Tag Archives: lightweight

LIGHTWEIGHT PACKING TIPS

You can travel farther and faster if you carry less gear. If you have only a weekend to get away, this strategy can increase the range of trails you can cover. The secret is to give up a few creature comforts to reduce the weight of your pack, without sacrificing anything you need or compromising […]

How to Choose Sleeping Bags for Backpacking

Backpackers can be forgiven if they’re a little obsessive about the warmth-to-weight ratio of a sleeping bag. You can’t sleep well if you’re cold, and even an ultra-efficient ultralight bag will still be one of the heavier, bulkier items in your pack. So, time spent evaluating your backcountry sleep system is time well spent. When […]

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 […]

How Light Should You Pack

As far as how light your backpack should be before you can safely switch to running shoes, there’s really no magic number. It’s totally a personal preference thing. For me, I’d still wear running shoes even if I carried a 50-60 pound pack. The biggest negative impact of wearing lightweight shoes with a heavier load […]

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 Boots vs. Hiking Shoes vs. Trail Running Shoes

Hiking footwear is a really personal choice, and people often have differing opinions on what type of shoe works best for hiking. Here are some things to know that can help you decide which style will work best for you. Hiking Boots – Boots provide more ankle support, stability, and water protection than hiking shoes […]