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My Favorite Hiking and Camping Gear & Clothing

I want to preface this blog with you don’t HAVE to buy the gear that I have listed and you don’t need this exact gear! You actually don’t need the perfect or most specific gear to start. 🙂

Even if social media leads you believe that, it’s not true. Get out there with what you have NOW. 💛

When choosing gear or clothing, it comes down to what works best for YOU, your budget, your needs, your body, and your adventure.

Note: I’ve added a section at the very bottom covering vehicle emergency preparedness items. It’s not really hiking/camping related, BUT we do use our vehicles to GO on adventures & sometimes use our vehicles for camping!


🔅 Altra Lone Peak 7

🔅 Altra Lone Peak 8

🔅 Altra Lone Peak 4 Mid RSM

🔅 Chacos ZX/2

🔅 Birkenstock Arizona Essentials

🔅 Altra Paradigm 6

🔅 Altra Gaiters

🔅 Blundstone Classic Chelsea Boots


🔅 Darn Tough Micro Crew

🔅 Darn Tough Crew Lightweight Lifestyle

🔅 Smartwool Hike Light Cushion Crew

🔅 Feetures Elite Light Cushion No-Show Tab

🔅 Smartwool Athletic Striped Crew


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🔅 Mountain Hardwear Dynama Ankle Pant

🔅 REI Co-Op Flash Hybrid Tights

🔅 Janji Transit Tech Pant

🔅 prAna Halle Straight Pant II

🔅 Patagonia Stormstride Ski Pants


🔅 Janji 7/8 Pace Tight

🔅 Janji Full-Length Groundwork Tight

🔅 Lululemon Align 25”


🔅 Oiselle Roga Shorts

🔅 Janji 3” AFO Middle Shorts

🔅 Born Primitive Lounge Shorts


🔅 REI Co-Op Sahara Sun Hoodie

🔅 Janji Repeat Merino Tech

🔅 REI Co-Op Wallace Lake Flannel

🔅 The North Face Chabot Hoodie

🔅 Mountain Hardwear Summit Grid


🔅 REI Co-Op Along the Way Crop

🔅 Prana Iguala Button Up

🔅 Patagonia Cool Capilene Shirt

Rain Gear:

🔅 Janji Rainrunner Pack Jacket

🔅 REI Co-Op Rainier Rain Jacket

🔅 Helly Hansen Odin 9 Shell Jacket

Puffy + Softshell:

🔅 Mountain Hardwear Stretchdown Hoody

🔅 Patagonia Women’s Nano Puff

🔅 Arc’Teryx Atom LT Jacket

🔅 Arc’Teryx Atom Insulated Hoodie

Hats + Sunnies:

🔅 Cosmic Dirt Nebula Hat

🔅 Evo 5 Panel Runner Hat

🔅 Tillak Wallowa Camp Hat

🔅 Cotopaxi 5 Panel Hat

🔅 Pit Viper Admirer (Heart Shaped)

🔅 Smith Optics Lowdown 2.0

🔅 Spy Optics Discord

Watch, Satellite Phone + Power :

🔅 Garmin Fenix 5S

🔅 Garmin Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar

🔅 Garmin inReach Mini 2

🔅 Anker Portable Power Bank


🔅 Trail Running Pack: Salomon Active Skin 8

🔅 Smaller Day Pack: Gregory Maya 16

🔅 Regular Day Pack: Deuter Trail 28 SL

🔅 Backpacking Pack: REI Co-Op Flash 55

🔅 Backpacking Pack: Deuter Aircontact Core 70L

🔅 Hip Pack: Hydroflask 5L Down Shift

🔅 Sling Bag: Janji Multipass Sling Bag

🔅 Hip Pack: Cotopaxi Kapai 1.5L Hip Pack

🔅 Accessory: Add-On Phone Pouch

trail hiking pack


🔅 Kinfield Golden Hour Bug Spray (TRAILBLAZER15)

🔅 Kinfield Sunscreen (TRAILBLAZER15)

🔅 Kinfield All-Star Anti-Chafe (TRAILBLAZER15)

🔅 Blackdiamond Distance Z Trekking Poles

🔅 Buff Multifunctional Neckwear + Buff

🔅 Field Notes Notebook

🔅 LMNT Electrolytes (Free Sample Pack)

🔅 Cotopaxi Packing Cubes

🔅 Allett Nylon Wallet

Safety + Medical:

🔅 Emergency Whistle

🔅 Emergency Blanket

🔅 Bear Spray

🔅 Adventure Medical First Aid Kit

🔅 Adventure Medical First Aid Kit (Small)

🔅 Adventure Medical Dog First Aid Kit

🔅 Gerber Dime Keychain Multi-Tool

🔅 Gerber Swagger Drop Point Knife


🔅 Rumpl Original Puffy (BETHANYCORATAYLOR10)

🔅 Rumpl NanoLoft Travel (BETHANYCORATAYLOR10)

🔅 Rumpl Down Puffy (BETHANYCORATAYLOR10)

🔅 Rumpl Everywhere Mat (BETHANYCORATAYLOR10)

🔅 Rumpl Sherpa Fleece (BETHANYCORATAYLOR10)

Hydration + Filtration:

🔅 Salomon 500ml Soft Flasks

🔅 HydraPak Reservoirs

🔅 Katadyn 1L BeFree Water Filter

🔅 Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter

🔅 Bottle Bright Cleaning Tablets

Tent + Sleep System:

🔅 Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL1 (Solo)

🔅 Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL4 (Family)

🔅 Big Agnes Sunbeam Sleeping Bag

🔅 Sea to Summit Reactor Plus Liner

🔅 Big Agnes Q-Core Sleeping Pad

🔅 Nemo Fillow (Camping Pillow)

Camping + Backpacking Gear:

🔅 Sea to Summit Collapsible Cup

🔅 Petzl IKO Core Headlamp

🔅 Sea to Summit Collapsible Kettle Pot

🔅 Sea to Summit Long Spoon

🔅 GSI Outdoors Backpacking Stove

🔅 TheTentLab UL Trowel

🔅 Kula Cloth (Pee Cloth)

🔅 Wilderness Wipes

🔅 Aurelle TOOB ToothBrush

🔅 Foam Sit Pad

🔅 BearVault Bear Canister

🔅 Helinox Camp Chair One

🔅 Trail Hound Camping String Lights

Adventure Vehicle Emergency Preparedness:

🔅 TOPDON Portable Jumper Pack

🔅 Rechargeable Road Flares

🔅 ResqMe Seatbelt Cutter & Window Breaker

🔅 First Alert Vehicle Fire Extinguisher 

🔅 Mechanix Wear Gloves

🔅 Mini Car Emergency Tool Kit

🔅 Fix-a-Flat Bottle

🔅 Portable Tire Inflator

💥 You can actually find all of these in one location on my Amazon storefront!

Bethany, the author of this post, sits in a camping tent holding a Sea to Summit collapsible bowl. One of the items in this list of camping gear suggestions!

Also, ONE more thing. I would love for you to join Trailblazers: Stoke Central. This special online community is for women (cis + non-cis) and non-binary individuals who want to get outdoors, grow, connect, get stoked, and be part of a rad group of humans who also want to take up space outdoors.

ALL experience levels (very beginner to high-level outdoor-goers). Come as you are.


Meet the author

Bethany Taylor

I’m a PNW-based outdoor educator, adventure athlete, highly-caffeinated creative, all-women adventure trip host, safety advocate, and obsessed dog mom. I am here to help you chase more stoke-filled days outdoors with confidence through education and empowerment.

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