February 11, 2020

It’s winter… which means it’s time to break out the traction for our snowy and icy trails. When it comes to winter hiking, there is one product we stand behind here at @womenwhohike, and that’s MICROspikes from Kahtoola.

I’ve had my same pair since 2014 and can’t say enough good things about them. They’re easy to use, easy to take on and off, and I like to think of them as an extra ‘insurance policy’ when hiking the snowy— and sometimes icy— winter trails. I’ve also taken several people on their first winter hike while wearing MICROspikes from Kahtoola, and we all agree— they’re a game changer!

MICROspikes from Kahtoola provide peace of mind for us on the trails whether it means we’re hiking solo or leading a group hike. Winter hiking isn’t for everyone, but we have found that with the right gear, winter hik...

December 17, 2019

We’ve teamed up with @Deuter_USA just in time for the holidays to celebrate and also giveaway one of our favorites from the all new Deuter Trail Series

Here is a little more about the all new Trail Series from @deuter and why I am such a fan of it! Each Trail Series bag is seemingly simple, yet packs a punch for all your trail adventures. Each pack features classic and clean styling while being versatile and innovative enough to handle even the most technical of hikes. Each pack, ranging from 20L to 34L, is also lightweight, easy to use and easy to adjust. Most notably, each of the Trail Series packs are fitted with the Aircontact back system which is proven to make you sweat less while carrying comfortably. Each bag features a varying style of hip belt, lots of storage pockets and attachments for all you...

December 3, 2019

We are super excited to kick off our holiday season of Trail Tuesday reviews and giveaways! Today we get to share with you one of our favorite products from @garminoutdoor, the Garmin In Reach Mini, and one of you lucky ladies is going to win this device!

I have been using an In Reach Explorer from @garminoutdoor for nearly five years now, and was excited to try the newer, smaller, and lighter weight Mini. When I first received this device, it was smaller than I had thought it would be, but it packs a (big) punch! This small, rugged, lightweight satellite communicator features two-way text messaging and interactive SOS to the 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center. When paired with Earthmate via your mobile device, you can also access downloadable maps, U.S. NOAA charts, and color aerial imagery. Pairing...

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...

August 13, 2019

We’re teaming up with Deuter USA again just in time for backpacking season! We are giving away the Futura Vario 45 + 10 SL backpack to one of you lucky ladies. The Futura 45 + 10 SL is one of several backpacking bags in the Deuter line up that I @Im_NicoleMarie have tried and tested! It just got back from four days in the Sawtooths, and I can’t say enough good things about all its features and the Air Comfort System!

The Futura Vario features the ergonomic Aircomfort Sensic Vario mesh back which allows for optimal ventilation and the Vari-Slide system which allows quick and exact adjustment for every torso and back. The Active-Fit shoulder straps adjust automatically and the Variflex ECL hip fins make for comfortable carrying as you move through the mountains! 

In addition to great gear for the tra...

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


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...

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