Tested: Kelty Women’s Reva 60

Tested: Kelty Women’s Reva 60

Fine-tuning the PerfectFIT suspension and new Kinesis hip belt — only available on this and one other women’s line — it really did feel like Kelty had created a pack just for me. The hip belt is built to match a female body (wider and higher rising hips) and uses a...
Tested: Leki Micro Vario Carbon Lady Trekking Poles

Tested: Leki Micro Vario Carbon Lady Trekking Poles

These poles had me at “carbon,” but what truly sets them apart is that they’re specifically engineered for a female frame, right down to the precise handle angle that preserves a natural wrist position when you take them hiking, mountaineering or trail running. My...
Tested: Nuu-Muu Moxie Scoop Dress

Tested: Nuu-Muu Moxie Scoop Dress

I threw on my dress and went for run. Yep, I just said I ran in a dress — and it was liberating! The Nuu-Muu Moxie is made of a silky polyester/spandex blend, with enough stretch for vigorous activity and a flattering, A-line cut that can go right from the trail to...
Tested: Teva Ahnu Montara II WP

Tested: Teva Ahnu Montara II WP

This is what you get when two outdoor brands team up to make a line of shoes for the modern adventure woman. From bushwhacking through the woods on steep, rugged terrain to walking all day on gravel or pavement, the Teva Ahnu Montara II WP provided me with great...
Tested: Toad&Co Ventilair LS Shirt & Barrow Pant

Tested: Toad&Co Ventilair LS Shirt & Barrow Pant

Long-sleeve shirt and pant in summer, you say? Yes, I say. This outfit has been my go-to for the past several weeks, from the trail to the brew pub to the office. The Ventilair LS Shirt is lightweight and helped regulate my body temp while I was active thanks to its...
Tested: Club Ride New West Shirt & Mountain Surf Short

Tested: Club Ride New West Shirt & Mountain Surf Short

Club Ride apparel looks so good you hate to bike in it. Until you do. That’s what it’s made for, after all. The New West was breezy lightweight with just the right amount of stretch, making it feel like I was wearing almost nothing on top (as opposed to a clingy...