Hiking Lady

Welcome to Hiking Lady!

Do you like to hike? Do you enjoy the outdoors? Perhaps you’re in the market for hiking gear but don’t know what to buy?  Hiking Lady is here for you!

Whether your idea of a hike is a walk on a secluded path close to home, a serene day hike in beautiful Yosemite National Park, or climbing a peak, Hiking Lady is the place to develop and share a passion for the outdoors!

Do you like to hike but are concerned about your baby? Do you want to hike while pregnant? Have a toddler? Then check out Hiking Baby and Hiking Kids! Plus, the newest addition is Camper Van Life, where you’ll learn all about traveling to trailheads in our Winnebago Solis.

The mountains are calling and I must go

– John Muir

Take a look around, and then go enjoy the outdoors!

The Latest from Hiking Lady’s Blog

Fast, Fresh Water: Hiking Lady’s Sawyer TAP Water Filter Review

What good is water unless it is drinkable?   We all need reliable, safe drinking water, whether or not we are at home, hiking in the backcountry, or at a campground.  Between the covid-19 pandemic this past year, the west coast wildfires, storms and boil alerts in Texas, emergency preparedness should… Read more…

Mom's on the go need functional gear!

Practical Gear for Moms on the Go

How many of you hiking Moms out there are desperate to get out on the trails as much as possible, but are limited by having little ones in tow?  Count me in!  I love being outside with my boys, but oftentimes we are juggling several things in a day…preschool, a… Read more…

We always have our reusable water bottles

Sustainability in Action!

We’ve all heard the buzz word “sustainability” ad infinitum.  By definition, sustainability means “the capacity for the biosphere and human civilization to coexist”.  Simply put, it means to reduce your demand on natural resources to protect the beautiful planet we live in. That’s a big task, and one that we… Read more…

If a tree falls in the forest…be there to hear it.

– Unknown

Hiking 101

Get started at Hiking 101! Here I share my tips for choosing the right gear you’ll need for hiking, backpacking, and all outdoor adventures.

If you want to know what features to look for in a pair of boots, how to lace your hiking shoes if you have narrow feet, or figure out if you should be using trekking poles, start at Hiking 101.

Pick the right Adventure Apparel, learn about Layering, and find out what UPF sun protective clothing really is!

Hiking Lady’s Gear Reviews

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

– Albert Einstein

New Hiking Lady Reviews

American Backcountry tee design

Love National Parks? Wear this American Backcountry T-shirt!

If you enjoy National Parks as much as I do, then you surely like to show off your love with those souvenir t-shirts found at all national parks gift shops. Oftentimes, I want a shirt commemorating the specific mountain I just climbed. One of my favorite t-shirts of all time… Read more…

Hot Products: KÜHL’s Performance Tops

Want to know how to hike better? Wear the right clothes so you stay comfortable! This Fall, KÜHL’s line-up of women’s tops is a Hiking Lady’s dream…high performance fabrics designed to fit well and look great, all while wicking your sweat, keeping you dry, and being rugged enough to make… Read more…

Hiking Lady wearing Woolpower Zip LITE

Woolpower Zip Turtleneck LITE Review

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… Read more…

Ice axe storage

Gregory Juno H20 Backpack Review

With summer almost here and many hiking trips planned, it felt like the right time to upgrade my 10 year old REI Co-op daypack to a high tech Gregory Juno backpack. Once I find good gear, it is hard for me to part with it, and being an environmentally conscious… Read more…

VONT Ultimate Survival Kit Review

Without reliable lighting, a camping or backpacking trip can become a nightmare very quickly. I love using headlamps, primarily for the hands-free convenience factor, but I always have a backup portable flashlight as well. Recently I had the chance to try out a lighting kit from VONT, the VONT Ultimate… Read more…

Leatherman Raptor Review

Leatherman Raptor Review

Have you ever been in an emergency situation, with just minutes or even seconds to handle the problem?  Hopefully you haven’t, but if you ever are, the Leatherman Raptor must be on your belt.  This tool was designed by Leatherman with the input of special operations medics, EMTs, and fire… Read more…

Point 6 socks: Medium cushion

Point 6 Socks: Hiking Lady’s Test of 3 Styles

Most hikers realize that cotton socks are not an option, unless of course you like blisters, and sweaty, stinky feet! For many years I’ve sampled a range of wool and synthetic socks, finding some good ones as well as others that did not quite meet my expectations. (Check out Hiking… Read more…

SOLE Active Insoles

SOLE Active Insoles

Avid readers of Hiking Lady know that I am a proponent of enhanced insoles for a variety of reasons. Primarily, because shoe and boot manufacturers often put low quality insoles into their shoes to keep costs down. They know that people who really care about their feet or have foot… Read more…

Hot Products: Mobile Warming Socks and Gloves!

Need to stay warm this winter? Then you’ll want to check out these new Hiking Lady Hot Products, which literally are hot: Mobile Warming’s Liner Gloves and Socks. Cold feet and hands can make a gorgeous day of exploring the outdoors in the winter miserable. Some of the reason my… Read more…