The Gear Room

Welcome to our gear page! Below we are listing a lot of the gear that we use for our favourite outdoor (and sometimes indoor) activities. There’s also a Bee’s Gear and a Roo’s Gear section for the gear used by Anna or Adam respectively where applicable. We will be adding to this page constantly and updating products as we find new favourites. Where possible we’ll link to the mentioned products, reviews, and coordinating blog posts. To see all of our gear reviews click here. Please note that some of the links below may be affiliate links. By using these links you are supporting Bee + Roo.

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Bouldering

Out of all of the activities we do, we probably go bouldering most often. You only need minimal equipment but get a great workout in, build strength, coordination, balance… You can make it as easy or as hard as you want. We have been bouldering indoors mostly and done some trad climbing outdoors. Find the climbing section a little bit further down.

Chalk bucket: Organic Climbing Lunch Bag
Chalk: FrictionLabs Gorilla Grip
Brush: Evolv Bouldering Brush
Handcare: Climbskin Hand Balm and File + ProBalm Puck

 

BEE’S GEAR

Shoes: La Sportiva Katana Laces
Trousers: Patagonia Venga Rock Pants → [Review] + Marmot Lleida Pants
Top: Rab Maze Tank
Chalk bag: Moon Trad Chalk Bag 

ROO’S GEAR

Shoes: La Sportiva Miura VS Womens
Trousers: 
Marmot Mono Pants
Chalk bag: Moon Trad Chalk Bag

 

Trad + Sport Climbing

Below you can read what our climbing rack is made up of as well as our respective climbing and belaying gear that we have and use.

Climbing RopeTendon Smart 10mm x 50m Rope 
Rope bag: 
DMM Pitcher Rope Bag
Cams: DMM Dragon 2 Cam Size 2, 3, 4
Nuts: Wild Country Rock 0, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1, 2, 3, 4 + Black Diamond Stopper 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 + DMM Torque Nut 1, 2, 3, 4
Nutbuster: Wild Country Pro Key
Quickdraws: Black Diamond Posiwire (x6)
Karabiners: DMM Aero Screwgate (x5) + Wild Country Synergy Lite + Wild Country Synergy HMS + DMM Spectre 2 Karabiner (x 6) + DMM Phantom Karabiner (x2)
Slings: DMM Dyneema Sling Assorted lengths

BEE’S GEAR

Climbing Shoes: Red Chili Spirit Lady VCR Shoe
Approach shoes: Scarpa Zen Pro 
Trousers: 
Patagonia Venga Rock Pants
Chalk bag: Moon Trad Chalk Bag 
Helmet: Petzl Elia 
Harness: Black Diamond Primrose SA Climbing Harness 
Belay Device: Petzl Reverso 4 
Belay Karabiner: DMM Aero HMS KL Karabiner

ROO’S GEAR

Shoes: Saltic Vampir
Trousers: 
Marmot Mono Pants
Chalk bag: Moon Trad Chalk Bag
Helmet: Petzl Elios
Belay Device: Wild Country Variable Controller Belay Device
Self-braking belay device: Petzl Grigri
Belay Karabiner: Grivel Clepsydra Twin Gate HMS

 

Road Cycling

BEE’S GEAR

Road Bike: Cannondale Synapse Carbon Tiagra 2016
Road Shoes: Shimano Women’s RP2W SPD-SL
Cleats: Shimano SPD SL
Bike Lights: Lezyne Hecto Drive 350XL / Strip Drive Light Set
Bottles: Camelbak Podium

ROO’S GEAR

Road Bike: Cannondale Supersix Evo 105
Cleats: Shimano SPD SL
Bottles: Camelbak Podium

 

Camping

When it comes to overnight trips we tend to prefer going tent-camping over bivvying. Currently, we only use the discontinued Force Ten tent which is a great 4-season tent and perfect for the two of us. On top of that we are looking into getting a three season tent that will hopefully be considerably lighter to give us the comfort of a tent without too much bulk.

Tent: Force Ten: Ion 2
Pegs: MSR Groundhog Tent Stakes
Stools: Robens Geographic High Stool

 

Cookware

By far the best investment for light and fast cooking in the backcountry has been our MSR WindBurner which we only use for boiling water. For one person this and a spork is all you need. Between the two of us, we like to add a couple of collapsible cups and sometimes an additional bowl depending on the food we are taking. Inside the windboiler you can even carry a small gas canister

We’ve experimented with making coffee in the WindBurner but found it to be quite messy as the coffee grounds stay in the bottom of the pot and need to be rinsed out – not ideal when you don’t carry too much water.

Stove: MSR WindBurner Stove System + MSR MicroRocket
Cookware: MSR Trail Lite Duo System, MSR Alpine Spatula
Coffee maker: MSR WindBurner Coffee Press Kit
Cups: Sea to Summit X-Mug
Fuel: MSR IsoPro
Ignitor: Piezo Ignitor
Sporks: Sea to Summit Alphalite Spork 

 

Nutrition

Chia Charge via Bee and Roo

What’s one of the most important things on any adventure? Staying well nourished of course! Food always fills up a solid chunk of our packs no matter where we go. The easiest way to fill up quickly is of course snack bars. We love ChiaCharge flapjacks and especially their seasonal collections but also like the slightly denser Clif bars a lot.

For cooked food when camping we are currently experimenting with home made or ready meals from the grocery store to cut costs. But, we also have a few tried and trusted boil in a bag meals.

Snack bars: ChiaCharge Flapjacks + Clif Bars
Camping Breakfast: MOMA Super Seeds Instant Porridge Sachets + Beyond the Beaten Track All Day Breakfast
Cookbook: Feed Zone Portables

 

Mobile Office + Tech Gear

Camera: Sony a7ii 
Lens: Sonnar T* FE 35mm F2.8 ZA 
Carry clip: PeakDesign Capture Camera Clip 
Editing: Adobe Lightroom
Action camera: Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 
Powerbank: Anker PowerCore 10,000
Laptop: Apple MacBook Pro 

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