"Hi yall, I've been trying to find some women's gear lists to give me more idea's for my GF. So far all i've found is Piper S's. so can someone show me their list, or thier GF's list? we wouldn't do any winter hiking, but if you have a winter list pleast post it, solo, or couple, I'm just curious. Thanks."
I've never put together a comprehensive gear list except in my head -- but I have a few general comments that may or may not help:
Most important for me, and of course this depends on the woman in question, I find that items made specifically for women work far better than men's versions or even so-called "unisex" items (meh!). YMMV.
A unisex jacket will have too-long arms for example, or be too tight in the hips and too blousy in the body, etc. Same with rain pants, etc. -- too long, too tight in hips, etc. The last thing I want to be doing is struggling with my clothing / gear in the middle of a trip.
Same for my sleeping bag and my backpack - in my experience a pack with closely-placed shoulder straps is desirable, and a bag with more room in the hips (again with the hips!) is more comfortable.
Speaking of packs, I have less shoulder strength than most of my male companions, so I accept the extra weight of a hip belt and ultralight internal frame of some sort in order to shift the weight to my... you got it...hips!
To be more specific:
Rain Jacket -- Marmot Precip
Insulation -- Montbell
Winter bag -- Feathered Friends Winter Wren
Summer bag -- Golite Adrenaline 1+ season
All are women's versions.
I go backpacking much more often than my husband does so I try to travel as light as possible. My non-wearable gear includes:
Golite Lair 1 tarp. (Just got a Cuben tarp but have yet to use it)
A Polycyro (sp?) groundcloth (very lightweight)
Big Agnes mattress
REI UL45 Women's backpack -- rides VERY well. I cut a lot of extras off to save weight.
Still looking for a titanium pot... that's all I can think of for now, hope it helps.