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!

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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RefrigiWear Softshell Vest Review

RefrigiWear Softshell Vest Exterior

Hiking Lady's RefrigiWear Softshell Vest Review: RefrigiWear's products are both insulated and non-insulated. This is one of their "non-insulated" garments, and I found it to be ideal for cool California winter hikes. For colder climates, I'd recommend the insulated version.

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Garmont Women’s Tower Trek Review

Garmont Women's Tower Trek Review

Despite so many women backpacking these days, it is often difficult to find a pair of well designed women's backpacking boots. I've had the chance to review the Garmont Women's Tower Trek, a boot designed specifically for backpacking that is intended to be lightweight and supportive.

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Sierra Designs Long Sleeve Solar Wind Shirt Review

Sierra Designs Womens Long Sleeve Solar Wind Shirt coral

Sierra Designs has a new trail top for women that has many of the good features of a safari top, without all of the buttons and stiffness. Check out this Sierra Designs Long Sleeve Solar Wind Shirt Review! Notable Unique Features of the Sierra Designs Long Sleeve Solar Wind Shirt The Sierra Designs website lays …

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Hiking Boots for Babies

hiking boots for babies

For all of you parents out there, you may have already discovered my new website, Hiking Baby. There you can learn to share your passion for the outdoors with your baby and family! This new site is dedicated to all things related to hiking while pregnant, hiking with young children, and enjoying the outdoors with …

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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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