Tag Archives: Hiking

6 Great Hiking Trails to Get You Back into the Spring of Things

As the weather gets warmer, you’ll probably look for activities that let you stay outside longer and let you enjoy nature. Here are some hiking trails that’ll help you get psyched for spring and the outdoors! For those who aren’t hiking enthusiasts, let’s define the three types of trails that are listed below: Loop Trail: […]

7 Reasons to Take a Family Hike This Summer

Putting one foot in front of the other in the glory of nature is exactly what we all need right now. What’s an activity that gets your heart pumping (but not so much that you can’t keep up your end of a chat), occupies your kids for a blessed while, costs little to nothing, involves […]

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 […]

What type of shoes or boots do you need for hiking?

Traditionally, everyone hiked in big leather boots. But now there are several different types of footwear to choose from: day hiking shoes, day hiking boots. Day hiking shoes Low-cut day hiking shoes take the flexible soles of trail runners and beef them up for the rigors of the trail. They give you more stability than […]

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 […]

Why Choose a Frameless Backpack?

1.  Simplicity: Frameless packs generally have simpler designs. Fewer zippers, fewer compartments, fewer straps, no stays – less that can break, rip, or go wrong. 2.  Fit: With frameless backpacks, it’s the load itself that provides the structure. With an unrolled or folded sleeping mat  (either CCF or inflatable) acting as a makeshift framesheet, ideally, a frameless […]

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, […]