Trekking equipment list

What to Bring or take fo Day Hiking and Technical Equipment for Climbing Expedition

This equipment list is compiled to provide you with adequate help when choosing your equipment for a climb. Most items are required. Please consider each of them and make sure you understand the function and exclusive use for mountaineering, before substituting or removing items from this list. Please note that this list has been carefully annotated by the organizer. Remember that mountaineering, climbing or mountain expeditions tours is an extreme, risky sport, therefore everything related to it is of great attention.

These items should be on your hiking checklist:

Hiking backpack for hiking 30 to 40 liters

Climbing Pack: 50-60L

Internal frame pack that is between 50 and 60 liters. Either purchase a matching pack cover, or use garbage bags as liners. Make sure the pack is fitted to YOUR body.

Recommended: Black Diamond Speed 50L Pack

Light gloves for hiking or (Optional Mittens waterproof)

Liner Gloves

These gloves keep the inside of your mitts or other gloves from accumulating sweat on the inside and turning inside out when you take them off, as well as provide additional insulation.

Recommended: Black Diamond Lightweight Wooltech Gloves

Medium weight socks

Hiking Socks

Your everyday sock, good for day hikes, trekking, and in-town. It’s good to bring several pairs of these socks. NO COTTON.

Recommended: Darn Tough Hiking Sock

Sleeping bag (-15º to 20ºC)

Sleeping Bag (0°F)

Rated to 0º F. Make certain that the sleeping bag is the right length. DON’T FORGET A COMPRESSION SACK FOR THE SLEEPING BAG. Many climbers also like a silk liner. For the Ecuador Climbing School: If you’re on our 9-Day (non-extension) trip, then a 20º F rated bag is ok.

Recommended: Mountain Hardwear Phantom 0°F

Small daypack for one day hiking 30 liters

Hiking, Trekking & mountaineering Pack: 30-35L

TRAVERSE backpacks are made for use all year round on summits great and small, although the TRAVERSE 30 is best suited to longer single-day and multi-day tours.

Recommended: ORTOVOX – Traverse 30 – Walking backpack

Weather-appropriate clothing (think moisture-wicking and layers)

Sun Hoodie

Lightweight, long-sleeve sun hoody that is great for protecting from the sun.

Recommended Men’s: Black Diamond Alpenglow Hoody

Recommended Women’s: Black Diamond Alpenglow Hoody

Long Sleeve Base Layer

A long sleeve base layer that is fitted, lightweight and quick drying. Make sure it is long enough to tuck in.

Recommended Men’s: Black Diamond Coefficient Crew

Recommended Women’s: Black Diamond Solution Crew

Mid-Weight Warm Layer

A polar guard or fleece jacket. This mid-layer will be worn over your base layer most of the trip.

Recommended Men’s: Black Diamond Coefficient LT Quarter Zip

Recommended Women’s: Black Diamond Solution Quarter Zip

Soft Shell Jacket

More breathable than Gore-tex, these soft shell jackets block wind and light precipitation and are great as an outer layer and warm layer under your parka.

Men’s Recommended: Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody

Women’s Recommended: Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody

Hard Shell Jacket

A lightweight, waterproof and breathable jacket WITH A HOOD that can withstand extreme weather conditions. Make sure you have pit-zips and if you are using an old jacket, re-waterproof it.

Recommended Men’s: Black Diamond Liquid Point Shell

Recommended Women’s: Black Diamond Liquid Point Shell

Hiking boots or shoes

Hiking Shoes

These light to mid-weight shoes are for everyday use. The ideal shoe is comfortable to wear for multiple days and scrambles decently on rock. A Gore-tex lined shoe stays drier when hiking in rain or snow.

Recommended: La Sportiva TX Guide

La Sportiva Mountaineering Boots Trango Tech Leather Goretex

The new climbing and mountaineering boots TRANGO TECH LEATHER GORETEX MOUNTAINEERING BOOTS have arrived, they present a compact and high-performance structure made of Nubuck leather and microfiber. It has a GORETEX inner lining that offers comfort at all times. It has a 4mm thick insole that provides maximum comfort. It has a shock-absorbent polyurethane midsole and helps the prolonged use of the boot.


Medium weight parka with fibber fill or down

Down Jacket Atlas Down Jkt M

A warm down jacket, designed to insulate you from the cold without hindering your movements. Its dynamic design, with an adjustable hood and reflective details, make it an all-rounder.

Recommended Men’s: Down Jacket Atlas Down Jkt M

Recommended Women’s: Down Jacket Atlas Down Jkt M

Down Parka

A puffy jacket with a hood that will keep you warm during the coldest of conditions. The higher the quality down, the better (800-fill is best). However, be sure the jacket is still lightweight.

Recommended Men’s: Black Diamond Vision Down Parka

Recommended Women’s: Black Diamond Vision Down Parka

Mid-Weight Puffy Jacket

A simple, lightweight puffy jacket. This item is good for layering systems and staying warm. We recommend 800-fill down that is packable and resists inclement weather.

Recommended Men’s: Black Diamond Approach Down Jacket

Recommended Women’s: Black Diamond Approach Down Jacket

Rain poncho (or rain gear)

Ferrino Trekker Ripstop Waterproof Poncho

Product description Ferrino Trekker Ripstop Waterproof Poncho

Trekker S/M Is A Waterproof, Windproof Rain Cape In Size S And M, Shaped To Cover A Backpack, Even In A Larger Size And Also Ideal For Trekking, Hiking, Adventure Traveling And Touring On Foot. Greater Sleeve Protection.

Recommended: Features Ferrino Trekker Ripstop Waterproof Poncho

Long-sleeved shirts

Mammut Aenergy FL Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Product description Mammut Aenergy FL Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Our lightest and most technical first layer is a true multi-sport MVP. Airy and breathable with offset merrow stitching, its barely-there feel is enhanced by body-mapped mesh and natural sweat-wicking properties for optimal temperature regulation. Quick-drying and odor inhibiting to keep up with your sweatiest challenges, its reflective detailing keeps you visible when the sun gives in before you do. A staple long sleeve shirt for every outdoor enthusiast.

Recommended: Features Mammut Aenergy FL Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Mammut Camiseta Manga Larga Aenergy FL

Our lightest, most technical first layer is a true multi-sport MVP. Lightweight and breathable with offset Merrow seams, its barely-there feel is enhanced by body-hugging mesh and natural breathability properties for optimal temperature regulation. Quick-drying and odor-inhibiting to keep up with your sweatiest challenges, its reflective detailing will keep you visible when the sun gives up before you do. A must have long sleeve shirt for all outdoor enthusiasts.

Recommended: Features Mammut Aenergy FL Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Fleece or Wool sweater and/or trousers

Berghaus Oversized Fleece Pants

Berghaus Oversized Fleece Pants has the Berghaus official manufacturer warranty. As an Berghaus official retailer, all our offered outdoor items are covered by a 2 years manufacturer´s warranty. In trekkinn, we are dedicated to select high quality Women´s clothing products which will make your activity more comfortable. We have a variety of Pants items to suit your needs and to make you feel inspired to do more sport in your daily routine.

Recommended: Features Berghaus Oversized Fleece Pants

Trangoworld Huos Baselayer Pants

If you want to know more about Trangoworld Huos Baselayer Pants or other products of the brand Trangoworld in the Men´s clothing category at trekkinn, you are lucky because we have a big offer in various products so that you can realize your outdoor activities with the best equipment. Don´t forget to also check out our Base layers collection, you can choose outdoor products from Trangoworld, one of the biggest brands in the industry.

Recommended: Features Trangoworld Huos Baselayer Pants

Lightweight pants

Hiking Pant

Lightweight, durable, quick-drying hiking pant that will be your day-to-day pant during the expedition

Men’s Recommended: Black Diamond Technician Alpine Pant

Women’s Recommended: Black Diamond Technician Alpine Pant

Soft-Shell Alpine Pant

You will spend most of your days in these pants. Choose Schoeller® or a soft-shell equivalent. Breathable + water-resistant.

Men’s Recommended: Black Diamond Winter Alpine Pants

Women’s Recommended: Black Diamond Highline Stretch Pants

Hard Shell Climbing Pant

Your waterproof bottom layer for extreme weather days. Make sure you have water-resistant zippers, crampon patches + good pockets.

Recommended Men’s: Black Diamond Liquid Point Pant

Recommended Women’s: Black Diamond Liquid Point Pant

Insulated Pant

Full-length side zippers are recommended, for throwing on top of all of your layers.

Recommended: Black Diamond Stance Belay Pant

Cotton short-sleeved shirts or t-shirts

Lightweight Top

Ultra-light base layer that effectively wicks moisture away from your body and is breathable. Quick-dry is important as well. One light-colored shirt is recommended for extremely sunny days.

Recommended Men’s: Black Diamond Lightwire Short Sleeve

Recommended Women’s: Black Diamond Lightwire Short Sleeve

Water bottle for hiking or trekking

Hydration System

Should carry 70-100 ounces. Must be durable and have a reliable closure system. Recommended: MSR Dromlite 2L with Hydration Tube

Two 1L Nalgene Bottles

Two 1 Liter Wide Mouth Nalgene bottles.

Recommended: Nalgene 1 L wide mouth

Compressible 1-1.5L Bottle

Wide mouth compressible 1-1.5 liter bottle

Recommended: Nalgene Flexible Cantene


A fully insulated thermos is recommended for warm drinks that help with comfort, hydration, and safety on cold days in the mountains.


Plastic Bowl, Mug, and Spoon

A lightweight and compact cookware setup. You’ll want a plastic bowl, mug and spoon.

Recommended Kit: MSR 2-Person Mess Kit

Strong waterproof duffel bag

Base Camp XXL 150L Duffel Bag

Why We Like The Base Camp XXL 150L Duffel Bag

When prepping for a family camping trip, the Base Camp XXL offers 150L of space for everything but the fridge. Along with being the largest duffel bag available from The North Face, it features a rugged, water-resistant material that keeps our gear protected and organized for the long run.

Recommended: The Base Camp XXL 150L Duffel Bag

Flashlight with spare batteries and bulb

Petzl Swift RL Headlight

Product description Petzl Swift RL Headlight

Swift RL is a Petzl headlamp considered one of the most powerful. This model includes reactive lighting, a sensor that analyzes the ambient light and allows you to adjust the brightness levels according to the needs of the users.

The reflective headband offers adequate night vision and is ideal for outdoor activities such as mountaineering, trail running, among others. This lamp has 5 functions with proximity, movement and distance vision that you can control through a single button, it also includes a lock function to avoid accidentally turning it on.

Recommended: Features Petzl Swift RL Headlight

Towel for personal hygiene each participantFirst-aid kit


Product Description

The must-have companion for overnight adventures, the Hiker contains carefully-selected first aid supplies to treat common on-the-trail injuries and illnesses. This hiking first aid kit features essentials ranging from moleskin and After Bite® to EMT shears and a trauma pad. First aid supplies are organized into clearly-labeled, injury-specific compartments under the Easy Care Organization System, making it easy to find what you need quickly. The water-resistant bag has durable, semi-transparent pockets to keep the contents safe and dry and a reflective mountain logo so you can quickly find the kit in the dark. Blisters, sprained ankles, and wounds won’t slow you down for long with this portable medical kit. Comprehensive yet compact, the Mountain Hiker kit is the lightweight addition to your hiking gear that prepares you and a friend for whatever you may experience during a weekend on the trail.

Recommended: Towel for personal hygiene each participantFirst-aid kit

Regular and long underwear

Base Layer Bottoms

Fitted and quick drying. This piece will be a base-layer that will get you through a wide range of temperatures

Recommended Men’s: Black Diamond Coefficient LT Pants

Recommended Women’s: Black Diamond Coefficient LT Pants

Expedition-Weight Base Layer

Fitted, light-weight and quick drying. The mid-weight will be a base- layer that will get you through a wide range of temperatures. Bring multiple changes of layers.

Recommended Men’s: Black Diamond Mens Solution 150 Merino Bottoms

Recommended Women’s: Black Diamond Women’s Solution 150 Merino Bottoms

Knife or multi-tool

Best pocket multi tools for 2023

Product Description

This Victorinox multi tool boasts 33 functions so it’s a bit of an all-rounder, handy for both every day use, and outdoor adventures. It offers lifetime assurance too, so it should be a reliable piece of kit – from a popular brand – you can use for years to come.

With a bottle and can opener, this multi tool is well-suited to outdoor dinner prep, especially when you’ve got a car packed with heavy wine bottles and tins of beans. There’s even a fish scaler for when you don’t have the luxury of a loaded cool box in the boot.

Get rid of pesky splinters with the tweezers, and rugged nails with the metal file. There’s a chisel, wire crimpers and screwdrivers for fixing bits at home, as well as tools you don’t even know you need such as a multi-purpose hook and a magnifying glass. We appreciate the unusual, yet incredibly useful, addition of the ballpoint pen.

Recommended: Victorinox Swiss Champ Swiss Army Pocket Knife

Light cap and wool hat

Mammut Tweak Beanie

A comfortable, warm well-fitting hat that covers your ears. Make sure that one of your hats fits under a helmet.

Product description Mammut Tweak Beanie

Tweak Beanie – a classic fine plain-knit beanie. The beanie looks stylish with an embroidered Mammut logo. The inside is lined with cozy fleece.

– Wool-acrylic blend combines comfort and functionality
– Mulesing free Merino wool
– Fleece inner layer made from 100% recycled polyester
– RWS-certified wool to protect animal welfare

Recommended: Features Mammut Tweak Beanie

Sunglasses with UV certification, Sun block, lips

Julbo Gafas De Sol Fotocromáticas Explorer 2.0 Reactiv Cameleon

Must have dark lenses. Minimal light should come in below, above, or around the sides of the lenses.“Wrap” style is best. Ventilation is important and a retainer strap is very useful (Chums or Croakies).

Faster, stronger, higher: high mountaineering is changing, and the same is true of Julbo’s flagship model. More ergonomic, better ventilated, slimmer and sleeker, Explorer 2.0 reaches new heights in performance. With great coverage, removable shields, 360° adjustable temples, and high protection lenses, these glacier sunglasses are built for extreme conditions without any coverage.

Recommended: Características Julbo Gafas De Sol Fotocromáticas Explorer 2.0 Reactiv Cameleon

The rest of the list Essentials as appropriate for your hike

Day Hiking Essentials Checklist

The 10 Essentials: Things You Should Bring on Every Hike

  • Pre-Trip Prep.
  • The 10 Essentials. Illumination (Headlamp or Flashlight) Nutrition and Hydration (Extra Food and Water) Insulation (Extra Clothing) Navigation. Fire Starter. First Aid Kit. Emergency Shelter. Sun Protection. …
  • My Lightweight and Compact 10 Essentials Kit.
  • “Day hiking” simply means any hiking outing that can be done in a day, as opposed to a multiday excursion like a backpacking trip or a thru-hike. A day hike can be a stroll around your local city park or a 4-hour trek up your nearest mountain. Whether it’s 2 hours or 12, getting outdoors and experiencing nature offers profound mental and physical benefits.
  • That being said, a 2-hour hike and a 12-hour hike are different when it comes to prep and gear. In general, the longer and more remote the hike is and the more inclement the weather, the more clothing, gear, food and wateryou’re going to want. Below, we’ll break day-hiking essentials down by your hike’s duration, while still considering factors like trail conditions, weather and other variables. While you’re packing for any day hike, use the appropriate handy checklist to make sure you don’t forget anything important.
  • Here are some notes on how to best use the lists:

Read more information here: Day Hiking Essentials Checklist

Backpacking Checklist

This article is part of our series: Intro to Backpacking

Backpacking—hitting the trail with nothing more than life’s necessities on your back—is the quintessential outdoor adventure.

To determine what you need to bring on a backpacking trip, think about how far you plan to hike, how remote the location is and what the weather forecast has in store. In general, the longer and/or more remote the hike is and the more inclement the weather, the more clothing, gear, food and water you’re going to want. If you’re just getting into backpacking, be sure to read Backpacking for Beginners before you head out.

What to Bring Backpacking

These items should be part of your backpacking checklist:

  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Backpack
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag and sleeping pad
  • Stove and fuel
  • Kitchen supplies
  • Plenty of food
  • Water bottles and water-treatment supplies
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Emergency and hygiene supplies
  • Small repair kit
  • The Ten Essentials

Read more information here: Day Hiking Essentials Checklist

Grooming and personal hygiene kit

A Backpacker’s Guide to Personal Hygiene While Camping

Staying clean on the trail might feel like a waste of time—it’s just a little stench, right? But for just a few grams, you can bring everything you need to stay not-gross between trailheads.

Well, actually, personal hygiene in the mountains is free for each participant as to how they want to do it. Only this information is a reference if they want to read it.


One Hiking Buff per person

Neck Trek Mountain Gear Man

A natural evolution: BUFF® is a company based near Barcelona, the creators of the multifunctional BUFF® neck warmers. Find out the history of BUFF® products.

The BUFF® Safety division was born in 2006 focused from the beginning on the sale of products for the workplace.

Recommended: One Hiking Buff per person – The history of BUFF® | Original BUFF®

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