Maya Rivera

Maya Rivera

From Utah canyons to Thailand cliffs, Maya is a rock climbing aficionado who enjoys a bit of camping and hiking in the off-season.

Maya Rivera has written 38 posts for Ten Pound Backpack.

Best Women's Hiking Shorts of 2024

Maya Rivera

Written by Maya Rivera

From Utah canyons to Thailand cliffs, Maya is a rock climbing aficionado who enjoys a bit of camping and hiking in the off-season.

Whether you're a seasoned trekker or a beginner hiker, a pair of comfortable hiking shorts is a gamechanger when it comes to enjoying your outdoor adventures. Among the sea of options available, the Mountain Hardwear Dynama/2 Bermuda stands out as an undisputed leader, striking the perfect balance between style, comfort, and functionality.

No worries about soggy bottoms or feeling confined -...

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Best Women's Hiking Shirt of 2024

Maya Rivera

Written by Maya Rivera

From Utah canyons to Thailand cliffs, Maya is a rock climbing aficionado who enjoys a bit of camping and hiking in the off-season.

If you're someone who loves the great outdoors, nothing can beat the thrill of a day-long trek. But to truly immerse yourself in that adventure, you need gear that will stand by you, and we're not just talking about your backpack or boots. One thing that often goes overlooked is hiking apparel, and today, we'd like to talk about the top piece - a quality shirt.

When you're miles from...

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Best Women's Softshell Jacket of 2024

Maya Rivera

Written by Maya Rivera

From Utah canyons to Thailand cliffs, Maya is a rock climbing aficionado who enjoys a bit of camping and hiking in the off-season.

Venture outside on a blustery day, and you'll know the importance of a reliable softshell jacket. They're the unsung heroes of the outdoors - designed to withstand wind, fight off a splash or two of rain, and still manage to keep you comfy. In the vast field of outdoor gear, the Arc'teryx Gamma Hoody takes the crown for the best softshell jacket for women with its perfect blend of resistance,...

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Best Women's Hardshell Jacket of 2024

Maya Rivera

Written by Maya Rivera

From Utah canyons to Thailand cliffs, Maya is a rock climbing aficionado who enjoys a bit of camping and hiking in the off-season.

Hey there, outdoor lover! When the going gets tough, the tough reach for their hardshell jackets. In particular, a hardshell jacket that can stand up to anything Mother Nature throws at it. It’s a game changer for any adventurous woman looking to tackle the great outdoors in any condition, whether it’s a rainy trek in the woods or a windswept clifftop.

When it comes to these multi-talented...

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Best Women's Synthetic Insulated Jacket of 2024

Maya Rivera

Written by Maya Rivera

From Utah canyons to Thailand cliffs, Maya is a rock climbing aficionado who enjoys a bit of camping and hiking in the off-season.

When it comes to tackling the unpredictable outdoors, a good insulated jacket is your best friend. In this post, we probe into the depths of women's synthetic insulated jackets, focusing on their strengths and weaknesses. Our test champion in this category is, without a doubt, the Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody, a jacket that has earned its laurels through meticulous design and exceptional...

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Best Women's Winter Jacket of 2024

Maya Rivera

Written by Maya Rivera

From Utah canyons to Thailand cliffs, Maya is a rock climbing aficionado who enjoys a bit of camping and hiking in the off-season.

When winter temps drop lower than you can count on one hand, you'll want a beast of a jacket to fight back against the freeze. Choosing the best winter jackets can be a hectic process, thanks to the countless number of brands and features available. Not to worry, we're here to make the task easier for you. The standout contender this season, without a shadow of a doubt, is the Arc'teryx Patera...

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Best Women's Down Pants of 2024

Maya Rivera

Written by Maya Rivera

From Utah canyons to Thailand cliffs, Maya is a rock climbing aficionado who enjoys a bit of camping and hiking in the off-season.

For the thrill-seeking ladies who fear no frosty peak or chilly trail, we have zeroed in on the coziest armor for your adventures - ladies, meet the Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Down Pants. Ranked as the finest down pants in women's category, their unrivaled warmth-to-weight ratio, outstanding durability and a comfortable fit make them stand out among the crowd. These versatile pants...

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Best Women's Down Jacket of 2024

Maya Rivera

Written by Maya Rivera

From Utah canyons to Thailand cliffs, Maya is a rock climbing aficionado who enjoys a bit of camping and hiking in the off-season.

When it comes to braving the great outdoors, a good down jacket is as essential as a great pair of hiking boots. Tucked in around your torso, the right one gives you that warm, cozy feeling, making you feel as though you're sipping hot cocoa by a roaring fire even when you're halfway up a freezing, wind-blasted mountain. Out of all the outdoor gear we've tested, the Arc'teryx Cerium LT Hoody...

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