Hiking Lady's Essential Gear Reviews

In my Hiking Lady Essential Gear Reviews I put to the test various backpacks, water bottles, trekking poles, tents and more! I know how to beat up gear, and as I go on hiking adventures I test gear! When stuff is great, I let you know, and when it is bad, I also let you know!

Gear Review: Fizan Compact Trekking Poles Review

Trekking poles are a critical piece of gear for every hiker. If you don’t already know how trekking can help with stability, balance, and save your knees, then read Hiking 101: Trekking Poles. If you already appreciate how amazing trekking poles are, then read on, because I just had the chance to test out a …

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Travel Backpack

GearBest, a retailer of a range of outdoor gear, has a unique backpack called the Kaukko 18L. It appears to be stylish yet highly functional. While I haven’t had a chance to see the backpack myself, I am intrigued by the low price. It retails for only $38.42, a major discount from the regular price …

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LifeTowel Review

Win a LifeTowel

All of us hikers and backpackers appreciate lightweight, quick dry towels. No wonder REI and other outdoor shops have huge selections of various packable microfiber towels for drying off after a dip in a lake or a campground shower. They are also great to take to the beach, yoga class, or just to have in …

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Deuter Compact EXP 10 SL Women’s Backpack Review

Deuter Compact EXP 10 SL Women's Backpack Review

Deuter is known for their backpacks. Not surprisingly, since Deuter has been in the outdoor equipment business for 115 years, they have had a long time to perfect their daypacks, backpacks, and child carriers. I recently had a chance to test the Deuter Compact EXP 10 SL, a women’s specific small daypack, designed for mountain …

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A Lifesaving Device?

Using the SPOT Gen3 on the trail

Is there really a way to feel safe when out of cell phone range on a hiking or backpacking trip? What about women who hike alone – can a little device provide peace of mind? Check out this Hiking Lady SPOT Gen3 Satellite GPS Messenger Review to find out if it will suit your needs! …

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Duracell & Black Diamond Equipment Essentials Backpack

Black Diamond & Duracell pack

Do you want to know the gear that professionals use? Then look no further than Black Diamond Equipment and Duracell. After scaling the famous Dawn Wall on Yosemite’s El Capitan earlier this year, free climber Kevin Jorgeson has partnered with Duracell since he always relies on their Quantum batteries. We have had a chance to …

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ibattz Battstation Optimus 20400mAh Battery Pack Review

ibattz Battstation Optimus can charge two devices at once

I’ve had the chance to test out an extremely powerful portable charging station, the ibattz Battstation Optimus 20400 mAh. It is an extremely powerful portable battery pack that can charge two devices at once from its USB ports. Hiking Lady’s view of the ibattz Battstation Optimus 20400mAh Battery Pack? The ibattz Battstation is an excellent …

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An Ultra Lightweight High Performance Flashlight – Pelican ProGear 1920

Pelican ProGear 1920 LED

Pelican Products, known for their waterproof cases, military grade containers, flashlights, and headlamps has a handheld flashlight called the Pelican 1920 LED that I put to the test. Previously I have written about my Pelican MityLite 1900 and the Pelican Nemo 1960. Since I am quite pleased with my other Pelican flashlights, I certainly didn’t …

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Thule Guidepost 65L Women’s Backpacking Pack Review

Thule Guidepost 65L backpack

Thule has a new line of technical backpacks designed for weekend and multi-day adventures! The company has a long history of making high quality roof racks that helped you get your gear to the trail head. Now their backpack line integrates technical design and functionality to enable you to carry your gear on the trail! …

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A Tiny Yet Power Flashlight: Fenix E05

Fenix 05 flashlight

Fenix, the well-known flashlight company, has a palm sized 3.5 inches long (6.5 centimeters) flashlight called the Fenix E05. I’ve been testing out the Fenix 05, and determined that it is an excellent pocket flashlight for hikers and backpackers. When buying a flashlight, there are several features to evaluate: Lumens Battery type Size Weight The …

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