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Hiking gear reviews for women hikers should be written by those who use the products, not those who design or market them.
At least that's my opinion!
So be leery when you're reading hiking gear reviews and lots of glowing descriptive language is thrown around:
and that was in just one issue of a popular hiking magazine!
All you really need to know about how to buy gear is this:
*Does the product work for your hiking needs?
*Is it fairly priced?
*Will it last more than one season?
These questions might cause you to feel overwhelmed when sizing up a new piece of gear.
Speaking of money, I've spent lots of mine to purchase gear.
I used it for many decades of 3-season hiking:
After all of that outdoor time, I think it's fair to say that I know how to size up a piece of hiking gear.
Plus, I've been at this hiking thing for 45+ years!
Bonus round: I'm a scientist by training and temperament, so when I get a new piece of gear (boots, poles, tent, jacket, what have you) I put it through its paces in a scientific manner, using those questions I noted above as a foundation for my judgement of gear worthiness.
On top of that analytic streak, I'm hard on my gear.
I know how to take good care of it, but I push it hard, too.
So I give each piece of gear a rigorous test before I make up my mind about its worthiness (or not) in my gear locker.
Here's the approach I use when sizing up gear reviews written by someone I don't know or hike with.
Having said all that to convince you that I feel qualified to write hiking gear reviews, I'd like to share them with you, right here!
Each link will take you to a category of gear I've reviewed.
Keep in mind that I'm not trying to please anyone or market anything to you.
I'm just being honest.And if you have a particular category/piece of gear you'd like reviewed, let me know!
Pick one that appeals to you, or some item of hiking gear that you're sizing up for an imminent purchase.
Above all, have fun reading the pros and cons.
Let's start off with some trail food - because food is gear, too, when you stop and think about trail performance.
Hiking Food Review: Trailfoody Subscription Service
Gear Reviews: Athletic Clothing For Women
Gear Reviews: Hiking Pants
Gear Reviews: Hiking Jackets
Gear Reviews: Neck Wear
Gear Reviews: Day Packs
Gear Reviews: Women's Ultimate Direction Hydration Pack
Gear Reviews: Hiking Pedometers
Gear Reviews: Waterproof Solar Rechargeable iPhone Case
Gear Reviews: MSR Hubba Hubba Tent
Gear Reviews: Rechargeable Camping Lantern
Gear Reviews: Headlamps
Gear Reviews: Gobi Gear Segmented Stuff Sacks
Gear Reviews: Pack Organizer
Gear Reviews: Bug Nets
Gear Reviews: KEEN Boots
Gear Review: Salomon Boots
Gear Reviews: Trail Shoes
Gear Reviews: Injinji Toesocks
Gear Reviews: Thorlo Hiking Socks
Gear Reviews: SmartWool Hiking Socks
Gear Reviews: Armaskin Liner Socks
Gear Reviews: Snowshoes (coming soon)
Gear Reviews: Sleeping Bags
Gear Reviews: Sleeping Bag Liner
Gear Reviews: Self-inflating Air Mattress
Gear Reviews: Thermarest Relief Bed
Gear Reviews: Lifestraw Personal Water Filter
Gear Reviews: Lifestraw Go Water Bottle Filtration System
Gear Reviews: Hydroflask 16 Oz Wide Mouth Insulated Bottle
Gear Reviews: Hydroflask 16 Oz Standard Mouth Metal Bottle
Gear Reviews: Platypus Soft Collapsible Water Bottle
Gear reviews are so much fun to do, and I promise to give a fair, unbiased assessment of trail performance for your product.
Contact me to get the ball rolling.
Let's stay in touch about the merits and drawbacks of what you're considering for your trail time.
Drop me a line using the CONTACT link at the top of this page, or the handy little green box at the bottom of this page.
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Talk to you soon!
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