Enter The Caves Official Caving Equipment Guide

If you’re looking for a quick checklist of equipment for your caving adventures, look no further. We’ve separated it into two sections, for beginners and more advanced cavers. Links to more complete guides can be found below.

Rather than jumping into caving blindly, make sure you have accounted adequately for any challenges you expect (and might not)!

Basic Caving Equipment List


Energizer Rechargeable LED Headlamp, IPX4 Water Resistant, High-Powered Bright LED, Multiple Light Modes, Best Headlight for Camping, Running, Outdoors, Emergency Light, USB Included, Black


Athlon Optics 8x42 Argos G2 HD Gray Binoculars with Eye Relief for Adults and Kids, High-Powered Binoculars for Hunting, Birdwatching, and More


Caving Suit (Men)

Caving Suit (Women)

Adjustable Thickness Climbing Harness Half Body Harnesses for Fire Rescuing Caving Rock Climbing Rappelling Tree Protect Waist Safety Belts


Seibertron Full Finger Padded Palm Lightweight Breathable Climbing Rope Gloves for Climbers, Rock Climbing, Rescue, Adventure, Sailing, Kayaking, Outdoor Sports


Bodyprox Elbow Protection Pads 1 Pair (Small), Elbow Guard Sleeve

Elbow Pads

Sellstrom Ultra Flex III KneePro Knee Pads For Construction, Gardening, Flooring - Pro Protection & Comfort For Men & Women (Multiple Colors)

Knee Pads

Columbia Women's Newton Ridge Plus Hiking Shoe

Caving Boots (Women)

NORTIV 8 Men's Waterproof Hiking Boots Outdoor Mid Trekking Backpacking Mountaineering Shoes

Caving Boots (Men)

TIDEWE Rubber Boots for Men Multi-Season, Waterproof Rain Boots with Steel Shank, 6mm Neoprene Durable Rubber Outdoor Hunting Boots Realtree Edge Camo (Black, Brown & Camo)

Waterproof Boots

Waterproof Socks (running)

Merino Wool Socks Casual Warm Socks for Winter Cozy Boot Socks for Men & Women

Wool Socks (unisex)

CWVLC Crew Hiking Socks, Cushion, Moisture Wicking, Arch Compression Boot Socks

Hiking Socks (unisex)

Cyalume Glow Sticks Military Grade Lightstick - Premium Green 6” SnapLight Emergency Chemical Light Stick with 12 Hour Duration (Bulk Pack of 10 Chem Lights)

Caving Glow Sticks

Anker Rechargeable Bolder LC90 LED Flashlight, Pocket-Sized Torch with Super Bright 900 Lumens CREE LED, IPX5 Water-Resistant, Zoomable, 5 Light Modes

Pocket-Sized Water-Resistant Torch

Scuba Diving Lights, PFSN DF-3000 Professional Underwater Flashlight 150m Waterproof Dive Torch with Long Lasting Rechargeable Battery, Super Bright Light Great for Night Caving Explore Fishing

Underwater/Diving Flashlight

EVERLIT 250 Pieces Survival First Aid Kit IFAK Molle System Compatible Outdoor Gear Emergency Kits Trauma Bag for Camping Boat Hunting Hiking Home Car Earthquake and Adventures

First Aid Kid/Trauma Bag

Advanced Caving Equipment List

NewDoar UIAA & CE Certified Hand Ascender Rock Climbing Tree Arborist Rappelling Gear Equipment Rope Clamp for 8~12MM Rope


50KN Rescue Figure, 8 Descender Large Bent-Ear Belaying and Rappelling Gear Belay Device Climbing for Rock Climbing Peak Rescue 7075 Aluminum Alloy


X XBEN Outdoor Climbing Rope 10M(32ft) 20M(64ft) 30M(96ft) 50M(160ft) 70M(230ft) 152M(500FT) 352M(1000FT) Static Rock Climbing Rope for Escape Rope Ice Climbing Equipment Fire Rescue Parachute

Climbing Rope

Liberty Mountain Steel Caving Ladder

Climbing Ladder


OLYMPUS Tough TG-6 Waterproof Camera, Red

Olympus Waterproof Camera

Panasonic LUMIX FZ300 Long Zoom Digital Camera Features 12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-Inch Sensor, 4K Video, WiFi, Splash & Dustproof Camera Body, LEICA DC 24X F2.8 Zoom Lens - DMC-FZ300K - (Black) USA

Panasonic Lumix Splashproof Camera

Equipment Guides

1 – Caving Boots Buying Guide

2 – Caving Gloves Buying Guide (these come in handy when climbing and using ropes and ladders)

3 – Headlamp Buying Guide

4 – Caving Suit Buying Guide

5 – Walkie Talkie Buying Guide (great for those going in groups)

6 – Knee Pads Buying Guide (great for preventing scrapes when crawling or climbing)

7 – Waterproof Jacket Buying Guide (good for mildly damp or cold climates, but a caving suit is more necessary)

8 – Diving Mask Buying Guide (for professionals who are taking caving underwater)

If you would like to see more guides or equipment reviews, let us know! Happy spelunking!