For each trip we have a standard equipment list to aid you in your packing but we do not have suggestions for specific gear since it changes on a very frequent basis as manufacturers develop new materials and ways of making equipment . Our guides are out using gear on a regular basis and figure out what works and what they like. The below list is of their suggestions for some of the equipment you need, what we find works best and to help you if you are out shopping for new gear. This list is not complete and do not use it as a packing list.
Footwear: La Sportiva Trango Trk GTX or Lowa Renegade GTX
Camp shoes: techy sandles such as Sanuks, Teva or FiveTen or Crocs. No open toes.
Internal Frame Pack: Osprey Viva 50 or Deuter ACT Lite 45+10
Sleeping Bag: Feathered Friends Grouse Nano 30 (1lb 11oz; 900 fill; $333)
Marmot Angel Fire 25 (2lbs, 8oz; 650+fill; $239)
N Face Women’s Blue Kazoo 20 (2lbs, 7oz; 550-900 fill; $300)
Sleeping Pad: (not necessarily women specific) but the NeoAir is great: rolls up compact
2 pair of hiking socks: light or medium weight cushion: Darn Tough or Smart Wool
Long underwear top: Patagonia Capilene Thermal weight
Long underwear bottom: Patagonia Capilene Thermal weight
Fuzzy sweater top or pile jacket: light puff jacket with hood (synthetic or down): Patagonia Nano Air Light Hoody or Nano Air Hoody or Outdoor Research Uberlayer Hooded
Shorts: Patagonia Women’s Away from Home; Outdoor Research Ferrosi
Tee Shirt: OR Echo Hoody (it’s long sleeved but super light and keeps the sun off with its hood and sleeves: I wear this thing for EVERYTHING in the Sierra sun): light color: no black or dark colors
Eating: spork (titanium: doesn’t get as dirty with bacteria)