Why Do Hikers Use Trekking Poles?

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Trekking poles are common equipment you will find that a lot of experienced hikers – but just how important are they? Personally, I don’t always use hiking poles. It’s only under certain hiking conditions that … Read more

Best Hiking Boots for Women Reviewed

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There are few things in life better than hitting the hiking trails on a cool autumn day. Whether you’re the type who loves trail running with nature all around you or thirsts for the hamstring … Read more

The Best Hiking Boots for Men Reviewed

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In my opinion it’s really hard to argue against hiking being the perfect way to spend a day, a weekend, a week…maybe even longer. There are few ways to see naturally beautiful country while getting … Read more

The Best Hiking Shoes Reviewed

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As good as a sturdy hiking boot can be for a solid day of hiking, especially over uneven ground or particularly challenging trails, sometimes you need something that is less concerned about a hefty weight … Read more

The Best Hiking Hats Reviewed

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Yes, hiking hats are definitely a thing. Let’s face it: there are many different pieces of gear you need to think about when taking a hike, and while it is true that the list of … Read more

Best High Gaiters for the Winter Sportsman

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I don’t care what season it is, it’s always a good time for a hike. However, some seasons have particular challenges. While summer demands sunscreen and plenty of extra water, and perhaps some portable shade, … Read more

7 Common Backpacking Struggles to Prepare for

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This week we’re glad to bring you a guest post from Laura that tackles a really important topic when it comes to long distance backpacking. Long distance hiking, multi-day backpacking journeys, wilderness treks – these … Read more