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hiking gear

Best hiking leggings. A female hiker wearing leggings on the top of Pender Hill
Gear

18 Best Hiking Leggings of 2022

I’ve been hiking for over two decades, and for years I mostly wore hiking pants. Even though I wore leggings for running, yoga, and everyday life, I didn’t trust them for hiking since they kept getting ripped or they…

Hiking the Howe Sound Crest Trail near Vancouver, one of the best bacpacking trips in BC
Gear

2021 Boxing Day Deals for Hikers

I definitely believe that the outdoors is for everyone, but unfortunately one of the barriers to getting outside is often the shear amount of gear that’s involved. And of course, that gear doesn’t come cheap! One of my tried…

A hiker in the Canadian Rockies - best gifts for backpackers
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40 Best Gifts for Backpackers in 2022

There is no place I would rather be than on a backpacking trip. I’ve been backpacking for over 15 years and used to work for a large outdoor retailer, so I know a lot about backpacking gear. In this…

25 stockings stuffers for hikers under $25 that are all totally useful
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25 Stocking Stuffers for Hikers Under $25

Have you seen those stocking stuffers for hikers posts online? Full of $300 gadgets or things that are clearly too large to physically fit in a stocking? Me too. They’re ridiculous. A stocking should be full of fun small,…

Hiker on Tin Hat Mountain the Sunshine Coast Trail in British Columbia, Canada.
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The Best Eco-friendly Gifts for Hikers

If you’re buying a presents, please consider choosing eco-friendly gifts for hikers. They will appreciate it and Mother Nature will too. You may not know this, but I used to work in the outdoor industry. I actually wrote product…

hiking underwear for women and men hanging on a clothesline
Gear

Best Hiking Underwear For Women and Men

You’ll find countless discussions about hiking clothes online, but for some reason, not that that many about underwear. Which I find a little strange since if they aren’t comfortable, the wrong underwear can wreck your hike. So in this…

A pair of MSR snowshoes propped up in the snow in front of a mountain
Advice Gear Snowshoeing

How to Choose Snowshoes: A Complete Guide

In the last few years snowshoeing has gotten really popular. And honestly, it’s about time. Basically, snowshoes let you keep hiking all winter long. And unlike skiing, there’s not much to learn. If you can walk, you can snowshoe.…