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SLEEKER, lighter and nicer

IN THE 1970S, WOMEN WANTING TO EXPERIENCE THE GREAT OUTDOORS HAD TWO OPTIONS WHEN IT CAME TO CLOTHING AND GEAR; GET IT ALTERED TO FIT, OR PUT UP WITH DISCOMFORT. Thankfully, much has changed over the last several decades.

New Zealand women are now properly catered for in the outdoor gear department both in retail stores and online.

I should know; past shopping expeditions at Kathmandu, Macpac and Bivouac have left me with a drawer full of once sleek and now slightly battered trekking gear including women’s trekking pants,

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