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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.

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Outdoors Expert
What are Adventure Levels?
The Lumina 45 is for the decidedly ultralight thruhiker, or even the weekend warrior with a dedication to keeping their load weight to a minimum. Highly advanced NanoFly fabric is extremely lightweight yet incredibly strong, allowing this pack take anything you can throw at it. With the Lightwire suspension and Exoform harness and hipbelt you don't have to trade shaving ounces for carrying comfort.

Ultralight backpacking pack
Women specific fit
Fixed top lid with zippered pocket
Bellowed front fabric pocket stores gear for easy access
Dual access fabric side pockets for water bottles or smaller items with removable InsideOut compression cord
Internal main compartment compression strap
Top lid cord loop attachment points for external gear attachment
Sternum strap with integrated safety whistle

3.5 mm Lightwire

Seamless layered mesh provides improved comfort and cushioning
15 mm adjustable slide sternum strap

ErgoPull closure
Seamless layered mesh provides improved comfort and cushioning

SM 54 L / 3295 IN3
MD 57 L / 3478 IN3
LG 60 L / 3661 IN3

SM 24.41H X 15.75W X 13.39D IN.
MD 26.38H X 15.75W X 13.39D IN
LG 28.35H X 15.75W X 13.39D IN

1.799 LBS
1.874 LBS
1.949 LBS

MAIN 30D Cordura Silnylon Ripstop
ACCENT NanoFly 210D Cordura Nylon x 200D UHMWPE Ripstop
BOTTOM NanoFly 210D Cordura Nylon x 200D UHMWPE Ripstop

$499.95 $374.96

Outdoors Expert
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The Hornet Elite 2P is about as ultralight and minimalist as it gets, coming in at a mere one pound twelve ounces. The volumizing FlyBar pole clip increases headroom so you and your tent mate have room to stretch out and play a hand of Euchre while waiting out that rainstorm.

Ultralight backpacking tent
Weight: 1 lb 12 oz
Packed size: 19 in x 4 1/2 in diameter
Frame: 1 Hubbed aluminum DAC featherlite NFL 8.7 mm pole
Peak height: 37 in
Floor area: 27 sq ft
Vestibule area: 6 sq ft
Flybar volumizing pole clip added more volume and headroom
Color-coded guy lines and DAC poles for easy setup
Top shelf technical fabrics and hardware shave every gram possible

Frequent Adventurer
What are Adventure Levels?
Extremely technical in design and built from the highest quality materials, the Therm-a-Rest Vesper 20 UL top quilt is one of our favorite pieces for heading into the backcountry with minimal weight in the pack. This wispy 19 oz quilt packs some serious warmth, fueled by 900-fill power hydrophobic down and superior draft protection. The ThermaCapture Lining traps radiant body heat without adding bulk, and mesh walls inside the box baffled construction reduce cold spots throughout. Use the included SynergyLink connectors to integrate the Vesper with your sleeping pad, creating the ultimate, ultralight sleep system.

Top quilt
Comfort rating: 32 F
Limit rating: 20 F
Weight: 1 lb 3 oz
Dimensions L x W x (foot): 75 in x 58 in (18 in)
Insulation: 900 Fill Nikwax Hydrophobic Down
Insulation stays driers and maintains loft 60 times longer than untreated down
Box baffled construction uses mesh walls to maximize loft and minimize cold spots
ThermaCapture Lining traps radiant body heat and retains warmth
SynergyLink connectors allow quilt to integrate with a mattress for optimal efficiency
Perimeter side baffles and Insulated; footbox eliminate drafts
Compression sack and storage sack included

Frequent Adventurer
What are Adventure Levels?
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 is lighter and warmer than previous designs, with a three-inch sleeping base that is ideal for three-season backpackers. A new zero-profile valve is easier to use and creates a sleeker packed shape. NEMO’s lightest-weight fabrics and innovative Spaceframe baffling make this inflatable sleeping pad a compact solution that doesn’t skimp on comfort, warmth, or support.

Inflatable sleeping pad
Weight: 8 oz
Temperature zone: 35 to 45F
Packed size: 8 in x 2 1/2 in diameter
Width: 20 in
Length: 48 in
Thickness: 3 in
Fabric: 20D PU polyester
Quiet fabric for uninterrupted sleep
Spaceframe baffles provide stability
Zero-profile valve
Pump sack included for easy and fast inflation

Outdoors Expert
What are Adventure Levels?
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

Just Starting
What are Adventure Levels?
You don't have to bring the kitchen sink to cook up a decent camp meal. This all in one cook kit nests together with space for a 4 oz fuel canister inside. This space saving solution will appease your minimalist instincts and shave a few ounces off your pack weight.

9.1 oz
Kit includes: Pocket Rocket 2 stove, .75 L pot, 16 oz bowl, straining lid, pot holder, stuff sack

Frequent Adventurer
What are Adventure Levels?
A modern and reliable take on one of the original human tools. Now you can pretend to be a caveman (or cavewoman) at the push of a button. Works with most canister stoves.

Plastic / Steel
Weight: .5 oz
Size: 3.25 in x .6 in
Ignition element protected inside igniter tube
Compatible with canister stoves
Not compatible with MSR Reactor stove or other radiant burners

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Frequent Adventurer
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Built to perform on long haul thru-hikes as well as short jaunts on rocky terrain, the Women’s Distance FLZ poles from Black Diamond will keep you steady through every step of your trek. Made with a light and breathable EVA grip and a three-piece shaft that packs down small, this set of poles will handle three seasons of use on the toughest of trails you can find.

Trekking poles
Women specific design
Optimized joint support and stiffness
Lightweight EVA foam grip
Breathable, moisture-wicking strap
Non-slip EVA foam mini-grip extension
Three-section foldable shaft
Speed cone deployment
FlickLock® adjustability
Aluminum construction
Interchangeable, non-scarring rubber tech
tips and carbide tech tips
Stopper basket with shaft catcher

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I Get Out Sometimes
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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

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Frequent Adventurer
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OR's Echo series is the cream of the activewear crop. It is lightweight, breathes well, and wicks away moisture to keep you cool and dry. Active Fresh technology offers odor control, and UPF 15 protects your skin on those sunny days outdoors.

Performance short sleeve
Trim fit
Fabric Content
100% Polyester AirVent
Active Fresh odor control
UPF 15
Flat seam construction
Reflective logo
Raglan sleeves

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Frequent Adventurer
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The Atom SL is built for comfort and activity in a variety of conditions. A comfy mid-layer gives you insulation when needed and breathability when demanded. It's a go-to for walks in mild weather or runs when it really starts to get cold. At just 8 ounces, it does the job with minimal weight and maximum efficiency.

Insulated jacket
8.3 oz
Trim Fit
Women specific fit
Exterior shell: 100% Nylon
Side Panels: 84% Polyester / 16% Elastane
Coreloft Compact insulation
Air permeable side panels
Durable water repellent finish
Uninsulated, mesh-lined sleeves
Fleece stretch side panels allow for ventilation
Adjustable low profile uninsulated StormHood
No Slip Zip
Zipper hand pockets, adjustable hem

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Outdoors Expert
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The Helium II is the ultimate emergency storm protection with almost zero weight penalty -- A must-have for ultralight backpackers, climbers, and shrewd travelers. At 5.5 ounces when packed into an internal stuff pocket, you won't even notice it clipped to your harness, until a flash-storm pops up mid route, and you joyously pull on this Pertex Shield, fully seam-taped waterproof savior.

Rain jacket
Pertex Shield 2.5L, 100% Nylon, 30D ripstop
Adjustable hood
YKK Aquaguard zippers
Zip chest pocket
Internal pocket doubles as stuff sack
Reflective logos
Carabiner loop
Fully seam taped
Laminated construction
Single separating front zipper
Elastic drawcord hem
Elastic cuffs

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Frequent Adventurer
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Ferrosi is a tough-built short made for navigating prickly underbrush, rough weather, and scramble-heavy surfaces. The stretchy fabric allows for plenty of movement, it's abrasion-resistant, and dries quickly if you get caught in an unpredicted pop up shower. When you head into the backcountry, Ferrosi is equipped for whatever terrain you meet along the way.

Soft shell short
Fabric Content
86% Nylon / 14% spandex / 90D stretch woven ripstop
5 in inseam
Zip thigh pocket
Brushed tricot-lined waistband
Quick dry
Movement-mirroring stretch
Abrasion resistant
Belt loops
Harness-compatible waist
UPF 50+

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Frequent Adventurer
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When it's important that you don't slip and you don't know what the weather has in store this show is the answer. The GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort lining provides waterproof and breathable protection even in the wettest conditions while the grip will keep you from slipping.

Technical hiking shoe
Women specific fit
Breathable mesh upper
Gore-Tex waterproof lining
Exa shell provides precise fit
Climbing style lacing provides adjustment to the toe area for extra support on technical terrain
Pomoca speed MTN outsole
13 oz

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