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Gear

Gear Resources
Gear manufacturers have realised that lots of women like the outdoors and they're different shapes from men. Here's what's out there, and where you can buy it.

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Travel

Travel Resources
A selection of travel resources especially for women who love to travel. Includes a list of online communities if you do it yourself, or companies if you need a little help.

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Surfing

Surfing Resources
Listed here are some links to resources from all over the world that cater to women who love surfing.

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Hiking/Tramping

Hiking Resources
Extended walks are great for the mind and spirit and lots of women love to take part in them. Check out these resources and get inspired to go on a walking adventure.

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Snow Sports

Snow Sports Resources
Skiing, snowboarding, backcountry, polar expeditions - all done in the snow and all done by lots of amazing women.  Check out these resources to find out more...

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Kayaking/Canoeing

Kayaking Resources
White water, surfing, sea kayaking, sprint racing, marathon racing, multisport, fishing...is there anything you can't do from a kayak? Explore these resources!

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Cycling

Cycling Resources
A list of resources for all sorts of cycling - mountain biking, road biking, touring, racing, recreation and commuting - all specific to women.

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Climbing

Climbing Resources
Women can (and have) achieved incredible things in climbing. Listed in this section are a collection of climbing and moutaineering resources that are useful and inspiring for all climbers.

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Organisations

Organisations
A list of organisations that cater exclusively to women, or run trips exclusively for women. A great way to find a women-specific adventure in your area.

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Outdoor Industry

Outdoor Industry Resources
Looking for resources to help you plan programs, companies and organisations that cater for women or organisations you can join? Look no further...

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Gear

Jill Ellis - Adanac Paddles

Jill Ellis Adanac PaddlesJill Ellis, owner and operator of Adanac Paddles, is a self declared "Jill of all trades". Jill has been a welder in the Military, a professional woodcarver, a champion black powder shooter and a web designer, but now she is a teacher and creator of beautiful, hand carved Greenland kayak paddles. Don't miss this profile! Jill has an amazing story!

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Mountain Hardware Hooded Nitrous Jacket

Hooded Nitrous JacketA gear review of the Mountain Hardware Hooded Nitrous Jacket, as written by guest to GO! Girls Outdoors, GreyingGearGal, one of the lovely ladies at GearGals. Because everyone ought to know what an ort is, everyone should read this article...

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Shewee

Shewee in the snowThe Shewee is an sleek and high performing FUD (Female Urinating Device) made by Sam Fountain, based in the UK. I took it for a test run in the snow and attempted to fulfill my lifelong desire to "write" my name in the snow. Here's how it went...

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P-Style

Look what I can do!With my recent experience as a "stand-to-pee" device tester, I've gained some valuable new skills. This time I tested the P-Style, as supplied by Krista at Krista's Cups, and I can give it full marks for effective, entertaining, stylish outdoor peeing. From flourishing lemon trees to embarrassing encounters to applauding marsupials - it's all here.

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The Body Shop

Climbing in EuropeIf you're here reading this, you probably enjoy playing in the great outdoors - but you've probably also noticed that the great outdoors gives your skin a bit of a trashing. But fear not! The Body Shop have some great products that will help you prevent yourself from turning into a wizened, wrinkly, skin cancer-ridden old hag (albeit one with great photos and stories)...

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GoGirl

GoGirl in the wildernessIn ‘A Little Bit of Equipment Envy’ I asked whether the reason there are less women than men involved in outdoor adventure activities might be the lack of a useful piece of equipment that allows its owner to do their business standing up. I haven't yet tested this theory, but I have discovered a piece of gear that might make all the difference to your peeing habits - the GoGirl.

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Discovery Trekking Towel

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The Discovery Trekking Towel is a marvelous new towel sold by a company on Vancouver Island, Canada. Anyone who has a lightweight towel that is small and smelly should have a go at one of these - I was thrilled with the size, drying ability and non-stinkiness.

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Outdoor Divas

Outdoor Divas Store
It took gear manufacturers many years to figure out that women are not just small men, and that women's outdoor gear needed more than just a "shrink and pink". There is a steadily growing range of outdoor gear available for women, but Outdoor Divas are one of the only gear stores that stock gear that is exclusively for women. When I was in Boulder, Colorado I went to have a look (and a drool) over all the wonderful gear they have on offer!

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A little bit of equipment envy

tn_Now I really gotta go.JPGThere may just be a very simple reason why less women than men are out there enjoying outdoor activities...

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