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Outdoor gear for women
REI Co-op Magma 30
Designed for women, REI’s 1.5-pound mummy bag has slimmer shoulders but more room around the hips, knees, and feet than most sleeping bags. Those tweaks contribute to “a fantastic warmth-to-weight ratio.”
Smartwool Merino 150 Base Layer
For all-around comfort in a tee, nothing beats Smartwool. Merino wool fibers wrap nylon thread in a soft, durable fabric that wicks moisture and regulates temperature. “Plus, it doesn’t stink when you work up a sweat.”
Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX W
These lightweight, breathable, waterproof Salomons top multiple hiking-boots rankings. They have an intuitive lacing system, ample toe and heel protection, and a wide toe box to fit any type of foot.
Columbia Featherweight Hike Pant
“A flattering departure from traditional cargo pants,” Columbia’s nylon and elastane trousers weigh only a few ounces, and their articulated knees and stretchy waistline make crouching easier. The fabric repels rain, too.
Osprey Aura AG 65
Osprey’s time-tested backpack for women offers “unparalleled” breathability and “by far” the most comfortable suspension system. The bag sits off your back, not against it, and the Aura has “just the right number of pockets.”
Source: OutdoorGearLab.com ■