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10 Best Rain Jackets of 2024
A backpacker wearing an orange Outdoor Research Helium rain jacket in Yosemite National Park

10 Best Rain Jackets of 2024

From drizzles to downpours, we’ve got your back. Our team of seasoned hikers weathered the storm to find the best rain jackets for performance and protection.
10 Best Hiking Pants for Men of 2024
A backpacker standing in front of a lake in the men's Kuhl Deceptr hiking pants

10 Best Hiking Pants for Men of 2024

Try on our trail-tested picks for the best men’s hiking pants so you can take on the outdoors with…
10 Best Rain Pants of 2024
A hiker sitting on a mossy old growth log in the Outdoor Research Helium Rain Pants

10 Best Rain Pants of 2024

Any weather is hiking weather with the right gear! We’ve trekked thousands of miles in the best rain jackets to narrow our list down to the most protective, versatile, and comfortable options out there.
10 Best Hiking Socks of 2024
Closeup of a hiker's feet in the Darn Tough Light Hiker Micro Crew socks and Salomon X Ultra shoes on the rim of the Grand Canyon

10 Best Hiking Socks of 2024

Keep blisters at bay with the perfect pair of well-cushioned hiking socks. Check out our top picks to pamper your feet on your next backpacking adventure.
7 Best Sun Shirts of 2024

7 Best Sun Shirts of 2024

Ready for some fun in the sun? Stay protected with our trail-tested expert recommendations for the best sun shirts available.
10 Best Hiking Pants for Women 2024
A waist-down photo of a female hiker wearing The North Face Aphrodite 2.0 hiking pants with the tuft columns of Smith Rock in the distance

10 Best Hiking Pants for Women 2024

We took to the trails to test the most promising hiking pants for women. We looked for the most comfortable, lightweight, and durable options so you’ll feel great in your new ‘fit.

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Men’s Brooks Cascadia 17 Review

Men’s Brooks Cascadia 17 Review

These are some of our favorites. We’ve logged over 6,000 miles in them across the CDT, PCT, and Colorado Trail.
Men’s HOKA Anacapa 2 Low GTX Review

Men’s HOKA Anacapa 2 Low GTX Review

These shoes are comfortable, waterproof, and durable. They’re perfect for medium to long hikes on established trails in all sorts of weather conditions.
Men’s Keen Targhee IV WP Review

Men’s Keen Targhee IV WP Review

These classic leather kicks are perfect for rugged, technical backcountry conditions and provide some of the best waterproofing of any hiking shoes we tested, making them ideal for wet trails and cooler weather.
Men’s Topo Athletic Ultraventure 3 Review

Men’s Topo Athletic Ultraventure 3 Review

We’ve used these shoes to scramble long Class 4 ridge traverses at 13,000’ in the Colorado Rockies, hike hundreds of miles on local trails, and even tackle half marathons.
Men’s Danner Trail 2650 Review

Men’s Danner Trail 2650 Review

These are versatile hiking shoes that are exceptionally stylish and comfortable whether you’re thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail or walking the dog to the coffee shop.
Men’s Salomon X Ultra 4 GTX Review
Closeup of a hiker's feet in the Darn Tough Light Hiker Micro Crew socks and Salomon X Ultra shoes on the rim of the Grand Canyon

Men’s Salomon X Ultra 4 GTX Review

These are comfortable out of the box. Their supportive, springy midsole and stable outsoles guarantee a smooth and cushioned ride that makes them amazingly versatile.
Men’s Merrell Moab 3 Review
Man's legs from knee down steps across a deep gap between large sandstone boulders wearing the Merrell Moab 3 hiking shoes.

Men’s Merrell Moab 3 Review

These shoes offer robust, breathable performance from burly mesh and leather uppers and provide solid protection from rocks and pokey bushes.
Men’s La Sportiva Ultra Raptor II Review
A hiker from the knees down walks on a trail in a forest setting.

Men’s La Sportiva Ultra Raptor II Review

With oversized toe caps, reinforced heels, aggressive lugs, and stout rock plates, these shoes are built for the high country: their exceptional traction and off-trail performance are game changers.
Men’s Hoka SpeedGoat 5 Review
Muscular hiker legs traversing an alpine meadow in the HOKA Speedgoat 5 hiking shoes

Men’s Hoka SpeedGoat 5 Review

These shoes offer thick, responsive midsoles with excellent cushioning and impact absorption on rough trails. Their roomy toe box and chunky lug pattern provide top-tier traction, and fast-drying, breathable uppers make them feel breathable and airy.
Men’s Saucony Peregrine 14 Review
Man bent over tying long shoelaces on the Saucony Peregrine 14.

Men’s Saucony Peregrine 14 Review

With a responsive feel and a secure fit, these are the shoes for fast-paced activities like running, hiking, and backpacking across low deserts in May or chasing mountain summits in August.
Men’s Altra Lone Peak 8 Review
A hiker poses at an overlook with large red rocks in the background.

Men’s Altra Lone Peak 8 Review

See why these are some of our favorite zero-drop hiking shoes from day hikes to thru-hikes.
10 Best Hiking Shoes for Kids of 2024

10 Best Hiking Shoes for Kids of 2024

Kiddos need reliable footwear out on trail as much as adults. Check out our review of the best hiking shoes for kids so your little one can cruise along with you on your next adventure.
Hiking Boot & Shoe Soles for Grip, Traction & Different Terrains

Hiking Boot & Shoe Soles for Grip, Traction & Different Terrains

The soles of your shoes are literally where the rubber meets the trail. Learn more about what to look for in the bottoms of your hiking footwear in this in-depth article on grip, traction, and terrain.
100 Best Gifts For Hikers, Backpackers & Campers 2024

100 Best Gifts For Hikers, Backpackers & Campers 2024

Give the gift that gets them outside with our guide to the best gifts for hikers and backpackers.
10 Best Rain Jackets of 2024
A backpacker wearing an orange Outdoor Research Helium rain jacket in Yosemite National Park

10 Best Rain Jackets of 2024

From drizzles to downpours, we’ve got your back. Our team of seasoned hikers weathered the storm to find the best rain jackets for performance and protection.
Enlightened Equipment Visp Rain jacket Review

Enlightened Equipment Visp Rain jacket Review

The Enlightened Equipment Visp (men’s / women’s) is among the best value ultralight jackets on the market for its price, protection, and adjustability. We’ve worn this jacket for hundreds of miles, including stints in Colorado’s monsoon season and the first snow of the year in the Pacific Northwest. We hope our experience helps you decide if the Visp is the right jacket for you.
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