Hiking Gear Reviews

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All the products in this list are owned, tested, and used by the Hiking Daily team members. We only recommend products that we think meet a certain level of quality and performance.

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If you want to prevent foot injuries, increase foot energy and mileage, and improve support and stability, get some aftermarket insoles. No footwear comes with insoles. I guarantee you will love how these or the SOLE Performance Medium insoles feel. Once you try them, you will never go without them. This is how great of a product insoles are for your feet.

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Understand that no hiking or trail running shoe has a genuine insole. They have floppy inserts that do nothing for your feet.

SOLE aftermarket insoles cured my foot of plantar fasciitis and prevented it from recurring. These are essential companions to any footwear. I have these and the Performance Thin insoles in all of my shoes.

Once you try them, you will wish they had been in your footwear earlier.

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Easy to use system to get more water when you run out in the backcountry. Has plenty of attachable accessories. I like the small size and sturdy design. When I am hiking long days in the high country, I toss this in my pack and fill it up when necessary.

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These are fantastic binoculars for a great price. I like that they are not too heavy or take up too much space yet have excellent optics and provide a great view. Super handy for route finding across complicated terrain.

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This is a versatile, breathable, comfortable, and better alternative to a small hiking backpack. Other than the hip belt buckle, the pack is excellent. I love all the zippered pockets (hip belt) that allow easy access to essentials and snacks. I can take everything I need and not feel weighed down.

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This is a better camera than the GoPro offering. No comparison. The Insta360 X3 has a better app, battery life, makes better videos, and captures everything around you.

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These socks are what you want on your feet in hot weather, snug shoes, and blister prevention since they will not bunch up. Plus, the merino wool blend will pull moisture away from your feet further decreasing the odds of blisters flaring up.

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These hiking pants look fantastic and are super functional. Many hiking pants look nerdy. Not Kuhl pants. These are hiking pants that you can wear all year long. They are soft, comfortable, lightweight, and breathable. They also are available in shorts.

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Kuhl makes cool-looking hiking pants. And they are super functional with all the pockets. These are great pants for Fall, Winter, and Spring hikes.

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If you want to hike in athletic shorts that are good looking, these are a great pick. I wear them hiking and trail running.

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This is a pro mountaineering hard shell jacket that will protect you from the most extreme weather. Truly waterproof and windproof. Incredible ventilation and breathability. Hem and hood is adjustable, helmet compatible hood, backpack compatible pockets, articulated sleeves and slim design promote mobility.

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Garmin makes the best GPS watches for hiking. They have the most features and the latest technology. This watch in particular is the best you can buy right now.

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This is a must-have product for hiking or backpacking in areas without mobile phone connectivity. The inReach Mini is easy to use, durable, and connects to your phone (use its screen) via the Garmin Explore app.

You can choose from a variety of monthly subscriptions. I pay for one all-year round; the benefit is that it reduces the cost of a potential rescue. It is essentially a small (insurance) fee against the high cost of airlift rescue.

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Darn Tough makes the best socks and they guarantee them for life. How can you lose? Get these socks for warmer hiking days. I have several pairs and they are amazing.

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I only wear Darn Tough socks because they are the best in the world. I wear them all the time, not just hiking. These socks will help prevent blisters unlike regular socks.

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