Although all the packs we rent are reasonably unisex in comfort, form and function, there are some anatomical differences between men and women (perhaps you've noticed) that pack makers try to accommodate. There are some slight angle and width differences in the shoulder straps and hip belts, and the torso on women-specific models tend to be a bit shorter. And not surprisingly, the colors are sometimes different. However, at our retail store, women are as likely to buy a unisex one as a women's specific, so it's not a given that females are best served by women-designated packs.
If you do prefer women-specific models, we rent them from Osprey and Deuter (Osprey Viva 50L and the Deuter Act Lite 60 SL are examples), similar but a bit smaller than those in our medium capacity packs. Large enough to carry any weight that most women can comfortably carry, and with enough capacity for a week or more of backpacking in the backcountry, or for a month of hostel travel in Europe. The rental rates are the same.
We'll of course ship this item you requested when available; if we happen to be out, we'll ship the equivalent unisex pack, unless you specify not to in the "comments box" you'll see during checkout. Also note that for men or women, a 50-liter pack might be too small for a fully self-sustaining trip (not sharing gear loads) unless you have light, compact gear. If you expect heavy rains on your trip, please note that while our packs are water resistant, they are not waterproof, nor are rain covers included with the rental.
Learn more about backpacks, including the pros and cons of externals vs internals; info on fitting; how to load up with the other gear you rent and how to select the best pack for you. We also have a series of videos about backpacks. And there is more information about fitting and loading this particular rental pack. Or just give us a call at 480-348-8917 to ask any questions about the best backpack to rent for your needs.
We also sell some of our rental packs, as well as traded-in and consigned packs, as used gear at a great price. If you are looking for something more long-term than renting, check out our selection of new backpacks we have for sale.
Note - this item has a high volume-to-weight ratio - that is, it may be light, but it eats up a lot of box space. Shipments including this item often require a bigger box and are subject to a rate surcharge by UPS, so the effective shipping weight calculated at checkout is higher than the actual weight. For some third-party user reviews of this and other gear we rent and sell, visit our backpacking and camping user gear review page.
For more information see the videos below: