Women's Gear

posted Oct 16, 2018, 5:36 PM by Paul Wagner
Backpacking gear has come a long way over the years, but it still falls way short of what we should expect.  And this article by Kate Worteck for Elle really caught our attention.  It's well written, funny, and spot on.  Here's how it starts:

Last fall, a friend and I were packing up for a weekend of backpacking in the Desolation Wilderness. She's a badass professional guide and I work in the outdoor industry, so naturally we started comparing gear—which led to a list of all of the gear we'd passed on buying because it was only available in "girl colors." At times, we've both resorted to shopping in the boys' section of REI (size-wise, it turns out that I'm either a slim woman or a very strapping 12-year-old boy).

And here's a link to the rest of the story: