10 Bad-Ass Backpacking Gear Picks

The best women's backpacking gear for your buck in 2013

Being a bad-ass isn’t easy, especially when it comes to backpacking gear. We here at Active Junky know it takes some serious work to be truly innovative while still laying down real performance.[slideshow:738]

But some gear is just so cool, so efficient, so….bad-ass. So we set out and put over 40 products to the test in our 2013 Women’s Backpacking Gear Guide.

Of those 40 products, only 10 got the Active Junky “Most Bad-Ass” seal of approval. Here are the top 10 picks that made the cut. Now you, too, can be a rock star on the trail.

Click here for Active Junky's top 10 pieces of women's backpacking gear.