Hiking Lady's Gear Reviews

Want to know which backpacks are the most comfortable on the trail? Or which hiking boots are my favorites?

In the Hiking Lady Gear 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!

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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Salomon Quest 4D Women’s Hiking Boot Review

Solid grip.

The Salomon Quest 4D Women’s Boots are comfortable and durable hiking boots for ideal for women who want a boot with minimal break-in time. These are great boots for moderate to intense day hiking as well as light backpacking trips. Plus, for those of you with longer feet, these come in size 11! What Hiking …

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Woolpower Zip Turtleneck 200 Review

Woolpower's attention to detail seen in the collar and zipper

In a small town in the Northern part of Sweden, high quality wool garments are made in a factory that has been developing a unique material since 1972. This material is called Ullfrotte Original, which was specially developed in collaboration with the Swedish military. It is wear resistant, has unique wicking properties to absorb moisture, …

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Injinji Outdoor 2.0 Original Weight Socks Review

Hiking Lady testing the Injinji Outdoor 2.0 socks

As Hiking Lady readers know, I love my Injinji toe liner socks. Injinji continues to develop a wide range of toe socks, ranging from yoga socks that provide extra traction when getting into yoga poses to outdoor socks, to these new Outdoor 2.0 socks. I had the chance to test a pair of the Injinji …

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Stetson No Fly Zone Women’s Mesh Hat Review

Stetson No Fly Zone Hat

As many Hiking Lady readers know, for summer time hiking, I love my breathable, lightweight Dorfman Pacific Solarweave Mesh Hat. I have had the chance to test a new hat from Dorfman Pacific, the Stetson No Fly Zone Women’s Mesh Hat. What is special about this hat? The “No Fly Zone” technology! What Is A …

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Outdoor Research Ghost Hat Review

Hiking Lady's Outdoor Research Ghost Hat

As many Hiking Lady readers know, when it rains, I love my Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero. However, if it isn’t raining, I prefer having a breathable hat like my Dorfman Pacific Solarweave Mesh Hat. Until now, I always had to make a crucial decision before each hike or backpacking trip…will it rain? Should I wear …

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Mountain Khakis Women’s Mystic Shirt Review

Hiking Lady wearing the Mountain Khakis Women's Mystic Shirt

I have found my new favorite hiking shirt – the Mountain Khakis Women’s Mystic Shirt! Mountain Khakis is an apparel brand with the mission of being “the best mountain-inspired lifestyle-apparel brand. Period.” That sums it up! They really focus on making their products rugged, yet fashionable. Their line is a mix of lifestyle products and …

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Patagonia Women’s Torrentshell Stretch Jacket Review

Waterproof zippers on the Patagonia Torrentshell Stretch Jacket

We actually had some rain in Southern California last weekend, so I had the chance to test my new Patagonia Torrentshell Stretch Jacket. The Torrentshell Stretch is similar to the Patagonia Torrentshell jacket, but it is far more technical. As to be expected from a high quality Patagonia rain jacket, the Patagonia Torrentshell Stretch is …

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currexSole EdgePRO Insoles Review

currexSole EdgePro Insoles

If you buy a pair of new boots and realize that the insoles are thin, flimsy, and offer no support, you must get a pair of enhanced insoles. What are enhanced insoles? They are premium insoles that provide additional support and stability, and in many cases can help support specific weaknesses in your feet or …

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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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