Day hikes to trekking for many miles down the trail, we cover a range of hiking products.
Man Smashes Superior Hiking Trail FKT With Fractured Leg
With his 310-mile self-supported speed hike, Ajay Pickett now holds the overall fastest known time along the northern Minnesota trail. That’s even with breaking his leg days before the finish.
500-Mile New Mexico Thru-Hike? Team Scouts ‘Rio Grande Trail’ Route
New Mexico is now closer to sharing its stunning landscape with hikers. A scouting mission is underway to route the promising 500-mile border-to-border Rio Grande Trail.
Secret Park Treasure: How to See Mesa Verde’s Storied ‘Mug House’
Each year, hundreds of thousands of visitors go to see the majesty of Mesa Verde National Park. But only a select few get to tour breathtaking backcountry dwellings rarely seen by the public.
Danner Wayfinder: A Breathable Boot for Women Who Hike and Hunt
The Danner Wayfinder, the brand’s latest boot for the outdoorswoman, holds up on price point, comfort, and support.
PurTrek Puts a Water Filter Inside a Trekking Pole
PurTrek combines two essential outdoors products — a water filter and a trekking pole — into a single device. Could it be any good?
Karel Sabbe Smashes Appalachian Trail Record By 4 Days
The 28-year-old ultra-running dentist from Belgium, Karel Sabbe, topped Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy’s overall mark and now holds the supported AT thru-hike record.
Summit Twice, Run Around: Grueling Rainier Infinity Loop Sees New Record
Inspired by Chad Kellogg’s life of perpetual motion, a pair of Coloradan adventurers claims the fastest known time of the 130-mile, 40,000-foot-gain challenge on Mount Rainier.
9 Mountains in 20 Hours: How Runner Crushed 12er Challenge
Mountain runner Cody Lind recently set an FKT on a quirky course covering Idaho’s nine highest peaks. He did the Idaho 12er challenge in a single day without rest. We found out how.
Higher and Drier: Best Breathable Hiking Boots
The rise — and splash — of waterproof, breathable footwear has expanded the possibilities for day trekkers as well as long distance thru-hikers. Yet warmer weather can make them too hot when the temperatures climb and even higher altitudes beckon.
A Family of 8 Is About to Complete the Appalachian Trail
At camp, 11-year-old Memory makes breakfast. And Dove, 16, makes dinner for the entire family. On the trail, Filia, 7, carries all of the family’s trash. Meet the Crawfords: An eclectic and determined family trekking the Applachian Trail.
Stretching Beyond Leather: Danner Launches EnduroWeave Boot
After more than 80 years making leather boots, Danner’s first woven boot isn’t just new for the brand. It claims the EnduroWeave marks the first woven hiking boot on the market.
Did The North Face Develop the World’s Best Shoe Rubber?
The North Face launches new hiking boots and trail running shoes next year with what the brand claims is the best rubber system yet.
Hike Gnarly Trails: Columbia Conspiracy III Shoe Review
For several days, dozens of miles, and hundreds of rocky, Incan steps, we abused Columbia’s waterproof light hiker — the Conspiracy III Titanium OutDry.
Spelunking in Banff: Watch Caving Under the Rocky Mountains
Afraid of dark, tight spaces? Eric Hanson takes us inside Canmore Caves in Banff National Park. While most visitors hike trails, below the surface is an expansive network of otherworldy caves.
Carbon & Kevlar: MSR Trekking Poles Survive Alaskan Test
Carbon fiber, Kevlar, and the patented DynaLock adjustable closure combine in the light, compact, sturdy MSR Ascent Pole.
Danner Pronghorn Hunting Boot: A Season-Long Test
Anyone who hunts knows that wet feet suck — and that wet, cold feet suck even worse. I tested the Danner Pronghorn boot in the hope my feet would stay warm and dry.
Free Gear Fridays: Hanwag Tatra Light GTX Trekking Boots
Win a pair of modern, Hanwag Tatra Light GTX trekking boots in this week’s Free Gear Friday giveaway.
Buy These Boots to Help More Women Get Outside
Merrell just launched the female-focused Chameleon 7 Storm XX hiking boot. And this Sunday, 10 percent of every women’s hiking boot purchase goes toward getting more women outdoors.