Gear Guide: Backpacking Yosemite's North Rim
Ready for an epic backpacking adventure in Yosemite? This gear guide will prepare you from head to toe. Take a look.


Ready to escape the heat? Yosemite's famed Half Dome is the perfect destination. You won't need climbing ropes or a port-a-ledge sleeping platform for this trip, but you'll want to bring some key pieces of gear to stay safe and comfortable while backpacking along the north rim. Here's your head-to-toe guide.
footwearLowa Renegade GTX® Mid Boot

Wigwam Hiking Outdoor Pro Sock

Ocean Minded Scorpion Luxe Flip Flop
gear guide backpacking yosemite base and mid layers

Polarmax Micro H1 Crew – Base Layer

Super Natural Men’s Essential Full Zip Hoody 220

Icebreaker® Marino Aero Short Sleeve Crewe
outer layersOutdoor Research Foray Jacket

Marmot Minimalist Jacket

Exofficio Bugsaway No Borders Pant

Craghoppers Kiwi Trek Shorts
camping and sleeping gear

Kammok Roo™ Hammock

Sea to Summit Comfort Plus Insulated Mat

Outdoor Research Aurora Bivy

Brooks-Range Propel Tent
gear guide hiking yosemite

Osprey Talon 44 Pack

REI Roadtripper Duffel

ViewRanger Topo Map App (iOS/Android)

Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight & Watertight .7
gear guide backpacking yosemite camping accessories

Light & Motion Solite 150 Headlamp

Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter™ Compression Cube Set

SunJack 7W+4000mAh Battery

LifeProof® FRĒ Power for iPhone 6 Case