Tag Archives: Hiking Pants

THE 10 ESSENTIALS FOR HIKING AND CAMPING

Wondering what to bring hiking? Even if you’re only planning to be out for a few hours on a day hike, it’s important to pack some essential items. Weather can change quickly outdoors, and something as simple as a rolled ankle might mean you’re out longer than expected. The essentials for hiking and camping (or […]

HOW TO WASH WATERPROOF JACKETS AND PANTS

When your waterproof jacket was new, you might have noticed the way water beaded up on its fabric. A quick shake was all you needed to get rid of that moisture. But after a season of adventures, your shell might need a little TLC. Maybe it’s starting to look a bit soggy – a phenomenon […]

10 Tips for Hiking & Backpacking in the Rain

There’s no doubt that rainy and cold conditions add an element of challenge to getting outside. But, don’t let a drizzly forecast stop you from being active and immersing yourself in nature. The right mindset and quality rain gear make all the difference. Whether you’re day hiking, backpacking for multiple days, or simply heading out […]

5 Reasons To Ditch Your Hiking Boots

Running Shoes VS Hiking Boots “If you want to forget all your other troubles, wear too tight shoes.”  ~The Houghton Line I get asked about backpacking footwear all the time and the question is almost always the same. Hikers want to know if it’s really okay to backpack in running shoes and how light their […]

HIKING TIPS FOR BEGINNERS: A GUIDE FOR FIRST-TIME HIKERS

If you’ve been struck with a newfound yearning for a walk beyond your backyard into the backcountry, lace up your hiking boots and follow that impulse. Hiking is profoundly healthy for both your mind and body. Researchers have found that getting out and walking in nature can mitigate symptoms of depression, increase your attention span, and improve […]

WHAT TO WEAR HIKING

A walk in the woods is an excellent way to retreat and regroup from the hectic pace of everyday life. And for those Type A personalities among us, a demanding hike up and down a mountain is even better. Regardless of how you approach it, your hike will end up being much more enjoyable — […]

5 TIPS FOR HIKING IN THE RAIN

Choose the Right Trail A rainy day walk in Vancouver’s North Shore mountains. On rainy days there’s no point in hiking for hours to a summit if you won’t see the view. Forest hikes, riverside trails or trips to lakes are great on wet days and waterfalls can be especially spectacular. Pick a shorter hike, […]

Winter Hiking How-To Guide: Pro Tips

Hiking in the winter takes a bit more know-how and gear prep, but it can quickly become a rewarding activity. With these winter hiking tips, getting out to the trails will be a safe, easy, and enjoyable activity no matter the time of year or amount of snow. Winter Hiking Tips Check the Weather Before You […]

Tips for Choosing the Proper Hiking Pants

Few things are more important when hiking than being comfortable. A lot of time is spent debating the ins-and-outs of the perfect hiking shoe, but not nearly enough effort goes into choosing the right pants. Comfort and durability are important for keeping your hiking trip enjoyable for your legs; otherwise, you’ll overheat and tire out […]

HIKING IN THE RAIN: 5 TIPS TO STAY DRY & COMFORTABLE

While you may not be chomping at the bit to go hiking in the rain, knowing how to stay dry and comfortable in bad weather is an important trail skill. You never know when you might get caught in a storm, and if you live in a rainy climate, like the Pacific Northwest, having the […]