"Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation." - Jane Austin
One of the many reasons we stand out from the pack is the top quality gear we provide to our backpackers and hikers on one of our trips. We outfit each client with up to $1,000 of the best equipment available. Trust us - there are some things you don't want to skimp on when you're miles from civilization.
We provide you with the best brands on the market, Osprey, Big Agnes, Black Diamond, etc. Our typical pack weight including food, water and gear is 25 to 37 pounds (11.3-16.8 kg).
Check out the list of gear we provide to those going on one of our hiking or backpacking trips. In fact, most of it has won Backpacker Magazine's editor's choice awards in the past. You only need to bring personal items. It really is that simple.
Women's Ariel Osprey 75 Backpack
This pack features a custom contoured harness and hipbelt. Versatile sizing options make the Ariel 75 a superb large volume women's backpack. It has a lightweight woman's design and AirScape backpannel with ribbed foam and grip mesh covering, which provides superior breathability and ultra-comfortable pack-to-body contact. The top pocket also converts to a lumbar pack. This women's backpack is great for hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon or through the 7 Lakes Basin in Olympic.
The small pack is 4400 cu. in. (72 liters) and weighs 4lbs 12 oz (2.15 kg).
The medium pack is 4600 cu. in. (75 liters) and weighs 4 lbs 15 oz (2.24 kg).
Men's Osprey Aether 85 Backpack
The Aether 85 offers full customization. It is lightweight and features AirScape suspension, a lightweight frame, harness and hipbelt. The top pocket also converts to a lumbar pack. This men's backpack is sturdy enough to hold all the equipment needed for one of our Yosemite backpacking trips.
The medium pack is 5200 cu. in. (85 liters) and weighs 5 lbs 1 oz (2.25 kg).
The large pack is 5400 cu. in. (88 liters) and weighs 5 lbs 4 oz (2.34 kg).
Big Agnes Encampment Sleeping Bag
With more room than standard mummy bags, the Encampment is extremely comfortable and still offers a modest packed size and weight. This bag is rated at 15 degrees F so perfect for Winter camping in Grand Canyon or those high mountain trips in Yosemite in the Summer.
The Big Agnes bags are the best for a comfortable sleep. The back of the bag has a sleeve to slide the mat into so you do not spend a sleepless night trying to stay on your pad. The rectangular shape offers more leg room and a pillow pocket so you don't lose your pillow at night.
This bag is filled with synthetic insulation and weighs 3 lbs, 4 oz for the regular sized bag and 3 lbs, 9 oz for the longer bag for our taller guests.
Big Agnes Cross Mountain Sleeping Bag
With more room than standard mummy bags, the Cross Mountain is extremely comfortable and still offers a modest packed size and weight. This bag is rated at 45 degrees F so perfect for warm summer nights.
The Big Agnes bags are the best for a comfortable sleep while camping in Grand Canyon during the warmer months of the year. The back of the bag has a sleeve to slide the mat into so you do not spend a sleepless night trying to stay on your pad. The rectangular shape offers more leg room and a pillow pocket so you don't lose your pillow at night.
This bag is filled with synthetic insulation and weighs 1 lb, 11 oz for the regular sized bag and 1 lb, 14 oz for the longer bag for our taller guests.
Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Sleeping Pad
Some creature comforts just can't be sacrificed when backpacking, and your sleep pad is one them. We provide the Big Agnes air pads that are light and inflate to 2.5 inches thick for the mother of comfortable sleeping. It also ensures that no rocks poke you while you are camping on the Grand Canyon floor. The insulated mats are perfect for the colder seasons at 15 degrees F and weighing 24 oz for the regular sized mats and 27 oz for our longer mats.
Big Agnes Air Core Sleeping Pad
Some creature comforts just can't be sacrificed when backpacking, and your sleep pad is one them. We provide the Big Agnes air pads that are light and inflate to 2.5 inches thick for the mother of comfortable sleeping. The uninsulated mats are perfect for the warmer nights (at 30 degrees F) and help keep the weight of your pack down, weighing in at 22 oz for the regular sized mats and 24 oz for our longer mats. These uninsulated mats are great for camping while on your Superstition Mountains vacation.
Big Agnes Seedhouse 1
The Seedhouse 1 is the perfect tent for those warm, clear nights at Little Yosemite Valley in Yosemite. Plenty of mesh for air flow and star gazing. Want a little privacy and having some rainy weather, throw on the rainfly. This three season tent weighs 2 lbs 13 oz and has plenty of room for the single hiker.
Big Agnes Seedhouse 3
The Seedhouse 3 is the perfect tent for those warm, clear nights. Plenty of mesh for air flow and star gazing. Want a little privacy and having some rainy weather, throw on the rainfly. This three season tent weighs 5 lbs 11 oz and has plenty of room for 2 people. The Seedhouse 3 will give you ample room to rest after a long day of hiking into the Grand Canyon.
Big Agnes Burn Ridge Outfitter 3
The Burn Ridge is Big Anges' latest creation specifically for guide companies. It's more durable than the typical backpacking tent, without adding too much additional weight. With higher side walls, the Burn Ridge offers more privacy without having to put on the rainfly, but still with plenty of open space on the top for star gazing at night while camping in Yosemite National Park. This tent weighs 6lbs 9ozs and provides plenty of room for two people.
We offer great gear for the kids - lightweight and sized perfectly for the smaller adventurer on your Yosemite hiking vacation.
Northface Sleeping Bags Thermarest Sleeping Mats Osprey & Mountainsmith backpacks
We supply Black Diamond and Lekki trekking poles for our Arizona, Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Olympic hiking tours.
We provide three types of headlamps on our Just Roughin' Trips
These headlamps can come in handy while setting up a camping spot in the Grand Canyon or Yosemite if the sun has set, or just for walking around your campsiste at night.
Princeton Tec Quad
Black Diamond Gizmo
Camelback Cloud Walker Day Pack
The insulated reservoir on the Camelback Cloud Walker keeps water cool for hours while you hike. A full-zip back panel makes filling the reservoir super easy, and removable sternum and waist straps add support when you need it. Stash your jacket and some food in the spacious main compartment, and hike comfortably for hours. Independent suspension provides a sturdy load, mesh panels ventilate your back, and a front pocket organizes your valuables. A comfortable day pack that can carry that extra load at 1220 cu. in. (20 L) and weighing 1 lb 12 oz (.51 kg).
Light My Fire Outdoor Meal Kit
Everything you need for an enjoyable meal in the backcountry is found in these meal kits. The lid and main container serve as plates. The bottom works great as a bowl since it has more depth. Your spork covers all utensils in one and the spill-proof cup and lid keep your coffee, tea or hot chocolate warm while you eat.
This heavy, duty meal kit is made from PP (polypropylene), an environmentally-friendly plastic.
Cocoon Microfiber TravelSheet
Just Roughin' It picked up Design Salt's latest product before it was even available to the public. This premium quality travel sheet combines comfort, warmth, and breathability for an optimum sleeping experience. You might even forget you are in the backcountry. The Cocoon Microfiber TravelSheet adds 3 degrees C or 5.5 degrees F of warmth while camping on the Grand Canyon floor.
Cocoon Cotton TravelSheet
Cotton is great for desert hiking and sleeping in a place like Aravaipa Canyon in Arizona. It is lightweight and keeps you cool and comfortable. Check out our blog for more information about cotton's role in evaporative cooling. The Cocoon Cotton TravelSheet adds 2.9 degrees C or 5.3 degrees F of warmth.
Cocoon Flannel TravelSheet
This TravelSheet is perfect for the winter months. It adds 6.7 degrees C or 12.1 degrees F of warmth to your sleeping bag.