Welcome to Our Gear Guide
Learn about our top picks for all types of outdoor gear - tested and recommended by professional guides!
Gear is a huge part of our expertise at Wildland. As an all-inclusive hiking and backpacking company, we have provided our guests with backpacks, tents, sleeping pads, sleeping bags, trekking poles and more for over a decade and a half. We supply our guides with backpacking stoves, camp kitchen items, camp stoves, water filters and a myriad of other gear. We also make recommendations for what types of clothing, rain gear, footwear and personal items our guests should bring on trips.
With our Gear Guide, we have taken our expertise and the input of the staff at Wildland to research, test, review and recommend items in almost every category of outdoor gear and apparel. We also supply links to the websites where you can purchase the items, making your search as informed and seamless as possible.
Best-Of Gear Roundups
Take a look at our guides’ favorite gear picks in each category. From rain jackets to backpacks, we’ve done the research and testing so you can find the perfect gear for your next adventure!
Packing List Quick Links
Joining a Wildland Trekking adventure? Check out our gear and clothing quick links.
Wildland Packing List Video
Walk through the packing list items Wildland recommends with senior guide Ron Bubb.
Best Low Top Hiking Shoes
See our recommendations for the best low top hiking shoes for your next adventure.
Best Boots for Backpacking
Read about our top picks for ankle-high boots to wear on backpacking trips.
Best Rain Jackets
See our selection of the best rain jackets on the market for your next hiking adventure.
Best Rain Pants
Check out our list of recommended rain pants for your next hiking vacation.
Best Long Underwear
Check out our list of favorite base layers for your next hiking or backpacking adventure.
Best Mid Layers
See our list of recommended mid layers and insulated jackets for hikers and backpackers.
Best Backpacking Tents
Recommendations for 3-season tents, winter tents, ultralight tents, budget tents and more!
Best Car Camping Tents
See our top picks for larger, comfortable, family-style car camping tents.
Best Backpacking Backpacks
Our top recommendations for backpacking packs – covering the best options for overall quality, ultra-light, budget, and more.
Best Daypacks for Hiking
Review our recommendations for the best hiking daypacks on the market. From lightweight to technical, we’ll cover them all.
Best Trekking Poles
Take a look at our top trekking pole recommendations. We’ll cover the best premium, budget, and ultralight options, and more!
Best Sleeping Bags
Stay warm and comfortable on your adventures with the best sleeping bag. Take a look at our top sleeping bag recommendations, along with important buying considerations.
Best Headlamps for Hiking
Darkness won’t hold you back when you have the best headlamp for hiking adventures! Take a look at our top recommendations.
Best Backpacking Sleeping Pads
Keep your camping warm and comfortable with the best sleeping pads. We’ll review our top recommendations along with buying advice in this article.
Best Backpacking Stoves
Get a nice warm meal or drink on the trail with the best backpacking stove. Let’s take a look at our top stove recommendations along with important buying information.
Best Backpacking Water Filters and Purifiers
Ensure you have safe drinking water in the backcountry for all your adventures. Let’s review our top hiking water filter recommendations.
Comprehensive Gear Reviews
Take a look at our in-depth gear reviews covering everything hiking-related. Guide-tested and written, these reviews cover everything from stoves to sleeping bags.
Rain Jacket Reviews
Take a look at our guides’ in-depth reviews covering rain jackets and shells.
Backpacking Tent Reviews
Looking for a new tent? Join our guides as they dive into the results of rigorous field testing with these comprehensive backpacking tent reviews.
Sleeping Bag Reviews
Our guides have compiled all their sleeping bag knowledge and field test results right here. Check out the details in these sleeping bag reviews.
Insulated Jacket and Mid Layer Reviews
Learn all about the newest insulated jackets and mid layers as our experienced guides discuss their field testing results in these comprehensive reviews.
Hiking Footwear Reviews
See how the latest hiking footwear performed in the field as our guides compile their test results in these footwear reviews.
Sleeping Pad Reviews
Learn how the latest sleeping pads performed during intense field testing with our guides as they document their results in these sleeping pad reviews.
Trekking Pole Reviews
See how the newest trekking poles on the market perform in the field with our guides’ comprehensive trekking pole reviews.