November 10, 2023
Selecting the perfect attire for outdoor pursuits should be a breeze, given the abundant array of outdoor apparel and gear available online and in brick-and-mortar stores. Unfortunately, for women, the majority of these offerings are primarily crafted with men in mind. The world of outdoor clothing often falls short when it comes to meeting the requirements of adventurous females.
Here's a collection of outdoor apparel that not only resonates with a woman’s adventurous spirit but also caters to her distinctive needs and styles. These carefully crafted clothing items, shoes, and accessories are tailor-made for women, ensuring that the modern huntress can boldly conquer the outdoors with both confidence and style. Because whether she's casting lines or tracking game, every woman deserves gear that aligns seamlessly with her passion for adventure.
Garmont Tactical T8 Athena Boot
- Info: garmonttactical.com
- Price: $155
- More: Exclusively designed for kick-butt women, Garmont’s T8 Athena tactical boots cater to women's unique anatomical needs, prioritizing both fit and style. With a suede leather upper, increased arch support, and a raised heel to support a woman’s shorter Achilles tendons, the T8 Athena ensures a snug fit and stability on any terrain. The dual-density EVA midsole provides comfort and shock absorption, while the Garmont Traction Formula Diamante outsole provides enhanced stability with climbing and braking zones. AR670-1 compliant, these boots combine durability and control without compromising on comfort, empowering women in the Armed forces and women everywhere with each step.
EDC-Ready Women’s Fury Hardshell Jacket
- Info: vertx.com
- Price: $247.99
- More: For the outdoorswoman who demands both performance and style from her gear, the Vertx Women's Fury Hardshell Jacket is the perfect choice. It combines reliable weather resistance, moisture control, odor management, and convenient everyday carry (EDC) features in a lightweight and comfortable design. Made from waterproof and breathable fabric, the Fury Hardshell Jacket will protect you against the elements, keeping you dry in rainy and snowy conditions while also allowing moisture to escape. Integrated with VaporCor, powered by 37.5 Technology, this jacket efficiently manages moisture, collaborating with your body to maintain warmth and keep you dry. This high-performance outerwear is also equipped with EDC features. Vertical zippered pass-throughs in the hand pockets provide quick and discreet access to appendix-carry gear, and the jacket's AbrasionGuard lining ensures durability against wear from EDC items. The jacket’s athletic fit and articulated sleeves offer plenty of room for comfortable movement and tool-carrying without unnecessary bulk.
37.5 Technology harnesses the power of natural minerals to craft cutting-edge temperature-control fabrics, insulations, foams, and laminates. By efficiently managing moisture and leveraging your body's energy, it ensures your comfort, whether you're on the move or at rest. You can find this innovative technology integrated into products such as the Vertx Women's Fury Hardshell Jacket (above) and First Lite Women's Wick Quarter Zip (below).
First Lite Women’s Wick Quarter Zip
- Info: firstlite.com
- Price: $105
- More: Designed for hot weather hunting, the Women's Wick Quarter Zip is an ultralight long-sleeved base layer top with a quarter-length front zipper and mesh panels for ventilation. The base layer’s Ultralight 150 Aerowool construction (a blend of ultrafine merino wool and 37.5-activated nylon fibers) not only enhances odor resistance but also significantly improves dry times, boosts durability, and excels at moisture-wicking. It will keep you cool and dry during hot or active hunts and keep you warm when the temperature drops.
Swiftwick Flite XT Trail Socks
- Info: swiftwick.com
- Price: $24-27
- More: If you love to hike and run trails, you need a pair of Swiftwick’s Flite XT Trail Socks for women. Crafted from a blend of natural Merino wool and Olefin fiber, Flite XT Trail Socks are designed to ensure your feet remain dry and blister-free, even during extended hikes. These super-advanced socks feature AnkleLock Technology for ankle support when moving quickly on uneven ground and GripDry Fiber in the heel to prevent your feet from slipping in your shoes. When it comes to stability and comfort during your outdoor expeditions, this pair of women’s socks stands out above the rest. Available in 2-inch and 5-inch cuff heights.
Ditale Outdoors Eve Performance Top – New for Fall 2024
- Info: ditaleoutdoors.com
- Price: $59-$69
- More: Made specifically for active women, the Eve Performance Top offers a feminine fit, UPF 50+ sun protection, moisture-wicking for temperature regulation, and HeiQ antimicrobial for long-lasting odor control. Available in both long and short sleeves, this versatile shirt serves as an excellent base layer for colder days or as a standalone top in warmer weather. Made from an Eco-Soft stretch knit blend (85% Polyester, 10% REPREVE Recycled Polyester, and 5% Spandex), the Eve Performance Top is light and breathable with no shoulder seams, making it comfortable for layering under your pack and other gear. The top comes in different colors and prints, catering to different style preferences.
Alpaca Bralette and Underwear
- Info: pakaapparel.com
- Price: $25-35
- More: Paka's Alpaca bralette and underwear offer an unparalleled level of softness and feather-light comfort that'll make you feel like you're wearing nothing under your clothing at all. Like the rest of Paka's apparel line, these undergarments are crafted for those who cherish the great outdoors and feature the finest alpaca fibers from Peru and other eco-conscious materials. Alpaca fiber's thermoregulating magic and antibacterial properties help regulate your body temperature and maintain freshness where it's needed most. Slip on a pair of Paka’s natural underwear and say goodbye to uncomfortable chafing, persistent odors, and moisture-related discomfort. These just might be the most comfortable undergarments you’ll ever wear.
Duck Camp Lightweight Bamboo Crew
- Info: duckcamp.com
- Price: $54
- More: Earlier this year, Duck Camp released a women’s version of its best-selling Original Bamboo Crew – a buttery soft and airy crew neck shirt with long sleeves. It’s perfect for warm days yet substantial enough to function as a cozy base layer when temperatures are chilly. The fabric is a blend of viscose bamboo and cotton with a touch of spandex for the right amount of stretch. It’s comfortable, durable, quick-drying, and offers moisture-wicking properties and UPF 20+ sun protection. Whether you're hunting, fishing, or just lounging around, Duck Camp’s Lightweight Bamboo Crew is a must-have staple in your wardrobe.
Meindl Lady Meran Comfort Fit Light Hiker
- Info: meindlusa.com
- Price: $260
- More: These hiking boots offer remarkable comfort from the moment you put them on, with soft nubuck leather uppers that require minimal break-in time. The boots are durable, designed to last for years, and feature full Gore-Tex liners for waterproof protection while still allowing perspiration to escape. The Comfort Fit footbeds are made of cork that molds to your feet for a personalized fit and lined with a light fleece for added comfort. The Vibram Comfort Hiker II outsoles provide excellent grip on challenging terrain while quickly shedding mud and gravel.
Gordini Women's Craftsbury Sock – New for Fall 2023
- Info: gordini.com
- Price: $25.99
- More: Experience winter activities like never before with Gordini's new Craftsbury winter outdoor socks. Designed for adventure, these women’s socks provide odor resistance and a frictionless fit to keep you going strong in any cold-weather pursuit. Crafted with innovative SoleKNIT dual-layer construction, these socks seamlessly combine the warmth of Merino wool with a robust outer layer and a moisture-wicking inner layer, ensuring your feet stay comfortably warm and dry. The OrbitKNIT true rib stretch delivers a comfortable and secure fit without any tightness or restriction, while features like insulative quilting, padded shin panels, ankle support, instep compression, heel pockets, bolstered arch support, and a slim, smooth toe closure ensure unparalleled warmth, protection, and comfort.
5.11 Women’s Stratos Full Zip
- Info: 511tactical.com
- Price: $74
- More: 5.11’s Stratos Full Zip top for women is a versatile piece that seamlessly transitions between a stylish outer layer and a snug mid-layer on chilly winter days. Wear it as a light jacket, zipped or unzipped, or layer it up in cooler weather. Crafted from polyester fabric, its design features a one-way front zipper, complete with an internal chin guard for an extra layer of warmth. The thoughtful addition of raglan sleeves with elastic binding cuffs not only provides a touch of stretch for unhindered movement but also promises day-long comfort. Elevate your style and embrace comfort with this wardrobe essential from 5.11.
WX Weekender Sunglasses
- Info: wileyx.com
- Price: Starting at $70
- More: Crafted specifically for women with small to medium-sized faces, the WX Weekender sunglasses ensure your eyes are protected from harmful UV rays without sacrificing an ounce of style. Lightweight and slip-free, these shatterproof shades will be your go-to for outdoor adventures and are comfortable enough for extended wear. The Weekender sunglasses from Wiley X not only exceed national safety standards (ANSI Z87.1+) but redefine eyewear with innovative features that keep pace with an active lifestyle. With three chic color options – Gloss Black, Gloss Demi, and Crystal Blush – to choose from, you’re sure to find a pair that speaks to your unique style. Included with the sunglasses is a black zippered clamshell case, cleaning cloth, microfiber bag, and leash cord with rubber grips.
Ditale Outdoors Sofia Adventure Pant 1
- Info: ditaleoutdoors.com
- Price: $179
- More: The Sofia Adventure Pant 1 is designed for women who value both style and functionality during outdoor activities. Tested in various climates and terrains, these pants offer features such as deep pockets, a tactical adjustable waistband, knee pad insert compatibility, durable water-repellent coating, "Ninja Quiet" fabric, and burr resistance. The adjustable inseam ranges from 28" to 35" and the pant is available in sizes XXS to XXL with regular and curvy cuts, ensuring a comfortable and tailored fit for different female body shapes. The brand guarantees 100% fit satisfaction, allowing customers to exchange for the perfect pair and encourages feedback for continuous improvement.
- Complete the look: This fall/winter, Ditale Outdoors introduced the all-new Becca Adventure Jacket. Pair this new jacket with your Sofia Adventure Pants for ultimate comfort in the field. It's perfect for mid-season outdoor activities and features hand warmer slots, zip pockets, a harness slot, and more. Just like the pants, the jacket is available in XXS-XXL with regular and curvy options. If you're busty and in between sizes, size down and choose a curvy fit. Available for pre-order now and shipping for the holidays.
XTRATUF Women's Fireweed 15-Inch Legacy Boot
- Info: xtratuf.com
- Price: $155
- More: These Legacy Boots are so awesome and comfy that you'll find excuses to wear them everywhere! Specifically designed for a women’s fit, the Legacy Fireweed Boot is the perfect combination of style and functionality. It’s a classic brown boot with a pink slip-resistant outsole that provides flexible all-day comfort, 100% waterproofing, and top-notch protection against a broad range of acids, corrosives, and contaminants. To add a dash of flair to your style, roll down the top of the boot to reveal a Fireweed (a pretty pink wildflower in Alaska) printed liner. And, if you're into more prints, don't miss the Salmon Sisters Collection by XTRATUF designed by Alaskan anglers Emma and Claire.
5.11 Spire Pant
- Info: 511tactical.com
- Price: $78
- More: The Spire Pants are designed for women with a purpose, offering functionality and comfort. These pants come in a straight fit (regular or long) and feature eight pockets: front and back pockets, utility pockets, cargo pockets, and hidden cuff-key pockets inside the back waistband and left hem. Despite the utility-focused design, comfort is not compromised, thanks to a stretch waistband panel and riding gusset for increased mobility.
Vibram V-Run Retro Women's FiveFingers
- Info: vibram.com
- Price: $135
- More: Introducing the Vibram FiveFingers V-Run Retro—a unique, funky, and fun shoe for female hikers and runners. A modern twist on the classic FiveFingers design, these shoes incorporate new Vibram technology. The V-Run Retro maintains the beloved minimalist design with a lightweight and flexible construction. Feel the ground beneath your feet with confidence, thanks to the grippy 4mm XS Trek performance rubber outsole that provides both traction and protection in every stride. Enhanced comfort features include a 2mm foam insole, poly sockliner, and minimal EVA arch pad. The nylon mesh upper adds softness, while the fast-lacing system ensures a secure fit. More than just footwear, these shoes become an extension of your body, elevating your running and hiking experience to new heights.
XTRATUF Women’s Ice 6-Inch Nylon Ankle Deck Boot
- Info: xtratuf.com
- Price: $175
- More: Don’t let harsh winter weather prevent you from getting outside. With the right footwear, you can keep your feet warm and safely navigate the iciest of environments. For superior slip resistance and traction on wet, icy surfaces, wear XTRATUF’s Ice 6-Inch Nylon Ankle Deck Boots. XTRATUF’s Ice Nylon Ankle Deck Boots for women combine functionality with comfort – they’re 100% waterproof, deliver optimal traction on slippery surfaces, and are super comfy to wear, allowing you to step confidently through challenging winter conditions. These boots are constructed from a high-abrasion-resistant upper material paired with TUFloft, a synthetic insulation made of hydrophobic fibers for water resistance and warmth. They also feature TUFdry (a waterproof breathable membrane) and a faux shearling lining. The boot’s Glacier Trek Pro outsole, featuring a proprietary ice-gripping compound, takes slip resistance to the next level.