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Photograph by Skip Armstrong

By Jayme Moye

All the outdoor sports you love, one suitcase. The best weekend getaway of your life starts with an adventure in packing. Every one of these items is guaranteed to push it as hard as you do—and look good in the process. From stand-up paddleboarding skirts to insect-repellent hoodies, this list will get you there in style.


Pants: Prana Kara Denim, $75

This low-rise fitted style is made from Prana’s four-way stretch fabric, designed for both form and function.

Lifestyle Shirt: Prana Allesandra Top (spring 2014), $60

A great travel piece thanks to a quick-drying yet comfy heathered jersey knit fabric that cuts a very feminine silhouette.

Hoody: ExOfficio BugsAway Lumen Hoody, $60

The lightweight mesh fabric is infused with invisible, odorless insect repellent to keep away mosquitos, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges (no-see-ums).

Pullover: La Sportiva Bleau Hoody (spring 2014), $139

A cute striped pullover sweater knitted from merino wool with acrylic for added durability.

Jacket: Prana Fiona Anorak (spring 2014), $99

Designed for the eco-conscious consumer, this stylish woven coat is not only bluesign certified (meaning potentially harmful substances are not part of the garment’s production) but also water repellent.

Dress: Prana Quinn Dress, $75

Simple and sexy with a scoop neck and double strap racerback style, this functional dress is made of stretchy, quick-drying fabric and features a built-in shelf bra.

Multitool: Swiss Army Camping Set, $40

Perfect for your backpack, this kit includes the waiter knife for opening bottles and cans, and other campfire essentials.

Suitcase: Swiss Army CH 20 Tourist Wheeled Carry-On Backpack, $280

Equally functional as a backpack or roller bag, this spacious 20-inch carry-on was designed for a weekend getaway.

Water Bottle: Klean Kanteen The Reflect Kanteen, $33

This handsome BPA-free bottle is made with sustainably harvested bamboo, food-grade silicone, and stainless steel. Multiple sizes and colors are available.

Fuel: Honey Stinger, various

Honey Stinger makes a complete line of gels, bars, and chews designed to get you through all flavors of adventure. All sweetened with honey.

Flip-Flops: Adidas Outdoor Climacool Boat Flip (spring 2014), $45

Quick drying and comfy with a molded EVA midsole, footbed, and straps.


Hiking Boots: Patagonia Women's Drifter A/C Mid Waterproof, $185

A lightweight, all-terrain, all-purpose waterproof hiking boot suitable for every adventure.

Hiking Shirt: Salomon Park Tee (spring 2014), $45

A cutting-edge tech tee with all the wicking performance of a synthetic but with the look and feel of cotton.

Hiking Pants: Salomon Minim Pant (spring 2014), $120

With strategic stretch panels for breathability and comfort, this durable pant moves with you.

Light Rain Jacket: Mountain Hardwear Super Light Plasmic Jacket (spring 2014), $200

A waterproof shell that’s incredibly light and packable and features high pockets compatible with backpack straps.

Rain Jacket: Columbia Women’s Pour Osity Stretch Jacket (spring 2014), $200

A waterproof hard shell jacket that moves gracefully thanks to four-way stretch.

Daypack: Salomon Synapse 15 Set (spring 2014), $125

A lightweight pack designed to move with your body and hold all the essentials for a day trip.

Trail Training Shoes: The North Face Ultra Kilowatt Shoe (spring 2014), $120

Part of TNF’s new Mountain Athletics Ultra Protection Series, this low profile shoe provides protection from the trail without impeding natural foot movement.

Trail Running Shirt: The North Face Better Than Naked Shirt, $45

Stay cool and dry courtesy of this attractive shirt’s breathable wicking fabric and engineered physiologic panels on the back for ventilation.

Trail Running Shorts: The North Face Better Than Naked Shorts, $55

Featherweight, flattering shorts with UV protection, FlashDry wicking technology, built-in panties, and easy-access pockets.

Sports Bra: Icebreaker Rush Bra, $55

Made of merino wool with a bit of Lycra for the perfect fit, the Rush Bra has been mountain biking and running tested for comfort and support.

Running Socks: Smartwool Women’s PhD Run Ultra Light Mini, $17

With ultracushioning in the high-impact zones, these wool socks go the distance on any trail.

Cycling Jersey: Primal Wear Strength in Numbers Short-Sleeved Jersey, $75

National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Shannon Galpin designed this jersey to rally cyclists around the power of the bike as a vehicle for social change.

Cycling Shorts: Primal Wear Strength in Numbers Shorts, $75

The matching shorts for National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Shannon Galpin’s cycling kit.

Cycling Shoes: Specialized S-Works Road Shoe Women’s, $400

With a women’s specific contoured fit, these sleek road biking shoes are the lightest, most efficient model in Specialized’s line.

Climbing Top: Stonewear Designs Dry-Flex Double Cross Top, $44

Thanks to a signature shelf bra and a combo of narrow and wide straps, this is the most supportive tank in Stonewear’s line.

Climbing Capri: Stonewear Designs Rockin’ Capri, $70

Made from supersoft Précis stretch fabric, these cute capris are flattering, versatile, durable, and moisture wicking.

Climbing Jacket: Mountain Hardwear Super Chockstone Jacket (spring 2014), $135

An abrasion-resistant, air-permeable soft shell that protects from the sun and wind while offering superior mobility and minimal weight.

Climbing Shoes: Scarpa Force X, $129

A high-performance yet comfortable shoe for long days on the rock.

Swimsuit: Prana Zira Top (spring 2014), $59, & Prana Sakati Swim Skirt (spring 2014), $65

The Zira is rated UPF 50+ for sun protection and features molded cups and an elastic bottom band for added support. Doubles as a yoga top. The Sakati is also UPF 50+, with a classic cut brief beneath.

Visor: Columbia Women’s Coolhead Visor, $25

Provides sun protection and temperature regulation thanks to a high-tech sweatband that reacts with sweat to cool the fabric.

Sunglasses: Julbo Bora Bora Sunglasses, $80

Functional and stylish, Bora Boras look great worn on the beach or on the water.

Water Shoes: Teva Womens Original Universal, $32

Teva recently reintroduced one of their very first products—a game-changing shoe in the paddling world that's made of nylon webbing and a durable rubber outsole.


Base Layer Shirt: Ibex Woolies 150 Zip T-Neck Stripe, $90

With an attractive close-to-the-body fit, this merino-wool base layer made of Ibex’s ultrasoft, moisture repelling, odor-free Woolies fabric, looks as good as it feels.

Base Layer Pant: Eddie Bauer First Ascent Expedition Weight Baselayer Pants, Shirts, $60

FA’s warmest next-to-skin layer uses Cocona micro-technology to maximize the moisture wicking rate.

Mid Layer: Eddie Bauer First Ascent HangFire Hoodie, $99

A slim-cut, versatile fleece with a stretch hood designed to fit under a helmet. Looks great in town too.

Soft Shell: Mammut Biwak Light Jacket, $300

An innovative jacket that works as a mid layer or as a wind-blocking soft shell. Contains Polartec’s new Alpha insulation—all the benefits of down but with better breathability and faster drying.

Ski Jacket: Volkl Silver Star Jacket, $329

Part of Volkl’s Performance Wear Line, this striking jacket features a new V-wax fabric that contains water-repellent properties to keep the outer fabric permanently dry.

Ski Pants: Volkl Silver Star Floral Print Pants, $239

These trendsetting pants have just as much function as style with advanced waterproofing and a high-tech dryWEAR material that guides moisture away from the body.

Ski Socks: Smartwool Women’s PhD Outdoor Medium Crew, $24

With a women’s specific design, these socks stay in place and have cushion in all the right places.

Gloves: Eddie Bauer First Ascent Polartec Wind Pro Gloves, $30

Use on their own for hiking on cool days or as an insulating liner paired with shell gloves for skiing.

Goggles: Julbo Luna (fall 2014), $160

Julbo’s latest women-specific goggles were designed for wide-range vision across all weather conditions and terrain and feature the unique, photochromic Zebra lens for optimal performance regardless of light levels.

Down Jacket: Patagonia Women’s Ultralight Down Jacket (spring 2014), $299

Insulated with 800-fill-power premium European goose down, this low-profile jacket features Patagonia’s toughest, lightest weight shell yet.

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