Her Gear: Pack Leaders

Kelty Nimble, $170

The Nimble's 3,500-cubic inches of space are all you need for a weekend backcountry trek. The women-specific fit features a padded, cone-shaped waistband designed to sit comfortably at curved hips. It also has an ice-axe loop, shovel pocket and hydration sleeve (reservoir not included), with easy loading from the front or top. keltywoman.com

Golite VO24, $90

This small but roomy feather-light pack won't weigh you down on your next adventure race or day hike. With pockets on the hip wings, sides and front, the VO24 also has tow loops and a rear bungee cord for hauling more gear, plus an emergency whistle on the sternum strap, just in case. Hydration-compatible (reservoir not included). golite.com

Deuter Race X Air 1 SL, $99

With Deuter's Aircomfort-System, this bike pack "floats" above your back on a spring-loaded suspension system to provide increased airflow and better weight distribution. Three-liter hydration pack, side and front mesh pockets and stowaway helmet holder also included. deuter.com

TYR Sport Backpack, $46

Don't need a maze of compartments to lose your stuff in? Great for the gym, TYR's pretty but tough, basic pack has one main well with space for running shoes, workout clothes, towels, toiletries and more. Front zipped flap has pockets for wallet, cell phone and other necessities. tyr.com

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