September 17, 2019

As summer comes to a close, we’re reminiscing on one of our favorite hiking trips... in Idaho! We spent a week in Idaho starting our trip in the Sawtooth Mountains and ended our trip in Sun Valley. The highlight of the trip was getting to hike and backpack in the Sawtooth National Forest along the White Clouds Loop.

September 10, 2019

We are super excited to introduce you to an all new hiking boot and shoe from Merrell. To win the all new Zion hiking boot or shoe enter our social media giveaway now through September 16th. We recently took the Zion Mid Waterproof hiking boot for a weekend trip to the desert for some hiking and camping.

We expected cooler temperatures, so the first thing we noticed about the Zion was the ventilation features. The Zion features a ballistic mesh and leather upper with a breathable lining. M Select Dry is also employed to let moisture escape and it works to keep moisture out as well. The full grain leather is also waterproof. 

I’m a huge fan of a mid boot that is lightweight and the Zion really delivers! The Zion is built on a running platform and it fits and feels like a sneaker that is made for casual and to...

July 23, 2019

It’s Trail Tuesday and today we’re sharing a new Women Who Hike perk, from Backpackers Pantry. It’s backpacking the season, and we’re scheming on what foods to bring on our packs for long days in the backcountry. We have been faithfully eating meals from Backpackers Pantry for about a year now and we’re about to tell you why we love their food as well as their company ethics!

First off, Backpackers Pantry meals are freakin delicious. I @Im_NicoleMarie first made the switch as I was changing my diet last year to be gluten free with more clean eating. Nutrition is paramount at Backpacker's Pantry. Their standard for each meal is protein, carbs, and fat- all in a healthy balance. They believe in good, clean ingredients with no alternatives. Each of their meals contains real, plant based ingredients with no roo...

July 8, 2019

This month and all summer long we will be participating in the Why I Hike campaign! For nearly 100 years, Eddie Bauer has been inspiring and enabling people to live their adventure. The #WhyIHike campaign is a time where we can all share what inspires us to get outside and hike. Whether it’s a multi-day trek or tackling a local trail, there are plenty of reasons why people go hiking. Some hike to disconnect while others hike to make connections. Some hike for physical health while some hike to find inner healing. For some it’s a personal challenge, while many are taking on the larger challenge of making the outdoors a more welcoming place for all.

All this month and through the summer we will be sharing more of our #WhyIHike stories here at @womenwhohike. We also want to encourage you all to seek out the st...

June 11, 2019

It’s backpacking season and we couldn’t be more excited to break out some of our favorite gear- both new and old! I @Im_NicoleMarie am a huge fan of browsing, researching and buying new gear from backcountry.com. From the comfort of my own home I can shop a wide array of apparel and gear for hiking, backpacking, and adventure travel. No matter where I am headed or what I may need, I know that Backcountry has it… and they deliver! Literally!

I’ve been a customer of @backcountry since 2015, and today I am sharing the Backcountry love by offering you, #womenwhohike, 15% off your first purchase at backcountry.com. Promo Code: WOMENWHOHIKE (no expiration date).

Some of my go to gear for hiking and backpacking this season is:

Deuter Aircontact SL 50 + 10L

Big Agnes Tiger Wall 2 Platinum

Garmin In Reach

First...

May 21, 2019

We are so excited about this Trail Tuesday and to introduce you to an all new Hydro Hiking shoe and sandal from Merrell, the Choprock! There are three styles in the lineup, so there is something for everyone, just in time for summer!

The Choprock is made for days spent around water and is a high tech quick drying shoe that is both a heavy duty hiker and hydro hiker. This Choprock model is perfect for those who want to avoid any debris and small pebbles from entering your footwear when hiking in water. 

The Choprock Strap is a capable hiking sandal that is packed with high tech materials that dry out fast, grip on slick terrain, and protect the soles of your feet from debris.

The Choprock Shandal is what I would consider a cross between the Choprock and the Choprock Strap with ports for water evacuation a...

May 16, 2019

It is spring and summer hiking season… the PERFECT time for us to partner with Deuter USA for a pack giveaway! A few years back, I was lucky enough to have been fitted for my first Deuter pack at my local co-op. It was the first time that I learned that Deuter made packs especially for women, aka the ‘SL Fit’. So, what is an SL fit and why is it important? Deuter is invested in both technology and comfort for women. They have an established team of professional athletes and designers who are responsible for the development of the SL packs. And ladies, this isn’t just about cool colors for the trail… the SL packs are about support, suspension and pairing to the female anatomy.

When compared to men, women have:

-a shorter torso

-a more conical hip shape

-a narrower shoulder width

-a more sensitive...

January 29, 2019

For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to visit South Dakota. That may sound shocking, and may even take a few of you by surprise, but I have always been enamored by the landscapes and history that makes up the Black Hills region of South Dakota. I have been trying to plan a trip here for years, so when the opportunity presented itself from Travel South Dakota, even in the dead of winter, we jumped at the chance. So, earlier this month (mid January) we made our way to Rapid City for what was the beginning of a weekend full of hiking and adventure, and the very best food and breweries that South Dakota has to offer.

We arrived late night to Rapid City and checked into the Hotel Alex Johnson, right in the heart of downtown Rapid City. Before calling it a night we walked a few short blocks to Murp...

December 5, 2018

The holiday season is here… and we are giving away a few awesome items from our Women Who Hike collection that you can now shop on the Wylder Goods website.

I @Im_Nicolemarie have been shopping Wylder Goods, an online marketplace for outdoor women since it’s inception. They’re responsible for a few of my favorite things in my wardrobe and gear closet including my @bribol earrings, @patagonia jackets and of course the original @wyldergoods trucker hat (seen here) as well as other things like outdoor inspired home goods, stylish reusables and the @sarahvirginiauhl calendar, which we gifted to our entire ambassador team last year!

There is some great new stuff in the store this year, just in time for the holidays! One of the standouts is the National Parks Of The USA book which I have gifted to my nieces and ne...

November 13, 2018

As many of you know Deuter has been making SL fit packs that are especially for women. In their line there is also two different back systems, the Aircontact and the Aircomfort. 

The Futura features the Aircomfort system and for 2018 they have definitely made improvements. I @Im_NicoleMarie have long preferred the Aircontact system but have found myself using this 34L and have been very happy with the back system, support and ventilation system and the many features of this bag.

The Futura is now lighter and more comfortable than ever with Active Fit Shoulder Fins, Ergonomic Hip Fins, Lumbar Pads and the Aircomfort Mesh Back for maximum ventilation and a durable frame that is also flexible which allows for you to move comfortably and fluidly. You can see a diagram of these features in our post. 

The Futura is...

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