We often get asked for recommendations on gear items. There are a myriad of quality brands and products, so what you ultimately find visually appealing, functional and economical is a personal choice. However, we would like to point out specific products that we find outstanding.
While climbers are responsible for carrying a daypack during their trek, our porters will carry their other belongings from campsite to campsite. These belongings should be stored inside a duffel bag. You want to be sure to use plastic bags to separate and waterproof your gear.It is not necessary to purchase an expensive duffel bag for this purpose. The REI duffel bag is made of strong Cordura Plus nylon, and has 2,900 cubic inches of space (50L), a perfect size for climbing Kilimanjaro. The duffel bag retails for $29, and can be found at REI.