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Backpacking Gear & Equipment
Backpack, Sleeping Bag, Boots and Other Essentials

Here are some products that we found to be essential when backpacking. We have used these products before and recommend using them on your next backpacking trip.

  REI Morning Star 65 Pack

Venture out for the first time with this feature-packed, entry-level pack made for adult, mid-size framed hikers.

Available at REI
  MSR PackTowl

Available at REI
  Eagle Creek Pack-It Compressor

If you're looking for a way to save luggage space, Eagle Creek has the answer; Pack-It® Compressor reduces volume of stored items by up to 80%

Available at REI
  Cactus Creek Leg Wallet

If you venture into places where personal safety is an issue, this slick little leg wallet might be the ticket for protecting money, identification, and other crucial documents. The wallet features two 14cm zippers which access two pockets, one 10cm deep and the other 16cm deep. Both zippers open horizontally to provide easy access while wearing the wallet.

Available at Mountain Equipment Co-op