I’ve been camping and hiking, since I was a kid. While I’m not an ultralight hiker, I like to shave weight while maintaining comfort. Lol sometimes that’s difficult.
Nature is healing to me, and I use the escape every chance I get!
La Sportiva Mythos Eco Climbing Shoes - Women's
Awesome comfortable shoe!
Awesome for beginners! They are not aggressive and are ridiculously comfortable. Even going a size or two smaller than street shoe size- they don’t kill your toes like most do. Especially when you’re just starting out and your feet aren’t used to it. Sole is awesome. And the style at the back ( of your heel) is soft from day one. No blisters or break in time
La Sportiva Nucleo High GTX Hiking Boots
Awesome substantial hiking boot
Very comfortable hiking boot. I was a Merrell girl, but as awesome as the Moab was- it couldn’t take repeated trips to California’s Eastern Sierra. Trails are rocky and rugged. So I tried on sooo many brands, and these came out on top. Full ankle support is amazing for my weak ankles due to repeated Injuries. Haven’t twisted my ankle since wearing these 🙌🏼 Durable and comfy!
Loksak Opsak Resealable Odor Proof Storage Bags
These bags rock
Ok. So maybe these aren’t bear proof. BUT up high, where bears aren’t the issue... marmots are- these bags are a godsend. I keep trash in one. Food in another. And toiletries first aid smelly items in another. I stash the bags while hiking away from base camp - or at night.. and never worry about critters getting in! They work! Down side: the bag has two ziploc type tracks at the top for closing. It can sometimes be difficult to close them both successfully and then opening them both. the first bag I had.. I opened it up all silly-billy like I would a regular ziploc.. and the plastic just ripped along the seam :/ I’ve since been more careful with other bags and have not had any other issues.
Osprey Atmos AG 65 Backpack
Men’s cinnabar 65
I’m a woman who purchased the men’s backpack. The shoulder width near the neck on the female version was too close for me. I’ve loved every aspect of this pack so far. I’ve been on tons of adventures with it and after some adjustments, fits nice n comfy. Plenty of room for sleeping bag, Mat, tent, Hammock, Bear canister food stove etc. lots of pockets and stuff to stash stuff 👌🏼👌🏼
ENO Double Nest Hammock
Double nest perfect size for two
... but to be honest , two in a hammock will always be cramped , so make sure you REALLY like the person you’re sharing it with lol I’ve had mine for several years and feel like I don’t take care of it all all- yet it remains tear-free. Use the single nest to shave weight when hiking
Hydro Flask 32 oz Wide Mouth
Awesome but heavy
This is an awesome bottle. Keeps stuff cold, and it’s wide mouth makes it easy to enjoy hot soup anywhere. ( as it keep hot stuff hot as well. - tho not as long as it keeps stuff cold) I own two this size, but honestly never take them hiking, as they just add weight! But for everyday, it’s awesome!