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Is it time you replaced that old backpack with something lighter and more comfortable? Do you need a rain jacket that weighs less than one of your low-cut hiking shoes, a wind shell that’s impressively breathable for trail runs or rides, or a sweet down jacket for yourself or your kid? How about putting your feet in some new hiking shoes or backpacking boots? Would you like to stop throwing away used batteries with a rechargeable headlamp that’s both ultralight and powerful?
Save yourself a lot of time researching the myriad options out there. Check out my reviews of the best new outdoor gear and apparel I’ve found and field-tested this year—so far. Continue reading →
Hiking/Trail Running Shoes
La Sportiva Ultra Raptor
$130, 1 lb. 10 oz. (men’s 9)
Sizes: Euro men’s 38-47.5, women’s 36-43
This new-and-improved rendition of Sportiva’s Raptor, one of the best trail-running and low-cut, light hiking shoes I’ve worn, lives up to its heritage. On numerous trail runs in the Boise Foothills ranging from five to 10 miles, on typically dry trails of packed dirt with some steep, gravelly sections, these non-waterproof low-cuts shined by any measure, but especially for stability and traction. Continue reading →