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Women’s gear

Outdoor gear designed specifically for women.

1- Macpac Hike Tight Softshell Pants $159.99 (featured)
Pertex Equilibrium four-way stretch fabric, DWR treatment, quick-drying, soft elastic waistband, articulated knees, elastic cuffs, zipped hand pockets. www.macpac.co.nz

2- Rab Women’s Nexus Pull-on $139.95
Stretch fleece midlayer in a regular fit and with low bulk seams, YKK deep venting chest zip and chest pocket. 225g. www.outfitters.net.nz

3- The North Face Women’s Isabella $180
A 21-litre capacity pack with female-specific FlexVent injection-moulded shoulder straps, large compartment with universal sleeve, mesh zip pocket and two slip-in pockets and external mesh water bottle pockets. 595g. www.thenorthface.co.nz

4- Marmot Women’s Angel Fire Treadlight (TL) $699
An all-purpose, three-season bag made with recycled materials and certified 650-fill-power down with Down Defender to improve performance in wet conditions. Female-specific fit puts more insulation in areas of increased heat-loss. For use to -4°C. 1350g. www.marmotnz.co.nz

5- Macpac Less is Less Rain Jacket $299.99
Lightweight 2.5-layer rain jacket, seam-sealed, DWR treatment, monolithic PU membrane, underarm zips, adjustable hood and cuffs, water-resistant YKK AquaGuard front zip, reflective detailing. Regular fit. 220g. www.macpac.co.nz

6- Marmot Women’s Warmest Mitt $199.95
MemBrain fabric blocks wind and water. Prima Loft One synthetic insulation retains heat without excessive bulk and a DriClime lining wicks moisture. Available in black or white. 286g. www.marmotnz.co.nz

7- Merrell Women’s Moab FST 2 Mid GTX $329
Gore-Tex waterproof membrane repels moisture and enhances breathability. The Kinetic Fit BASE insole is contoured like the foot and provides flexible, intuitive support. Vibram MegaGrip outsole. 648g. www.merrell.co.nz

8- Macpac Skyline Pullover $169.99
Merino wool hoody with raglan sleeves, ribbed cuff with double-layer merino fabric and internal thumb loops, drawcord adjustable hood, ribbed waistband. Regular fit. www.macpac.co.nz

9- Lowe Alpine Camino Trek ND35:45 $379.95
Day and overnight pack with a ventilated breathable back, hydration compatible, including stretch water bottle side pockets, TipGripper walking pole attachments, ice axe loops, and double side compression for stability. 1460g. www.outfitters.net.nz

10- Macpac Geothermal Long Sleeve Top $39.99
Polyester fabric base layer, brushed on the inside, raglan sleeve, crew neck, quick-drying, easy-care, slim fit. Available in a range of colours. www.macpac.co.nz

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