Top 19 women's mountaineering equipment
In the past few years, there has been long-awaited progress towards mountain equipment for women.
Below we describe some of the key differences in women's equipment and recommend some of our favorite subjects.
1. Mammut Magic High GTX Boot - Women's
There's no place like a snowy summit, and while the Mammut Women's Magic High GTX Boot won't transport you to the top in the blink of an eye, it will assist you through steep scree fields, vertical ice, and long, wandering trails.
Gore-Tex Performance Comfort equips this boot with enhanced breathability that still assures reliable waterproof protection. Foot protection this great deserves equally great traction, so Mammut hooked the Magic up with Vibram's mountaineering-specific Maton sole.
- Mammut's burliest mountaineering boot without a gaiter
- Gore-Tex membrane with reliable waterproofing and extra breathability
- MemoFoam conforms around your instep, heel, and shin for comfort
- 3D Heel Foam adds plenty of cushioning where you need it most
- 3 Level Wedge assures support, stability, and balance
- Vibram Maton rubber sole with mountaineering-specific tread
- Item #MAM00TF
2. The North Face Aleia 32L Backpack - Women's
With The North Face Aleia 32 Backpack, there are more than seven internal and external pockets to give you unlimited organizational options. You receive two tool keepers and a hydration sleeve to make multi-day hikes simpler with the option to carry extra gear and more water. And to add comfort to versatility, this pack also has a women-specific trampoline-style suspended mesh back panel for extra breathability and support, as well as a vented-foam package to cushion your back.
Organization and comfort are huge components for hiking, but you also need to be able to move lightly and cruise through the trails. Luckily, the Aleia 32 Backpack is designed with beaver tail construction for integrated compression and storage, which lets you pack for multi-day hikes without adding unnecessary weight. This means that you store all your essentials easily and stride on comfortably.
- A low-profile pack for your next day hike
- 32L capacity holds anything you might need in a day
- High-denier synthetic fabric stands up to wear and tear
- Multiple pockets help you keep your gear organized
- Compatible with most hydration bladders
- Front panel access lets you grab your gear easily
- Item #TNF036X
3. Black Diamond Distance FLZ Trekking Poles - Women's
Whether you're carrying a daypack or you've packed for a weekend in the backcountry, you can always use a little extra stability. Grab the Black Diamond Women's Distance FLZ Trekking Poles, and take a little of the strain off of your legs as you hike. These lightweight poles deploy quickly for river crossings and dodgy ascents or descents and fold into three sections for convenient storage on your pack.
The foam grip is comfortable in your hand and absorbs impact as the tip strikes the trail, while the strap wicks away moisture to reduce chafing on your wrist. Black Diamond equipped the poles with FlickLock adjustability, so you can quickly change the length as the terrain changes.
- Trekking poles for grueling terrain
- Aluminum is lightweight and durable
- EVA foam grip is soft to the touch
- Moisture-wicking strap reduces chafing
- FlickLock adjustability is fast and secure
- Interchangeable rubber and carbide Tech Tips for varied surfaces
- Folds into three sections for easy storage
- Item #BLD00S7
Kitty is rocking some new trekking poles. That I got the black diamond. Distance FLZ the carbon fiber how do you like them. So far superlight hey what's up guys?
Devin here with backcountry exposure we're going to talk about trekking poles today but specifically the distance carbon FLZ poles from the black diamond as I've gotten older. I have really become to enjoy trekking poles as a great option to help. I hike further and more comfortable in. The backcountry so let's go ahead and talk about these carbon FLZ distance. Poles from the black diamond because of these. Are easily the most expensive pole.
I have ever owned as far as trekking poles are concerned now I've used a lot of different trekking poles over the years I've had black diamond poles I've had two sets of. Black diamond poles actually but not as. Expensive as these are I have there. Like trail series that are an aluminum pole which is a three-piece extendable. Pole where this is like their z. Breakdown type thing which I'll show you. Here is a second and then I've used poles from Perea outdoor products I've used poles from wild horn outfitters. Mountain smith's a lot of different brands and essentially like trekking. Poles are all basically the same if you. Really think about it but there are certain aspects to a trekking pole that.
Make them more comfortable or super. Lightweight and in this case, this is a. Full carbon pole so what you're looking. At is basically the entire shaft of the. Pole is carbon fiber this pole set comes. In at just under a pound total which is. Crazy lightweight and that's something that I really like about these poles is I've been using them for the past several months they're just so light and so easy to use that they. Make traveling with them a really easy one. Of the things that I don't necessarily like about this pole though is the fact that it is that like z shape breakdown. Which I'll go ahead and show you right now let me lower this down push this button in so. Essentially the pole breaks down in this. Since so it makes it a really small. Package to be able to put in your backpack and such but if I'm using this. For a tarp type situation where I am.
Setting up a shelter using trekking. Poles then I don't have as much versatility in being able to drop one. End of the tarp by lowering the length. Or shortening the length of the pole like I can with those 3-piece poles like. The wild horn outfitters ones or like. The other black diamond trail series. That I have so something to think about when you are considering but if you're using a pole like this it's super lightweight to just hike fast really quick distances which essentially this. Distance series from black diamond is. Meant more for that type of setting but. Such a lightweight pole that it's nice to have on the trail for any type of. Activity that you're doing now this does. Have this classic black diamond flick. Lock system to it so if I push that open. Then I'm able to extend this to the different lengths that I have so this pole happens to be the 105 to the 120. Centimeter they do have a shorter one.
Then this and then also a longer one than this looking at the top of the pole you've got a molded Evie a foam and I do. Really like that they put these cutouts. Into the foam so this makes it so it breathes really well on yours. Hand so that you've got not sweaty hands. Every time that you are hiking but let. I explain one thing that I do not like about this pole, in particular, I'm not a. Huge fan of black diamonds system right here where they've got this. Piece of cordage around through the inside of the pole.
Now base typically what this does is when I stick. My hand through it allows for a little bit better articulation but i. Notice that right here on the top of my hand. Or where my thumb wraps around you I kind of digs in and because of this. Is sewn right here it could just be how. I have it set right now but the fact that like that is right on where my hand. Rubs and where I'm trying to push down it does cause a little bit of pain and. Discomfort right on my hand so if I was using the pole just like this lets. See if I came down in this manner which is not the recommended way of using. A trekking pole then it would be more comfortable but coming up through and utilizing the strap around your wrist too. Effectively put the weight on the pole. This type of sit setup with this strap. Is not ideal I do like how I've seen on.
A bunch of other poles even like leki poles and the mountain smith wands lots. Of different brands, this strap will. Attach onto the inside and kind of come. Over the top of itself instead of wrapping around a piece of cordage in for a pole that's almost $200 in price that is. Something that can be kind of frustrating so if we take a look at the bottom end of the pole they does have a. Carbide tip on here and you have them. Option as well with what comes with the pole to be able to switch out this tip to just like kind of standard rubber. Tip but the carbide tip is pretty. Standard for any kind of trekking pole and then with the fact that they break. Down into such a small package is a really cool thing so I'm going to show you this one more time you guys are probably familiar with this and other types of poles but black diamond basically are the brand that.
Revolutionized what trekking poles are. Capable of doing and really good designs. The flick lock is one of theirs. Cool things so really small package and. Then to extend it and set it up to you. Basically, drop those together and then. Slide this top tube down and that gives. Your rigid pull so again a full. Carbon fiber pulls really lightweight the. Pair is just under a pound like I mentioned before I am a little concerned about how this button is gonna hold up. Over time against the carbon fiber but. It should be okay the other carbon fiber pulls that I had been from Foxtel and that pole actually ended up breaking.
Which was pretty unfortunate but there's. A good amount of flex in there, but they are super strong and have a lot of like. Trust in them and they're just a great. Pole, in general, I'm rambling at this. Point but should somebody spend a. A Hundred and eighty dollars on this pole that's totally up to you could get away with other types of. Carbon poles, but they are super lightweight and I think that black diamond really has a great product here well guys so that is the carbon FLZ distance poles from black diamond these.
Things are awesome if you want to spend a hundred and eighty dollars on a set of trekking poles definitely check these out obviously there are other options out there but I think this is a great one to look at so thank you so much for watching guys I'm gonna head back out on the trail and get on hiking and as. Always please subscribe to the channel i. Hope you guys have an awesome day.
4. Gregory Maya 22L Backpack - Women's
Cleanly designed with a minimalist aesthetic, the Gregory Women's Maya 22 Backpack brings functional carrying and streamlined support into your daily commute, weekend hikes, and far-flung travel. The BioSync suspension system not only prevents moisture build-up with its well-ventilated design but moves naturally with your body to prevent uncomfortable pressure points resulting from an overly rigid back panel and shoulder straps.
The top-access main compartment is roomy enough for storing extra layers, daily documents, and other larger items, with an internal zip security pocket for housing keys, cash, and other small necessities. Another innovative feature is the bungee-secured front pocket that expands to accommodate your bike helmet or rain jacket. Ultimately, this lends the Maya 22 the versatility needed for conquering everything from downtown bike commutes to extended travel across widely varying climates.
- Top-access main compartment
- Internal-zip security pocket
- Expandable front pocket holds a helmet or rain jacket
- Side compression with wing for added stability
- BioSync suspension with padded mesh straps
- Item #GRE005U
5. Deuter Airlite 26 SL Backpack - Women's
A true do-it-all daypack, the Deuter Airlite 26 SL Backpack is ready for any adventure on the trail. It's got all the features you need for peak-bagging, ridgeline wandering day hikes, including a comfortable ventilated carry system that makes it easy to bring a pack along on even the hottest days. The AirComfort back system features a flexible frame construction with an air-permeable back and straps, allowing for both breathability and a supportive carry on warm summer hikes.
With enough capacity for a day's worth of snacks, gear, and layers, this pack boasts extra storage thanks to its stretchy side pockets that stash water bottles and snacks and a large external stretch pocket that keeps a waterproof shell close by in case of unexpected downpours. In that event, your pack will stay dry too thanks to its deployable, detachable rain cover keeping your precious cargo safe and dry.
For even more trail convenience, you've got a trekking pole attachment system that lets you keep your hands free on steep summit scrambles, as well as hydration compatibility that allows for easy drinking as you push towards high heights and wide open views.
- Feature-heavy daypack for all of your dawn-to-dusk summer hikes
- AirComfort system provides ventilation on the back and straps
- Compatible with 2 and 3L reservoirs for easy hydration on the trail
- Deployable rain cover keeps your gear dry in wet weather
- Trekking pole carry lets you keep your hands free when you need to
- Stretch pockets on the side and front hold water bottles and layers
- Hipbelt pockets keep snacks within easy reach at all times
- Compression straps, waistbelt, and sternum strap provide stability
- Item #DTR008K
6. LEKI Micro Vario Cor-Tec TA Trekking Poles - Women's
A map, a weather forecast, and a trail guide can only tell you so much—you never really know what's waiting for you on a backpacking trip, but you can stay prepared for it all with the Leki Micro Vario Cor-Tec TA Trekking Poles. These poles have the lightweight, easy packability, and versatile trail performance you need for whatever lies ahead.
Thanks to their Micro Vario folding system they can pack down to just 15 inches, making them easy to lash onto your pack when you need your hands free on rocky scrambles. And they're not just foldable, they've got 8 inches of adjustable range to keep you prepared for changing terrain, as well as an extended non-slip grip that lets you choke up when you come across steep and rocky trails. The soft and ergonomic cork grip delivers a comfortable and supportive hand feel, while a carbide metal tip ensures a steady hold on varying trail surfaces in any conditions.
- Foldable trekking pole with always-reliable trail features
- Poles assemble and break down easily thanks to the Push Button system
- Aluminum construction is light on weight yet super strong
- SpeedLock+ system ensures easy adjustment and a stronghold
- Extended grip lets you choke up on steep upper mountain terrain
- Carbide tip provides grip through changing trail conditions
- Cork grip wicks moisture and offers an excellent feel
- Adjustable strap has a safety release system in case of falls
- Item #LEK007Y
We're taking a closer look at the Leakey micro Vario to core tech lady trekking. Poles these are an excellent option for. Someone who's looking for a collapsible. And lightweight pole that also has a lot of features and is great for travel. Hiking backpacking and anything else you. Can throw at it the standout feature and. The thing I want to talk about first with these poles is just the collapse. Ability so this isn't your traditional. The telescoping pole where all the segments kind of go inside of each other and telescope down this is truly a collapsible pole so as you can see there. Is a central cord that runs through each. Of the sections here and it's very durable but once you set the pole up the. The pole is very strong so again.
Collapsible length collapses down really small easy to throw in your pack in yours. Luggage if you're traveling if you're not using the poles during a particular. Part of your hike you can either lash them to the outside or just throw them right inside the pack so setup is it's. Pretty simple once you get the hang of it again you have that central cord that. Runs through the sections and the first. Think I do is I attach the sections it. Almost reminds me of the way a tent pole is structured so each of the segments. Lock inside of each other and the second.
Think you want to do is find the two. Separate sections here up towards the top of the pole you want to. Separate them and once you have pulled. Then far enough you will hear a positive click and a little button will make itself known they're the first couple. Times you do it might feel like you have to pull on that a little bit harder than you would like but that's just to get a very secure hold so once I do that. I pull it. And you have a positive click now all of. The pole sections are securely connected. To one another this is adjustable. Pole so unlike some other collapsible. Lightweight poles like this it's not. The fixed length you can definitely adjust. From 100 centimeters all the way up to. 120 so you do have a lot of versatility. With this pole and you don't have to. Worry about not getting the correct fit. For your height to adjust the pole right.
Now I have it set at its lowest usable length which is 100 centimeters but it's. Really easy to adjust with Leakey speed. Lock so in order to adjust it all you. Have to do is open the lock adjust it to. Your preferred height I'm gonna adjust it all the way up to 120 centimeters and. When you do that it just it stops here at the top so you know you're at its highest point and then close the lock. With your thumb, it's as easy as that there's no twisting no turning it's just.
Open and closed Leakey uses their argon. Grips for this pole which is a really. High-quality argon ama is comfortable. Handle they definitely don't skimp there. So really great handle on there and. You've got an extended grip here.
So if you want to grip the pole at a different. Height while you're hiking you don't have to make those minor adjustments you don't have to make the adjustments as often if you know just want to grab. The pole at a different height along. With that and on the air can grip you have an egg-shaped top so if you want to. Have your hand on top of the pole you want to palm the pole it really fits. Nicely into the palm of your hand and has some dimpling there and some resistance so it's really easy to grip the top you also have a really. Soft nice woven strap here and it's. Really easy to adjust for your height take the pressure off of your wrists.
With a strap so to adjust this all you. Do is pull up on the top portion of the strap you can make it longer or shorter. And then just pull down on the top and. It locks in it's a really comfortable lightweight soft straps they're going. Down to the tip of the trekking pole Leakey uses their carbide flex tips and what this means is that there is a carbide end it's very durable it's the part that comes into contact with the ground and gives you traction.
And it does come standard with a small performance basket so this is you know definitely a lightweight design come standard on this type of pole but if you. Want to use one of like use other snow. Baskets this is removable so you can. Screw that off and put a bigger basket. On if you choose the important thing to. Now about the carbide flex tips by. Leakey is that this section of the pole in the unlikely event that your pole. Gets stuck between rocks or is put in a position that might seriously damage. Your trekking pole this part is meant to.
Breakaway first it's a lot easier too. Replace the trekking pole tip than it is. To replace your trekking poles altogether so this is a replaceable part. It's also helpful to know that you know. If you use your poles for many years and you do want to replace the tips this is a replaceable part and you. Can get a replacement for it. Leakey does include lightweight stuff sack.
So, when you collapse your poles down you can store them safely inside this is really convenient for travel or. Just for storage, all in all, this is a Really great multifunctional pole you've. Got that durable aluminum cans structure the collapsible lengths of them. Poles make them easy for travel and you've just got a lot of features all in. One pole is the Leakey micro Vario ti core tech lady trekking poles.
7. LEKI Micro Vario Carbon AS Trekking Poles - Women's
Perfect for counting ounces and saving space out on the trail, the Leki Micro Vario Carbon AS Trekking Poles offer ultra-lightweight, adjustable performance for mountaineers, trail-runners, and hikers. The lightweight Aergon Thermo grips have an ovoid shape that's easily palmed or held traditionally, while the rubberized, dimpled tops offer textured grip points and easy-to-adjust straps to provide additional security.
The Dynamic Suspension System (DSS) reduces stress on the joints, muscles, and ligaments, and even reduces the peak impact force to protect your muscles, joints and ligaments. The locking mechanism saves weight and increases collapsibility while still delivering strength and adjustability.
- Lightweight trekking poles for lady hikers going the distance
- Carbon upper shaft keeps weight to a minimum on long hikes
- Aluminum lower shaft adds lightweight durability
- Anti-shock technology reduces wear and tear on your body
- Push-button release mechanism provides quick deployment
- Compact grip specifically designed for the comfort of smaller hands
- Includes a bag for convenient storage in your pack
- Item #LEK007T
We're taking a look at the Leakey micro Vario carbon DSS anti-shock trekking. Poles these are extremely collapsible. Ultra lightweight trekking poles that. Are perfect for your owns counting backpackers travelers who are looking. For trekking poles that really collapse down into luggage and people who are looking for a lightweight pair of trekking poles that don't skimp on any. Features so these are fully featured. Poles the first thing I want to point out here about these poles is they actually do have a shock absorber at the bottom.
So, the DSS in the naming here it. Stands for a dynamic suspension system lake ease put a lot of research and. Development into this feature and there's an elastomer here at the bottom. Close to the point of impact of the. Ground it's lightweight and it's extremely durable so it's not going to. Wear out over a long period of time and the basic function of this shock absorber is really to take out that vibration that you feel through the trekking pole when you're hiking for long days long miles on the trail. Sometimes that vibration that comes.
Through the pole can irritate your wrists your elbows your shoulders and. This just dampens that vibration the. Another standout feature of these poles is that they are extremely collapsible and the way Leakey achieves this is by. Having a very durable cord that runs through all shaft sections of these. Poles and they go together almost like. Tent poles they remind me of the way tent poles are designed and then all you do in order to set them up is stretch. That out and it tensions the cord that's. Inside and makes this very durable there's a push button here that comes. Out once you've got everything set up you can hear that positive click and then you've got an extremely durable pole here so really great design now.
This is carbon fiber so each of these. Shaft sections are extremely lightweight perfect for that ounce can in backpackers and this does have an. Adjustable range these will adjust from. A hundred and ten centimeters all the. Way up to a hundred and thirty centimeters so fully-featured trekking. Pole here on those days where you may be. Climbing or descending and you really want to make quick adjustments it's perfect you can also really just dial in the exact length of trekking poles that you. Need and this is lake ease speed lock. It's an external lock it couldn't be any easier to adjust basically you just. Flick it open with your thumb adjust it. To the proper height and then flick it closed and you've got a really secure lock while we're up here on the grips. You do have an ergonomic Leakey air gan.
Grip there are the thermal grips so you've got really comfortable foam here and the. The thing I really like about foam grips is they work well in all temperatures and in all seasons so in the summer if your. Hands begin to perspire this really. Wicks away sweat and you can keep a. Secure grip there with your hands but. Also in the winter, this material works well with gloves you have an extended. Grip here so if you need to grip the pole at a different spot that's really easy and then you have this egg-shaped top that's really great for palming them.
Top of the pole so a nice wide top there. And then obviously you've gotten adjustable straps they're really comfortable they're lightweight and you can adjust them to just take the strain. Off of your wrists as you're hiking moving down the pole you have Leki's carbide flex tips it's very durable. Tip here and you have that carbide end. So that's going to last a really long time and the thing that's great about these tips is that they do flex a little. But if they're put under a lot of pressure so let's say they're caught between two rocks it's going to take them.
Force away from the actual shaft sections of the poles and this tip is going to take most of that force so it's going to protect the poll it's going to last a long time and they are replaceable you do get just a narrow. Diameter basket here there is a thread. On the tips, so you can take these. Baskets off and put a snow basket on.
There if you need to so with all the features here you get a very lightweight set of poles with that carbon construction they're extremely collapsible so there. Great for travel they're great for those ounce-counting backpackers who don't want to skimp on any features you've got all the adjustability you need in a very comfortable grip they're the Leakey micro Vario carbon DSS anti-shock. Trekking poles. You.
8. 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 a 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.
- Backpack with a minimalist design to tackle your day-long missions
- 26L accommodates tools, extra layers, hydration system, and snacks
- Lightweight design helps to keep you fast and nimble on the trails
- Dyno Lift System features self-equalizing, on-the-fly load lifters
- FlashDry, trampoline back panel is breathable and quick-drying
- Easily accessible pockets allow you to quickly get to your gear
- Reflective webbing provides visibility in low light conditions
- Two tool keepers stash your poles or ice axes when not needed
- Item #TNF05CG
9. Haglofs Spirit 23L Backpack - Women's
The Haglofs Spirit 23L Backpack is a feature-rich technical pack for alpine excursions, day trips in the desert, and every adventure in-between. It features a generous 23L capacity that's roomy enough for layers, lunch, and any other gear you might deem necessary, with a breathable mesh and vented foam suspension system that keeps you comfortable on the toughest trails.
The pack thoughtfully includes a myriad of pockets for keeping need-to-have items close at hand, including an external hydration sleeve and zippered top pocket with key holder. Two side compression straps help you consolidate the load, and the sturdy nylon construction is treated to shed light dirt and rain.
- Technical day pack for exploring hiking trails old and new
- 23L capacity holds plenty of gear for the day's adventure
- Durable nylon fabric is treated to shed light precipitation
- Mesh, padded frame offers comfortable to carry and ventilation
- Attachments let you carry trekking poles or ice axes
- Assorted pockets offer a stash for smaller essentials
- Daisy chain provides spots for lashing extra gear
- Item #HAG00JL
10. Gregory Amber 34L Backpack - Women's
Long days can easily stretch into quick overnights, especially if you packed your sleeping bag in the Gregory Amber 34 Women's Backpack before you set out. If you did, it'll be easy to retrieve it from the zipper at the bottom of this technical, versatile pack, and you won't even have to yank all your layers and food out to get to your bag.
Of course, if you do want to put on a jacket or have a snack, the large U-zipper at the top of the Amber makes everything easy to find, and the stowaway rain cover keeps all your gear dry if your ridgeline traverse takes you under a few afternoon clouds.
- Technical daypack designed for heavy hikes or overnighters
- Capacity suitable for days or overnighters if you're a minimalist
- Removable rain cover shields your gear from wet weather when needed
- Dual attachments for trekking poles and ice axes
- Bottom compression straps connect sleeping pads
- Item #GRE008D
11. The North Face Chimera 18L Backpack - Women's
When you're moving fast and light in the mountains and don't have a lot that you need to bring with you, reach for The North Face Chimera 18L Backpack. Designed to keep you moving unencumbered on the trails, the Chimera features The North Face's Dyno Cinch compression system. This system allows you to make on-the-fly load stabilization and compression adjustments without having to take the pack off.
This is achieved through one-touch lower and upper compression bungees that snug the load close to your body for mobility and comfort on the trail while also shedding grams to keep the pack more lightweight than its competitors. When you're moving fast on strenuous ascents, the FlashDry technology, and breathable back panel keep you cool and comfortable while gear loops and multiple pockets intuitively store your gear.
Finally, both a hydration sleeve and easily accessible water bottle slots provide you with refreshment throughout your hike.
- Agile, lightweight day pack for fast missions in the mountains
- 18L accommodates your essentials without the unnecessary bulk
- Dyno Cinch compression system keeps the load close for stability
- Dyno Cinch features convenient upper and lower one-touch bungees
- The breathable back panel has FlashDry tech for quick-drying comfort
- Stash and zippered pockets help to keep your gear organized
- Gear loops and bungee attachment accommodate trekking poles
- Hydration sleeve, water bottle slots offer on-trail refreshment
- Item #TNF05CK
12. Patagonia Nine Trails 26L Backpack - Women's
Looking for a pack that can hold all the gear you need for a full day in the mountains, but that won't reduce you to a lumbering plank with its bulk? Well, you're in luck with the Patagonia Women's Nine Trails 26L Backpack. This pack is sized for long days trekking through the mountain but is designed to help you stay fluid and free on the trail.
Its extended U-shaped zipper allows access to the entire main compartment at once so you don't have to pull everything out to find what you're looking for. Speaking of the main compartment, it offers enough room for lunch, layers, and a hydration reservoir.
A large stretch pocket on the exterior of the pack keeps your rain shell close at hand, and multiple stash pockets keep sunscreen, lip balm, and headlamps in order. Side compression minimizes bulk, and the padded shoulder harness, adjustable sternum strap, and waist belt ensure a stable fit that won't throw you off balance. And to keep your back from getting drenched with sweat on the ascent, Patagonia equipped this pack with a mono-mesh back panel that allows excellent airflow and prevents moisture buildup.
- Sized and equipped for full days in the mountains
- U-shaped zipper grants easy access to the main compartment
- Coated Cordura fabric is light, durable, and water-resistant
- Massive stretch exterior pocket for additional storage
- Side compression straps manage load and increase stability
- Mono-mesh back panel is extremely breathable
- Padded shoulder harness with sternum strap and waist belt
- Multiple stash pockets keep you organized
- Item #PAT02G4
This is the Patagonia 36 liter nine. Trails backpack like all Patagonia products this backpack is designed for a rugged outdoor use is the largest pack. In the nine trails collection and is ideal for long day trips or for overnight minimalists who like to travel light the body of the pack is constructed from a 4.2 ounce 210 deniers.
Cordura 100% nylon ripstop this material. Is a good mix of weight and durability giving you the abrasion resistance that will keep this pack working as hard as you do without weighing you down too much the lining is constructed from a three. Point three ounces 210 year 100% polyester both the body and the lining. Are treated with a polyurethane coating and a durable water repellent to help. Keep your gear dry it's a top loader. Style pack which allows you to prioritize your gear top to bottom the. Cap has a dry set pocket for easy access to your most frequently used items you. Can actually remove the cap and just use the drawstring top of the bag if you so desire the main compartment has another. Zipper pocket and sleeve.
And port for a water reservoir through the bladder is. Not included it is worth noting that utilizing a bladder will impact your available internal space a full length. Side zipper gives you access to the deeper contents when you're ready to unpack it has a padded bottom to protect. Contents and the stretch woven pocket. That covers the front could be used for. Shoes or other gear similar stretch weaved pockets on the side are ideal for. Smaller water bottles and two zippers.
Pockets near the hip are ideal for smaller items you want easier access to the dual compression straps on the body of the bag let you cinch down the load and secure the pack the straps padded. With a perforated foam can also be tightened with a sternum strap for tuning in fit the hip belt as well padded and ties into the shoulder straps to help distribute the weight the back panel is particularly noteworthy utilizing a three-panel system to balance comfort breathability and support it's got a thermoplastic frame.
With an aluminum spine for customizable. Support and a mixture of monofilament mesh and perforated foam help increase. Airflow and keep your back cool and dry it comes in both small medium and large. Extra-large sizes so are sure to check Patagonia's size chart ideal for hikers. Campers and backpackers who want a balance of storage capacity weight and comfort it's the Patagonia 36 liter nine.
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13. 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.
- Lightweight and agile day pack for fast missions in the mountains
- Dyno Cinch compression system snugs load to the body for stability
- Dyno Cinch features lower and upper compression one-touch pulls
- Adjustable webbing waistbelt cinches the pack close to your body
- The breathable back panel features FlashDry tech for quick-dry comfort
- Zippered and stash pockets organize gear for your day on the trail
- Gear loops and bungee attachment accommodate your trekking poles
- Hydration sleeve, water bottle pockets provide on-trail refreshment
- Item #TNF05CI
14. Lowe Alpine Aeon ND25L Backpack - Women's
Whether it's a four-mile hike to get to the crag or your packing a picnic for the summit, Lowe Alpine's Aeon ND25L Backpack is just the right size for a day hike and a little more. Large enough to fit a rack and rope comfortably, or a lightweight overnight set up, this pack is the perfect all-in-one day pack. The Flexion lightweight and ultra-thin shoulder system contours to your body and evens out the weight, while the TriShield nylon construction is abrasion-resistant and designed for tough environments— both allowing you to swiftly climb over rock fields and under fallen trees with confidence. The AirContour back panel gives you exceptional airflow on longer hikes with a heavier pack and easily adjusts for a custom fit.
- Technical day pack for hiking, climbing, and mountaineering
- Durable abrasion-resistant material can handle tough exposure
- Ultra-thin, lightweight, and stretch shoulder straps easily contours
- Full-contact back support offers ample breathability and even support
- Various pockets and gear attachment system organizes and holds gear
- Hydration compatibility is easy to store water on the go
- Women's specific fit is anatomically compatible with the female body
- Item #LWA005T
15. Deuter Guide Lite SL 28L Backpack - Women's
Not only does the Deuter Women's Guide Lite 28 SL Backpack save weight with its sleek, alpine-ready design, but it's built to fit lady mountaineers for ultimate comfort during challenging climbs and long backcountry tours.
The women-specific SL fit, lightweight materials, and versatile features on this alpine pack ensure a superior fit during the long approach, icy ascent, and demanding descent. Even when fully loaded, the Alpine Back system keeps the load solid and balanced with its Delrin frame, adjustable waist belt, and removable padding.
- A women's backpack for climbing and mountaineering
- Alpine Back system keeps pack solid and balanced
- Hydration compatibility with hose entry port
- The top lid contains zippered valuables pocket
- Compression straps, ice ax loops, and ski straps
- Item #DTR004T
So the new guide like 32 plus in a drink. / guides we have robust fabric side. Zippers adjustable ski loose and you. No daisy changing the mainly decided the purpose of water when you go to this right here you get rid of the baby zippers lose the side access and go. To lighter without age fabric lighter weight bottom still has a modern I such attachment loop on there but ice this attachment is not adjusted just I've just finished going back all the attention there is to produce the pain back.
16. Salewa Alp Trainer 30+3L Backpack - Women's
Hit the trail for a long midsummer hike or a weekend hiking and camping mission knowing that the Salewa Alp Trainer 30+3L Backpack will keep you operating at your peak and keep you prepared for anything. The Air Fit 2.0 and Split shoulder straps combine to keep the air flowing between you and your pack which helps prevent heat build up.
That heat build-up leads to a sweaty back and wet clothes that make hiking uncomfortable. A cool back only helps when you have enough internal capacity and organization to stay prepared for anything the trail can throw at you, luckily the Alp Trainer does not skimp in that area. A large top loading pocket holds all your big items while a plethora of on the go pockets, gear attachment straps, pole fasteners, and a hydration system exit keep you moving quickly and in comfort.
- Technical pack that can handle two to three days on the trail
- Top access is quick and easy so you can get back to walking
- Air Fit 2.0 keeps your back dry while evenly distributing weight
- Split shoulder straps are lightweight and encourage airflow
- Twin compression system compresses the pack for fast movement
- Pole fasteners and on the go pockets keep your gear organized
- Side mesh pocket and hydration system exit keep your fluids nearby
- Item #SFW008P
17. Gregory Sula 28L Backpack - Women's
When the sun is out, head for the hills for a day hike with the Gregory Sula 28 Backpack. Crafted with a rugged nylon body, this lightweight day pack features the low profile VaporSpan ventilation system that uses a proprietary leaf-spring lower back design to fit comfortably to all back shapes.
EVAP moisture-wicking technology provides a cool and comfortable back panel no matter the weather conditions or how steep the ascent is. Additionally, the Sula 28 is equipped with a multiplicity of pockets, compression straps, trekking pole attachments, and internal hydration sleeve so you can go anywhere and do anything with ease.
- Highly capable pack for getting outside and going on a day hike
- 28L accommodates everything you'll need for a successful day out
- VaporSpan ventilation system offers support and air circulation
- EVAP moisture-wicking provides cool back panel in any conditions
- EVA padded shoulder straps ensure carrying comfort during the hike
- Front zippered pocket with padded liner protects glasses and phones
- Internal hydration sleeve allows you to stay hydrated as you hike
- Bottom and side compression stabilizes load for a comfortable carry
- Item #GRE009N
18. Ultimate Direction FastpackHer 20L Backpack - Women's
Designed for keeping things moving on the trail, the fast packer 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.
- Technical pack for fast-and-light days on the trail
- Nylon ACE RIP fabric provides superior abrasion resistance
- DWR treatment sheds light precipitation
- InfiKnit mesh harness and back panel provide airflow
- Roll-top closure adjusts pack size and seals out moisture
- Main compartment zipper provides easy gear access
- Dual sternum straps adjust vertically and horizontally
- Loops store your ice tools or trekking poles
- Item #ULD003R
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 them. 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. A 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 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 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 pretty. The huge difference so this is nearly half the weight of the wire back which is an incredible saving 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 it 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 liters 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 liters in there now but you can. Basically just not roll it down as much and sitting maybe another five liters. 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.
A 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 this 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 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 to 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 cliff 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 them. 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 taken.
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 clip-able 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.
19. Deuter Futura Pro SL 38L Backpack - Women's
On average, women have shorter torsos than men; Deuter kept this in mind while designing the Women's Futura Pro 38 SL Backpack for a precise fit specifically for women. Its AirComfort Sensic Pro wraps the sturdy steel frame in padded mesh for extreme comfort on rough trails, and the Active Comfort Fit system adjusts the shoulders and waist belt vertically and horizontally for a fit specific to your contours.
The Futura Pro also has a hydration-compatible sleeve and trusty hiking pole attachments that will get you through a weekend backpacking trip. Features like the top-loading construction make it easy to pack the Vario to the brim. Ripstop nylon material shows that Deuter knows what kind of durability you need on your hikes.
Control sweaty-back syndrome when you head out for that five-mile jaunt to the talus fields of Chaos Canyon with the Deuter's custom Aircomfort system. This design creates a separation between you and the pack for optimal stability on long hikes and reduction of sweat.
- Overnight backpack built specifically for women
- 38L capacity sits on the smaller side of overnight backpacks
- AirComfort Sensic Pro presses padded mesh at shoulders and waist
- Active Comfort Fit adjusts vertically and horizontally
- Rain cover protects valuables from wet weather
- Internal sleeve sized for 3L hydration reservoirs
- Attachments for ice axes or trekking poles
- Item #DTR006E
Thinking the right pack can seem like a very overwhelming experience for a lot. Of reasons, there are so many packs in the market it's kind of hard to narrow down which one is right for you I like. To look at three things when I'm picking it back first what's my purpose I want. To make sure if I'm doing day hikes overnight trips I'm using it as a carry-on that it fits that specific reason then it needs to fit me and fit. My body to make sure that it's dispersing all the weight properly and finally, I wanted to be as comfortable as it can be when I first moved to Alaska. This was the pack that I picked up it was Deuter future pro-34-liter SL which. Sl on the Deuter brand is a pack line. That is designed specifically to fit a woman's body daughter is a German based.
The brand they've been in the backpacking industry for 110 years they have several. Lines of packs and what they pride. Themselves on is their air ventilation system their packs are equipped with. This lightweight mesh system. According to the company keeps you from. Sweating it keeps your a cut your sweat down by about 25% now as I mentioned. It's important for a pack to fit you properly and there are two main areas. Where that's true. It's important that your pack fit in. Your shoulders and in your waist because that's where you're going to be carrying the weight now this is the SL meaning. That it is designed specifically for women's body so that's a number of. Different features the waist belt is smaller than say a man's pack to accommodate that women are oftentimes smaller you also have slimmer shoulder straps. And they carry in a different way and then you have a smaller wound mostly.
Have smaller torsos and so the s outfits. Petite torso one of the things that i. Found that I like pack opposed to a lot of packs is I find that it's really easy to tighten it and. It's also really easy to reduce it so. Say you're layering you put on a coat and you need to loosen it a little bit you just kind of flip these back or you. Take off that jacket and you need to tighten it a little bit more it's able to do that there are a number of. Different features in this pack pockets. Galore which is what we always like to see on packs you've got this top pocket. Which is perfect for gear that you're. Gonna want to access quite frequently then if you flip it open you actually. Have this SOS card which gives you important SOS survival advice which is. Kind of cool you also have this interior. Pocket on the lid which is designed to. Keep your valuables safe so I often put things in here that I don't maybe want to access for the entire trip so keys my. Wallet my id anything like that.
Now speaking of keys on the top lid the pack actually does come with a key chain that you can hook your keys to however i. Find that it's not something that I use very frequently which also pockets on. The side I can put the ear in there you got. These mesh pockets that hold water one. On either side and this side, it also has. That gear pocket now this is older. Model so it does have this front pocket.
Which is an available on some of the newer models however all the models. Have this bottom compartment. That they call the sleeping bag compartment now if you take that out you. Can see it's a separate compartment but you can also unzip it and it gives you access to the rest so you can use it away there's a number of attachments. That comes with Deuter packs you can get attachments to carry ice picks or. Trekking poles as well there's as well. These that you can attach carbines to. To carry other types of beer with you. Whether it's your coffee mug or something on the top one thing that i. Tend to use this pack for is carry-on. And also it's a great overnight pack if you're staying in like a hut or a cabin. So I've assembled some gear to kind of give you an idea of how much this 34. Liter pack and pull so I do have it.
The hydration bladder is compatible so I already have my 3-liter hydration bladder in there the hose goes through. The top out the back and then you can. Clip it with this velcro and you can. Actually, remove it and clip it to either side whatever is more comfortable for you do we have that in there already. You've got our sleeping bag in the bottom we're gonna throw in our thermos. Our jet boil. A pack of some extra layers you can see. It starts to get a little bit tight. And finally every tooth throw in but a. Day and that's worth food so you can see. That is tight at 34 liters is all off. That but we do still have room in the bottom, so we have a number of options we could stuff more stuff under there, or we can unzip it, and we can make it one large compartment now we talked about.
Our lid without easy access exterior. Pocket this I tend to put things like a. Gps in a satellite communication device. And always twitter paper now of course. There would be other odds and ends that you would probably carry with you and there is still room in here you have. Some room in our side pockets as well definitely could put headlamps lighters. Things like that other snacks um but. It's starting to get a little bit full but you could definitely it's a great weekend bag now one of my favorite features of this pack is the rain cover. So say it starts to sprinkle a little bit outside you just unzip the bottom. Pull out the rain cover that's actually. Attached by a clip pull it. Over your pack, it fits perfectly. And you are ready to go sprinkle stop. It's easy to take off one thing I really. Like is placement I like that it's at.
The very bottom and I also really like. That it has a clip say you're doing a little bit of bushwhacking you're crawling with your branches or things on a rough trail it just touches and rips. Off which it had happened before it's. Still connected so it seems like you don't quite use it this often than you. Just back it back in the big shot. And you are good to go now as i. Mentioned I would say that this is the perfect pack for say a weekend trip if. You're staying in a cabin if you're staying in the hot it's perfect for day trips where you need a little bit of extra space it's not necessarily the. Perfect just day pack with friends. Because it is a little bit heavy at.
Almost 4 pounds so you probably wouldn't want to carry that if you didn't need to however it was the very first pack that I owned and I used it exclusively for. About three years before picking up some. Other packs some smaller packs and some bigger packs and now I find that I use this exclusively for day trip activity. So berry picking or fishing are the. Primary uses that I use it for but I do enjoy the Deuter brand I like the slim. Fit the style for women I think it fits me. Very well and I have other women friends that it fits as well and I would. Definitely, recommend and ain't yours. Local store and trying it out. And see if it's the right back for you.
When it comes to buying any kind of gear, your choice should ultimately come down to what works best for you. For example, some women find that men's or unisex backpacks are actually better suited to the body, so it is important to consider all the options. In the end, there is hardly ever one “best” choice for everyone, and you know your body better than anyone else.
We, in turn, tested the best mountaineering equipment for girls and hope that it will help you.