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!

Merrell’s Versatile Footwear for Little Feet

Merrell Bare Steps Sneaker

Merrell has exciting news – they have introduced an amazing collection called Bare Steps for toddlers, plus a new toddler and kid snow boot called the Snow Quest Lites. Hiking Toddler has tested out both, and we have plenty of thoughts to share to help you learn more about these toddler footwear options! Merrell’s Bare …

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Illuminate Yourself and Your Gear on the Trail!

Illumiseen Belt

Recently I have been testing out an amazing safety device that hikers, campers, joggers, walkers, and parents ALL NEED – the Illumiseen Belt. With the addition of Hiking Baby #2 to the family, we purchased a Thule Urban Glide Double Stroller for hikes, walks, and trips to the park. However, with the days shortening as …

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Protect Your Skin When Hiking: Trilipiderm Protective Day Crème

Trilipiderm Protective Day Creme

One of the most critical items that you need to take with you hiking is sunscreen. It does not matter the weather conditions…in fact, I have found that on winter hikes I am even more prone to sunburns because of the reflection of the sun’s rays on the bright white snow! As many Hiking Lady …

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Summer Shoes for Tiny Feet

Hiking Baby testing the Merrell Kids Hydro 2.0

What do hiking toddlers and kids wear in the summer? Shoes that protect their feet, offer good support, and can go from the playground to a hike and finish up with a run through sprinklers! Check out this Merrell Kids Hydro 2.0 review and learn how they can handle all that and more for your …

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Mount Inspiration Apparel – For Your Outdoors Loving Little Ones!

Mount Inspiration Apparel

Mount Inspiration Apparel is an up-and-coming designer and printer of amazing casual apparel and accessories for outdoor lovers. While they have a full line-up of adult apparel, what I’m particularly excited about are their designs for the youngest hikers out there! I had a chance to recently check out a toddler sized t-shirt for my …

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Montem Ultra Strong Trekking Poles: Budget Friendly Cutting Edge Trekking Poles

Montem Ultra Strong Trekking Poles

Every hiker needs a pair of trekking poles. If you don’t believe me, then you may not have read Hiking 101: Trekking Poles . So take a pause now, check that out, and learn why trekking poles help with stability, balance, and can save your knees. Okay, you’re convinced? Then read on, because I tested out …

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Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail

Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail by Jennifer Thermes

Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail is a brand new children’s book by Jennifer Thermes, and it is a perfect story to inspire you and your children to get outside and hit the trails! The book is based on the real story of Emma Gatewood, the first woman to hike the Appalachian Trail alone. In …

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All Terrain Footwear for Little Feet: KEEN Newport H2s

Keen Newport H2 toddler shoes

Hiking Baby is an active two year old toddler who loves playing in the dirt, splashing in mud, swimming, digging for worms, and of course, hiking! What are his new “go to” summer outdoor shoes? The Little Kids’ KEEN Newport H2s. Last summer, he had the Toddler KEEN Newport H2s, but this year he has …

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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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