Category Archives: Hiking

Hiking Safety for Kids: Expert Tips

As you’re enjoying the early fall weather and outdoor adventures, like hiking, don’t forget to make safety a priority to help keep illness and injuries from spoiling family fun time. Jeffrey M. Bender, MD, attending physician in the Division of Infectious Disease at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and former ranger in the Sierra Mountains, points out tips on […]

How to Hike with Kids? 9 Tricks from an Outdoor Mom.

Make your kids love the trails as much as you do! Ever since my first son was born, in 2010, hiking has proven to be a rich and forgiving family activity. Though I prefer to trail run and mountain bike when I’m away from my nine- and seven-year-old, neither are (currently) conducive to quality family […]

Hiking for Beginners: 10 Essential Tips

Hiking is an excellent low-impact workout. Studies show it offers multiple physical and mental benefits. From reducing anxiety to preventing osteoporosis, hiking is an outdoor activity delivering benefits beyond scenic and fun. Unlike walking on a treadmill or paved path, hiking involves more, sometimes unpredictable, variables. Of course, these variables are part of what makes it so […]

Additional Sleeping Bag Features

Sleeping bag hood: A hood offers added warmth, especially when cinched tightly around your head. Some hoods include “differentiated drawcords,” which have different thicknesses so that you can easily tell which cord adjusts the neck fit and which adjusts the hood opening. Draft-blocking features: Draft tubes run the length of the bag behind the zipper […]

How to Get the Best Sleeping Bag Fit

The shape categories above are very general—dimensions vary quite a bit from bag to bag. In addition, much like shoe brands, bag brands have differing fits. Sleeping bags also come in a variety of sizes: Adult sleeping bags: Most bags come in regular and long sizes. Some also come in a short size. If your height […]

How to Size and Fit a Backpack

Above all else, the best backpack for you is the one that fits your body the best. One of the keys to finding that right backpack is to get one that is the correct size (e.g., small, medium, large). Your torso length—not your height—is the key measurement. This article also covers how to adjust the fit […]

How To Wear Hiking Boots

Hiking boots can go with all sorts of outfits; from dresses and tights to jeans or shorts. They are usually fairly neutral colours, so they can easily go with your favourite pair of jeans. Put a pair of skinny jeans on with your hiking boots and make them look a bit more glam. Or add […]

CRITICAL FOOTWEAR CONSIDERATIONS

BOOTS VS. SHOES VS. TRAIL RUNNERS – Hiking footwear is a really personal choice, and people often have differing opinions on what type of shoe works best for hiking. Here’s an article that will help you decide which style will work best for you. SIZING – Feet can swell during long days on the trail, […]

WHAT’S MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU IN A HIKING SHOE?

COMFORT AND FIT – This is the most important consideration when choosing hiking footwear. Different people need different things in shoes (wide vs. narrow, arch support, etc.), so finding what makes your feet happy is critical. PRICE – We tend to be willing to spend a bit more for quality footwear because we truly believe […]

Best Hiking Shoes for Men of 2021

While we’ve written about lots of shoes for men before — including the best dress shoes for men, the best UGGs for men, and one editor’s favorite men’s running shoes — here, we’ve rounded up the best hiking boots for men, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Hiking Asia. 2019 Hot Men Comfortable Hiking Shoes Men’s Outdoor Lightweight Sport […]