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Tecnica Prima Mid GTX-XCR - Light Hikers

Tecnica Prima Mid GTX-XCR - Light Hikers: Reviews

Cheaper shoes exist, but you'll be hard pressed to find one that beats the Prima for dollar-per-mile value. It's light enough for a day hike and sturdy enough for a week in the Grand Canyon, and its...

Kayland Convert - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

Kayland Convert - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

BEST FOR BIG LOADSLooking for something that isn't a clodhopper but can handle a three-day back-packing trip? The Kayland's waterproof eVent membrane lets sweat out, while the shoe's plastic...

Columbia Skamania Pass - Light Hikers

Columbia Skamania Pass - Light Hikers: Reviews

At 2.4 pounds per pair, this scrappy boot performs above its weight class. Made with super-sturdy nubuck and full-grain leather, the Skamania was still standing after going 12 rounds with a full pack...

Optimus Stella+ - Camp Stoves: Reviews

Optimus Stella+ - Camp Stoves: Reviews

Ultimate versatility: The Stella+ is light enough for long-distance trips and stable enough for a big group (it'll hold a four-liter pot), plus the remote-canister design allows you to use it...

Brunton Flex - Camp Stoves: Reviews

Brunton Flex - Camp Stoves: Reviews

Weight saver: Don't be fooled by this stove's tiny dimensions. It cranks out big heat, adjusts down to a simmer, and has four serrated pot supports that are surprisingly stable for the size....

Garmont Eclipse XCR - Hiking Boots: Reviews

Garmont Eclipse XCR - Hiking Boots: Reviews

Stripped-down light hikers can leave weekend adventurers craving a little more of everything. But, just like my pre-ramble, all-you-can-eat Southern breakfast, the Eclipse XCR fills the plate....

Aku Energy Mid XCR - Light Hikers

Aku Energy Mid XCR - Light Hikers: Reviews

Nubuck leather, a Gore-Tex XCR liner, and midcut ankle support for $125? Snap this up before the bean counters at Aku snatch it back. You get an all-purpose hiker with aggressive traction, a near-...

Vasque Breeze Low - Hiking Boots: Reviews

Vasque Breeze Low - Hiking Boots: Reviews

ONE TOUGH CUSTOMERThe Breeze Low keeps its cool in warm weather with ultrabreathable nylon mesh, deployed here on both side panels and tongue. But the Breeze is no featherweight: Bands of leather...

Bridgedale X-Hale Trailhead - Socks Reviews

Bridgedale X-Hale Trailhead - Socks Reviews

Don't settle for socks that go flat. The X-Hale Trailhead has double loops of thread at the ball, heel, and ankle, so high-impact areas won't get crushed by miles of impact. bridgedaleusa.com

Hi-Tec Vector - Hiking Boots: Reviews

Hi-Tec Vector - Hiking Boots: Reviews

SPEEDY HYBRIDVector charts a course that's swift, stable, and true. The reason? Hi-Tec injected the shoe with a hypodermic needle full of running-shoe DNA—it's very flexible and weighs only 13...

Dahlgren Ultra Light Trail - Socks Reviews

Dahlgren Ultra Light Trail - Socks Reviews

Butter. That's the best way to describe the feel of these socks, which blend soft merino and alpaca fibers. Wicking channels at the forefoot move moisture up to the ankle, where it evaporates more...

Lowa Renegade II GTX Lo - Hiking Boots: Reviews

Lowa Renegade II GTX Lo - Hiking Boots: Reviews

MUCK BUSTERStylewise, the most I can say about the Renegade is that, well, it won't exactly upstage your Gap khakis. But performance is what counts, and, with a full-grain leather upper and a stiff,...

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