The Greatest Mountaineering and Tenting Tools


For those who love to cover their clothes in jungle mud, mountain snow, or desert dust, having the best camping, hiking, and sailing gear is essential to a successful expedition.

We’ve compiled a list of the best adventure products from the world’s most respected brands and top retailers.

Take a look at our list and be inspired by the beauty of nature, which is best experienced by immersing yourself in your surroundings. Remember that on a true outdoor expedition, quality clothing and gear can mean the difference between returning in your car or a rescue helicopter.

The North Face ThermoBall Eco Snow Triclimate Jacket

There is no outdoor gear brand quite like The North Face. The American label has been the top supplier of high-quality mountaineering clothing since 1968 and provides climbers with durable, reliable mountaineering clothing and equipment. Keeping style at the forefront, The North Face has even collaborated with designer heavyweights like Gucci.

When camping and hiking, staying warm is very important. That’s where The North Face’s DryVent™ and ThermoBall™ technology comes into play in the form of the Eco Snow Triclimate® Jacket. Engineered in-house for use in the toughest conditions, this waterproof jacket promises to keep you at a comfortable temperature, whatever the weather.

Women’s ThermoBall Eco Snow Triclimate Jacket, $700 | Source: The North Face

Helly Hansen Skagen Offshore Bib

Some get their dose of outdoor adventure by gliding over the tops of the heavy swells to race, explore or just feel the wind in their hair. When sailing, especially offshore or inshore, it’s best to prepare for the inevitable spray, wind and chill of the open ocean.

Weighing in at just over a kilogram, the Skagen Offshore Bib is the seasoned sailor’s best friend. You may have seen videos of lobster trawlers in the Northwest Pacific, huge waves plunging fishermen into salt water; The offshore bib is designed for these types of conditions.

Multiple waterproof pockets, heavy-duty shoulder straps with heavy-duty clips, and Helly Hansen’s usual high-quality construction make this useful piece of kit very difficult to rip or break.

W Skagen Offshore Bib, $550 | Source: Helly Hansen

Salomon Speedcross 6 running shoes

There are no trail running shoes like Salomons, and the brand’s Speedcross 6 is our pick of the litter. Lightweight and breathable, once you slip them on with their brilliant speed lacing technology it’s not hard to see why they’re the go-to trail running shoe for the smart hiker.

Engineered to offer maximum grip for loose dirt but plenty of mud shedding ability for speed on wet terrain, the foot is very snug thanks to their Sensifit™ construction. A welded upper and EnergyCell+ midsole protect your feet from sharp surfaces, but are also flexible enough to take your stride. There simply isn’t a trail running shoe better suited to whatever nature throws at you.

Speecross 6 Men’s, $229.99 | Source: Solomon

Backcountry Thule Tepui Explorer Autana 3 + extension

There are many reasons why you wouldn’t want to sleep on the ground when camping, from crocodiles in the Kimberley to bull ants in the bush. Roof top tents offer a safe and comfortable way to camp, with Swedish brand Thule leading the way as the leading brand for roof top tents with reliability, durability and quality construction.

If you’re thinking of camping for your next trip, the comfortable and convenient setup of the Thule Tepui Explorer Autana 3 + Annex will ensure you’re well protected from the elements. Hear the sound of the rain falling on the tent roof and enjoy a restful sleep knowing you won’t find any nasty surprises in your sleeping bag when you wake up.

x Tepui Explorer Autana 3 + extension, 2,499.95 AUD | Source: Hinterland

Black Diamond Equipment Icon 700 headlamp

When camping, hiking, or just being in nature, many overlook the importance of being able to see clearly what you’re doing when the sun dips below the horizon. A good quality headlamp is essential for activities like fishing or hunting so you can bait a line or tie a lure, which is nearly impossible in dim light or darkness.

Black Diamond is a specialist rock climbing brand and is often used for caving, bouldering and night climbing. Widely recognized as a premium outdoor specialty tool, the Icon 700 headlamp offers up to 190 hours of burn time on four AA batteries.

Perfect for those who want to do nighttime outdoor activities like telling spooky ghost stories around the campfire.

Black Diamond Icon 700 Headlamp, $109.95 | Source: Black Diamond

Berghaus Men’s MTN Guide GTX Pro Jacket

Berghaus has a well-deserved reputation for designing outdoor clothing that exceeds expectations and makes the wearer feel very well protected from the elements. Strategically placed GORETEX PRO Stretch 70D panels ensure complete freedom of movement and ventilation.

All of this quality doesn’t come at the expense of sustainability, and Berghaus has chosen to use bluesign® certified fabrics, meaning they’ve been manufactured with minimal carbon emissions and the world’s most stringent chemical safety requirements for textiles.

Designed for the ruggedst, most inhospitable mountains, the MTN Guide Pro Jacket will get you home safe and sound, no matter how far you push yourself.

Men’s MTN Guide GTX Pro Jacket, approx. $910 | Source: Berghaus

Chrome Industries Barrage Pro backpack

Getting back into the great outdoors doesn’t necessarily mean leaving the city, and Chrome Industries’ range of durable bags, apparel and footwear is designed for the tough urban jungle.

Dodging New York City traffic, professional couriers deliver important packages to top businesses in the city that never sleeps. The Barrage Pro backpack was developed to bring packages to their destination completely undamaged and protected from the elements.

This enlarged version of the 100 percent welded waterproof roll top, a giant cargo net with compression construction means you can comfortably transport the largest package, parcel or collection of the two.

Barrage Pro Backpack, $895 | Source: Chrome Industries

Kathmandu Trailhead rain pants for men

Portability and innovative design are hallmarks of Kathmandu clothing and these highly practical rain pants will be your best friend from tropical jungles to icy slopes. Featuring an innovative ankle zip for slipping on and off without removing your hiking boots, Kathmandu’s Trailhead men’s rain pants are the perfect example of why the outdoor brand is so highly regarded by hikers, climbers and trekkers.

A lightweight design and stylish cut add to the pant’s appeal, while a bio-based membrane ensures the fabric is wind and waterproof and offers excellent ventilation.

Trailhead Men’s Rain Pants, $149.98 | Source: Kathmandu

Amazing travel experiences are just a short flight away and with travel restrictions becoming a distant memory, there has never been a better time to get out there and experience the most adventurous activities on offer anywhere in the world.