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!

Sneak Peek: Injinji’s New (Non-Toe) Hiking Socks

Hiking Lady testing the Injinji Liner + Hiker Sock Combo

Hiking Lady readers all know I’m a huge fan of Injinji’s liner socks.  They are the best way to help prevent blisters when your feet are sweaty and working hard on the trail. Injinji is going to launch its own “hiker” sock Fall 2017!  I got a chance to test out a pair, and put …

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First Look: Swiftwick’s Pursuit Hike Socks

Swiftwick Socks

In this era of technical gear and apparel, socks continue to advance along with all of the hiking gadgets we have come to love. In the technical sock world, Swiftwick continues to develop new comfy and functional layers for our feet, and have a new line specifically for hiking: Swiftwick’s Pursuit Hike socks! (Previously, I …

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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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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, 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?

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

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!

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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