Scarpa Crux Air Approach Shoe - Women's
Out of Scarpa's entire selection of approach shoes, the Women's Crux Air Shoe is by far the airiest, lightest, and most comfortable option for warmer weather. It features the same Vibram sole as Scarpa's technical approach shoes, even with a MegaGrip rubber compound constructed specifically for slippery rock surfaces. Scarpa strapped this Vibram sole to a knit upper for lightweight comfort and airy breathability that you'll enjoy when it's warm enough to climb comfortably.
The North Face Aleia 22L Backpack - Women's
Seek cooler temperatures in higher altitudes this summer with all your hiking essentials packed in The North Face Women's Aleia 22 Backpack. This technical daypack boasts The North Face's NextVent back panel, which uses suspended mesh to assure ample airflow while still providing plenty of stability when you have a full pack. The Aleia also has a massive pocket configuration to organize everything from hydration reservoirs to electronics and on-the-trail essentials.
Adidas Outdoor Terrex Solo Approach Shoe - Women's
The Adidas Women's Terrex Solo Approach Shoe is a lightweight trekker that's sure to get you to faraway climbing crags and back quickly. Abrasion-resistant mesh keeps the upper breathable and comfortable, and the AdiPrene insert ensures extra comfort as well as shock absorption. Adidas also added a plate for impact protection and forefoot stabilization. The Stealth sole utilizes the same material used in 5.10's sticky climbing shoes, so you know you can trust it when you have to step on slippery surfaces.
Osprey Packs Tempest 9L Backpack - Women's
Strap on the lightweight and versatile Osprey Women's Tempest 9 Backpack for a fast-moving day hike on Saturday, and a mountain bike ride on Sunday. The Tempest 9 offers room for trail maps and a rain shell, as well as bike tools and a spare tube in the front zippered pocket. The backpack includes a pull-out LidLock helmet attachment that pulls through the vents on your helmet to secure it to the front of the pack, as well as front bungee webbing and a tool loop and bungee ties to hold additional items and tools.
The shoulder straps and hip-belt are specially shaped, positioned, and padded to fit the female figure, and feature mesh-covered foam padding that provides breathable cushioning. The sternum strap keeps the backpack from shifting and helps support the pack's weight as you scramble up big rocks or carve through singletrack turns. With the hip belt's ErgoPull adjustment system, you'll be able to easily snug down or loosen up the hip belt on the fly. Reflective graphics make you visible in low light conditions, which is perfect if you decide to go for a trail run at dawn, return to your car, and hop on your mountain bike and ride until dusk.
Deuter ACT Trail SL 28L Backpack - Women's
The Deuter Women's ACT Trail 28 SL Backpack will carry everything you need for big hikes where the goal is summit or bust. This well-conceived pack features Deuter's SL Women's fit, which takes into account the smaller frame of female hikers. A reduced torso length, narrow shoulder straps, and a conical shape all result in a better fit for women who feel that standard backpacks are too large. The contoured shoulder straps have a breathable air mesh lining, while the back panel allows air to actively pass between your back and the pack for a cool and comfortable fit. The main compartment can be accessed either from the top or from the front panel. A wet gear compartment keeps your rain jacket separate from other layers after those frequent and pesky afternoon rain showers, while multiple gear loops let you carry an ice axe or trekking poles when you need to.
What is up Duroc here you first outdoors. Today i wanna do a quick little review a. Pretty sweet little daebak i like god it's gonna be the deuter a ct trail 30. That's right this little pack is quiet. Impressive actually i was kind of skeptical but i used it on a recent hike. And i was very impressed with it especially if it looks kind of small but. It held everything i needed it to hold. Which was surprising and it is very. Comfortable so I'm gonna go over a couple things with it and pack it out shows you how much it held for me and why. I think it's a good pack for the money alright let's take a good look at this thing first so pack is very light empty pack weighs. Out 2 pounds 10 ounces this is the acp. Trail 30 so it's a 30 liter pack i was a. Little skeptical about the hip belt you know there's no padding or anything like that now you gotta understand this is just add a pack so you can pack. It out really well but this really it did well and the padding here kind of. Leaves a space between your back so some. Air can flow through that and that seemed to work well it was a pretty hot day when we hiked up mount Trumbull. So i was very comfortable got some stuff i already used this pack once this is looking at the back the. Straps are adjustable here and then up. Top but you can't adjust the back like. Port or so that's pretty much you get. What you get flipping this over what i like about. This too is it's got the little rain. Rain fly that will cover back here. Always like that i think that's great in the packs no although i should try and. Put this all in the packs full up see what looks like they will do that to that's cool that stuff back into there. You've got a one strap to lock the top. Down here and you've got some extra. Space on the front here to store some. Things and you can also store some. Things well that's the side. Entrance there so that's kind of windy. And you've got that on one side what you. Also have is the ability to just open. The entire pack from the top like that. So that's kind of handy grab things out. Of there without having to go to the top and then there's also the top pocket. Which you can store some things to get your key holder there and there's also one more pockets isn't there yeah inside. The top there you can cram some stuff in there as well. We've also got a little bit of knowledge. Right here you know alpine emergency by. You know singled aircraft all those things that'll help you out if you get. And a pinch well it's tough this thing. Our real quick alright so what you're. Seeing here is the back fully loaded. Everything i like to carry on a day hike. And it seems to hold on then what i. Don't have i don't have stuff jammed in the top pockets or in this front pocket so those are still empty although I'm. Sure i could find something to put in their i like to pack a view so that's just or lots of stuff that's just how it. Rolls but we're loaded you can see how. Now that holds up. Show you how fitz. Here we have it's pretty good mmm. One thing i really like about this and i was kind of weird when i first put it on is like with the straps it belts I'm. Used to pulling back to tighten this one. They go pull front and it's beautiful it. Looks great I'm you can just type down like that and i just think it's so much easier to pull that away then this way that's brilliant. Actually i think so that's really cool also on the sternum strap it has this. Plastic thing that's clipped on and it. Moves up fairly simple so you can adjust. Sternum strap pretty easy. Looking at this now that could pop off. Just pop out of there it doesn't run. Through so that's gonna happen i mean. It's gonna happen this is gonna pop off. And i presume that you could pop it back on we'll see but a cool little feature. But i think that yeah i know that's. Gonna pop off sometime somewhere it'll grab on something i don't know interesting works well but well we'll. See won't we you already got a loop sewn. In here to hang something sunglasses a. Little camera case something like that's pretty cool okay there's there's. One side pocket here and i generally. Don't carry sticks on day hike just. Depends on what I'm getting into so this will fit in an al jean bottle. And you can run this through the loop at the nalgene top there to keep it from popping out but that works well and you. Can also use to hold your sticks or whatever looking at this is going. To fail in time everything fails but. That's i don't know like i said this is. A new pack I've only used it once I'm hard on things I've run through bushes. And dragged things across it i mean it's. Just we'll see but for the moment it. Works you can just that yeah i mean this. Is gonna pop off or rip out it will i. Now it just cuz it's happened. Everything every time i have things like this they're gonna fail not off the back. But eventually so bearing that in mind. You can still fit an al jean in there. And you could probably rig something up to tie it but that looks pretty secure in there but this thing your miles may. Very i suppose but it's handy and it'll. Work for the moment we will see in time. Heavy usage you know things are gonna fall apart there's another one over here. Also where you can hang something. Through and a nice axe or something i suppose something else but there's no pocket so yeah you know you got some. Little things sewn here you could attach things to so there're options it's cool i. Like what i like it you know i think it's a well-thought-out pack for the most part i think these things could be. A little sturdier and a little more. Heavy-duty but you know things like that. Will increase the cost of the pack so. Yeah we'll see where it takes it rights. You've also got some loops sewn in on. The bottom here and they'll be useful. For some things this is connected here. You'll take unhook that and that's how. You'll access. That's your side wait a minute do you. Notice that huh okay well there's a side pocket right there instead of an outside. Pockets a zipper pocket where you could stash something a map or something would go there wow just now I've seen all kinds of cool stuff so you don't clip these claps here. And this will get you into the top of. The back to get whatever you need out of their back down so now that this thing's. All full up let's try that rain fly. Again see how that holds up sticks out. Of here put these back on so i got a. Full up pack will this fly cover it now. Moment of truth alright so the fly is attached to the. Pack fly out and wind grabs it you'll. Never see it again let's see this. Actually well right look at that. Axe fully loaded and the rain cover just. Covered the entire pack and it covers it. Well that's cool love it and it's even. Got a little drain hole at the bottom like i said this is a this is a pretty thought-out pack a nicely thought out pack all right you've got your slot for. Your camel back hose and then it'll run. Down strap there go right through there. So there's your water system if you will. I don't really like using camelbaks. That's just my preference sometimes i do but a lot of times i don't I'll just stick with no jeans so what I've got in. The pack is I've actually got four. Nalgene bottles in their now one of them. Stuffed with things i may need so in. Theory i could hold a gallon of water just with the nalgene bottles in here and I'm. Gonna dig everything out and show you what i got in their so jackets rain. Jacket also got another now jean this is. Got a bunch of stuff in it. Whistle lighters blah blah blah and I've. Got 20 liter dry bags this just got all. Stuff like compass sunscreen food toilet. Paper all those essential things like that and i don't really carry this is a. Quick dry bag this is more for a canyoning so I've got stuff ready for a canyon I'm doing tomorrow we've got a lighter dry bag which I'll use this to cut down on weight but it's still it's still the same thing 20 litres it's not full of course but you know that'll work. Too and that's everything that was in. There and you've also got your slot of. Course for your camel back in here like that so there you have it all my stuff. That was in there so pack holds quiet. A bit everything you need for sweet long. Day hike and if you have to have or come. Into some inclement weather it's already. Geared like that I'm very impressed with this pack i like it i like it a lot and i think it'll last there's a couple weak. Points i think but you're gonna have that'll anything and if you were to make. Those things more heavy-duty like i said. It's just going to increase the price point of the pack and as far as the. Price point i think was it yeah this went for 130 dollars so. I think it is worth it. To be honest with you so there you have. It the door a ct trail 30 i use this pack. You can check out the video the hiking mount Trumbull video i use this pack to do that hike and it served me very well i think I'll get a lot of use. Out of this pack so as always appreciate. You watch stay safe out there if you haven't subscribed please subscribe, and we'll see you next time do you rock out.
Five Ten Access Approach Shoe - Women's
Most climbs don't cost anything at all, with an exception to a hike that shreds your leg muscles, lungs, and the Five Ten Women's Access Approach Shoe. Five Ten made this modern hiker out of perforated suede leather for a comfy combo of ventilation and sturdy durability. The EVA midsole, Stealth S1 rubber sole, and Climbing Zone toe promote a fast stride over "trails."
Hey I'm ricked with 510, and we're here talking with back country ski in canada about our new access approach to our. Access approach shoe comes in a leather version and a mesh version it's available now you're looking at $130 on. The mesh and 140 on the leather the idea. Behind the access was to have a very lightweight sporty approach shoe that was a running inspired and what we have. Here in the mid sole is a high rubber. Injected eba so you have a lot of pop. And feel it's so a lot of support when. You're hiking when you're walking the shoes built on our stealth s1 rubber. Dottie outsole so you have full dottie outsole with the stealth rubber for optimal grip in all conditions the. Leather version actually features a protective toe cap as well so the. Leather version is going to have a material that's gonna be a little bit more multi at weather condition then the. Mesh and you get the toe cap over there you're also going to see our exoskeleton. And the idea behind the exoskeleton is to give more lateral support to the shoe so it wraps up underneath your heel. Around your arch and you get a nice good technical fit the leather will stretch. Just a tiny bit and the mesh ism is gonna be the synthetic there so you won't receive any stretch on that end so yeah i mean this is a great shoe for. Really a lot of different functions in the outdoors and really happy to have it's super lightweight and in just extremely versatile it's available now it's called the xs.
Five Ten Guide Tennie Approach Shoe - Women's
When you're scrambling up rock faces or traversing shale slides, you want a shoe that gives you secure footing and keeps you on your feet. The Five Ten Women's Guide Tennie Shoes use high-friction soles and soft leather to help you keep your footing and stay comfortable during your approach. EVA in the midsole adds support and fights off fatigu through the long hike in, while the water-resistant nubuck leather upper sheds moisture in passing rainstorms.
Everybody just want to do a quick review on the 510 guide. Teni just order these off of amazon. Wanted something for canyoning for slick rock just so i wasn't slipping. Around on you know the rocks and need. Some good grip these are awesome for hiking approach. Shoes they've got the super sticky. Stealth rubber and you know that's going. To be really awesome for those canyon walls and it's a really good build. Quality i just got these from fedex. Today the guy dropped me off and you. Now these are awesome shoes i. Just had to run a Walmart really quickly. So I've only had them on for like 30 minutes but man they are already so comfortable, and they're not going to be. A problem for you know those long days and i think you know when I've got a few. Hours in them they're going to be even better once they're broken in so yeah i. Think these are really good shoes and. Can't wait to take them out.
Scarpa Crux Shoe - Women's
The Women's Scarpa Crux Shoe shows that you need not worry about scrambles or loose scree as you approach the crag. Suede and recycled polyester airmesh encourages natural ventilation, with Kevlar webbing integrated for shape retention and durability. The Vibram Vertical Approach sole keeps your footing confident through sketchy scrambles, with a dual-density EVA midsole adding comfort to tough approaches and low-level climbs. A member of Scarpa's Planet Friendly initiative to support more sustainable manufacturing practices, the Crux helps you get to the crag with confidence and a clearer conscience.
Boreal Salsa Shoe - Women's
Your morning might consist of a leisurely walk down to the coffee shop, but your afternoon will most certainly consist of a steep scramble up to the crag—you can't go wrong with the Boreal Women's Salsa Shoe for days like these. Combining casual comfort with mountain-ready ingredients, this hybrid approach shoe has a breathable mesh lining to keep your foot cool and comfortable in the afternoon heat and a versatile rubber sole that's capable on everything from concrete to loose scree.
Five Ten Access Knit Shoe - Women's
What's going on guys my name is jeff from zappos.com and today we're taking a. Look at the access knit and it's from. 510 Now this shoe is made from a knit textile synthetic upper that's gonna give you a real nice custom feeling fit. You have your rubberized exoskeleton. Lacing system up front for that nice. Secure fit along with padding all. Throughout especially in that collar it's very soft and the lining soft as. Well so it's gonna feel great on your foot padding in the footbed there for comfort as well be easy on and off a. Pull tab on the heel and tongue there. Now this sits on top of a compression. Molded eba mid sole that's great for. Shock absorption and underneath that you have the stealth s-1 outsole that it has. Plenty of grip and durability so get. Yourself a pair today they're really great they're from 510.
The North Face Hydra 26L Backpack - Women's
Head off on your day-long missions with the Women's Hydra 26L Backpack from The North Face. Its minimalist design reduces weight while still allowing quick access to the contents of the pack when you're traveling long distances. This lightweight design is enhanced by the patent-pending Dyno Lift System that doesn't add any weight and features a self-equalizing, on-the-fly, adjustable load lifters for a comfortable carry through the miles. A FlashDry back panel provides you with quick-drying, breathable performance for strenuous ascents while the T6 aluminum frame allows you to have total freedom of movement when scrambling up to the summit.
Fjallraven Abisko Friluft 35L Backpack - Women's
From technical day hikes to minimalist overnight trips, the Fjallraven Women's Abisko Friluft 35 Backpack offers streamlined carrying for your essentials. The main compartment accommodates spare layers, gear, and other necessities, while a variety of exterior pockets keeps smaller items like sunscreen, maps, and multi-tools close at hand. Side compression straps cinch down bulky loads for easier trekking along steep trails and over rough terrain. An aluminium frame combined with a mesh back panel let air circulate against your back for greater comfort when the day gets hot, while padded shoulder straps and a hip belt help bolster heavy loads.
Hey there folks luke here with the. Outdoor good review i hope you're all doing well today for this episode we have the fjällräven Nabisco 55 liter packs. 360 time you guys have seen this pack. Before and our stealth overnight adventure wear is a winter storm coming. In we were just going through the woods like crazy this pack is tough as nails. It's awesome go ahead get comfortable let's take a look at it now so here you. Go guys here is the Nabisco pack this is. The 55 liter version now this is the older version of this pack from what i. Understand the 55 liter male version has. Been discontinued it's no longer available I'm sure you could find it used on ebay and so on but there's a 65. Litre version and now the 55 liter. Version is for women so if you go out. You're looking for one of these packs you come across one right here on the. Back you should be able to see that it says Nabisco 55 right next to it will. Either be an m or a w and that will signify it if it's for the male or for. The woman so with that being said if you get the 55 litre version or the 60 liter either way you're getting an awesome pack we'll go ahead and start by taking a look at it right here at the very top you have a drag handle right below that you have a zippered pocket which gives you access to the lid very good quality zippers these are ykk zippers good quality pull. On them too good action you have some. Bungee cord right here on top so you could put i don't know your sweater whatever you want to your brain jacket out here maybe let something dry you have a draw cord with that so you can cinch it down real tight of course. There's the fox leather very good. Quality the lid is hunkered down to the pack thanks to these two straps. On the inside of the lid you have this large zippered mesh pocket which. Includes the rain cover included it even. Has the fox on it you have this buckle right here with plenty of strap it's so you can cinch down your load or expand it you have a. Drawstring pull right here at the middle. And then this does extend up with another drawstring pool so you can expand your load to fit your gear to fit. Your needs going down in the center you. Do have a pocket very good amount of space you can fill up this entire section right through here flipping the. Pack over to the side compression straps. With strap keepers very nice quality you. Do have water bottle pockets down here at the bottom which are stretchy too so. You can fit anything that you need to in there you have the same features on the other side of the pack so as you can see. Here the pack is now laying completely flat because this is a cool feature on each side you have a zipper and another. Zipper check this out you can zip all. The way down zip all the way down on this side and peel this open and that. Grants you access to all the contents of your bag i love this feature on backpacks fjällräven got it right i. Haven't seen a pack that uses velcro at the top but this really does work well you just simply line it up smash it. Together and you are good to go being. Able to access all of your gear like that is just fantastic it's very. Smart now my friends take a look here at. The bottom of this pack it is nice and flat and it's molded to be that way that. Was your pack will stand up most packs. Are not able to stand up but this one can it's absolutely awesome it's. Definitely different i haven't seen a pack like this before that has that formed bottom it's very cool it works well when it comes to the harness system it's what you expect just terrific quality. Hadded extremely comfortable you have load lifters sternum strap with. Emergency whistle you have a very large padded waist belt with one pocket on the right-hand side ah it's like i left something in it from. My last trip I'll eat that on the way home very good buckle all the typical. Adjustments that you would expect you. Can also pull the load of the pack closer to the hip belt very nice now. There are a couple things i would like to point out that really just show off the type of quality the type of thinking that went into this pack check out this d-ring right here metal very solid very. Sturdy let's fold this back here now check this out you have one of the compression strap buckles and you see this you can take this out and adjust it. You can move it up you can move it down any place that you need to that is. Incredibly smart that is a very good feature having fixed compression straps. Really limit the way that you can load your pack the way that you hunker it down so being able to move those up and. Down really opens up a lot of doors for. The way that you can hunker down your load and get it comfortable for your trip with the water bottle pockets right below you do have this drawstring on each one so you can slide your water bottle in and then pull it nice and. Tight on the inside you have a clip as. You can see for your hydration bladder so you can just lock it into place it. Prevents the whole thing from sagging another great feature below the hydration keeper you have a zipper which gives you access to the. Frame sheet and the aluminum stays i. Showed mentioned below that you have an additional zippered area and this is. Perfect for maps its perfect for keeping extra cash if you're traveling. Around that way if something happens you get robbed you have a spot with extra. Cash hidden away trust me you need to do. It if you're a backpacker if you're a traveler below that you have a hydration. Sleeve which can hold three liters of. Water easily other than that there are no more sleeves there are no more pockets you can shove your sleeping bag down in the very bottom there is no set writer so it's just one big pocket so my. Friends that is the Nabisco 55 packs this. Thing is very impressive i absolutely loved it I've used it numerous times you guys saw it in the overnight adventure that stealth camping one i can't really remember exactly what i called it but it was a ton of fun and. This pack really did perform well and it took a lot of abuse i was really just. Bushwhack and pushing through the brush i was way off trail just using some maps. And some navigation yeah and it just. It's held up so well over the years I'm just so impressed with this pack now this is the black color you could find these in numerous colors there's black there's green there's un blue and this. Runs 270 dollars from the fjällräven dot. Us website for that price i think it's. Fantastic you know it's like with their pants like i have on here they're really expensive you look to pay around $100 a pair and you would think that their backpacks would be much more expensive more on the same level as our tareq's, but they're not two hundred and seventy dollars and you're getting an. Amazing backpack that really does have some cool features 55 litres this comes. In at four pounds eight ounces so it's know it is not super lightweight by any. Means but thanks to this harness it is. Very comfortable that is true so for our look at the pl raven Nabisco 55. Liter packs that's pretty much it you guys have any questions for me drop me a line let me know I'm happy to help i will see you guys around strengthen on her take care.
Arc'teryx Acrux SL GTX Approach Shoe - Women's
Too often, it seems that the approach is much more difficult and dangerous than the actual climb, which is why you're always happy to have the Arcteryx Women's Acrux SL GTX Approach Shoe on technical trails. Not only does this lightweight, agile approach shoe boast Gore-Tex's ever-reliable waterproof, breathable protection for comfort in most conditions, but it also includes Arcteryx's unique, seamless, and ultralight Adaptive Fit Lite stretch liner for customized comfort. Underfoot, the Acrux features a durable EVA midsole for shock absorption and stability over rocky, off-angled terrain. Arcteryx also added Ortholite's cushy, comfy, and breathable footbed. The shoe's Light Approach sole is comprised of Vibram's MegaGrip rubber, and there's a climbing zone at the toe and heel for extra help on the ascent and descent.
What's happening everybody I'm joe from zappos.com, and we're taking a closer look at the crux sl gore-tex approach. From arc'teryx now these approach shoes. Have been designed to be very lightweight and pack able they've got a seamless upper design here with a gore-tex membrane on the inside to keep your feet completely dry while still allowing them to breathe you have a little bit of extra rubber then reinforced up around the toe area it has. A bootie construction it's all one piece all the way around there just use those pull tabs to slide it in and those laces to snug it up now the bids removable. It's got really nice cushioning there's some arch support as well then they put the boom rubber on the outsole super. Rugged design and be great on the technical trails or on the flat so if you're in the market for a lightweight pack able approach shoe this is a must-have it's from arc'teryx.
Asolo Magnum GV Shoe - Women's
Each year your adventures get more and more out there, and this year you're headed to the Dolomites with a number of via ferrata on your checklist. Italian for "iron path," the Women's Asolo Magnum GV Shoe is designed with just such protected climbing routes in mind. The durable suede upper and sticky Vibram sole are built for steep, rocky approaches, with a Gore-Tex membrane for comfort on wet days and mid-height ankle protection for longer trails. The rubber toe cap offers protection from sharp limestone cliffs, while the sole is designed with a climbing zone specific to approach shoes. The EVA midsole and Anti-Shock insert ensure that your feet will still have plenty of life in them once you're ready to get vertical.
Mystery Ranch Coulee 25L Backpack - Women's
The Mystery Ranch Coulee 25L Backpack is designed to keep your gear easily accessible when you're on fast and light missions in the mountains. It features Mystery Ranch's innovative 3-ZIP design that allows you to rapidly access the entire main compartment at once so you don't have to spend as much time digging around looking for what you need. Its front mesh compartments hold your extra layers or shoes while the zippered pockets keep your small items easily accessible.
Ultimate Direction FastpackHer 20L Backpack - Women's
Designed for keeping things moving on the trail, the FastpackHer 20L Backpack is a streamlined, lightweight way to carry the essentials. Ultimate Direction started as a running brand, and as such constructed this pack with features like strap pockets that leave space for your water bottle and phone, enabling you to take a sip or take a photo without dropping your pack. The lightweight material is more durable than it feels, and withstands the abrasive nature of the trail without weighing you down. You can access the main compartment through a vertical zipper or the roll-top, so your gear stays dry and easily accessible.
Hey there and welcome back to peace. Couch now as many of you aware I'm about to embark on the marathon disorder which. Is something I've been concentrating really heavily on for the last year or. More as well as doing lots of training. I've been doing so much research on the. Amount of kit going to take and I've been testing a lot of stuff so over the. Next couple of weeks before i depart i thought I'd share some of those learnings with you and where better. Place to start than the backpack I'm going to take which i have decided on. The ultimate direction fast pack 20 now. This is super heavy at the moment because it's its fully weighted so I've been training with but i just can empty it out and show you why i like it so much so here it is and it's naked form. And this is what i like most about it is that it's so minimal it's basically an expanded running desk it weighs next to nothing and this is kind of one of the big deciding factors for me because obviously I'm trying to cut down as much weight as possible 510. Grams okay now a great thing to compare. This to is the official war bag which a. Lot of people will be using mdf and in. Contrast it's got all kinds of stuff hanging off it and most importantly the. Weight of it 900 grams that's a pretty. Huge difference so this is nearly half the weight of the wire back which is an incredible savings but I've also decided. To make an even bigger saving on it there's not much you can cut off it like the like a wild bag you can get the diseases to that and kind of trim off some weight but here it's so minimal anyway but certainly the most notable. Savings you can make is in the back there's a bit of padding that you can remove, and they say that this can be. Used to sit on or even to you know used. To cushion your hips when you're lying down i found it pretty useless. I've actually having removed this form. The back I've actually found the pack more come — boo and with it out so condition this. That brings the weight of the pack down to give time a gram so i say 10 grams. Right there so although this fast pack is nearly half the weight of the wire bag actually fits way more in it and it's down as a 20 litres bag but i think. You could probably push that out quite a lot partly because of the nature of this main compartment and how it seals its kind of like a dry bag has a velcro fastening that then rolls and then clips. In at the sides now i probably got about. 20 litres in there now but you can. Basically just not roll it down as much and sitting maybe another five litres. Into that main compartment it's not only that you've also got this fat mesh here. Which you can fit loads in that really stretches out and it's a firm mesh as well so it's going to hold things firmly in place i don't tend to put a massive amount in there because i like to keep my weight closer to my back but it's actually really good for holding waterproof or extra base layers that you. Might be using during the day stuff that down there and it holds it in their lovely and secure on top of those two main compartments we've got these mesh pockets on the side which also hold a lot of stuff very stretchy and pretty. Secure I'll generally use those side pockets for stuffing food and stuffing rubbish because even though I've got terrible flexibility i can reach into those pockets quite nicely so coming onto the front, and we've got two really great water pouches here it really surprises me how many ultra bags don't. Seem to have big enough pouches built in. For hard water bottles and maybe because they want to offer flexibility so that people can attach themselves but as you think this is a great weight saving thing to be able to build them into the bag that ultimates are it shouldn't have done so as you can see — water pool. Tools fit there really nicely there's also the option on this right-hand one if you don't want to. Carry two water bottles this zips back up again and there's actually a really nice secure pocket that you could maybe put bars you could put all kinds of stuff down in there it's actually a really brilliant phone holder you can put your phone down into their sip it back up and that's super secure. But i actually find that's one of the major downsides of its bad for me is that I'm going to be running around with two bottles most of the time and there's nowhere for me to put my phone now I'm not expecting to be on the phone the whole time but it'd be really good to have access to music and stuff like that if i do want to listen to music currently there's nowhere else. On the front of the bag for me to put it. There's this outside stretchy pocket just outside where the water bottle is but actually getting your phone into it. It's pretty much a no-go really the best. Place for you to put your phone is there's a smaller zip pocket on the side of the bag then it can go in nice and. Securely there's also one of these clip leaves to put your keys onto you know I've ever used one of these so the annoying thing about it is that it's going to be too far away for you to reach when you've got your bag on so coming back to the front you've also got two smaller pouches below the water bottles so if i just take these out so you can get a better look so on the left. Hand side we've got a zip and on the. Right-hand side we've got a velcro strap these are actually bigger than they look quite often i use them to dump keys and just have stuff that i want readily available, but they're actually stretch out so hold a couple of bars maybe or you know something slightly more sizable approach they just not that phone but you can see i can fit two full clif bars. Into each one of these pockets obviously. One of the most important things about the bag is how comfortable it is and i get on really well with this and i think. That could partly be because of the nature of these shoulder straps it's actually one bit of fabric runs straight. From the base of the bag over the. Shoulders and down the front you can see it completely wraps around which makes it really comfortable all the way around and especially now I've taking. That back bit of padding out it just molds into your body really nicely so one thing that it's most commonly criticized for is that it has two chest straps but no waist strap and a lot of people will say that that creates a bit too much side-to-side bouncing when they're running i can definitely see that point but i don't really experience it too badly myself and i think that's partly because i found a configuration that really works for me on the front here i tend to pack. A lot of the weight in the bag place for my body to avoid bouncing if i do experience any bouncing i tend to try and adjust my running to be a little normal glider which i guess i see is a win-win situation i kind of want to be a little bit more glide ii so the chest straps themselves are actually really nicely adjustable they're set into these sliders here which you can move them up and down so i found best. For security for me is to have one right. At the top and then slide the bottom one right down to the bottom and that kind. Of clips me in nicely either side of the rib cage by far my biggest issue with this bag is full of my decision to take polls to the mds oh now handily enough. There's actually some really nice. Elastic straps on the back that hold them nicely in place you can put them down here there's a clippable elastic. Bungee that you can wrap them around and have them nice and secure on the back of. The pack like that but i know having. Poles on the back of the bag i will never use them so really i need to have. Then on the front straps but unfortunately on the front straps there's nothing there that's made to hold the poles so I've had to try and budge something to make it work for me now unfortunately i haven't made life easy for my selves and I've got poles that fold into four sections which means. That both the handle and the pointer at the bottom which means that when it's. Going down this way there's nothing really to hold on to the top of the pole so my first idea was to put a hook at. That i tied on to one of these things here and i took this string on the top. And then i tied it to the side that worked it was actually quite comfortable. But it was just so fiddly I'm hooking this and hooking it back on again i probably was never going to use my poles because it was too fiddly so then. I tried other things i tried to pass them on to the front which is a terrible idea don't try that it was awful and i also tried to fasten it down here somewhere which again didn't work so my final winning solution simply uses two pieces of elastic one of which just ties. Straight around the strap and around the water bottle here and one which fixes on. To the bottom buckle over here and that one has a sliding clip on it so all we. Do is we take the end of the poles and put it through the bottom bit of elastic we tie that site then put the end over the spike which. Then holds that in position and stops it falling down then the top you just feed. Through that top bit of elastic which. Holds it nice and securely in place so that's nicely out the way and more. Importantly it's a really light solution and i know it's going to be simple enough for me to deploy and actually use the poles when i need to use them so that is the ultimate direction fast pack 20 is a massive winner for me really recommend it if you are doing a multi-day ultra or if you just do a lot of running weekend so check it out.
Scarpa Mescalito Shoe - Women's
Scarpa equipped the Mescalito Shoe with everything you need to get into difficult to reach alpine destinations efficiently. The Vibram rubber sole gives sticky traction when traversing a steep rocky incline while you follow rock cairns once the trail disappears. The suede upper adds an element of durable comfort when the trail reappears and works with the rubber toe rand to resist abrasion when you end up kicking the occasional rock along the trail. Customize specific pressure points of the shoe by utilizing the lace-to-toe design and maximize performance during particularly difficult sections of the approach.
Thule Stir Hiking 35L Backpack - Women's
Thule's always been the go-to name for roof racks, hitch racks, and general cargo carrying, but it's been getting into the technical pack game, and the early results haven't been too shabby. The new Stir Women's Hiking Pack, for example, has an innovative top-access design that combines a cinch-down opening, top storm flap, and internal zip to keep all your gear locked down and organized. As impressively, the StormGuard design features a partial hideaway rain cover that teams up with the Stir's rugged lined bottom to create a waterproof package that's still usable when it's covered up.
The Stir is both customizable and well designed due to a sliding back panel to fit different torso sizes and a removable hip belt and sternum strap to give it a more streamlined look for around-town use. A side zipper provides easy access to buried layers, and pockets at the shoulder strap, front, side, and top supply convenient spots to stash your phone, water, rain shell, and snacks. There's even a dual ice axe/trekking pole carrying system, so you can be prepared if things start to get technical.
The North Face Chimera 24L Backpack - Women's
The North Face Chimera 24L backpack is designed for your fast and light missions in the mountains. As part of The North Face's Dynamic Series, the Chimera features a Dyno Cinch compression system that allows you to make on-the-fly compression of the pack without having to take it off. These one-touch lower and upper compression bungees snug your load up to your body to keep you moving freely and unencumbered through the miles. As you're cruising through the mountains, the FlashDry technology and breathable back panel keep you cool and comfortable. Gear loops and multiple pockets intuitively accommodate your necessities while a hydration sleeve and water bottle pockets keep you refreshed throughout your hike.
Salomon Out Day 20L+4L Backpack - Women's
You leave before sunrise and come home after dark so often that you're starting to wonder what your house looks like in the daytime. Maybe someday you'll find out, but until then you've got the Salomon Out Day 20L+4L carrying everything you need to cement the outdoors as your home away from home. Designed for your longest single day pursuits, this pack delivers tons of comfort and easy gear storage. Its main compartment is expandable by 4L to tack on added storage when you need it, and its ergonomic carrying system features padded straps and a design that's tailored specifically for female athletes. Staying hydrated on the trail and in the mountains will be easier than ever before thanks to its dual hydration pockets—a standard reservoir sleeve for a hydration bladder and a stretchy pocket on the shoulder straps that keeps a soft 500ml flask close by at all times. Your gear and layers will be easily accessible thanks to the convenient zippered side entry, while trekking pole and ice axe carries ensure that you can always bring the proper gear for the terrain you're facing.