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.
Packing List Resources
Joining a Wildland Trekking adventure? Check out our gear and clothing quick links to learn more about what to pack.
Wildland Packing List Video
Walk through the packing list items Wildland recommends with senior guide Ron Bubb.
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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!
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.
Best Hiking Socks
Keep your feet happy and blister-free with the best socks for hiking. Let’s take a look at our top recommendations and buying advice.
Best Backpacking Cookware
Let’s take a look at the best backpacking cookware from pots to frypans to make sure you have all the tools you need for awesome camp cooking.
Best Hiking Shirts and Tops
From t-shirts to tank tops and button-ups to hoodies, let’s review the best hiking shirts on the market to ensure you stay comfortable on the trail.
Best Hiking Pants
Let’s review some of the best hiking pants on the market to make sure you stay comfortable on your next hiking trip.
Best Camp Shoes
Let’s look at the best camp shoes on the market to keep your feet happy and comfortable after a long day on the trail.
Best Hiking Shorts
Stay cool and comfortable on the trail with the best hiking shorts – we’ll review our top suggestions along with buying advice on this page.
Best Hiking Gaiters
Keep the rain and pesky rocks out of your shoes and boots with the best gaiters.
Best Sun Hats for Hiking
Keep your head protected from the sun and occasional rain storm with a dedicated sun hat. Here, we’ll dive into the best options on the market.
Best Sun Hoodies
Stay safe from the sun on your next adventure with a comfortable and protective sun hoodie. Let’s take a look at the best sun hoodies on the market.
Best Hydration Bladders for Hiking
Stay hydrated and healthy on the trail with a reliable hydration bladder designed specifically for hiking. We’ll discuss the best systems on the market along with important buying and maintenance tips.
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.
Hiking Sock Reviews
Take a look at how the newest socks performed in the field as our professional guides compile their test results in these detailed reviews.