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The Minimalist Womens Gear Checklist

Wanderlust Outfitters makes your gear selection simple. Select the items below that fit your specific needs.

Salewa-Alp Trainer 30+3 - Women's
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Stay comfortable and sweat-free on your next trek with the women's Alp Trainer Backpack. This bag has a system specifically designed to prevent the dreaded sweaty back many of us have experienced on the trail, while still tightly hugging your body, so that you never have to worry about being thrown off balance on the trail again.

Hiking & trekking backpack
Women specific fit
35 L + 3L
Honeycomb / 100D x280 D Nylon Twill
2.7 lbs
25.5 in x 8 in x 12 in
(L x W x H)
Raincover included
Hydration system exit
Hip belt pocket
Separate bottom compartment
Side pockets
Load control strap
Height adjustable hood
Gear attachment strap
Pole fastening loops
On the go pockets
Splitted back construction
Split hipbelt
Split shoulder strap

Kühl-Frost Softshell Pant - Women's
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Hiking in the frozen tundra of winter may not sound like your cup of tea, but the Frost Softshell Pant from Kuhl may change your mind. Wind and water resistant with a warm fleece lining, this winter pant is so comfortable that you will be ready for taking on the challenge of any cold weather activity.

Winter pant
Straight fit
Fabric 1: 86% Polyester / 14% spandex
Fabric 2: 88% Nylon / 12% spandex
Inner waistband: 89% Polyester / 11% spandex rib knit
Fleece lined softshell pant with DWR (durable water repellent)
Wind resistant
Wide elastic waistband
Rib knit inner waistband wicks moisture
Snap and fly front closure
Bottom hem gusset zips open to fit over boots
Two zippered hand pockets
Jean-style back pockets
Bottom leg opening: 15 1/2 in
Regular rise

Marmot-Avant Featherless Vest - Women's
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The Avant Featherless Vest features all the performance properties of down, without the feathers. Lightweight and warm, this insulated vest compresses down to stuff into its own pocket. Elastic binding at the hem provides a snug fit to keep cold winds out and your body warmth in.

Insulated vest
Regular fit
Fabric: 100% Nylon pre-baffle plain weave heather
20 Denier woven baffle construction
3M Thinsulate featherless insulation
Zippered hand pockets
Zippered chest pocket
Inside zip stuff sack pocket
Drawcord adjustable hem

Outdoor Research-Aspire Jacket - Women'sOutdoor Research-Aspire Jacket - Women'sOutdoor Research-Aspire Jacket - Women's
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Aspire is waterproof and windproof, with hem to bicep venting that allows you to dump heat when your adventure starts to warm up. An added bonus is the hand pocket that doubles as a stuff sack.

Waterproof shell
Fabric Content
GORE-TEX with Paclite product technology
100% Polyester 50D plain weave
Fully adjustable hood
YKK AquaGuard zippers
Internal front stormflap
Hem-to-bicep TorsoFlo venting
Zip chest pocket
Zip hand pockets
Left-hand pocket doubles as stuff sack
Carabiner loop
Key clip
Pocket placement above harness
Hook/loop cuff closures
Elastic drawcord hem
Elastic cuffs

Outdoor Research-Ascendant Beanie - Women'sOutdoor Research-Ascendant Beanie - Women's
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The Ascendant raises the bar for the classic beanie, with Polartec Alpha breathable insulation that dries quickly when you're sweating beads, retains warmth and circulates airflow. Plus, the water-resistant Pertex Microlight shell is rugged enough to stand up to brushes with granite, tree branches or whatever else you knock your noggin with.

Pertex Microlight 100% nylon 20D ripstop stretch woven shell
Polartec Alpha Direct insulation 100% polyester 95 g/m2
Radiant Fleece 95% polyester, 5% spandex earband

Hillsound-Trail Crampon
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For the trekker who refuses to let inclement conditions keep them off the trail, the Hillsound Trail Crampon snags traction on everything from thick mud to snow and ice. Eleven heat-treated carbon steel spikes measuring half an inch dig deeply into mixed terrain, while an elastomer harness secures the crampon to most footwear. A hook and loop strap lashes over the top of the foot, keeping the crampon in place when the terrain gets dicey.

Spikes grip ice and packed snow
Ergonomoic plate system for added spike stability
Hinged plate flexes with the sole
Rip and stick over-shoe strap keeps device secure on footwear
Elastomer harness easily stretches over most footwear
Spike Material: Heat-treated carbon steel
Spike Length: 1/2 inch
Number of spikes: 11
Chain Material: Stainless steel
Harness Material: Elastomer
Weight (pair): 16.3 oz
Carry bag included
Limited 2 year warranty

Outdoor Research-Thru Gaiters
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If you’ve ever experienced a pesky rock inside your shoe, you understand the importance of gaiters. The lightweight Thru Gaiter from Outdoor Research is ideal for all conditions. Light, breathable, and moisture wicking, these gaiters are guaranteed to keep rocks, dirt, and gravel out of your shoes.

Fabric Content
Front: 100% Nylon ripstop
Back: 91% Polyester / 9% spandex
Elastic top edges
Double shoelace hooks
Durable hypalon instep strap
Streamlined design
UPF 50
Recycled polyester material

Garmont-Santiago Low GTX - Women's
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Garmont has some of the most technical footwear on the market, with an asymmetrical cuff for better edging and greater stability, anatomical tongue to match the natural curve of the top of your foot, differential ankle pads to match your inner and outer ankle bones, precision lacing to match the walking flex of your feet, and a roomy toe box to accommodate the natural position of the big toe. These small details make up the Santiago Low GTX, an all around hiking shoe with outstanding performance, whether you're hiking a hundred-miler on the PCT in early fall, or need a casual shoe for endless miles of city trekking through Europe.

Hiking shoe
Vibram Megagrip outsole
Suede leather and nylon mesh upper
Toe bumper for increased protection
EVA footbed
Gore-Tex Extended Comfort waterproof lining
Heel lock to prevent heel slip and blisters
Lace-to-toe precision lacing provides a custom fit for your foot

Outdoor Research-Helium Bivy
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The Helium Bivy from Outdoor Research is an ultralight shelter solution for solo adventurers who prefer a minimalist approach to setting up camp. Constructed from waterproof, breathable Pertex fabric, it packs down small, and the clamshell opening makes for a quick entry or exit. This no frills bivy is ideal for fast and light adventures when high performance and pounding out the miles is most important.

Bivy sack
Upper: Pertex® Shield 2.5L
100% Nylon 30D ripstop
Lower: 100% Nylon 40D with TPU lamination floor
Dimensions : (L x W x H)
82 in x 26 in x 19.75 in
Weight :16.2 oz
Fully seam-taped
No-see-um mesh
Reflective logo and trims
Two stake loops
One guy line loop
High volume toe end
Clamshell opening
Two internal fly fasteners
Delrin® single-pole system

Nemo-Aya 15 Regular
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With an aggressive, thermally efficient patterning that cuts weight and volume, the women's specific Aya leads the pack in the chase for ultralight backpacking sleep supremacy. It's 800 fill-power down, treated with Nikwax, is extremely compressible, and repels moisture in humid or wet conditions. A waterproof, breathable footbox and hood further protect the down from overnight condensation. Unzip the Thermo Gills between down baffles to dump heat without exposing skin to cold air.

Down sleeping bag
Women specific fit
Weight: 2 lbs 1 oz
Packed size: 16 in x 9 in diameter
Fabric Content
Insulation: 800 Fill power down with Nikwax water repellent
20D Nylon Ripstop with durable water repellent
30D Nylon taffeta with durable water repellent treatment
40D Nylon Ripstop OSMO with durable water repellent
Aggressive patterning is designed for optimal thermal efficiency and packability
Thermo Gills provide temperature regulation
Waterproof/breathable footbox and hood
Down insulation is hydrophobic, PFC-free, and 100% Responsible Down Certified

Nikwax-Down Proof 10oz
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This wash-in waterproofing treatment is a good way to ensure your down gear keeps you warm and dry. It is simple to apply in a washing machine, and it can add years of life to DWR-treated products.

10 oz

Nemo-Tensor Insulated Small - Tapered
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For an aspiring minimalist, the sleeping pad category is one place to cut weight and volume from your gear spreadsheet in a hurry. The updated NEMO Tensor Insulated is lighter and warmer than previous designs, with a three-inch sleeping base and a warmth rating to 10 degrees, making it an ideal pad for all weather backpackers. Two interior layers of aluminized film increase warmth, and a zero-profile valve creates a sleeker packed shape. NEMO’s lightest-weight fabrics and innovative insulation make this inflatable sleeping pad a compact solution that doesn’t skimp on comfort, warmth, or support.

Insulated, inflatable sleeping pad
Weight: 9 oz
Temperature zone: 10 to 20F
Packed size: 8 in x 3 in diameter
Width: 20 in
Length: 48 in
Thickness: 3 in
Fabric: 20D PU polyester
Insulation: 2 layers of Thermal Mirror suspended aluminized film
Quiet fabric for uninterrupted sleep
Spaceframe baffles provide stability
Zero-profile valve
Pump sack included for easy and fast inflation

MSR-XGK Expedition Stove
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When your next trip is full of unknowns, the XGK EX ensures cooking your meals won't be among them. It's the most capable liquid-fuel stove out there. If it burns, it'll probably work. Kerosene, white gas, diesel — heck, even jet fuel — will all have you cooking in no time. The powerful flame will melt snow or boil water fast, saving precious time if you're in extreme conditions.

Camp cook stove
1 lb 1 oz
Burns white gas, kerosene, diesel, jet fuel, aviation gas and unleaded auto gas
Shaker Jet technology and fuel delivery ensure a clean burn
Retractable legs and pot supports
Flexible fuel line
Includes: Fuel pump, windscreen, heat reflector, small-parts kit, instructions, and stuff sack
Fuel bottle not included

Princeton Tec-Remix Rechargeable Headlamps
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An impressively powerful light that does not need your usual batteries if you don't have them. Rear lights make you a human vehicle. Feel comfortable going for that early morning run or night hike.

Power: 200 Lumens
Lamp: 1 Maxbright LED, 3 Ultralight LEDs
Burn Time: 36 hours
Weight: 155 Grams
Rear mounted Lithium Rechargeable (included) or 2 AAA Alkaline batteries
Flashing rear lights
Micro-USB port for convenient charging
Battery charge meter

MSR-Trailshot Microfilter
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From ultralight backpacking trips to epic mountain bike rides, the MSR TrailShot Microfilter provides ultra-compact purification, allowing you to drink directly from streams and lakes on the trail and quickly fill your bottle. Small enough to carry in your pocket, ready to go.

Compact water filter for ultralight outdoor adventures
Hollow Fiber Filter Media: Meets U.S. EPA drinking water standards, NSF protocol P231 testing standard
Weight: 5.4 oz (142 g)
Flow: 1 Liter/minute
One-handed pump action with tool-free, shake-to-clean design
Effective against bacteria, particulate, protozoa
Not proven effective to filter chemicals or viruses

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