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FC 4.0 GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars By far the best boot I have ever had the pleasure of walking in...and I have put in a lot of mileage. I am a very picky when it comes to my boots. These were an instant fit and felt as if I'd owned forever and finally got broken in. They didn't have a bulky tongue that normally would cut off the circulation of my foot. In the past I'd have to tie my full height boots super tight to gain the support I need on rough rock trails, which made my feet feel bulky and sweaty. These boots give me incredible… Full review

Nepal Cube GTX

rated 2.5 of 5 stars At the recommendation of the outfitter near Mt. Rainier I purchased these boots with a 90-day window to break them in. Supposedly 70% of the guides out there wear these. With three weeks before my climb and thousands invested to summit Rainier these boots hurt like hell.  I have tried Superfeet inserts of five types, several configurations of thick and thin socks, with and without liner socks, laced up tight to hold my heel down—they rub and hurt every time I take a walk. It is a mile around… Full review

Wildcat

rated 4 of 5 stars A sturdy trail runner fit for lightweight backpacking. The outsole on this shoe is the best thing since the old Vibram soles on my heavy full-leather boots. They stick to every condition I've encountered on the Appalachian Trail (except for mossy wet rock, but everyone is going to break their neck on that stuff). Lightweight and breathable. If the shoe fits, wear it! After 15 years backpacking in heavy, full leather, boots, I finally decided to give a trail runner a try. I wish I had switched sooner. Full review

Taka

rated 3 of 5 stars As a beginner climber I got these shoes used from a gym and they supported me for climbing for three years of hitting the gym on and off. They worked great to help me get into climbing and taught me what to look for in my next pair. These shoes fit pretty well, but soon I learned they were a bit big. Overall though they are easy to get snug with the laces. The heel fits great and so do the sides — plenty of room and they don't feel overly tight around the sides on wider feet. Since I bought these… Full review

TX4

rated 5 of 5 stars The TX4 is a well-made approach shoe, probably the most comfortable shoe I have worn. It performed well on my 60 miles of hiking local hills and in climbing at two local areas. It might be a bit narrow for those with wide feet. The TX4 is best for people doing long approaches, including trail hiking and scrambling, along with moderate technical climbing. Background: At the top of the list of gear for anyone venturing into the woods and hills, whether a day hike, climbing, or backpacking is what… Full review

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Backcountry Skis, Shells, Boots at Outdoor Retailer
New and updated backcountry ski gear is in abundance at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. We share a few ski and alpine highlights from Arc'teryx, Black Diamond, La Sportiva, Gregory, and Osprey. Read more
January 8

Winter Packs, Trail Runners, American Made: OR Day 2
Packs for backcountry skiing, rando, summit pushes, and expeditions. Nano skis and winter trail runners and hikers. American-made bars for dogs, fine mountain wear, and merino wool socks: Day 2 of Outdoor Retailer. Read more
January 23, 2014

Outdoor Apparel Highlights from Outdoor Retailer
Here are a few footwear and apparel highlights we spotted from Keen, Mountain Hardwear, Icebreaker, La Sportiva, Icebreaker, Sierra Designs, The North Face, and DownTek. Read more
August 5, 2012

Outdoor Retailer's Softer Side: New Apparel Lines, Triple Crown Buffs, Footwear
We take a first look at some softgoods that caught our eye at Outdoor Retailer, including new apparel from La Sportiva, The North Face, and Outdoor Research, Trailblazer long trail Buffs, and footwear from Vasque, Timberland, and Columbia. Read more
January 22, 2012

Winter Traction: An Introduction to Snowshoes and Crampons
The biggest difference between three-season and winter hiking is the walking surface. Snow and ice require traction aids such as snowshoes, microspikes, or crampons. Here's an overview of the options. Read more
December 6, 2011

Outdoor Retailer: La Sportiva Vertical K minimal mountain runner
La Sportiva's Vertical K, new for 2012, highlights a number of continuing gear developments: 1) minimal structure, 2) ultra lightweight at 6.5 ounces (185 grams) per shoe, and 3) bright styling. Read more
August 3, 2011

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