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Solo Hiking Essentials for Women

When you’re planning a solo hike, the most important thing is to keep yourself safe. The very thought of setting off into the woods alone might seem scary, but it doesn’t have to be. Solo hiking isn’t as difficult as it sounds — with the right equipment and knowledge, you’ll be enjoying the great outdoors in no time.

Hiking is one of the best activities we can do to enjoy nature and have a mind-clearing experience. When you hike solo, it can be a bit more challenging to take all the necessary equipment with you. Here is a list of Solo Hiking Essentials to make sure you are ready for any trip.

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19th December 2022 in travel
Solo Hiking Essentials for Women
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Ariel Plus 60

Ariel Plus 60

  • Osprey
  • Backpack
  • Carnelian Red
$380.00

A reliable women's-specific pack that goes the extra mile when needed, the Ariel Plus 60 is ready for anything Mother Nature throws its way. The Custom Fit-On-The-Fly Hipbelt and Shoulder Strap allow you to dial in the perfect fit and a close-to-body carry stabilizes the load when the trail turns technical. The top lid detaches and converts into a daypack for side excursions. Constructed with high quality bluesign®-approved high-tenacity nylon and PFC-free DWR. The framesheet maintains comfortable back contact with ventilated airflow channels and maximum stability for carrying heavy loads while the mesh-covered foam lumbar creates supportive, lightweight and comfortable contact surfaces. The extendible hipbelt allows for incremental length and angle adjustments which adds a fine-tuned fit for varying waist sizes. The Crossbody ErgoPull hipbelt pulls the pack weight into the lumbar when hipbelt is tightened for a better distribution of weight and, in turn, a better carry.

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Distance FLZ

Distance FLZ

  • Black Diamond
  • Trekking Pole
  • Evergreen
$139.95

Combining the amazing compactibility of a Z-Pole with Flicklock, the Distance FLZ is an excellent choice for long hikes and steep approaches. Now improved with our SlideLock technology and increased joint durability, the Distance Z provides reliable three-season support for a wide array of mountain adventures.

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Tiger Wall UL

Tiger Wall UL

  • Big Agnes
  • Tent
  • Gray/Yellow
$399.95

TECHNICAL COMFORT - The Tiger Wall UL offers construction that is perfect for fast and light trail missions where every inch of space counts. The UL1 features one door and one vestibule.The dry-entry door design featuring storm flaps on exterior zippers keeps the interior of your tent dry as you enter and exit. SUSTAINABLE & STRONG - Solution-dyed fabric is highly resistant to UV fade and drastically reduces energy consumption and water use during manufacturing, a process that is better for the environment and improves the quality of the tent fabric. DAC poles create a strong structure that is light and spacious; the single-pole architecture makes set up and take down simple and efficient. Structured foot-end corners create more usable space between your feet and the tent wall.

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Sidewinder SL

Sidewinder SL

  • Big Agnes
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Lyons Blue/Teal
$299.95

Specifically designed for those who sleep on their sides, the Sidewinder SL is engineered and ergonomically contoured to ensure warmth, comfort, and ease of use in any position you settle into. Constructed with features you expect from a traditional mummy bag with additional body mapped insulation to optimize warmth where you need it and minimize pressure points and other ‘side effects’. The Sidewinder SL is a side sleeper’s dream bag with technical features that roll seamlessly from one adventure to the next, and from one side to the other at night. Our Women’s specific bags differ in shape and fill weight with a less drastic taper from shoulders, to hips, to feet - reducing cold spots and creating more warmth where it counts.

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NeoAir Xlite

NeoAir Xlite

  • Therm-a-Rest
  • Air Mattress
  • Lemon Curry
$199.95

A women's specific backpacking mattress that delivers unrivaled comfort and warmth for minimal weight ideal for ultralight backpacking Equipped with a dependable and rugged WingLock valve, the pad inflates 3 times faster than a standard valve and features lightning-fast deflation Designed specifically for women with an extra layer of reflective ThermaCapture technology and an R-value of 5.4 to keep backpackers and campers warm Patented Triangular Core Matrix delivers warmth using a continuous layer of thermal foam nestled between alternating ridges of air and foam Measures 66x20x2.5 inches inflated, packs to 9x4.1 inches, and weighs 12 ounces; pump sack, stuff sack and repair kit included; made in the USA

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Fillo Pillow

Fillo Pillow

  • NEMO
  • Camping Pillow
  • Canopy Green
$39.95

The award-winning Fillo backpacking and camping pillow brings clever design to an often-overlooked piece of gear: the humble camp pillow. We redesigned the classic pillow, using a combination of a baffled air cell, thick luxury foam, a soft, washable microsuede or jersey cover, and an ergonomic valve. The result is a pillow that is soft and yielding like your pillow at home, feels big when cradling your head, yet packs surprisingly small.

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Predict Hike MID Gore-TEX

Predict Hike MID Gore-TEX

  • Salomon
  • Hiking Boot
  • Mocha Mousse/Brown/Black
$170.00

A hiking shoe to stand out from the crowd, the women’s PREDICT HIKE MID GORE-TEX ensures a comfy stride on any given path. With Energy Surge technology for long-lasting cushioning, this outdoor all-rounder has GORE-TEX to keep the weather out & a mid-cut collar to hug your feet in & keep your ride cozy, while deep lugs hold ground on any terrain.

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Damascus Lightweight Merino Wool

Damascus Lightweight Merino Wool

  • Farm to Feet
  • Athletic Socks
  • Charcoal
$29.99

At the crossroads of some of the most scenic trails in America, the little Virginia town of Damascus inspired our most technology-packed hiking sock. Durable enough to take on major miles, this lightweight three quarter crew is the favorite of hikers and backpackers who prefer a lower height sock. Sourced entirely from US ranchers, the Damascus features a 19.5-micron merino wool knit that naturally regulates temperature and resists odor, as well as multiple ventilation channels and targeted full-density cushioning in traditional problem areas.

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Alana Pants

Alana Pants

  • prAna
  • Active Pant
  • Evergreen
$128.74

Perfect for hiking or camping, the prAna Alana Pantsfeature roll-up cuffs with snap buttons for a customizable fit and are made from a durable nylon blend. Fully-functional center front snap closure with interior drawstring. Front slash and back welt pockets with invisible zipper at back right welt and upper right leg. Articulated knees with back hem panel seaming detail. ReZion recycled nylon blend stretch twill treated with durable water repellant. 95% nylon, 5% elastane. Machine wash, tumble dry. Imported.

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CirrusLite Down Jacket

CirrusLite Down Jacket

  • Eddie Bauer
  • Down Jacket
  • Lt Gray
$104.30

Ultralight, ultrawarm & easy to pack. Our bestselling jacket is made with responsibly-sourced 650-fill premium down and features a new recycled shell and lining, making it a great choice for the environment as well as for all your cold-weather adventures. Models shown are 5'9 to 5'11" tall, wearing size S/4 or L/12."

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Artist Ecosphere Glove

Artist Ecosphere Glove

  • Jack Wolfskin
  • Gloves
  • Black
$21.64

Off for a winter stroll in a snowy forest? Don’t forget your keys, wallet and gloves! The ARTIST ECOSPHERE gloves are made of warm and soft recycled fleece. The palms are reinforced for extra durability.

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Polar Powder Ii

Polar Powder Ii

  • Columbia
  • Beanie
  • Black
$34.99

Look and feel good whatever the weather with our latest clothing and gear built to keep you comfortable and protected throughout the season.

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Waterproof Rain Jacket

Waterproof Rain Jacket

  • Little Donkey Andy
  • Raincoat
  • Black
$69.99

WATERPROOF & WINDPROOF - This jacket features DWR Finish and PU coated membrane offers waterproof performance protect you from wet weather, critically seam sealed keep you dry and comfortable ADJUSTABLE FIT - 1)Attached hood with peripheral cord is highly adjustable and friendly, it can be rolled into collar when not in use;2)Hook-and-loop cuffs and elastic drawcord hem block out wind and provide a secure fit;3)Lined Chin Guard for ultimate comfort;4)A storm flap with a Velcro closure covers the center front zip LIGHTWEIGHT & BREATHABLE - Strong mesh lining added for more breathability and transfer the moisture away quickly, keep you warm and dry without bunching up or weighing you down. ROOMY POCKETS - Secure-zip hand pockets and inner pocket safety store your phone and wallet while you're on the move VERSATILE - Suitable for any outdoor activitie such as traveling, hiking, sailing, fishing, camping and daily wear

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MICROspikes

MICROspikes

  • Kahtoola
  • Crampon
  • Black
$74.95

BEST FOR: Winter hiking, backpacking, ice-trekking, ice fishing and trail-running. The MICROspikes are designed for all-around use and your backcountry winter adventures! Ideal for hiking shoes and boots and to be used on mountain trails. SPIKE DESIGN: 12 heat-treated stainless-steel corrosion resistant spikes per foot. 8 spikes at the forefoot, and 4 spikes at the heel ensure optimal traction that aggressively bites into icy terrain. ELASTOMER HARNESS & REINFORCED EYELETS: Using a patented eyelet design, tough TPU inserts reinforce key stress points, allowing the elastomer harness to be strong yet lightweight. Constructed from a durable TPE for a secure fit that remains stretchy in cold temperatures, down to -22°F (-30°C). ADDITIONAL FEATURES: Welded stainless steel chains provide grip and prevent snow buildup, while remaining flexible and highly packable. Pack size: 5 x 3 x 2 inches (30 in3). The integrated toe bail and tough TPU inserts prevent the toe from pushing through the stretchy elastomer harness. KAHTOOLA: Est. in 1999 Kahtoola is on a mission to build exceptional products that make the outdoors more accessible and rewarding. Please see sizing chart in product images. 2-year manufacturer warranty. Shoes not included.

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Polarized Sports Sunglasses

Polarized Sports Sunglasses

  • TOREGE
  • Sunglass
  • Matte Grey Frame & Ice Blue Lens
$23.39

TOREGE LENS TECHNOLOGY - DSX-SR Saltwater Resistant Hydrophobic & Olephobic coating technology Protects mirrored lenses from being corroded by seawater.100% polarization kills reflected glare and reduces eye strain,colorful coating enhances vision and contrast, great for fishing inshore and on flats. TOREGE TAC material lens provides high clarity, impact- and scratch-resistance along with lightweight all day wear-ability. TOREGE FRAME TECHNOLOGY -TOREGE sunglass frames are lightweight, extremely flexible, and heat and UV resistant.Durbility and lightweight TR90 frame with no-slip nose pad and temple increase grip with perspiration to offering all day comfortable fit.Spring hinges are adjustable and suitable for medium to large faces.Ergonomic design fits many face shapes comfortably and all sporty event. IDEAL FOR ANY OUTDOOR SPORTS - Best for fishing, boating, sailing, jet skiing, driving, running, cycling, climbing, hiking and traveling. You can barely feel it on your face even wear it all day, a reliable partner when you enjoy outdoor. Fashion and stylish design, with rich color combinations of frames and lenses is also suitable for daily wear. PRODUCT SIZE - FRAME WIDTH:143mm(5.6in) BRIDGE WIDTH:30mm(1.18in), LENS WIDTH:65mm(2.56in), TEMPLE LENGTH:123mm(4.84in) Frame suitable for medium to extra large faces. PACKAGE INCLUDED - Hard Protection Case and Gift Box, Microfiber bag , Strap,instructions , polarizing test card LIFETIME WARRANTY - Frames and lenses are unbreakable for no risk purchasing. If something wrong with our sports sunglasses, contact TOREGE eyewear experts without hesitation to solve the problem until satisfaction. TOREGE provides lifetime warranty after sale service for all TOREGE products.

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PocketRocket Deluxe

PocketRocket Deluxe

  • MSR
  • Backpacking Stove
  • N/A
$124.95

The MSR PocketRocket Deluxe Ultralight Camping Stove Kit takes ultralight adventures up a notch with deluxe features that enhance the cooking experience out on the trail. Sized for two but light enough for one (13.1 ounces), the kit comes equipped with MSR’s pressure-regulated, fast-boiling PocketRocket Deluxe stove that nests in the kit’s ultra-compact Trail Mini Duo Cook Set, which includes a 1.2 liter hard-anodized aluminum pot with insulated grip and a strainer lid (ideal for cooking pasta while camping), one BPA-free bowl, an ultralight pot handle, and a full kit stuff sack. The whole kit nests together with room to fit an optional four or eight ounce MSR fuel canister inside pot (fuel canisters sold separately). Ultralight backpackers will appreciate the stove’s push-start piezo ignition, fast boil times (even when fuel and temperatures are low), and a wide burner for more versatile cooking and simmering; PocketRocket Deluxe boils one liter of water in 3.5 minutes. The 1.2 liter pot is the ideal capacity for boiling water for two pouch meals or cups of coffee, while the included bowl adds a second eating/drinking vessel for sharing with a trail partner. Measures 5x5.25 packed. Manufacturer’s limited 3-year warranty.

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Thai Curry

Thai Curry

  • GOOD TO-GO
  • Curry Sauce
  • N/A
$47.50

SPICY YELLOW COCONUT CURRY WITH VEGETABLES AND JASMINE RICE This was our first meal to win the Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice Award. Loaded with broccoli, cauliflower, peas and green beans. Loaded with broccoli, cauliflower, peas and green beans Thai chiles give this dish the right amount of heat and provide immunity benefits Coconut milk, lemongrass and tamarind contribute to the unique flavors Fragrant jasmine rice completes the true Thai experience Gluten-free Pescatarian 5-year shelf life TASTE THE DIFFERENCE Good To-Go meals are different from freeze dried meals, mre's and other camping meals because we cook ours traditionally, from scratch, and then make them shelf-stable simply by removing the bulk of the water. There's no need for added preservatives, chemicals or an abundance of added sodium. The result is a meal made from clean ingredients (that you can actually pronounce) that has the taste and texture of homemade, to be enjoyed wherever your adventures may take you. GET CREATIVE While Good To-Go meals are DELICIOUS on their own, they're also great paired with other ingredients. Whether you're at camp cooking for a group, or just looking to include some fresh ingredients or added protein, consider using our meals as a base and experimenting with your recipes! It could be as simple as rolling it up in a tortilla, or as elaborate as a sit-down meal complete with a beer or wine pairing. REAL FOOD. REAL ADVENTURE.

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Shape-Shift Low-Profile Water Bladder

Shape-Shift Low-Profile Water Bladder

  • HydraPak
  • Hydration Pack
  • Clear
$40.00

ADJUSTABLE BAFFLE: Low-profile and increased stabilization for high impact activities – mountain biking, snowboarding, skiing, hiking, running – unlock baffle for full volume. PLUG-N-PLAY CONNECT SYSTEM: Easily disconnect the drink tube (an auto shutoff valve prevents leaking) and remove the reservoir from your pack for convenient refilling or in-line filtering. NEW HIGHER-FLOW: Engineered with high performance features including the Blaster Bite Valve with a twist on/off valve. 100% BPA FREE & EASY TO CLEAN: Made from the highest quality materials, fully reversible and dishwasher safe.

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PowerCore Solar 20000

PowerCore Solar 20000

  • Anker
  • Portable Power Bank
  • Black
$47.99

Built for Adventure: Dust, rain, or shine? No problem. This solar-powered portable charger handles anything you throw at it. Massive Capacity: Power your phone for days on end with a 20,000 mAh cell capacity. Super-Fast: Faster than almost any other in-class portable solar charger. Dynamic 12W 8W charging juices up your devices as fast as possible. Built-In Flashlight: 3-mode flashlight lets you illuminate your path, light up the camp, or signal for help in an emergency. What You Get: PowerCore Solar 20000 solar-powered portable charger, USB-C to USB-C cable, Handy-Carry wrist strap, welcome guide, 18-month stress-free warranty, and Anker’s friendly customer service. Wall charger not included.

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HeadLamp 330 Lumen

HeadLamp 330 Lumen

  • BioLite
  • Headlamp
  • N/A
$59.95

Experience top-tier performance with a fit unlike any headlamp you’ve experienced thanks to our proprietary 3D SlimFit Construction. With a front profile of only 9mm and weighing only 69g, the headlamp sits flush on the forehead without worry of bounce or slippage. Moisture-wicking fabric keeps you cool and dry for any activity and the rechargeable battery means you can leave the alkalines behind.

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