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!

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 problems will most definitely exchange …

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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 feet are always so cold …

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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 it through to next year …

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Sneak Peek: Lowe Alpine Aeon 27 Backpack

Lowe Alpine Aeon 27 Backpack

Lowe Alpine has a brand new backpack soon to be released, the Lowe Alpine Aeon 27, and I had the chance to review it! For the last 50 years Lowe Alpine has made very high quality specialty outdoor backpacks. The Lowe brothers who founded the company invented the now almost ubiquitous internal frame backpack, and …

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Massdrop Fitsok – High Performance Socks at a Low Price

Hiking Lady testing out the Massdrop Fitsoks

Hikers all know how expensive technical socks can be. Smartwool, Injinji, Balega, Wrightsock, and others are typically priced between $10 and $25 PER pair! That sure adds up. Luckily there is a new sock that Massdrop is offering at very low prices – Massdrop Fitsocks. 3 pairs are just $19.99. Some of you may already …

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Gear Review: Fizan Compact Trekking Poles Review

Trekking poles are a critical piece of gear for every hiker. If you don’t already know how trekking can help with stability, balance, and save your knees, then read Hiking 101: Trekking Poles. If you already appreciate how amazing trekking poles are, then read on, because I just had the chance to test out a …

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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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