The Best Women’s Hiking Gear for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

Gear you need for your next hike

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From moisture-wicking base layers to durable hiking boots, the right equipment can make all the difference. Here are some of the Sass approved must haves women’s hiking gear for your next trip. Whether it’s a 1 mile loop or a vigorous hike to an outlook, you can hit the trails with confidence and ease. Finding the right gear is key to enjoying the great outdoors so here is everything you need, including our favorite apparel, backpacks, accessories and safety equipment that is Sass approved.


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Backpacks & Bags


Osprey backpack hiking gear

Osprey Sportlite 15L Hiking Backpack

When it comes to women’s hiking gear, finding a good backpack can be a pain because they are always too big for small trips or only meant to hold water which just wont do! This Osprey backpack is the perfect size for all your necessities for any trip.

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High Coast Hip Pack

If you are taking an easy stroll with friends, this hip pack is perfect for your trip with room for your phone, a small first aid kit, and your car keys without weighing you down.

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High Sierra HydraHike Hydration Backpack

High Sierra HydraHike Hydration Backpack

For the light day hikers, a smaller backpack with a hydration pouch is all you need! It fits your gear, a quick snack, and a book for the top.

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The Best Hiking Boots


Women’s Newton Ridge Plus Waterproof Amped Hiking Boot

Columbia Waterproof Hiking Boots

With classic mountaineering style, this hiker features waterproof-breathable seam-sealed construction, a light midsole for lasting comfort, and an all-terrain outsole.

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Timberland White Ledge Mid Waterproof Hiking Bootie

A waterproof Timberland leather upper backed by TimberDry membrane ensures a stay-dry experience in this lace-up boot.

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Staying Safe On Your Trip


Birdie Person Alarm womens safety

She’s Birdie–The Original Personal Safety Alarm

There are a lot of good reasons to have a personal alarm. Weather its scaring something off or notifying someone of your location, the birdie alarms and loud and easy to use while hiking.

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Quick Release Pepper spray Keychain

Small mase keychains are always a good idea for your general safety. Hook it to your backpack strap and have a little more piece of mind

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Everything You Need For The Dog


Collapsible Dog Bowls

Never forget water for the dog! This silicone collapsible bowl fits easily in your backpack and is easy to shake dry.

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Tuff Pupper Hands Free Adjustable Length

If you are exploring with a pup, this handsfree leash is a game changer. Worry less about leashes slipping or needing both hands while traversing the rocks.

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Outdoor Womens Hiking Apparel 


Wasatch Ripstop 3.5in Short womens hiking gear

Wasatch Ripstop 3.5in Short

Lightweight, quick dry shorts are the way to go in the summer. These have a built in belt and are made from recycled fibers. 

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Women’s Joggers Lightweight Quick Dry Hiking Pants

When hiking in the heat, shorts aren’t always the way to go. These loose fitting joggers are super comfortable and offer lots of pockets! 

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Long sleeve UVA/UVB protection lightweight shirt

Sun shirts are truly revolutionary. This lightweight long sleeve from Columbia is very comfortable and protects you from the elements 

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Quick Drying Criss-Cross High Ponytail Hat

This high ponytail hat is one of our favorite women’s hiking gear. Keep your hair off your next and protect your face from the sun! (and bugs)

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Grab your hiking buddies, get the dog, and enjoy some time out in nature in a nearby state park or national park near you! Don’t forget plenty of water!

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Magazine & Events Manager at Sass Magazine

Katy is an entrepreneur, a social media know it all, and a lover of all the vintage things. She started Katy's Flower Wagon in 2020, having recently sold that business to pursue other creative endeavors. She has been working with Sass Magazine as well as local businesses as a social media manager. You can catch her around town snapping pictures, collaborating with local businesses, and working on all things Sass!
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