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Women's hiking gear: when is it actually worth it? When should you buy women's hiking gear? Are woman's backpacks worth it? Should you buy a women's sleeping bag or pad?
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Boreas Lost Coast 60 Backpack Review

On multi-day hiking trips, having a comfortable backpack is pretty important. On my first ever backpacking trip (the West Coast Trail!) I used a borrowed backpack that was too big for me. The harness didn’t fit, I got bruises…

MEC Warm Obsession Hoodie Review
Gear

Gear Review: MEC Warm Obsession Hoodie

For the last few months I’ve been trying out the new MEC Warm Obsession Hoodie.  In order to understand the way I feel about this jacket, you need to know a few things about me: I am a sweaty hiker.…

Hammock at Jericho Beach, Vancouver, BC
Gear

Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest Slacker Hammock

By now you’ve probably seen about a million Instagram photos of hammocks (some of which are set up in insane places) and you’re wondering what all the fuss is about: Are they actually that comfortable?  When are they actually…

Winter hiking at Bowen Lookout
Advice Gear Hiking Tips

Ask Taryn: What to Wear for Winter Hiking

Do you have questions on how to choose gear, where to go hiking, backcountry etiquette or something else about the outdoors? Well you’re in luck.  This is the first post of a new series here on HappiestOutdoors.ca that I’m…