Former lacrosse player-turned-hiker! Exploring the southwest U.S. and beyond!
Sawyer MINI Water Filter
Perfect little filter to keep in your pack at all times!
I love this little thing. It came in handy in a huge way for me when my water bladder leaked on a backcountry backpacking trip and I was left to filter water that was so high in mineral content that fish don’t even live in the river. I carry it with me all the time now just in case!
Klymit Static V Sleeping Pad
I don’t own it but my friend does and now I want one!
This thing is amazing! It’s insulated so it doesn’t deflate during the night and durable enough that when we were forced to cowboy camp in the bottom of a rocky canyon, it stood up to the test. It’s really lightweight so great for backpacking as well. I’m definitely buying one.
Deuter Kid Comfort Child Carrier Backpack
Best Kid Carrier Out There!
I was gifted the Kid Comfort II before my oldest was born and can’t say enough great things about this pack! The design itself is lightweight enough but built so solid that I don’t notice the extra weight from the pack while simultaneously trusting it completely to keep my child safe. I do wish the hydro slit was larger so that I could fit a bigger bladder but that’s really the only thing I would change about this pack. It’s awesome and I’d recommend it to anyone with young kids!
Deuter Aircontact Lite 35 + 10 SL Pack - Women's
Solid, Comfortable Backpack
I had a really hard time finding a backpack that I love and that had the right fit and dimensions, given that I am fairly short (5’1”) but I have found one I love with the Deuter Aircontact Lite! It has all of the space for my backpacking necessities and has two bonus hip pockets for my phone, keys, and chapstick. This pack has seen many days in the backcountry and will see many more to come. Love this thing.
REI Flash 22 Backpack
Lightweight and compact day pack
Awesome little day pack that is super lightweight and made of washable material. It has a spot for a bladder (I usually use a 3L), main compartment, front zip pocket, flap zip pocket, and two side pockets for water bottles. It collapses down very tightly and is ideal to pack as a day pack for longer backpacking trips if you want to save weight and space. It’s my daily pack and I love it!