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.

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 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.


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