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Hiking Boots vs. Hiking Shoes vs. Trail Running Shoes

Hiking Boots vs. Hiking Shoes vs. Trail Running Shoes

Hiking footwear is a really personal choice, and people often have differing opinions on what type of shoe works best for hiking.
How to Wash a Down Jacket

How to Wash a Down Jacket

A lightweight down jacket should be at the center of any good backpacking list.
Best Hiking Shoes for Women of 2024
Knee-down view of a hiker standing on a white granite rock in a pair of teal Topo Athletic Ultraventure 3 hiking shoes in front a lake in Glacier National Park.

Best Hiking Shoes for Women of 2024

Looking for the most comfortable, durable women’s hiking shoes around? Our team of experts tested dozens of the most promising pairs over thousands…
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.
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…
Best Women’s Hiking Boots of 2024
Waist-down view of a hiker taking a rest break by sitting on some rocks in the La Sportiva Nucleo High II GTX boots with rocky, high-desert clifs in the background.

Best Women’s Hiking Boots of 2024

After rigorous on-trail testing, we’ve narrowed down our list of the most comfortable, durable, and lightweight hiking boots to keep you moving on…
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 just the right pair of well-cushioned hiking socks. Check out our top picks to pamper your feet on your next backpacking adventure.
10 Best Down Jackets of 2024
A hiker walking through a freezing field in the Rab Neutrino Pro down jacket

10 Best Down Jackets of 2024

All mountain adventures have one thing in common: cold. Whether you’re summiting snow-covered peaks in the…
10 Best Rain Pants of 2024

10 Best Rain Pants of 2024

A trusty pair of rain pants should be in every outdoor adventurer’s gear arsenal. Not only will they keep you dry when the skies…
Outdoor Research Helium Rain Jacket & Pants Review

Outdoor Research Helium Rain Jacket & Pants Review

The Helium line from Outdoor Research has set the standard in lightweight and packable rain shells for backcountry adventures and…
5 Reasons To Ditch Your Hiking Boots

5 Reasons To Ditch Your Hiking Boots

For many of us, it’s been drilled into our heads since day one that backpackers wear boots. That’s just what you do…
What to Wear Hiking & Backpacking: The Ultralight Packing Guide

What to Wear Hiking & Backpacking: The Ultralight Packing Guide

As hikers, we expect a lot from our clothing. It has to insulate us from the cold, breathe well, dry quickly, and protect us from rain, snow, wind…
Arc’teryx Proton LT Hoody Review

Arc’teryx Proton LT Hoody Review

Arc’teryx recently released the Proton LT Hoody (men’s and women’s), which is their most durable, insulated climbing jacket to date. The Proton provides lightweight synthetic insulation for a range of activities from climbing to snow sports to backpacking.
Arc’teryx Zeta SL Rain Jacket Review

Arc’teryx Zeta SL Rain Jacket Review

One of the newest jackets introduced by Arc’teryx for the 2019 hiking season, the Zeta SL (men’s & women’s), is an excellent balance between quality, durability, and weight. The highly packable and versatile design of the SL is a great option for hikers looking to push through wet weather in rugged conditions.
Arc’teryx Zeta FL Rain Jacket Review

Arc’teryx Zeta FL Rain Jacket Review

Arc’teryx has introduced two new ultralight shells to their already strong line of rain gear.
Best Women’s Backpacking Gear of 2024

Best Women’s Backpacking Gear of 2024

Women’s Backpacking Gear In the past few years there’s been a long awaited shift toward gender equity and accessibility in the outdoor industry. Now more than ever, companies are getting serious about designing quality, high-functioning outdoor gear for women. Women have different body shapes, move differently, sleep a bit colder, and have unique hygiene considerations. […]
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