Hiking Lady's Gear Reviews

Want to know which backpacks are the most comfortable on the trail? Or which hiking boots are my favorites? Or the best stroller to use to take your baby on dirt paths?

In the Hiking Lady and Hiking Baby Reviews, I put to the test all sorts of adventure apparel, gear, and footwear. I know how to beat up gear, and as I go on hiking adventures I share my thoughts with you! When stuff is great, I let you know, and when it is bad, I also let you know! There’s no holding back here!

Woolpower Zip Turtleneck LITE Review

Hiking Lady wearing Woolpower Zip LITE

As many avid Hiking Lady readers know, there is a cool company in Sweden that makes excellent outdoor apparel for adults and kids alike – Woolpower! By way of background, Woolpower’s high quality garments are made from a material called Ullfrotte Original. Why is this important? It was developed with the Swedish military, so not …

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Are You in Pain? Copper to the Cure?

Tommie Copper Shaping Compression Legging 2

Can active wear that is infused with copper really help alleviate joint and muscle pain? There is a company called Tommie Copper that makes a variety of compression wear with the goal of helping anyone with joint pain, aches, and muscle inflammation get some relief. Tommie Copper’s product offering is wide: tops, pants, knee braces, …

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Which Superfeet to Buy?

Which Superfeet to Buy?

Hiking Lady readers know that I have always been a proponent of using enhanced insoles in your hiking boots. There are numerous enhanced insoles on the market, and the best are considered to be Superfeet. Even podiatrists swear by them (yes, I asked around and Superfeet are considered to be #2 behind crazy expensive custom …

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Sierra Design’s Summer Hiking Tops!

Solar Wind Shirt - Lilac

Sierra Designs is known for their backpacking tents (I love my old Sierra Designs Sirius 3 Tent), sleeping bags, and apparel. Their apparel is high quality, functional, and stylish. What I am excited about is their true innovation, particularly in the Solar Wind Shirt! Are you making plans to go hiking this summer? Then it …

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Travel Backpack

GearBest 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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Wool Apparel for Summertime?

WoolX has nice flex in the tops I tried; see the quality stitching that allows for movement

As many avid hikers already know, wool is an excellent natural material that is now found in all sorts of performance workout apparel, socks, and accessories. Why is wool so popular? Wool is naturally breathable, moisture wicking, temperature regulating, and controls odor. When made well and from fine materials, it is also super soft and …

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Garmont Nagevi Review

Garmont Nagevi low top hiking shoes

Garmont has revamped their classic best selling low top hiking shoe, the Nagevi! Garmont Nagevi Review: A light hiking shoe with tough construction . The Nagevi has been one of Garmont’s classic shoe models for many years, and this year’s model was a total redesign. As you can see in the photos below, the older …

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Dachstein Socks

Dachstein Woolwear Socks

Regular readers of the Hiking Lady website know that I wear either wool or synthetic socks when hiking, never cotton. Why? Because synthetics and wool wick moisture (sweat) away from your foot, which is critical in preventing blisters. Why wool? Wool has a lot of properties that make it ideal for hikers and backpackers: Durability …

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Bird Lovers – This Is the Book for You!

Beautiful pictures plus lots of facts about each bird

Many hikers love being out in nature to enjoy beautiful vistas, fresh air, wildlife in their natural habitats, and chirping birds. I love seeing birds fly overhead and nesting in trees. When my biologist friends hike with me, they love pointing out different bird species. Now there is a way the rest of us can …

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Native Polarized Sunglasses – Crestone Review

Native Polarized Sunglasses

Several years ago I bought my first pair of Native Polarized Sunglasses. Now, Native Eyewear has developed a new line of polarized sunglasses, and they offered me a pair of their Polarized Crestones to try out on some hikes. How do they stack up to the Native XP Polarized sunglasses that I have been wearing for years?

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