Whether you’re setting out for your first overnight hike, or your fiftieth, knowing what to pack is an ever-changing process. To make things easy for you, we’ve teamed up with Wild Earth to bring you 8 essential pieces of gear to get you started.
8 Essential Items For An Overnight Hike
A Cooking Essential, this is the smallest, most ultra light 3-piece Cook System combines the Crux Lite stove and Solo Cook Set.
Set includes: Crux Lite stove (72 g/2.5 oz), 0.6 L (hard anodized aluminum) saucepan with pouring lip and measuring marks (mL and oz), fry pan that doubles as a lid, mesh storage bag and nylon storage bag to store Crux Lite stove.
Katadyn Hiker Pro
A Hydration Essential, the Katadyn Hiker Pro is the most widely sold microfilter in the world.
The Hiker Pro is small, weighs a mere 310 grams, and thanks to its large filter area delivers an outstanding pumping performance. It reliably eliminates bacteria, cysts, and sediments from water.
Black Wolf Mantis – 1 Person Hiking Tent
A Sleeping Essential, this tent is best suited to the needs of the serious adventurer, who travels into wilder, more rugged terrain. Super lightweight the Mantis 1 is only a mere 1.9KGin weight!
This is the tent of choice for many tour expeditions on the Kokoda Trail due to its great ventilation with dual side entry and vestibules.
Magellan Explorist 310 GPS
A Navigation Essential, the Magellan eXplorist 310 GPS receiver comes packed with tons of helpful features and is ready to use right out of the box.
Rugged and waterproof, this handheld device comes pre-loaded with the World Edition map, has 18 hours battery life (constant use) and even supports paperless geocaching.
Osprey Atmos 50l Backpack
A Backpacking Essential, the Atmos AG™ 50 introduces the Anti-Gravity™ suspension system to a new line of ventilated backpacks. This 3D suspension system contours your body providing seamless comfort allowing the user mobility with ease on any multi-day backpacking trip.
This is an incredibly comfortable pack and our top recommended backpack.
Nalgene Green Tritan Wide Mouth 1000ml
A Water Essential, the Nalgene bottle’s design appears simple but there are over fifty years of manufacturing experience that go into creating a super durable, Leakproof bottle that is guaranteed for life.
Graduations help you keep track of your fluid intake or serve as a useful guideline when mixing up a beverage in your Nalgene.
Petzl Tikka LED Headlamp
A Lighting Essential, the TIKKA headlamp is simple and compact, offering 100 lumen brightness and a wide beam for proximity lighting and some movement. Its phosphorescent reflector helps you find it in the dark.
With two lighting modes (favouring both burn time and brightness), this top seller from Petzl is a brilliant addition to your hiking pack.
Klymit Inertia X Frame Inflatable Ultralight Hiking Mattress
A Comfort Essential, and weighing in at just 258g, the multiple award winning Klymit Inertia X-Frame is the world’s lightest, most compact (size of a coke can!), and most advanced full length camping pad available.
Designed with body mapping research, it gives you support in all the key pressure zones, while eliminating unnecessary material to reduce weight and pack size.
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