Recommended Gear

We are outdoors enthusiasts, just like you. Whether climbing, rappelling, canyoneering, caving, or anything else, you always need the right gear in order to be safe and comfortable. With the explosion of the outdoors industry over the past few years, there are hundreds of options for all kinds of gear, at price points all over the board.

Because you trust your life to many of these items, you need to make sure to fill your garage with high-quality gear that will last. We’ve tried a lot of different gear over the years, and have assembled a list of the best of the best. We continue to update it as new products launch too, so you can always know this is current.

Keep in mind, however, that these items are not necessarily all the highest-end items.  The goal on this page is to recommend gear that is priced really well while still maintaining a high-quality standard.  This is the stuff we actually use.

Cutting corners by buying a second-hand helmet or using tired old ropes can result in far more pain and grief than the extra couple of hundred bucks it would’ve cost to buy new ones or upgrade to a superior product. So think wisely when making your next purchase as your days of exploration will be limited if you don’t look after yourself.

Best Backpacks

Trust Me, You Don’t Want Cactus Needles in Your Rope

Best Belay Devices / Hardware

One for Every Day of the Week

Best Cameras

Because if You Didn’t Film it, did it Really Happen?

Best Clothing

Wet, Dry, 25 Degrees, 105 Degrees

Best Emergency Gear

Hopefully this all Stays in the Bottom of Your Backpack

Best Harnesses

Can one Harness do Everything?

Best Helmets

Bike Helmets Really Look Dumb in Pictures (but it sure beats ER bills)

Best Ropes

Static and Dynamic, as well as Webbing and Other Cords

Best Shoes

Imagine if a Lizard and a Mountain Goat had a Baby

Other Essentials

Everything Else that Hopefully Fits in Your Bag