Wildland Gear Guide

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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.

Packing List Quick Links

Wildland Packing List Video

Walk through the packing list items Wildland recommends with senior guide Ron Bubb.

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Best Low Top Hiking Shoes

See our recommendations for the best low top hiking shoes for your next adventure.

Hiking Shoes

Best Boots for Backpacking

Read about our top picks for ankle-high boots to wear on backpacking trips.

Backpacking Boots

Best Rain Jackets

See our selection of the best rain jackets on the market for your next hiking adventure.

Rain Jackets

Best Rain Pants

Check out our list of recommended rain pants for your next hiking vacation.

Rain Pants

Best Long Underwear

Check out our list of favorite base layers for your next hiking or backpacking adventure.

Long Underwear

Best Mid Layers

See our list of recommended mid layers and insulated jackets for hikers and backpackers.

Mid Layers

Best Backpacking Tents

Recommendations for 3-season tents, winter tents, ultralight tents, budget tents and more!

Backpacking Tents

Best Car Camping Tents

See our top picks for larger, comfortable, family-style car camping tents.

Car Camping Tents

Best Backpacking Backpacks

Our top recommendations for backpacking packs – covering the best options for overall quality, ultra-light, budget, and more.

Backpacking Packs

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 Hiking Daypacks

Best Trekking Poles

Take a look at our top trekking pole recommendations. We’ll cover the best premium, budget, and ultralight options, and more!

Trekking Poles

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.

Sleeping Bags

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.

Headlamps

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.

Sleeping Pads

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.

Backpacking Stoves

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.

Backpacking Water Filters and Purifiers

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.

Rain Jacket Reviews

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.

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.

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.

Insulated Jacket and Mid Layer 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.

Hiking 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.

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.

Trekking Pole Reviews