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Gear We Use

At Lasting Adventures, we are committed to creating the most positive wilderness experiences possible. Along with expert guides and delicious food, supplying quality backpacking equipment is key to keeping that commitment. To outfit our guests and guides with the best modern backpacking gear, Lasting Adventures partners with top outdoor brands that provide the industry-leading products we trust. Below is a menu of gear essentials we use on every trip, developed over the years from the most reliable equipment we encounter in the field. Use the links to purchase these low-priced products directly from our Partners in Adventure, and get set up for success in the high country!

Gregory’s Deva women’s backpack has been a staple in our gear quiver for years, used by both our guests and guides as a reliable, durable solution for multi-day trips. The Deva’s customizable design is well-suited for beginner and advanced backpackers alike, equipped with a form-fitting hip-belt and breathable suspension to make any load more comfortable. Available in a variety of sizes and carrying capacities, we offer the Deva in 60 and 70-liter options.

Gregory designed the Baltoro to be the ultimate multi-day backpacking pack for men. Spacious yet agile, the Baltoro’s Response A3 suspension stays comfortable on any multi-day trip. Carry everything you need for a deluxe basecamp, then set out and explore using the included sidekick daypack.

A full-size, all-season pack that’s as comfortable as it is practical, Gregory’s Paragon is a lightweight, budget-friendly option with a customizable fit. It’s most unique feature—a full length side-zip access point—makes digging through the bag quick and easy. Available in 3 carrying capacities—48L, 58L, and 68L. 

The women’s equivalent to the Gregory’s Paragon backpack, the Maven is a full-size, all-season pack that’s as comfortable as it is practical and budget-friendly. It offers a customizable fit and a full length side-zip access point—makes digging through the bag on-trail quick and easy. Available in 4 carrying capacities—35L, 45L, 55L and 65L. 

Designed for growing young adults who have the same needs on the trail as their older counterparts. The Wander was designed to fit young adults, but it’s on par with any other full sized Gregory pack. As the years pass, you can count on the Wander’s wide range of adjustability to provide a comfortable fitting pack. Available in 50L and 70L capacities.

Plenty of capacity for multi-day trips in a pack fit for the smallest kiddos in your camp. From scouting to school trips, the Icarus provides ample capability for youth backpackers. A durable pack equipped with easy-to-use features and Gregory’s proprietary suspension that keeps the load comfortable all day long! 

The Seedhouse SL1 is new to our fleet in 2020, and it’s already a guides’ favorite for its durability and light weight. The SL tents are the signature series in Big Agnes’ backpacking line—superlight pieces of gear designed to stand the test of time and the backcountry. Available in one- and two-person models.

An ideal option for base camp or entry-level backpacking, this spacious 2-person tent provides protection in three seasons and more space than most 2-person options. It’s easy to set up and offers many of Big Agnes’ best features, with a quality construction that’s built to last many seasons to come. 

This 3-person, 3-season tent is a beefed up, burly addition to Big Agnes’ award-winning Copper Spur HV series. It includes a sturdy pole system, steep walls for maximum living space, nylon zip-up option for complete closure, and two doors/two vestibules for easy tent life and optimum gear storage to accommodate life on the trail.

A light, three-season mummy bag designed to be taken anywhere and provide sleep for the weary with a cozy fill and a roomier mummy shape than other traditional bag designs.

Weighing in at just under 3 lbs., this technical sleeping bag uses synthetic insulation and a thermally efficient mummy cut to keep you cozy warm on your outings. A 0 degree rated bag is available upon request.

The TwisterCane is our go-to sleeping pad, engineered for ultralight backcountry summer trips to high alpine winter conditions. Not only is it light and comfy, it’s made from sugarcane biomass in a process that removes carbon from the atmosphere

New in 2019, the Legacy Lite COR-TEC AS is the culmination of LEKI’s 60+ years experience in designing and producing trekking poles. Featuring Ultralite aluminum shafts, LEKI’s antishock system and COR-TEC grips.

The ‘Cressida’ is a among LEKI’s best selling women’s specific poles and prime example of a LEKI premium trekking pole. It features COR-TEC grips with smaller overall dimensions to better fit a women’s hands.

Ridge Merino is a sustainability-focused outdoor clothing brand specializing in apparel made from Merino wool, an entirely natural, renewable and biodegradable fiber that dries quickly, provides warmth, and is extremely comfortable. Our guides wear Ridge Merino sun hoodies on every trip as part of our official uniform!

Ridge Merino’s new Canyon Lightweight Neck Tube features a hidden face mask built-in, and is designed for sun, wind, and weather protection on year-round adventures. It’s their lightest weight neck tube, made with super-soft 17.5M Merino wool!

The new Convict 1/2 Zip Pullover Hoodie is constructed with Ridge’s proprietary Power Wool, and designed as a breathable and lightweight mid-layer for backcountry travelers. It weighs about as much as a t-shirt and compresses to take up little room in your pack, if you ever take it off.

The Solstice is the official sun hoodie of Lasting Adventures. They’re so good, we made them our uniform and every guide has one! With a natural UPF of 30+ and a longer hem in the back for more coverage, the Solstice is the perfect layer for long days spent in the sun.

Taos Bakes supply energy on-trail using natural ingredients. Proof that eating healthy doesn’t have to involve sacrificing taste, we’re proud to partner with Taos Bakes to provide their wholesome, delicious snacks for all our guests!

The original Taos Bake, and the flavor that inspired the ski bum founders to reinvent the snack industry. Ease into fresh-ground peanut butter, grains, and flax and chia seeds, infused with rich dark chocolate chips and butterscotch. This guilt-free snack will leave you satisfied, no matter how strong your craving.

The following is group gear provided on all backpacking trips by Lasting Adventures.

Made from BPA-free, non-leaching polypropylene, this essential piece of gear comes with a cloth-wrapped insulated neoprene sleeve, non-slip footing, and sealable lid to keep the contents warm (or cold) and free from spills, trail dust, and critters.

Light, tough, and totally recyclable, the GSI Cascadian Bowl is your go-to, all-purpose camp bowl. This durable, BPA-Free bowl won’t hold odors or impart any tastes on tomorrow’s dinner.

This amazing little utensil’s clever folding form uces the Foon’s footprint from 6.1 in use, to less than 3.7 for storage in a shirt pocket, the corner of a cookset, under a fuel cartridge or in some other, little, unused nook.

The WhisperLite stove has been the number one choice of outdoor adventurers for over 25 years, and we’ve been using it for nearly that long. Its compact, field maintainable design is as reliable as backcountry cooking systems get.

The Alpine 4-pot set is made from durable stainless steel, reliably standing up to the most extreme conditions. It’s perfect for heavy use preparing a lot of meals on a wide range of adventures.

If you really want to cook like you do at home, MSR’s stainless steel Alpine skillet will do it. Features a heat-spreading aluminum disc welded to the bottom, just like high-end home cookware.

This amazing little cook kit gives you access to the tools you need to cook gourmet in a backcountry setting. Complete with knife, spatula, and serving spoon, you’ll feel like you’re eating at home.

Originally designed for military squads, MSR brings the advanced technology to global travelers and backcountry users with the Guardian. Fast, reliable and easy to use, this pump purifier offers the added protection you need in wilderness areas.

This extra-large gravity filter system delivers 10 liters of clean water fast—all while you set up camp, prep dinner or relax. And its big capacity means fewer trips to the river to haul the water you need. Ultralight and supremely packable, it offers the luxury of pump-free group filtration for basecamps, scout troops, horsepackers and other backcountry groups.

Removes bacteria, giardia, and cryptosporidium. The activated carbon granulate reduces unpleasant tastes. With the quick connect fittings, you can filter clean water directly into a bottle or pack reservoir.

Bear Vault bear canisters are our go-to tool for protecting food from friendly foragers in California and Washington. With light weight and storage capacity for 7 days, an easily loadable top that opens without tools, and transparent walls, we use the larger BV500 on every overnight trip!

Bear Vault bear canisters are our go-to tool for protecting food from friendly foragers in California and Washington. With light weight and storage capacity for 4 days, we use the mid-sized BV450 as our primary “snack can” and on shorter overnight trips!

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