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Backpacker Magazine – November 2008

Women's Fall Gear 2008

Our female testers pick their favorite gear for fall hikes.

by: Kelly Bastone

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Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian Ki (Courtesy Photo)
Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian Ki (Courtesy Photo)
Ibex Balance Seamless Sports Bra (Courtesy Photo)
Ibex Balance Seamless Sports Bra (Courtesy Photo)
Mountain Hardwear Pegasus Jacket (Courtesy Photo)
Mountain Hardwear Pegasus Jacket (Courtesy Photo)
Kelty Light Year 20°F Women's (Courtesy Photo)
Kelty Light Year 20°F Women's (Courtesy Photo)
Mountain Hardwear Women's Petra
Mountain Hardwear Women's Petra
Isis Lucky Stripe (Photo Courtesy)
Isis Lucky Stripe (Photo Courtesy)
Cloudveil Traverse Hoodie (Courtesy Photo)
Cloudveil Traverse Hoodie (Courtesy Photo)

Pack | Bra | Rain Shell | Sleeping Bag | Pants | Vest | Midlayer

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Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian Ki
It's light, but it ain't dainty: This women's pack handled a 40-pound load in Colorado's Park Range, and its Cordura-and-nylon pack bag survived bushwhacks unscathed. The brawny, water-resistant zippers on the lid and front panel let you wrestle any load. And the women's fit fits: A curved backpanel nestles into the lumbar and transfers weight onto hips and legs; contoured shoulder straps allow plenty of space for the well-endowed; and the hipbelt cradles curvy hips. Features allow versatile packing: plentiful compression straps snug up smaller loads; the removable lid doubles as a fanny pack; and capacity extends for up to an ultralight week. $270; 3,800 cu. in.; 3 lbs. 12 oz. (reg), 2 sizes. granitegear.com. Reader service #117


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Me
Jan 19, 2009

Pockets? I jsut want to not know I have it on. It's there of coures, but I have to look and be sure.

oki
Dec 13, 2008

If only they had more pockets! ;_;

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