We all prefer our own tried and true clothing – stuff that fits, suits our personal tastes and can be sourced in our own country. All of the equipment listed below is available in New Zealand, but we highly recommend that you spend as much time as you can speaking to friends and family; testing your kit on some micro-adventures and sourcing the most comfortable, durable gear you can. What we have listed below is what we consider to be the minimum requirement for the situations you will find yourself in each respective programme– read the list carefully and then get to it!