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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)

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Mountain Hardwear Women's Petra

Our first priority in backcountry pants is protection from rock and brush with a fit and fabric that doesn't restrict hiking or scrambling. The Petra manages all that, and looks good, too. With stylish seaming, an elastic internal pull cord at the waist, and low-profile hand pockets, the Petra flatters a wide range of body shapes. The adjustable cuffs fold up and snap neatly in place to shorten the length by five inches, which provides extra clearance on muddy trails. The stretchy, quick-drying Switchback Plus nylon is impressively durable: After several months of abuse, they showed only one tiny snag. $75; 10 oz.; 2-14; mountainhardwear.com. Reader service #121


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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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