Jesse Brown’s Ultimate Gear Guide
If your plans include camps and experiences like Outward Bound, Moondance, NOLS, or extended adventures, you’ll want to choose the right gear and apparel to make the most from these character-building opportunities with the fewest worries about what to wear and carry.
Jesse Brown’s has outfitted family and friends for adventures over the mountains and through the trails, across the country and around the globe. Let our experience be your guarantee with the Jesse Brown’s Ultimate Gear Guide (or download a printable copy here):
Light to Medium Weight Boots ($89 to $189) Buy what fits! This is the place to utilize the boot and shoe-fitting expertise of the pros. Don’t let price dictate selection. Size, weight, features, fit and terrain matter most.
Headlamp ($20-$49.95) Black Diamond & Petzl are the leaders here! Fit, weight, battery life and charging options are all considerations.
Trekking Poles ($89 to $129) Four legs are always better than two. Trekking poles make lighter work of long days on the trail by spreading out impact and improving balance.
Day Pack 20 to 35 Liters ($70 to $149) What the porters don’t carry, you do. Max weight 25 lbs. Sizes and brands all fit differently. We’ll measure you for the right size, fit, and volume.
Hydration and Water Bottles ($9 to $39) The Camelback Reservoir (100 oz) is great in this import area.
Wicking T Shirt ($20 to $49) This keeps moisture away from your skin
Quick Dry Underwear ($18 to $30) Ex Officio has built their company on the Give-N-Go Series.
Travel/Lt Fleece Shirt/Full Zip ($49 to $85) This acts as your second layer as it gets cooler on your hike or acts as a great shirt for the airline trip.
Shell Jacket & Pants (starting at $99) This needs to be waterproof, windproof & breathable. It acts as the ultimate protector but is light enough to be worn with a t-shirt during a warm rain, too.
Light/Medium Weight Merino Socks ($12 to $25) Your feet are priceless & your boots are nice (see above)! Give some respect to this sometimes overlooked but very important footwear partner
Bandana/Buff ($3.50 to $25) Manage sweat, sun & hair with these great pieces.
Gaitors ($30 to $60) Keep those pesky dust & pebbles out of your boots.
Sunglasses ($49-$249) Not only sun protection, but practical eye protection. Polarized lenses also reduce glare and eye fatigue for long days on the water or the trail.
Knives ($16-$99) A game changer, and in some cases a real life-saver. A practical piece of portable security, safety, and utility.
Hats and Caps No sun protection kit is complete without these. Wide brim models from Tilley and Outdoor Research offer unbeatable coverage. Classic truckers from Patagonia, Mountain Khakis, and Howler Brothers are solid go-to’s, as well.
Consider our Jesse Brown’s Ultimate Gear Guide a starting point for most any adventure. When you’re ready to get specific pieces, apparel, and goods for your particular camp, trip, or destination, make your first stop here to see us in SouthPark at the Sharon Corners Shopping Center.