Vermont-based writer, photographer and adventurer, Berne reports on hiking, biking, skiing, overlanding, travel, climbing and kayaking for category-leading publications in the U.S., Europe and beyond. In the field, she’s been asked to deliver a herd of llamas to a Bolivian mountaintop corral, had first fat-biking descents in Alaska, helped establish East Greenland’s first sport climbing and biked the length of Jordan. She’s worked to help brands clean up their materials and manufacturing, and has had guns pulled on her in at least three continents.
Protect your key kit from the elements with the best dry bags out there, including backpack liners, kitbags, map cases and swim floats
A double-chambered, waterproof kit carrier, the Mustang Highwater 60L Gear Hauler allows you to transport both wet and dry gear at the same time without cross contamination
A hiking boot that feels more like a running shoe, the Salomon Cross Hike Mid GTX packs a ton of features into a very light package
An ankle-warming, high-performing mid-collar boot, the Danner Inquire Mid Insulated is a great choice for colder adventures
Spanning all sizes, our selection of the best women’s hiking backpacks are roomy, rugged and comfortable to wear on any adventure
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The best women’s hiking boots fit your feet, your budget, and the trail you want to walk, enabling epic adventures in the great outdoors
The ultimate trekking experience, a thru-hike is an A-to-B backpacking odyssey. Our pick of America's best thru-hikes is likely to leave you with life-long memories
The Jack Wolfskin Denali 65 Women is a big-load backpacking pack that makes it easy to get to your gear
The Ortlieb Altrack ST 34 is dry bag–style backpack that’s ready to tackle both adventure and travel
The first women-specific avalanche airbag pack is sleek and streamlined, with an Alpride inflation system that can be triggered multiple times.
The Camelbak Shasta 30 is a daypack for dawn to dusk hikes that can also handle gear for a night out
The Deuter Gravity Motion SL is a streamlined climbing pack that doubles as a rope tarp – a great crag pack
The Granite Gear Crown 2 60, Women’s Fit is an ultralight pack that will carry all your gear for thru-hikes and multi-day adventures
Flip-flops, cool boxes, towels and other trailhead essentials to ensure every outdoor escapade has a happy ending
More than simply backpacking in a hurry, fastpacking is a pursuit – even a subculture – all to itself
Exercising body and mind before the start of a big adventure is an investment in success, so knowing how to train for a thru-hike is crucial – but so is your mental approach
Packing for a thru-hike is art and science combined – a balancing act between bringing too little and taking too much
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