, Postafen 25 mg against travel sickness, 4 safety pins, cuben repair kit for tent, Tear-Aid Patch for clothes, HMG repair kit for cuben backpack, repair kit for sleeping pad, duct tape, waterproof matches, Dyneema Guy Rope 2.0mm, Tread Lite Gear Cuben Fiber Pouch 93


EssentialsWalletTread Lite Gear Cuben fiber Coin Card Case Wallet Zip 4

Credit cards etc.drivers license, credit cards, cash, train card, insurance card, medicine card 30

passportDanish in Zip Lock Bag 40

toothbrush2 piece plastic 14

ear plugsin plastic container7

towelAsivik TrekTowel 40 x 65 cm M 56 g56

towelMicrofiber cloth wiping the tent down, tea towel, napkin, cosy18

trowelTheTentLab The Deuce of Spades UL Trowel 217

seat padTherm-a-Rest Z-Seat Pad with R-value 2.253

sunglassesRay Ban prescription37

glasses casehard case50

tweezersflat nose tweezers10for removing ticks

ditty bagTread Lite Gear Cuben Fiber Box Zipped Wash Bag Packing Cell ultralight blue7


Consumablesall breakfast food oats, raisins, dried milk in ziplock bag5304

all dinner food homemadehomemade dehydrated meal (approx. 125 g per serving dehydrated)2502

all dinner food purchasedExpedition meals purchased1561

all lunch & snack foodoatmeal bars, Snickers, beef jerky, trail mix, chocolate840

coffeeNescafe sachets 2 g2010

fuelweight of fuel in 100 g gas bottle100

hand sanitiserHand gel 60 ml 70

facemaskFacemask 4 pcs. in bag (covid-19 restrictions)17

detergent Bio-degradable in LD Mini Dropper bottle transparent 6 ml9

lip stuffwith sun factor15

toothpaste19ml Colgate travel tube33

lense cleanerlittle spray flask14

baby wipes, towel etc.compressed towels 2 g84

rubbish bags4 ltr freezer bag 5 g102

toilet paperin HMG Small CF8 Cuben Stuff Sack – 8” x 10”50

salt & pepperin a 20 ml reservoir18

face cream SPF15Tube of 15 SFP19


TOTALStotal base weightall gear NOT worn or consumed4528

total pack weightall gear NOT worn + consumables added (not including water)6687

total skin out weightpack weight + clothing worn8705

Product(s) discussed in this article were purchased by myself from a retailer or manufacturer. I do not accept compensation or donated product in exchange for guaranteed media placement or product review coverage without clearly denoting such coverage as an “ADVERTISEMENT” or “SPONSORED CONTENT.”

3 Replies to “Bornholm Coastal Trail Packing List”

    1. Thanks Thomas, I’m really looking forward to doing some hiking this coming week. It’s certainly been a while with the covid-19 crisis going on. It will be nice sleep in a tent again too!


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