Outdoor Gear Guides
Synthetic Materials in Hiking Boots
The outsoles of many hiking boots are leather, but when you are buying hiking boots, even leather hiking boots, you will see some types with synthetic components to aid in comfort and lessen the weight of the shoe.Learn More
How to Break In Hiking Boots
Breaking in your hiking boots is a gradual process and is the best way to ensure that the boots form to your feet.Learn More
What Are Some Features of a Lightweight Hiking Boot?
Lightweight hiking boots, or day hiking shoes, are generally lighter, though offer less support, than most other hiking boots.Learn More
How Should I Choose Winter Hiking Boots
Winter hiking can include difficult trekking conditions such as slippery slopes, deep snow, cold winds, and below freezing temperatures.Learn More
Components of a Hiking Boot
When buying hiking boots, remember that what’s on the inside is as important as what is on the outside.Learn More
How to Find Great Fitting Women's Hiking Boots
If you have never tried on hiking boots, you should go in-store to be fitted by an expert to find the shoes that will give you optimum comfort.Learn More
How to Store Hiking Boots
Quality hiking boots are a big investment, so it’s worth taking the time to care for them properly.Learn More
What Weight Hiking Boot Should I Use
Hiking boots come in three weight categories: light, midweight, and heavy.Learn More
What is the Latest Technology of Hiking Packs?
Thinking of a weekend backpacking trip? One of the first things to consider when selecting a hiking pack is the length of your trip.Learn More
What Leather is Used in Hiking Boots
Some hikers find that leather hiking boots offer the best combination of protection and fit.Learn More
Waterproofing Basics for Backpacking Boots
The proper backpacking boots are considered one of the most crucial pieces of equipment needed to make a trip successful.Learn More
Features of a Headlamp
If your hiking trip involves nontechnical trail navigation at night or hitting the trails either in the early morning or at night, a headlamp is a useful tool.Learn More
How Do I Lift a Loaded Hiking Bag?
Hiking packs get heavy, even for the ultra-light enthusiasts among us. Hauling it onto your shoulder can strain your back as well as the pack itself.Learn More
Features of a Small Hiking Bag
Sometimes it’s the little things that count. A day hike doesn’t require bulky camping supplies or liters of water.Learn More
What is the Reason for the Sternum Strap On a Hiking Bag?
A sternum strap helps keep your hiking bag secure and stable as you move.Learn More