sustainable hygiene products for outdoor wanderers
We make reusable wipes meant to replace the need for toilet paper after you pee. Wander Wipes are perfect for any eco-conscious outdoor wanderer or anyone wanting to reduce toilet paper waste, even at home.
But isn’t it gross?! Our unique design and materials keep the ick factor away. They are made with two layers- a waterproof outer layer to keep your hands clean and dry, and an organic bamboo wiping layer that is absorbent and soft. Bamboo is naturally anti-bacterial, hypoallergenic, and anti-fungal, meaning you can use it multiple times between washes! The wipe hangs folded so the used side is discreetly hidden. For extended use when hiking or camping, just rinse it out each night and hang to dry. At home, machine wash and dry.
Our wipes have a sewn-in loop without any fiddly plastic hardware that can break. Each wipe comes with a metal carabiner to attach it to your backpack, belt loop, or purse strap. We also offer a retractable “leash” option for easy use without having to unclip each time nature calls. You can choose to stash it in a pocket where the waterproof outer layer protects your clothing, or hang that wipe loud and proud off your backpack. It makes for a great conversation starter about Leave No Trace ethics!
Wander Woman Gear was created by Jamie (aka "Nurse Betty") in 2019. In Spring 2023, Susie (aka "Quail") became the new owner so that Jamie can focus full-time on her wellness. Your purchase supports a woman-owned small business and protects the planet by reducing waste.
Jill appreciating the fragile Oregon high desert. Photo by Mr. Curzon
Besides being unsightly, toilet paper can take several months or years to break down. Use a Wipe or pack it out. Wander Wipes are lightweight, reusable, quick drying, double layered, easy to care for, stylish, and affordable. Check out a pro-tip article I wrote to learn more.
It is my fearless mission to contribute a solution and bring awareness to the impact humans have on our beautiful spaces. Being an accomplished outdoor pee-er, I had wished that someone would design the perfect, functional pee rag. One day I decided that maybe that someone should be me! Thousands of miles hiked and hours sewing later, I decided to share my design with you!
My pee rag obsession began on my first long distance thru hike in 2013. As a thru hiker and backpacker, I quickly learned that less is more. I carried the same PeeRag for the entire 2,650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, and it still remains an essential part of my gear list. I use one at home too!
As a business owner, I make every effort to be as eco friendly as possible. I ship in recycled/compostable packages, and thoughtfully source my fabric by using remnants or dead stock to keep it from ending up in landfills. It's important to me that you purchase a product and support a business you feel confident about.
I encourage you make the change towards a more sustainable way to spend time outdoors no matter what activity you choose. I hope you love these wipes as much as I do.
Jamie aka "Nurse Betty"
Buy one for yourself. Buy one for a friend. Buy one for our future.
Reduce waste and save money... Use your Wipe at home! This small change will have a big impact. The trees will thank you.
Eugene, Oregon, United States