HIKE LIKE A WOMAN
The Force of Nature Issue inspired by REI. This gear guide does contain affiliate links. Shopping through them helps support our Ambassador Team. Thank you!
3/4 SLEEVE T-SHIRT
Let them know who their dealing with up front
Wildfang Force of nature tee
Force of nature Bandanna
3/4 SLEEVE T-SHIRT
Because being a Force of Nature
can be sweaty, wipe it away with this cool bandanna
Spring 2017 Force of Nature
The amply brimmed Outdoor Research Helios hat not only shades eyes, face and neck, it also provides UPF 50 sun protection.
Ambassador Michelle loves the breath-ability of this cap and there’s room for a ponytail
Bask in cool, breathable comfort and sun protection with the KHUL Thrive hat. 3D microfiber nylon is designed to keep the fabric off your skin, while mesh on the side panels provides ventilation.
Ambassador Jill says to shield your peepers from the sun's forces of nature with this hat
Ambassador Jennifer S earns her tiger stripe tan through the Summer in these.
Made with nylon webbing, the all-terrain KEEN Newport H2 sandals for women provide protection, function and freedom for your feet.
Sleek and streamlined for increased ventilation, these women's KEEN Venice sandals offer rugged performance with style.
KEEN Venice Sandals
Outdoor Research Helios Hat
KUHL Thrive Hat
Ambassador Tina says for long lasting wear, try these sandals
KEEN Newport H2 Sandals
Oboz Sawtooth Low B-Dry Hiking Shoes
The feet on Ambassador Whitney swear by the Sawtooth
The Oboz Sawtooth Low B-Dry women's hiking shoes may be the most-used hiking shoes in your closet. Heck, they probably won't even make it to the closet.
Oboz Bridger B-Dry Hiking Boots
Ambassador Mara's new favorite boot for hitting the trails
REI Co-op Classic Sahara Convertible Pants
Pairing classic style with modern tech, the Oboz Bridger B-Dry hiking boots offer the best of both worlds. The all-leather uppers are waterproof and breathable, and the deep lugs give serious grip.
Women's REI Sahara Convertible Pants have a No-Sit Zips design that lets you quickly and cleanly switch from pants to shorts so you can get on with your hike.
Ambassador Michelle has logged a lot of miles in these and can't wait to add more to her collection
Force of Nature yes, sleeping in open nature...not so much, Ambassador Lorna shelters not in cave but in one of these
Supportive and easy-to-pack, the REI Co-op Flexlite Macro Chair offers a deep, comfortable seat with generous support and lightweight construction that's perfect for camping.
REI Co-op Flexlite Macro Chair
Lightweight and weather worthy, the extra roomy Half Dome 2 Plus tent offers many comfortable touches for 2 backpackers, along with an expressive twist—you can choose from different fly colors.
REI Co-op Half Dome 2 Plus Tent
Even a force of nature needs a break, Ambassador Jill takes hers here
Lightweight and built with a women-specific design, the expandable ACT Lite 45 + 10 SL pack lets you comfortably tackle everything from gear-heavy weekend trips to lightweight multi-day treks.
Ambassador Annie’s & now Jamie's go to pack is the Daylite but for this price an upgrade to the Plus is a must
Lots of choices for carrying your gear, your hands are great but packs are better, try this one recommended by Rebecca
Deuter ACT Lite 45 + 10 SL Pack
The next-generation MSR PocketRocket 2 backpacking stove takes everything good about the celebrated original and makes it even better. It's lighter weight and smaller, and fits a wider range of pots.
Take the Osprey Daylite Plus daypack on a one-day hike or a plane trip as your carry-on. A padded harness and simple webbing hipbelt make it easy and comfortable to carry.
Ambassador Michelle & Kate say this Pocket Rocket has served them well on the trail
Osprey Daylite Plus Daypack
MSR PocketRocket 2 Stove
Don’t freeze your force of nature off in the outdoors,stay cozy with another comfy recommendation from Ambassador Jill
Once you're done exploring the outdoors you need a place to lay your weary body, Ambassador Jill, a pro of all places comfy, recommends this
Sea to Summit Trek Tk II Sleeping Bag
The 4-season XTherm Sleeping Pad delivers superb warmth-to-weight ratio with a soft, textured no-slip fabric for excellent next-to-skin comfort and a quieter rest.
Klymit Static V Sleeping Pad
Ambassador Michelle rests her Force of Nature nicely on one of these
Claustrophobic? If you need room to roam in your sleep Ambassador Kate says Big Agnes has you covered
You don't have to spend a fortune to get a good night's sleep in the great outdoors. The affordable Klymit Static V sleeping pad cushions you from the hard ground on summertime backpacking adventures.
Big Agnes Summit Park 15 Down Sleeping Bag
The lightweight Sea to Summit Trek Tk II sleeping bag has a semirectangular shape for extra room to move while you snooze, and is insulated with water-resistant down for warmth and compressibility.
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm Sleeping Pad
With packable weight and highly compressible, ultra-warm baffle construction, the versatile Big Agnes Summit Park extra-wide down sleeping bag is geared for those wanting a little extra room.
NEMO Fillo Backpacking Pillow
You know where to rest your weary body but a key part of your force of nature is your head, Ambassador Kate rests hers here
A major force of nature is water, carry yours in these, a favorite of Ambassador Lorna
Ambassador Annie & Jennifer S pack their Platypus on the trail, plenty of force of nature with this reservoir
The 21 fl. oz. Hydro Flask Sport Cap standard mouth vacuum water bottle is the first insulated sport cap on the market. Its patent-pending design allows superior water flow and insulation in the cap.
Put an end to restless nights of backpacking and camping with the NEMO Fillo pillow.
Hydro Flask Standard-Mouth Vacuum Water Bottle with Sport Cap - 21 fl. oz.
Platypus Big Zip LP Reservoir - 2 Liters
Stay hydrated on the trail or during a long bike ride with the simple, secure Big Zip LP 2-Liter Reservoir from Platypus. Its streamlined design slides easily into your pack for on-the-go sipping.
The fully integrated, self-contained GSI Pinnacle Dualist cookset gives 2 backpackers the all the ultralight essentials for backcountry dining
Best cooking setup - pots, cups, bowls in a neat little compact, lightweight package - we've had our set for 4 years and love it! We even take it car camping with us ~ Ambassador Jill
Light enough to take with you anywhere, the Marmot Crystalline jacket offers total weather protection while being small enough to pack into its own pocket. Simply put, it's minimalism at its best.
Ambassador Elisa says water to drink yes, water on the head..no. cover up with a good shell
Marmot Crystalline Rain Jacket
GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Dualist Cookset
Darn Tough Hiker Micro Crew Socks
Ambassador Mara loves this water filter for her hikes
Ambassador Elisa says for the past 17 years this has been her go to on the trails.
Ambassador Jennifer H. likes her socks not just tough, but darn tough
The compact MSR MiniWorks EX water filter with EX technology has been proven reliable by thousands and thousands of adventurers around the world.
MSR MiniWorks EX Water Filter
Katadyn Hiker Pro Water Filter
The field-maintainable Katadyn Hiker Pro water filter is easy to use and includes handy features such as quick-connect fittings to make filtering water a cinch.
Darn Tough Hiker Micro Crew women's socks provide miles of comfort and durability—trail-tested on the Vermont Long Trail, these socks provide a high level of cushioned performance.
The ExOfficio Give-N-Go® bikini briefs provide an excellent fit and easy stretch for traveling, snow sports and everyday comfort.
And because underwear are important... ~Ambassador Jennifer H.
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Bikini Briefs