Mammut Lithia Speed 15L Backpack - Women's
Truly a multi-talented pack, the Mammut Women's Lithia Speed 15 Backpack is the smallest pack in the Lithium family, and is perfect for everything from trail running and hiking to multi-pitch climbing. As tough as it is lightweight, the 70D nylon 3line ripstop fabric provides a resilient design that withstands abrasive surfaces, while also keeping the bulk of your pack to a minimum. Then, the well-ventilated and cushioned Contact Vent back system uses 3D EVA foam to help carry the load with breathable comfort, just as the shoulder padding does as well.
Its shorter back length and shoulder straps are specifically designed for the female figure, but are easily adjustable to meet your specifications. With plenty of room for your ropes, shoes, layers, gloves, and lunch, the main compartments easily stores all of your daily gear, while its hydration-compatible design prevents you from going thirsty on the trail. And when the adventure turns from a trail into a light boulder scramble, attach your trekking pole to the carrier for freed up hands.
Osprey Packs Tempest 20L Backpack - Women's
Your last adventure race went something like this: you navigated on foot through a labyrinth of trees until you reached a river, hopped in your canoe and paddled over to where your mountain bike was waiting, jumped on your bike and pedaled over a mountain pass. Or maybe this just described one of your typical weekend days. Whatever the case, the Osprey Women's Tempest 20 Backpack is a perfect lightweight companion for your adventurous day exploits. This panel-loading backpack holds up to twenty pounds of gear and water, and keeps things organized in convenient pockets. It features a women-specific fit and breathable, cushioned comfort to keep you from conjuring visions of chucking the bag downriver before you reach the end of your journey.
The hip-belt's ErgoPull adjustment makes it easy to tighten or loosen on the fly, and the shoulder straps, harness position, and sternum strap can also be adjusted for a perfect fit tailored to your anatomy and load. The ventilating ridged foam back panel keeps you fresh while padding your back through long day hikes or multi-sport excursions. A pull-out LidLock helmet attachment fits through the vents on your bike helmet to secure it to the front of the pack, loop and bungee attachments hold tools and trekking poles, and multiple smaller pockets hold items you'd like to quickly access.
Evolv Cruzer Psyche Approach Shoe - Women's
Your stoke is high in the sky today, so slip into the Evolv Women's Cruzer Psyche Approach Shoe and stroll on over to the climbing crag to hop on the good old project. The Cruzer Psyche keeps your foot comfy so your stoke remains high when you reach the crag. Its Trax sole uses the same rubber as your Evolv climbing shoes, so you already know how it climbs when there are obstacles between you and your redpoint.
Evolve men's cruiser approached shoe. Canvassed rubber soul barefoot friendly moisture wicking microfiber lined memory foam insole for lasting comfort thin koushik minimal drop flat eva mid sole folding heel for slipper like convenience heel pull tab for clipping to harness or backpack sitting at the. Intersection of performance and casual the cruiser is a versatile minimalist tool that will challenge your imagination the cruiser can be worn laced up or slipped on for quick / casual missions. You can scramble up slaps or clip them. On your harness when climbing a multi-pitch route to cruise down sketchy descents in comfort a wolf sports and designs co is. Dedicated to creating cutting edge performance climbing shoes and high traction footwear of the highest quality their climbing shoes are assembled in. Usa and they are proud to sponsor world-class athletes like chris sharma chris linder and many more they as well. Take pride in their world-class research and development team who thoughtfully design innovative products while continuously improving on existing models they also offer more veg and. Friendly styles than any other climbing shoe company in the world. I walk around barefoot everywhere and. Wear shoes only when i have to my. All-time favorite shoes are the new balance minimalist tr 1-0 trail runners can i own for almost dead from constant. Outdoors use pairs of those my feet are extremely wide ex strong and. I have fantastic arches so when i buy. Shoes i look for three things comf orta. Ble cmi ni mal c durable bre thought the. Evolved cruiser approach shoes would fit these three requirements read my review. Below br - - - - - br sty le 5/5 br -. Br p ro s pre wear these shoes to. Most places have worked at the club and. When i go out and i always get complimented on them i love the ease. With which i can adjust the stretchy shoelaces which have yet to come undone by themselves i can't stay on the floor too long so these shoes take care of my. Frequent cravings to climb stuff with confidence, and they do it in style brb rcon sbr none really dig the. Minimalist elegant look the rbr - - - -. — prsti ckin ess 3/5 br - - - - - brb rp. R os br when shoe is clean and dr yc it. Lose to cement and asphalt however br co and sb are they perform. Horribly on wet or dusty surfaces like gravel playgrounds the dust covering most of the soul and rendering its grip useless to jump on metallic or painted /. Chrome surfaces they may perform better. On granite eck which my rating does not yet reflect the rbr — — br durability 4/5 br br. Pr os br i ve had the shoes for a few. Weeks in the soul and fabric show hardly anywhere they get dusty really quick lit. But a few pets on the shoe clears it rights out br co ns bri I'm afraid to. Use these for any actual climbing outings because i don't think the canvas will hold that's how i destroyed my saucony bullet veg and shoes see but I'm. Reluctant to get a pair to kill given the issues I've had so far other users. Aren't having problems in this regard br. Br — br design 4/5 br — br pr os br. Very sturdy not sure about abrasion. Resistance haven't taken it to the cracks yet the shoes can be squished it. Taking up almost no space inside bag otherwise the heel pull tab was a most welcoming addition and shoes are very light heel folds and can wear shoes as. Slippers br see ons br the length of. The shoe is true to size x y some. Reviewers recommend going one-to-one see five sizes larger on this shoe the. Microfiber lining is slippery when wearing polyester based socks not good. For the ankles when jumping up rock hillsides see and cotton socks are too thick for this shoe which is a bummer because cotton socks provide me with better grip and keep my feet drier the. Right shoe felt much smaller than then left i also did not like the split. Tongue field but wearing socks makes it bearable brbrbr fit one v br — br pr. Os br none br co ns br out-of-the-box. They were horribly tight the only way i could fit my feet was by taking off the. Insole and stretching the guts out of the fabric the length is true to size x. Is not a shoe for those of us with really wide feet my foot spread is wider. Then the shoe itself my feet suffered quite a busy and just when i thought it was paying off the paper like mid sole started peeling away i thought removing the bottom part of the insole would help but my feet were exhausted and achy after weeks of trying to stretch the shoe and i was forced to find the most minimalist insole i could find after trial and error see i went. For the super feet carbon insole which took virtually no space inside the show yet provided outstanding protection this. Will cost these shoes between one and two stars i shouldn't have to go buy insoles. That are more expensive than the shoe itself br fi nal verdict brits a good. Pair of shoes minimalist ish and seems. Durable but in my case eket was definitely not comfortable and i had to go through more time and money in order to make my monster feet feel like home in them i like the lucy and the fact. That i can feel the terrain with more grip than other shoes i own except my 510 war hawks.
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.
Salewa Mountain Trainer WS 22L Backpack - Women's
When you're hiking fast and tackling strenuous ascents, you need the Salewa Mountain Trainer WS 22L Backpack to keep you cool as you push yourself to the limits. Its Contact Flow Fit carrying system keeps the pack close to your body for mobility, yet ensures that your back remains dry with its 3D air channels that keep air flowing as you make your way to the summit. The lightweight split shoulder straps also increase airflow to keep you cool while also providing you with enhanced arm mobility for those tough scrambles. As you scramble, the sophisticated Twin Compression System allows for easy volume adjustment so you can stabilize and center your load at all times. Its 22L holds your snacks and extra layers in it's on-the-go pockets while pole fastening straps and a daisy chain allow you to bring along all your gear.
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.
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.
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.