stok’s Outdoor Gear List: Recommendations for Explorer Essentials

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stok’s Outdoor Gear List: Recommendations for Explorer Essentials

Whether it’s jogging through Golden Gate Park or climbing in Camp 4, the stok team knows how to appreciate the outdoors. As the weather warms up, we wanted to share a few of our favorite pieces of gear.


ASICS GEL-Nimbus Running Shoes

I’ve repeatedly purchased the same pair over and over again for about 13 years.
-Katie Bachman


My 16-year-old pair is still kickin’. Great for hikes when I don’t feel like sporting the heavy, hot boots.
-Devon Bertram

One more vote for these strappy, sturdy sandals! They’ve replaced my hiking boots, rain boots, and flip flops. I prefer no toe strap because then you can rock the oh-so-stylish “chacs and socks” in the winter.
-Alice Contopoulos

Patagonia Nano-Puff Jacket

Simple, but oh so warm. And made with B Corp love.
-Nicolette Sanfilippo

Already noted, but it bears repeating. Great for anything from the crag to my morning commute with Karl.
-Tony Wang

Loki All-In-One Light Shell

My multi-functional jacket has a built-in neck gaiter and mittens, and turns into a backpack when I get hot from cross country skiing or hiking! Can easily turn it into a bag, throw in my water bottle and layer, and am good to go.
-Devon Bertram

Peak Design Everyday Backpack

Very accurately named.
-Tony Wang


North Face Talus 2 Backpacking Tent

A recent purchase but has been perfect thus far.
-Erin Klee

Therm-a-Rest ProLite Sleeping Pad

Lightweight yet sturdy and comfortable, but my wife usually claims it when I’m camping with the fam…
-Jeremy Attema

*No link, just a friendly reminder that quality outdoor gear can span generations

Orange down sleeping bag handed down from my Dad, that I even did some field stitching on to keep the stuffing in.
-Michael Hummel

Jetboil Sumo Cooking System

Maximizes weight, time, and fuel.
-Bryan Hee

Estwing 12” Hatchet

-Jeremy Attema


Jones Snowboards Flagship Snowboard

Hard to pick just one!
-Krista Raines

ENO DoubleNest Hammock

I don’t actually own one but all my friends love them and my one claim to fame is that I was once featured on their Instagram.
-Alice Contopoulos

Shimano Road Bike

Still use my dad’s old one from the 80s.
-Erin Klee

Pacific Breeze Easy Up Beach Tent

I just bought this SWEET shade structure. Perfect for San Francisco beach days.
-Burke Pemberton

Drone with camera

I don’t have one yet, but I’m dreaming of owning one. Really cool way to document your adventures.
-Loc Nguyen