Demo gear

Missing a critical piece of gear but reluctant to buy it? Considering a new purchase but want to test it out first? Hoping to experiment with a different item or system that you currently own?

I have you covered.

The demo gear program is a major perk of my trips. It gives you an opportunity to reduce your expenses, be more certain about new purchases, and develop new skills not required by your current kit. And, best of all, it’s free. The gear is distributed on a first-come first-served basis during the planning of our trip.

Specific items available for loan are listed below. They include items generously donated by the manufacturer as well as my personal gear.

A-frame tarps + bivy sacks & groundsheets

  • Gossamer Gear SpinTwinn
  • Mountain Laurel Designs Grace Duo SilNylon
  • Mountain Laurel Designs Superlight Bivy (2x)
  • Gossamer Gear Polycryo Ground Cloths

Shaped tarps + nests

  • Mountain Laurel Designs SoloMid + InnerNet
  • GoLite Shangri La 2 + Nest (3x)
  • Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo
  • Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo
  • Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape

Hammock systems

  • Warbonnet Outdoors Blackbird hammock (2x)
  • Warbonnet Outdoors Blackbird XLC hammock
  • Warbonnet Outdoors RidgeRunner hammock
  • Warbonnet Outdoors Edge tarp (4x)

Sleeping quilts & bags

  • GoLite Ultra Quilt 3-season
  • GoLite Ultra Quilt 1-season
  • Mountain Laurel Designs Spirit Quilt 48-deg
  • Mountain Laurel Designs Spirit Quilt 38-deg
  • Therm-A-Rest Navis 25-45 deg
  • Therm-A-Rest Antares 20-deg

Sleeping pads

  • Therm-A-Rest NeoAir (2x)
  • Klymit (3x)
  • Torso Light


  • ULA Catalyst (2x)
  • ULA Circuit (2x)
  • Six Moon Designs Fusion (3x)

Stove systems

  • Fancy Feast Stove (5x)
  • Anti-Gravity Gear Aluminum 700ml pot (5x)
  • Bush Buddy Ultra + Evernew Ti Deep Pot
  • MSR WindPro Stove (2x) + Open Country 1-gallon Pot (2x) (winter only)


  • Suunto M-3 Global CM (10x)
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