Sunset – Night Hiking Gear For Women

This list of gear is intended for every woman.  

There are three levels to shop Distance, Weekend and Day Hiking gear.

All links are to REI, which offers a 1-year no questions return policy.  Order online and exchange/return in the store if you need.

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The Distance Hiker 

For women who are serious about safety, fitness and hiking. 

Pros

  • Best quality
  • Lightest weight
  • Best brands
  • Longest lasting
  • Used by the professionals

Cons

  • Most expensive
  • Hard to find in stores

Conclusion:

The Distance Hiker options are a compilation of the best of the best gear designed for women who hike and want to look great, feel comfortable and get years of rugged use out of their equipment.

The Weekend Hiker

For women who would like to be safe while occasionally  hiking. 

Pros

  • Better quality
  • Lighter weight
  • Some name brands
  • Should last a few seasons

Cons

  • More expensive
  • Lack the little extras

Conclusion:

The Weekend Hiker options are a list of my favorite get-the-job-done gear.  Some of it might be flashy, but all of it is conscience of budget and quality.

The Day Hiker

For women who are new to hiking and unsure if they will continue.

Pros

  • Inexpensive options
  • Have at home
  • Nothing to stop you

Cons

  • Low quality
  • Replace seasonally
  • Heavier to carry
  • Not quite right equipment

Conclusion:

The Day Hiker options are for the woman who is new to hiking or wants to make the most of what she already has.  These suggested gear are about the essentials and minimizing the amount of  storage required.


The Distance Hiker

The Distance Hiker gear list for women is a compilation of the best of the best gear designed for women who hike and want to look great, feel comfortable and get years of rugged use out of their equipment.

Women's hiking shoe solomon
Hiking Shoes For Women

Salomon X Ultra 3 Low GTX Hiking Shoes

Waterproof and breathable, great heel fit (foot won't slip!), comfortable and great traction.

This shoe really has it all.

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Treeline Micro Crew Cushion - Blue
Hiking Socks For Women

Darn Tough Treeline Micro Crew Socks

Not only are these socks comfortable and made from high quality wool, but Darn Tough offers a LIFETIME guarantee!  It's legit, if you ever have an issue send your socks back to Vermont and they send you a brand new pair.

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Daypack Backpack For Women

Osprey Skimmer 28 Hydration Pack

This pack has tons of useful space.  It has a great shape to it and offers great versatility.  This was highly recommended to me by a camper this summer and she was right!

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Hydration Bladder

Osprey Hydraulics Reservoir - 3 Liters

I absolutely love-love-love this hydration reservoir!  Three (3) liters is the perfect capacity for me and the closure and quick release devices are dependable and useful.  I store mine in the freezer between uses to extend its life.

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Headlamp

Petzl Actik Core Headlamp

This headlamp offers a whopping 450 lumens with both diffuse and beam white LED settings as well as a great-for-camp red LED light.  The lights dim and the battery pack is rechageable.  All-around a great way to light up your night!

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The Weekend Hiker

The Weekend Hiker options are a list of my favorite get-the-job-done gear.  Some of it might be flashy, but all of it is conscience of budget and quality.

Hiking Shoes For Women

Saucony Peregrine ISO Trail Runner

These are my go-to trail shoe.  All I have to say is that I have the feet of a gecko when I wear these. I absolutely love them.

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Hiking Socks For Women

Smartwool Hiking Socks

Smartwool is known for its soft Merino wool.  These are great sock for just about anything outdoors

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Daypack Backpack For Women

Gregory Maya 16 Pack

Gregory makes quality products designed to withstand rugged trail life.  This pack has great hip belts and lumbar support - its like a hug! With pockets for your goodies, comfortable straps and trim profile it is my favorite day (or night) pack.

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Hydration Bladder

Osprey Hydraulics Reservoir - 3 Liters

I absolutely love-love-love this hydration reservoir!  Three (3) liters is the perfect capacity for me and the closure and quick release devices are dependable and useful.  I store mine in the freezer between uses to extend its life.

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Headlamp

Petzl Actik Core Headlamp

This headlamp offers a whopping 450 lumens with both diffuse and beam white LED settings as well as a great-for-camp red LED light.  The lights dim and the battery pack is rechageable.  All-around a great way to light up your night!

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