Women's Hiking

May 19, 2009
Outside Magazine
Women's hiking gear

   Photo: Photograph by Shana Novak

1. SIERRA DESIGNS ISOTOPE JACKET This waterproof-breathable piece scrunches down to the size of a baseball. $130; sierradesigns.com

2. EDDIE BAUER SPORT HALF-ZIP MOCKNECK A multi-day raft trip failed to foul up this naturally stink-free zip tee. $50; eddiebauer.com

3. HIGHGEAR AXIO MINI STAY on track with this water-resistant altimeter watch with barometer, thermometer, and chronograph. $125; highgear.com

4. MOUNTAIN HARDWEAR NITROUS JACKET Highly packable 800-fill down. And a touch of style. In other words, perfect! $220; mountainhardwear.com

5. MISSION PLAYGROUND TOUR HAT Cute and practical. $24; missionplayground.com

6. MOVING COMFORT EXCURSION TANK This extra-long polyester-and-spandex tank is soft enough to sleep in. $36; movingcomfort.com

7. OUTDOOR RESEARCH FRESCOE TEE A flattering, earth-friendly, and slightly stretchy shirt. $45; outdoorresearch.com

8. OAKLEY EMBRACE Trail-ready, but stylish enough for town. $160; oakley.com

9. ROYAL ROBBINS BACKCOUNTRY SHORTS Cut from wrinkle-resistant nylon, with a perfect not-too-short, not-too-long five-inch inseam. $45; royalrobbins.com

10. SMARTWOOL PHD OUTDOOR LIGHT MINI SOCKS Extra material in high-impact zones makes them extra durable. $16; smartwool.com

11. LOWA ZEPHYR GTX LO Tough Cordura paneling + a waterproof Gore-Tex membrane = burly enough for any trail. $165; lowaboots.com

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