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Patagonia Drifter A/C - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

Patagonia Drifter A/C - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

Huge, heavy boots are a thing of the past. If your normal routine involves short outings, mellower trails, or lightweight packs, steer toward low-cut, breathable, flexible trail shoes. If stuffed...

Ahnu Moraga OXT - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

Ahnu Moraga OXT - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

Mud ControlTromping through sludgy puddles on the Appa­lachian Trail, the Moraga's combination of a waterproof upper and snug-fitting gusseted tongue easily kept slop at bay. That was to be...

Oboz Contour - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

Oboz Contour - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

A Stiff and Stout Day HikerSome light hikers feel comfy at first, only to prove mushy after several weeks of testing. All the more reason to appreciate the up-front honesty of Oboz's superstiff...

Hi-Tec V-Lite Thunder HPI - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

Hi-Tec V-Lite Thunder HPI - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

Most VersatileYou can certainly find less expensive day hikers out there, but you'd be hard-pressed to find any as versatile and sturdy as the Thunder. Testers reported this lightweight hiker was...

SCARPA Epic - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

SCARPA Epic - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

Best for Scramble-HikesMost approach shoes are either too slipperlike for hiking or too rigid for scrambling. But SCARPA's Epic hits the sweet spot with its combination of a thick, shock-absorbing...

Osprey Atmos 50 - Backpacks: Reviews

Osprey Atmos 50 - Backpacks: Reviews

At first glance, this hauler might seem born out of Lockheed's Skunkworks, but relax: Our Gear of the Year pack will get you there and back in a flash. A matchless mesh suspension setup saves aches...

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HE'S AN ACCOMPLISHED stage actor in his native England, but Andy Serkis is best known on this side of the pond for playing inhuman characters. The man who loaned his voice and body movements to the...

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