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Summer Hiking Apparel for Women

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Looking for some functional and stylish hiking apparel for your upcoming summer hikes? Royal Robbins has a new collection for 2015, and I’ve had the chance to test out some of the line. Royal Robbins was one of the pioneers of American rock climbing, and if you ever head to Yosemite National Park, you’ll hear …

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3 Summertime Hiking Essentials

Are you ready for your summer adventures? I can’t wait to hit the trails this summer, and with longer days there will be more time for adventuring! I’m headed to Yosemite, and I am making sure I’m all geared up for the trip. See 3 items I’m taking along: Hiking Lady’s Yosemite Essentials: Coolibar Travel …

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Thule Introduces Technical Backpack Collection

Thule Guidepost Backpack

Many of you know the Thule brand from their iconic roof rack car accessories, introduced seventy years ago. With the focus on design and comfort, Thule is introducing the Thule Technical Backpack Collection. They have spent three years putting their packs through rigorous testing, which will now be hitting the market for hikers and backpackers. …

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Layering with Icebreaker

Layered up in the Icebreaker Oasis Long Sleeve Half Zip Hood

Knowing that I was headed out on my adventure to the Channel Islands, Icebreaker provided me with some free samples of their high quality merino wool clothing layers to take with me! As we have discussed here on HikingLady.com, the most crucial way to stay comfortable on your hikes and outdoor adventures is by layering …

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New Gear Review: A Powerful Battery Backup

Using the RAVPower to charge an iPhone

Are you tired of your smartphone, camera, or GPS being dead and out of power? Are you worried when you’re out hiking that your cellphone might need some backup battery power? Here at HikingLady.com we continue to test devices that would be helpful to hikers and all outdoor enthusiasts, and our latest find is the …

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Merrell M-Connect

Merrell has new series of trail running and hiking shoes that are launching this spring! It’s called the M-Connect series, and we’ve had the chance to test them running, walking, and hiking the last couple of months! Check out the Hiking Lady write-up of the Merrell M-Connect line, and see what you think about barefoot …

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A “Backpack” for the City!

What do I like to use to carry my things when I don’t need a full backpack? Well…here are some clues…it is comfortable to wear for long periods of time, has lots of pockets, has a key ring clip, cushioned pockets for a cellphone or iPod, enough space for a small bottle of water, separate …

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A Clif Bar based on a 800-year old recipe!

I always enjoy learning about the history of a company and why and how the founder was inspired to create the product or service. In the case of Clif Bar, similar to many other great success stories, it started out with the rather simple thought of Gary Erickson. One day on a bike ride, he …

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Socks with built in liners!

For those of us hikers who hate blisters, there is a new option on the market…WrightSocks. Similar to wearing a separate liner sock underneath a hiking sock, WrightSocks have the liners built in. I’ve been testing these for a couple of months…do they stand up to their motto of preventing blisters? Check out the Hiking …

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