Hiking Gear

Whether a two-hour trip or an overnight trek, follow these tips to prepare and make the most of your next hiking adventure.


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How to Pick the Right Hiking Shoes

How to Pick the Right Hiking Shoes

Check out this guide for picking the right shoes for your next one day to multi-day hike.

Backpack Buying Tips

Backpack Buying Tips

Carrying a backpack that doesn't fit properly is one of the biggest mistakes people make on the trail. Take the time to search for one that's right for you.

Her Gear: Pack Leaders

Her Gear: Pack Leaders

Women-specific backpacks are custom designed for the female form. Increase your performance and comfort with these tech-savvy packs.

How to Adjust and Load Your Pack

How to Adjust and Load Your Pack

A well-loaded backpack can make all the difference in comfort on a long hike. Here's how to make yours feel good on your back.

Tips for the Trail: Hiking Boots, Camping Gear and More

Tips for the Trail: Hiking Boots, Camping Gear and More

Planning well can mean the difference between a horrendous hike and a terrific trek. Pack smart with these tips.

Top 50 Hiking Trails

Top 50 Hiking Trails

Be sure to pack your hiking shoes and trekking poles, these campgrounds offer access to well-maintained trails and impressive scenery.

Buyer's Guide to Hiking Backpacks

Not sure which hiking backpack is right for you? REI product expert Stephen Falvey provides insider tips on buying a pack for your next camping trip.


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