Are you a hiker or backpacker or know someone who is? If so, then this source list of made in USA hiking gear and backpacking gear is one that you can not miss!
Our favorite activity to do as a family is hiking. We are constantly on the hunt for made in the USA hiking gear and have been surprised to come across a vast selection of items during our search. Most of the items on this list are for day hikes. We are working our way up to multi-day backpacking adventures, so this list will be growing as we increase our personal gear stash. Check back often for updates!
Made in USA Hiking Gear & Backpacking Gear: The Ultimate Source List
This list is constantly being updated. If you have a favorite hiking or backpacking item or know of a company that you don't see on this list, let us know in the comment section below.
Made in USA Hiking Clothing and Footwear
Don't miss our source lists for Base Layers & Thermal Underwear Made in USA, American made socks, made in the USA men's boots, made in the USA sneakers and athletic shoes, made in USA leggings, made in USA men's clothing and clothing for women.
- Darn Tough Hike/Treck socks, made in Vermont
- Experia socks by Thorlos are light, no friction socks
- Farm to Feet lightweight and medium weight socks for men, women, and kids are 100% made in the USA. My favorite pairs of hiking socks are Farm to Feet.
- Johnson Woolen Mills flannel shirts, made in Vermont
- Lily Trotters fashion forward compression socks are made with cushioned heels, reinforced toes, moisture-wicking and antimicrobial nylon.
- PolarMax base layer clothing for men and women
- PrAna outdoor active clothing for men and women, some are made in USA- read labels
- Smart Socks merino wool hiking socks and Coolmax socks are made in North Carolina
- SmartWool athletic performance merino wool socks are made in America
- SockWell therapeutic performance compression socks for men and women are crafted in the USA
- SOM Footwear minimalist hiking sneakers are made to shape the feet, not restrict them.
- Wigwam athletic hiking socks are available in men, women, and kids sizes.
Made in USA Hiking Accessories
- Brazos Walking Sticks offers wood walking and hiking sticks, handcrafted in the USA.
- Dirty Girl Gaitors are colorful gaiters that keep debris out of low to mid level hiking shoes. Available in men's sizes too.
- Halo Headband headbands and sweat bands are a must for hot or cold weather hiking.
- SPIbelt (Small Personal Item Belt)is a must have for short hikes when you need a place for keys and don't have pockets.
- Stormy Kromericonic wool cap is perfect for cool weather hiking. Made in Michigan.
Made in USA Hiking Food and Drink
Don't miss our list of the best jerky made in the USA
- 50 Strong water bottles are made in Ohio.
- Coleman Duel Fuel Compact Stove is small and perfect for backpacking.
- Good to Go dehydrated gourmet food pouches, for long backpacking adventures, are made with clean ingredients, gluten free, and available in vegan options. Made in Maine.
- Liberty Bottle Works aluminum water bottles are made in Washington and are a great alternative to plastic bottles. Select styles are also available on Amazon. Note: only the Liberty Originals are 100% made in the USA. Unfortunately, the insulated bottles are not.
- MSR TrailShot Pocket Sized Water Filtration System is handy to have for emergencies.
- Nalgene water bottles come in various sizes, and even have some with kid designs.
- Platypus Hydration Systems are available in 4 sizes to fit any hydration pack.
- Polar Bottle insulated sport bottles come in various sizes.
- Vapur collapsable, foldable water bottles also come in multiple sizes.
Made in USA Hiking Backpack Necessities
- After Bite for itch relief from ticks, mosquitoes and other biting bugs
- CiloGear backpacks are made in Oregon.
- Gear Tie reusable rubber ties by Nite Ize are handy for just about everything and are made in the USA.
- Go Girl allows women to go to the bathroom standing up and is hygienic, reusable.
- Green Goo salves come in handy when hiking and after hikes, especially the balm that gives relief for poison ivy and other itchy rashes.
- Hyperlite Mountain Gear hiking backpacks are made in Maine.
- Mini Maglite flashlight is manufactured in the USA
- MTM Survivor Dry Box comes in a backpack size and has a built in compass.
- Pelican Micro Case Series plastic protective cases are crush proof and water proof.
- The Tick Key is 99.9% effective in removing all sizes and types of ticks.
- Tough Traveler backpacks, including packs perfect for long or short hiking trips, in the USA. Kids sizes available too.
- ULA Equipment lightweight hiking backpacks are made in Utah.
- White Mountain Insect Repellent is DEET free repellent made from essential oils
Retailers That Make it Easy to Find American Made
Have you visited our Made in USA Shopping District? It is the place to start your shopping when you want to find the best of American-made.
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