My Favorite Outdoor Gear

Below you'll find my all-time favorite gear. This is the stuff that's really stood out over the years and the gear I don't leave home without. You'll likely recognize a lot of this gear from my photos across the website. These products are functional, durable, comfortable, and be able to withstand the elements and test of time.

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Favorite Hiking and Backpacking Products

Kula Cloth Pee Rag

No more dripping dry! The Kula Cloth is a pee rag that you use to wipe after going to the bathroom for better hygiene in the backcountry. Attach it to the outside of your pack and rinse.

Eureka Ignite Plus 2-Burner Camp Stove

This is the stove we carry in our van. It’s a basic 2-burner camp stove that is very efficient and durable.
Enlightened Equipment Accomplice 2-person backpacking quilt

Enlightened Equipment 2-Person Accomplice Quilt

Want to snuggle with your honey? This ultralight 2-person quilt is warm, allows freedom of movement, and packs down much smaller than two separate sleeping bags.

Black Diamond Distance FLZ Trekking Poles

Lightweight, adjustable, and collapsible, these trekking poles take pressure off your knees and allow you to use your upper body on the uphills

TentLab The Deuce Poop Shovel

This trowel makes it easy to quickly dig a hole and Leave No Trace when you have to poop in the woods. An essential piece of your backcountry kit!
Garmin inReach Mini Satellite Communicator

Garmin InReach Mini

An emergency communication device that allows you to call for search and rescue, as well as to send custom text messages to family and friends. A must for backcountry safety!

Platypus GravityWorks Water Filter System

A gravity fed water filter that does all of the hard work for you. Just hang it from a tree and let the water flow through the filter into your water bottle.
Therm-a-Rest ProLite Sleeping Pad

Therm-a-Rest ProLite Plus Sleeping Pad

This isn’t the lightest or most compact sleeping pad, but to me, it’s the most comfortable (I prefer a flat mat vs one with baffles). It’s quiet, easy to blow up, and provides insulation on colder nights.

Western Mountaineering Versalite 10 degree Sleeping Bag

The last mummy bag I will ever buy. It’s so warm, only weighs 2 pounds, and is made using ethically sourced down.

Zpacks Triplex Tent

This 3p ultralight backpacking tent only weighs 21 oz and utilizes your trekking poles. It’s super roomy, very durable and waterproof (I’ve used it in multiple thunderstorms)

Jetboil Stash Cooking System

The lightest and most efficient Jetboil backpacking stove that only weighs 7.1 ounces

Deuter Aircontact Lite 60 + 10 SL Pack

The pack I took on the John Muir Trail. Comfortable, durable, and budget-friendly backpacking pack with ample room for a multi-day hike.

BioLite Head Lamp

A rechargeable, powerful headlamp that is easy to adjust to your head for the perfect fit

Favorite Car Camping and Van Life Products


Favorite Hiking and Outdoor Apparel