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2020 guide to women’s gear

PETZL Borea, $135

Four gift ideas for outdoor women.

PETZL Borea $135
A durable, versatile helmet suitable for climbing, mountaineering, caving, canyoning and more. The design, sizing and headband harness allow it to be worn with a ponytail. Designed to protect against lateral, frontal and rear impacts. Available in white, turquoise and violet. 295g.


Earth Sea Sky Highfalutin $249
A re-release of a favourite 25-year-old design, recycled Polartec 200 Thermal Pro fleece, hard-wearing, lint-free, jersey-knit outer with warm brushed fleece backing (it’s more wind resistant than standard double-brushed fleece), zip-up handwarmer pockets. Made in New Zealand.


Rab Kaon Jacket $399.95
The lightest, most packable insulating layer in Rab’s line-up uses a combination of high-loft hydrophobic down, quick-drying synthetic fill and insulation-free underarm sections for a balance of warmth, protection and movement. It has a half-hem drawcord, elasticated cuffs, YKK front zip and a chest pocket for storing essentials. 250g.


Wā Menstrual Cup $49
For waste-free, mess-free and worry-free periods. A Wā Cup holds three to four times that of a disposable and lasts up to 10 years. Made from 100% medical grade silicone. Each Wā Cup sold subsidises one for someone in need in Aotearoa.

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