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, Hiking Baby, and Hiking Kids 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!

Toddler Snow Boots Review: Merrell’s Snow Crush Boots

Merrell's Snow Crush Jr. Waterproof Boots

Are you ready for the snow? Winter is around the corner, and I have visions of family times in the mountains: sledding, snowman building, tossing snowballs, and warming up with hot chocolate! That means it is time to get your little ones geared up, and toddler snow boots are a must have to keep snow …

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

American Backcountry tee design

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 is my Mt. Whitney t-shirt …

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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 professionals.  Are you trained in …

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Merrell’s Hike It Baby Toddler Shoe

Merrell Hike It Baby shoe review

Does your toddler prefer to be barefoot?  One of my little guys puts up a fight when it is time to put shoes on, and obviously a lot of other parents out there have this same dilemma…which is why Merrell partnered with Hike It Baby to make a slip on, barefoot feel shoe for our …

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Merrell Bare Steps H20

Merrell Bare Steps H20 Sneaker

Kids need versatile shoes that can take their feet on all sorts of adventures! Hiking Toddler is testing out a pair of Merrell Bare Steps H20, the water shoe version of the Merrell Bare Steps sneakers we checked out previously. Why Merrell “Bare Steps” shoes? As a parent, I want the best for my kids. …

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Balega Kids Socks Review

Balega Kids Socks

If you love hiking as much as I do, then you want to be out exploring a trail as much as possible. Sometimes with a pair of hiking boots; other times with a pair of trail runners. Sometimes you’ll be out there with friends; other times with family; other times alone; and sometimes with your …

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Little Kids Hiking Clothes: KÜHL Kids Review

Hiking Clothes for Kids: KUHL Boy's Revel 1/4 Zip

How do you get your children to love the outdoors? Get them outside and make sure they are comfortable! One of the easiest ways to do that is to make an investment into quality little kids hiking clothes, just as you would for yourself. Case in point – Hiking Toddler (now 3) loves the snow …

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Merrell Hydro Choprock Review

Merrell Hydro Choprock Sandal Review

What do hiking toddlers and kids wear in the summer?  Water shoes!  Merrell has a new line called the Hydro Choprock that are just as amazing as the Merrell Kids Hydro 2.0 shoes, and even more versatile than the KEEN Newport H2s.  Read on for the full Merrell Hydro Choprock review! Why the Merrell Kids Hydro …

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Mogix Portable Charger Review

The Mogix Portable Charger and the included power cord to re-charge the Mogix

Imagine this…you’re on the hike of a lifetime, reveling in the gorgeous views. You reach into your backpack for your camera or smartphone to take a picture to capture the moment, but the battery is dead! Do you have a battery backup? Avid readers of Hiking Lady know that I am all for getting off …

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