Here is a list of gear for the consummate outdoors person.
It is sourced from a number of vendors.

(NOTE: we do not profit from your sale and we do not track this information at all.)

Hiking Gear

This is an all around list for those that hike, camp or like to be outdoors.

We are making suggestions we hope you will find useful.
* items are suggestions for use on a hut to hut hike in the Alps.

Choose between Male of Female:
Male Packing List
Female Packing List


Mens Hiking Accessories

Casio Watch*
Black Diamond Spot Headlamp*
3 AAA batteries*
Ear Plugs*
Small Towel*
Shoes to wear in shower/inside*
Benchmade Knife*
Map Case*
Waterproof Wallet*
Inspirational Read*
Food stuff sack waterproof*
Sea to summit stuff sack*
Sea to Summit Headnet
ACR ResQLink
First Aid Kit
Bic Lighter
Tenacious Tape*
See our Complete list of Poles*:


Smartphone waterproof case*
Cell phone charger*
Solar Charger
Battery Pack*
Digital Camera or Smartphone
Camera case
Camera batteries extra 2
Universal travel adapter*
Kindle app*
ULA Circuit (back) Pack*
Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro*
EE Revelation 20° Sleeping Bag
Zpacks Medium Dry Sack
Thermarest NeoAir Xlite Sleeping pad
Mountain Hardwear Skyledge DP 2.1 Tent
MSR PocketRocket
GSI Halulite Pot
Jetboil Canister
Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System
Sawyer Plunger Back flush
Sawyer Mini Bags 16oz
Steripen 2 extra batteries
Chemical water treatment

Hiking Clothing

Patagonia NanoAir
Mountain Hardwear GW
OR Helium 2 Rain Jacket
OR Palidan Rain Jacket
OR Foray Rain Pants
Zpacks Rain Kilt
Patagonia R1 Hoody
Icebreaker LW LS Olive Sunshirt
Icebreaker MW LS Black
Patagonia Cap 3 LS Blue
Patagonia Cap 4 BT Black
Icebreaker MW Merino BT Blue
Icebreaker TS Blue
Icebreaker TS Dark Blue
Black Diamond TS Green
Icebreaker TS Green Carin
Prana Stretch Zion Pants
OR Ferrosi Pants
Ex Officio Boxer Briefs
Darn Tough Mid Socks
Darn Tough low socks
OR LW Gloves
Wool Buff
New Balance Leadville
Addidas Terrex Fast
Patagonia Hat
Oakley Sunglasses

Non Hiking Gear

TNF Basecamp Duffle M Blue
Osprey Daylite Travel Backpack
Personal Products with Carrying Bag
$100 a day in Euros or Swiss France.
Cash gets a better conversion rate than Credit Cards*

Non Hiking Clothing

Z1 uniweep Chacos
Royal Robbins Eiger Jeans
RR Stretch Traveler pants
RR Plaid TS
RR Plaid LS
Random TSs
Icebreaker Boxer Briefs
RR Shorts
Patagonia Stretch Wavefare Board Shorts
OR Ferrosi Hoody
Heavy Wool (oiled) sweater


Women’s Hiking Accessories

Hiking Clothing:

  • Hiking boots
  • Gaiters
  • Rain gear
  • 1 hiking pants
  • 1 hiking shorts
  • 1 long-sleeve quick-dry shirt
  • 1 short-sleeve quick-dry shirt
  • 3 pairs socks
  • 1 pair of long underwear
  • 3 quick dry underwear
  • 2 sports bras
  • 1 medium weight fleece (3/4 zip)
  • 1 medium weight jacket w/wind protection
  • Hat and gloves for warmth
  • Baseball hat or sun visor


  • Sandals
  • Sleeping: t-shirt/gym shorts
  • Travel and evenings (store in separate stuff sack to keep fresh)
  • Leggings
  • Long-sleeved top
  • Underwear
  • Clean socks
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Headphones/music
  • Foam earplugs for dorm/plane noise
  • Kindle
  • Bathing suit


  • Phone
  • International phone plan
  • Wikiloc app to phone
  • Phone/kindle charger and cords
  • Passport
  • Cash (~$60-75/day)
  • Credit card w/no foreign transaction fee
  • Compass
  • Maps
  • Outlet converter
  • Reading glasses – 2 pair
  • Headlamp
  • Water reservoir for pack, 2 L
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

First-aid Kit

  • Moleskin
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Antihistamine cream
  • Band-aides, few bandages
  • Pain relief/motrin
  • Eye lubricant drops
  • Benadryl
  • Small Icy Hot
  • Few Tums
  • Few Pepto Bismol
  • Small scissors


  • 2 bandanas/handkerchiefs
  • 1 small towel
  • Travel shampoo/conditioner
  • Travel size liquid body soap
  • Travel size toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Facial/night cream
  • Small brush/comb
  • Small amount laundry soap
  • Small binoculars
  • Knee sleeve
  • Vitamins

One of our female hikers offered this picture of her stuff.
NOTE: It is not recommended to pack the cat (upper left in picture) in any bag… they tend not to like it!

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