The Ultimate Canyoneering Kit for Women
May 1, 2019
Canyoneering didn’t explode into the mainstream until the mid-2000s, and because women’s gear tends to follow long behind men’s, women-specific items designed for this sport are rare. Most canyoneers adapt their caving, swimming, climbing, cliff-jumping, and river-running equipment, but they can run into issues of durability or weight due to the wide range of terrain and conditions. In Zion National Park, for instance, you might hike for miles in a desert and then need a wet suit to drop into a slot.
But one of the many things I love about canyoneering is the challenge of packing the right gear for unpredictable moments. To find the ideal women’s kit, I spent months canyoneering in places like Hawaii and the country of Jordan. Here are the items that came out on top.