Thank you for your support over all of these years. Unfortunately CenterFocus Experiences is closing after 10 years of dedicated work to serve the public, our local communities, and our land.
Check out www.phoenixwildernessadventures.com, as they are picking up the same ethic and quality of service that CenterFocus represented during the past decade. The owner of this company was the operations manager for us through all of our experiences here at CenterFocus, and will continue to carry our mission forward.
If looking for canyoneering instruction, you can email ACA certified pro guide Garrett Bennett at email@example.com. It has been both a challenging and rewarding chapter in my life running this company, and I wish everyone the best of luck in your future endeavors in the wilderness environments.
Cheers – Garrett Bennett and David Malpas, Founders, CenterFocus Experiences
Grand Canyon Gear
Overnight Backpacks - Osprey: La Plata 70
4 lb 9 oz (2.07 kg) - 4300 cubic inches (70 L)
The La Plata series simple design and modest volumes allows you to travel light in the mountains without compromising durability. Osprey heard that certain outdoor programs were aligning with the new lightweight trend in the industry. They saved weight by simplifying the features not the technology. The end result is a sturdy pack that moves light on all your adventures. Interchangeable hip belts and harnesses and three pack sizes give every participant a custom fit. Durable 420HD nylon and 210D double rip stop nylon with 1000D nylon bottom fabric, 1.5mm HDPE frame sheet with 20mm 6061 T6 removable aluminum stay, Top pocket easily converts into lumbar pack with webbing hip belt.
Day Hiking Backpacks - Osprey: Stratos 34
2 lb 10 oz (1.19 kg) - 2040 cubic in. (34 L)
Designed for day hiking and scrambling, the Stratos 34 offers convenient utility in a large panel acess daypack. A single ice ax attachment, large front zippered pocket and zippered mesh hipbelt pockets keep gear organized. The Stratos 34 pack features a spacer mesh harness and hipbelt. Their AirSpeed suspension incorporates a 3D mesh backpanel and LightWire frame.
2 Person Tent - Sierra Designs: LT Strike 2
3 lb 11oz (1.67 kg)
The Sierra Designs LT Strike 2 is perfect for thru-hikers and long distance backpackers. This ultra-light tent has two doors, two vestibules and a generous amount of interior space. Full mesh walls provide plenty of ventilation, while the SuperSeal Floor and a full coverage fly provides shelter for when the weather gets rough.
3 Person Tent - Sierra Designs: Lightning XT 3
6 lb 2 oz (2.78 kg)
Perfect for extended backpacking trips in Havasupai and the Grand Canyon, the Sierra Designs Lightning XT 3 has a peak height of 46" and a total footprint of 42 square feet. Also, full mesh walls lighten the load and provide plenty of bug free ventilation when you want to watch the stars, but keep those pesky desert creatures away.
Sleeping Bag - Sierra Designs: Utopia 15
3 lb 5 oz (1.5 kg)
A great year-round bag or a three-season choice for cold sleepers, this bag combines HeatSync continuous-filament insulation with Flex technology to deliver tough to beat quality in a light, durable design. No matter if you're a back, side, or stomach sleeper, Flex technology provides a comfortable nights sleep by keeping the insulation against you, thus minimizing voids.
Pillow - Cascade Designs: Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow
9 oz (255 g)
Just because you're in the wilderness doesn't mean you should give up certain creature comforts! The Therm-a-Rest compressible pillow is one of those comforts that can be the difference between a good nights sleep and tossing and turning all night long.
Compression Sacks - Outdoor Research Ultra Light Compression Sacks
4.5 oz (126 g)
Compression sacks are perfect when you need to save space in your backpack. CenterFocus provides you with two Outdoor Research Ultra Light compression sacks, one for your sleeping bag, and another for your clothes.
Inflatable Mattress - Therm-a-Rest: ProLite Plus
1 lb 8 oz (680 g)
When you're out in the backcountry, comfort is important. Unfortunately making sure your pack is light is also important. CenterFocus chose the ProLite Plus to solve this problem. This full length mattress provides plenty of thickness to keep you comfortable, but doesn't weigh you down.
Trekking Poles - Mountainsmith Rhyolite 6061
1 lb 8 oz (680 g)
Trekking poles are a necessity for hiking and backpacking in the Grand Canyon. They help provide stability when you're carrying a pack, especially on uneven ground. Trekking poles have been found to reduce up to 60% of knee strain which helps reduce the potential for injury.
Headlamp - Petzl Tikka 2
2.9 oz (82 g)
Anyone who spends enough time in the backcountry knows how crucial it is to have a bright, reliable headlamp. This easy to use, push-button gem provides three lighting levels, and weighs less than 3 ounces. 4 LED's provide even lighting throughout your field of vision with no blank spots in the beam.
Hydration System - MSR Hydromedary Bag
7.1 oz (201 g)
After destroying dozens of Camelbacks over the years, our guides discovered MSR Hydromedary Bags. This hydration system is constructed of 200D cordura to withstand the abuse that extended trail hiking can throw at you. Making sure that you have enough water is crucial in the Grand Canyon. The last thing you want is your hydration system to fail.
Extra Water Storage - Platypus SoftBottle 1L
.9 oz (24 g)
3 Liters of water just isn't enough in the Grand Canyon. That's why CenterFocus uses Platypus Softbottles to make up the difference. These handy water bottles weigh almost nothing, take up almost no space, yet each of them provides an extra liter of water.
Mug / Bowl Combo - GSI Outdoors Nesting Mug / Bowl Combo
4.3 oz (122 g)
This handy mug / bowl combo by GSI is great for the backcountry. The mug is insulated to keep your coffee hot on cool canyon mornings, and the bowl is actually big enough to hold a full portion of food. When you're done, the two of them nest together in a perfect synergy of culinary tableware.