Just What Is “Women’s Specific Gear” Anyways? And Do You Need It?

Gearing up for the great outdoors as a woman is complicated, but not impossible

Illustration by Hannah Weinberger

or decades, women like myself have strapped ourselves into men’s and unisex outdoor gear to hit the great outdoors. We’ve dealt with the frustrating gap between our bodies and backpacks that don’t account for our shape…