Spring 2014 Women's Hiking Gear Guide

After Bite Itch Eraser

We have collected hundreds of product ideas this spring to find some of the best hiking gear available for women. Over the past few years more and more companies have taken notice of women and have created better women's specific gear. Women do not have to settle for "pink it and shrink it" anymore and this guide proves it. The first product isn't necessarily for women only but it is definitely a great product for hiking in the outdoors. Also we are giving away a bug/first aid kit to one lucky winner. Read more to find out how to enter. 

After Bite 

After Bite's, new and improved formula gently relieves insect bites and stings using baking soda for maximum soothing and comfort. Kid-safe After Bite provides instant relief for bites from mosquitoes, biting flies, ticks, fleas bees and other common insects. The portable tube fits nicely in any pack, pocket, or beach bag and ready for your warm weather adventures and is easy to use with an convenient applicator tip. Thanks to the Tender Corp we are giving away a bug/first aid kit. This giveaway includes one After Bite Itch Eraser, a Natrapel insect repellent and an Ultra Light Watertight First Aid Kit .7.

Features: 

• Instant & Permanent Relief From Itching & Pain 

• Proprietary formula works on a wide variety of insect bite 

• Simple to Apply 

• Applicator tip makes local, no-mess application a breeze. 

• Pharmacist-Preferred 

• Endorsed by experts, so you know it works. 

• Portable Relief 

• Applicator tube is perfect for packs, pockets, or purses. 

• MSRP: $3.99 

http://www.tendercorp.com/insect-products/insect-bite-sting-treatments/after-biter-new-improved.html

SmartWool NTS Micro 150 teeSmartWool NTS Micro 150 Tee 

The new Next-to-Skin (NTS) Micro 150 tops were tested in and inspired by the mountains. The NTS Micro 150 tops are designed to maximize the inherent benefits of Merino fibers – temperature regulation, moisture management, and odor control – while also providing maximum comfort through fit, form and function. All day comfort is an additional goal so garments are backpack compatible with no chafe seam placement. The NTS Micro 150 tops are constructed from SmartWool’s lightest weight fabric to date and are packable with refined finishes on women’s options such as sturdy, stretchable merrow stitching and lay-flat elastictrims. The women’s options are: NTS Micro 150 Cami, Tank, Pattern Tank, Tee Pattern Tee, Crew, Pattern Crew. 

Features: 

• Form Fit 

• Jersey knit - UPF 30 Pointelle knit- UPF 25 

• Side seams wrap to front for body enhancing fit 

• Tagless interior logo for next-to-skin comfort 

• Materials: Jersey - 100% Merino Wool; Pointelle - 98% Merino Wool, 2% Nylon 

• MSRP: $55.00-$80.00 

http://www.smartwool.com/clothing/baselayers/womens-nts-micro-150-tee.html

Salomon Minim PantsSalomon Minim Pant  

One of the best things about these pants are how they move with you. The Minim Pant is durable and also features strategic stretch panels for breathability and comfort. The pant offers clean lines and built to last for years of adventure. ACTILITE wicks moisture away from the body and dries quickly, while ClimaUV 50+ provides protection against UVA & UVB to protect skin from the sun. 

Features: 

• Breathability 

• Durability 

• Fast drying 

• Fabrics: CLIMAUV™ 50+, ACTILITE™ 

• Waistband: Waist belt 

• Pockets: 2 open hand pockets,1 zipped pocket,1 leg pocket 

• Fit: Active fit 

• Weight: 200 g ǀ 7.05 (women’s size M) 

• MSRP: $120.00 

http://www.salomon.com/us/product/minim-pant-w.html

Gramicci Yosemite Rocket Dry PantsGramicci Yosemite Rocket Dry Pants 

The Yosemite is an incredible addition to the Gramicci line. Urban inspired meet original Rocket Dry - the Yosemite can be worn styled up with boots or styled down with flip flops. Rocket Dry Nylon the fastest drying, light, ultra high density weave that feels like cotton. Gramicci uses low impact dyes in these pants which enables them to reduce water and energy use by 55%.  

Features: 

• City Fit - Medium rise; fitted through the thigh; tapered at the hem; ankle length; perfect for any type of shoe. 

• Zipper fly with button closure. 

• Dual front and back pockets with zipper closure. 

• Rib cuff. 

• Cargo style pocket with zipper closure. 

• 27" Inseam. 

• UPF 30 protection from harmful solar rays. 

• Wash separately in cold water before wearing. 

• 100% Rocket Dry Nylon 

• MSRP: $68.00 

http://www.gramicci.com/shop/yosemite-rocket-pant-p-11023.html

adidas Hiking Wandertag Jacketadidas Hiking Wandertag Jacket 

One of the things that stood out to me when first seeing this jacket was the price. For under $100, this jacket will provide protection on those days when the sun doesn’t shine. This is done by using adidas’s climaproof storm for lightweight, breathable protection from wind and rain. It also features front pockets, an internal pocket and a soft mesh lining. 

Features: 

• climaproof® storm provides lightweight, breathable protection from wind and rain 

• Front welt pockets; Internal security pocket; Ventilation pockets 

• Full zip with stand-up collar and drawcord-adjustable hood 

• Mesh lining; Hook-and-loop adjustable sleeve cuffs 

• Drawcord hem 

• 100% nylon ripstop 

• MSRP: $99.00 

http://www.adidas.com/us/product/womens-outdoor-hiking-wandertag-jacket/

La Sportiva Thunder III GTX WLa Sportiva Thunder III GTX W

The Thunder III GTX is a traditional leather hiking boot with some new, modern features to make long miles comfortable every step of the way. A Vibram River outsole with La Sportiva’s Impact Brake System provides comfort while the Gore-Tex Comfort Lining allows for waterproof breathable protection. The molded rubber heel stabilizer gives excellent ankle support on rough terrain as well.

Features:

• Weight: 18.62 oz.

• Last: Women's Trango 2

• Upper: Nubuck Leather/ Cordura®/ Molded rubber heel reinforcement

• Lining: Gore-Tex® Performance Comfort

• Midsole: Dual-Density Trailon

• Insole: 4mm TrailFlex w/ half steel shank

• Sole: Vibram® River w/ Impact Brake System™

• Sizes: 36 - 43 (half sizes)

• MSRP: $185.00

http://www.sportiva.com/products/footwear/hikingbackpacking/thunder-iii-gtx-wmns

Farm To Feet Boulder Farm to Feet Boulder 

Farm To Feet really takes “Made in the USA” one step further by using raw materials sourced from the United States. This includes the American-grown wool, nylon and elastic as well as the paper and inks used in the packaging. The Boulder is a traditional lightweight hiking sock in a crew cut. It is a lightweight sock with full density cushioning on the bottom of the foot. 

Features: 

• 100% Seamless Toe Closure 

• 100% Comfort Compression Fit 

• Weight: Light 

• Height: Crew 

• Cushion Zone: Bottom of Foot 

• Cushion Type: Full Density 

• Materials: 70% US Merino Wool, 29% US Nylon, 1% US Spandex 

• MSRP: $18.00 

http://farmtofeet.com/socks/boulder/

Gregory Maya 32Gregory Maya 32 

The Maya 32 is a women specific pack that is perfect for your spring hiking adventures. This pack is big enough to hold extra clothing for sporadic spring weather or all day hikes. It could double as an ultralight overnight pack as well. BioSync suspension technology lets it flex and move with you as it distributes the weight of your gear. Some of the main features of this pack are a top-loading main compartment, stretch front pocket, dual external side pockets, quick-access waist belt pockets and hydration sleeve. 

Features: 

• BioSync Suspension technology to keep the pack moving with you for unrestricted motion 

• Women’s-specific design 

• Top-loading main compartment with quick-draw top closure and side slash zipper access 

• Compression lid with single, quick-action anodized aluminum hook closure 

• External zip lid pocket with key clip 

• Stretch front pocket 

• Dual external side pockets 

• Dual quick-access waist belt pockets 

• Under-lid zip stash pocket 

• Hydration sleeve with external access 

• Dual low-profile front daisy chains 

• Dual hideaway ice axe/trekking pole loops 

• Four bottom lash points 

• Shoulder strap sunglass loop and hydration tube clip 

• Integrated, quick-attach color-matched rain cover 

• MSRP: $149.00 

http://gregorypacks.com/en/GM384_cfg.html?dwvar_GM384__cfg_gmp_color=fresh_pink#start=6

Bolle SoldenBolle Solden 

For 2014, Bolle has brought a new line of women's glasses that are not only feminine but functional as well. Inspired by must-see looks at high-fashion resorts, the chic yet sporty Solden makes a strong statement. With its fine lines and wrap-around shape, this sunglass was designed for active women with an eye for style. While out hiking or a night on the town, the Solden sunglasses are the ideal combination of sophistication, comfort and protection. 

Features: 

• Anti-Fog and Polarized Sport Sunglass 

• Polycarbonate Lenses made from premium grade resin, 20 x more impact resistant than glass, 3 x lighter 

• Oleophobic/hydrophobic lens treatment repels dirt, grease and water spots 

• Frames made from the finest B88 Nylon - exceedingly strong, yet lightweight and flexible 

• Offers 100-percent UVA and UVB protection 

• MSRP: $69.99-$99.99 

http://shop.bolle.com/c/sunglasses_view-all_solden

Avex BrazosAvex 25 oz. Brazos AUTOSEAL Water Bottle 

This bpa free water bottle is the perfect companion for just about anyone.  Whether you are hiking with it or putting it next to your laptop at your desk you can be confident that it will not spill with Avex's patented AUTOSEAL lid.  Easy to operate with one hand while on the go, and the bottle becomes perfectly sealed if you let go of the button on the back.  

Features: 

• This BPA-free plastic water bottle has no cap to remove, no spout to open – making it perfect for one-handed use during activities. 

• This water bottle features patented AUTOSEAL spill-proof & leak-proof technology - simply press the button to sip and release to automatically seal.  

• The AUTOSEAL lid automatically seals between drinks to eliminate spills and leaks. 

• Easy transport with a convenient clip-on handle that attaches to gym bags, backpacks and gear. 

• Spout shield covers and protects the spout from dirt and germs. 

• No plastic odors or taste with FDA-approved, BPA-free Tritan materials. 

• Volume: 25 oz. 

• MSRP $15.99 

http://www.avexsport.com/bpa-free-bottles-brazos-autoseal-plastic-water-bottle.html

Clif Bar White Chocolate MacadamiaCLIF Bar White Chocolate Macadamia

I love white chocolate macadamia cookies, so when I heard about this flavor from CLIF Bar I had to give it a try. My conclusion: This is a must have for hiking or those that need some nutrition on the go.  Packed with 23 vitamins and minerals, CLIF Bar White Chocolate Macadamia Nut will provide the energy you need to sustain your next adventure. Made to meet the high energy demands of athletes and active people, this bar is made with organic ingredients and is a good source of fiber and protein. Roasted organic macadamia nuts are paired with sweet white chocolate chunks for a healthy spin on an old favorite. 

Features:  

• Each bar offers a nutritious blend of whole grains, protein, and fiber.  

• 0 Grams of Trans Fats and Free of Artificial Ingredients and GMOs 

• Mix of Oats and Crunchy Macadamia Nuts 

• 23 vitamins and minerals 

• MSRP: $15.00 for box of 12. 

http://www.clifbar.com/food/products_clif_bar/3024

Beyond Coastal Natural Sunscreen SPF 30Beyond Coastal Natural Sunscreen SPF 30  

Beyond Coastal's top-rated 100% natural sunscreen provides shelter from UVA rays with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. SPF 30 effectively blocks 97% of UVB rays, which cause sunburn. This ultimate skin care is moisturizing, water resistant and hydrates skin with aloe vera, shea butter, and vitamin C. 

Features: 

• Broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection stops 97% of UVB rays 

• Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide provide all-natural protection 

• Nourishes your skin with grape seed extract, jojoba oil, and coconut oil 

• Non-greasy physical barrier 

• Water resistant 

• Great sunscreen for keeping tattoos from fading 

• Gluten Free, Cruelty Free, Fragrance Free 

• Oxybenzone Free, Paraben Free 

• MSRP: $5.99-$24.99 

https://www.beyondcoastal.com/category/natural-formulas/product/natural-sunscreen-spf-30