Evans Outdoor Adventures

Gear Store

Here are some items we take on the trail. By accessing Amazon through the links below, you get the same GREAT Amazon pricing and they share a little with us. This helps us maintain evansoutdooradventures and is much appreciated!


Day Hiking Gear:

Lusha’s trekking poles:  Black Diamond Women’s Trail Walking Pole

Jason’s trekking poles: Black Diamond Trail Walking Pole

Bear spray: Frontiersman Bear Spray with Chest or Belt Holster– 7.9 oz

Blister protection: Leukotape

Backpacking Gear:

4L Water Filter (highly recommend- we love this thing!): Platypus GravityWorks 4.0 Liter Water Filter System

Men’s Gregory backpack (highly recommended!): Gregory Mountain Products Men’s Baltoro 75 Liter Backpack

Women’s Gregory backpack (highly recommend!): Gregory Mountain Products Women’s Deva 70 Liter Backpack

Rain cover for our Gregory backpacks: Gregory Accessories Raincover

Sleeping bag liner for cold weather trips: Sea to Summit Reactor Plus Compact Thermolite Mummy Liner

Sleeping pad (these have held up really well!): Exped Synmat 7 Insulated Sleeping Pad with Pump Ours don’t have the pump, but I wish they did.

Mosquito protection: EVEN Naturals Premium Mosquito Head NET, Insect Repellent Netting

Kindle: Kindle Paperwhite

Jetboil (LOVE this thing!): Jetboil MicroMo

Good instant coffee: Starbucks VIA Ready Brew Coffee

Favorite Mountain House Dehydrated Meals (we buy bulk in cans which saves money): Breakfast SkilletBiscuits & GravyNoodles & ChickenRice & ChickenChili Mac with BeefSpaghetti with Meat Sauce (great with pepperoni added!), Beef Stroganoff with Noodles


Lusha’s favorite hiking boots (non-waterproof): Merrell Women’s Moab 2 Vent Mid Hiking Boot

Jason’s favorite hiking boots (non-waterproof): Merrell Men’s Moab 2 Vent Mid Hiking Boot

Jason’s favorite hiking boots (waterproof): Merrell Men’s

Best men’s backpacking underwear: ExOfficio Men’s Boxer Brief


Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge

100 Hikes in Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington

Hiking & Travel Books:

Dances With Marmots – A Pacific Crest Trail Adventure

Skywalker: Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail

Hiking Through: One Man’s Journey to Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail

In a Sunburned Country

Home Is Where I Lay My Head Down: Walking Across America

The Kindness of Strangers: Penniless Across America