I’m a massive fan of Marmot. They seem to sit nicely between Northface, which makes expensive, crappy gear, and Mountain Hardware, which makes excellent, REALLY expensive stuff. I know climbers and guides that use Marmot gear; that’s good enough for me.
I have a couple of their jackets, hard and soft shell, that are fantastic. The Aspen 40 sleeping bag I have is great; light, compact, and warm. For rain, their PreCip jacket has been rated best value for money for years (and living in New Orleans, I use it a LOT).
I need to find a good sleeping pad. I usually use a folded mexican blanket, but my back is starting to not appreciate that. Ive been looking at air pads like this.
I use an Alps Mountaineering tent. Not the lightest on the market, but it packs small and is great in the rain. I have the older 1.5 version, which is a nice size for you + stuff, or you + a significant other. It would be a little tight and weird for two dudes.
I have a couple backpacks, but the one I use the most is an Everest 30 Liter. It seems to be a perfect size for me; I use it daily to and from work, it fits well into the overhead luggage on planes, and ive used it for week-long motorcycle trips.The padding on the straps is a bit thin though. I use canvas ammo sacks for saddlebags. Waxed canvas wont flap in the wind and is completely waterproof.
Im not picky on cookware. I have a titanium spork that is both beautiful and useful, a mess kit from my Boy Scout days, and a $5 grease pot that is perfect for about any cooking. I have a Gerber Evo knife that I use for everything from cutting sausages to adjusting the mixture on my carbs. My stove is a Coleman single burner. A little heavy, but it will run on anything flammable. Gasoline, diesel, kerosene, mineral spirits, carb cleaner; I just use liquid stove fuel, but it’s nice to have options. Ive definitely run out of fuel and siphoned gas from my motorcycle before. I don’t go anywhere anymore without my little Bialetti.
And that’s about it. I mostly do motorcycle camping anymore, so that’s what my gear reflects.