If you know someone who likes to go "off the grid' and forge their own path, check out this handpicked selection of hiking shoes, packs, and accessories, perfect for day hikers and more serious mountain climbers.
A rugged high-top that combines pure alpine performance with urban sensibility. Waterproof and breathable membrane, taped seams, reinforced toe bumper, and a fully gusseted tongue offer weather protection in a sleek package.
Rugged and waterproof, the eXplorist 510 combines high sensitivity GPS reception with easy-to-read mapping and accurate navigation. Find your way using more than 30 navigational data fields. The integrated 3.2 mega-pixel camera, microphone, and speaker enable outdoor enthusiasts to record tracks, and route from point to point.
Hiking with poles requires 21% less energy, reduces stress on vulnerable knee and ankle joints and helps you maintain balance on rough, uneven terrain. The built-in suspension system of these poles absorbs shocks and bumps, reducing fatigue even further. These three-section poles are constructed from lightweight and durable 7000-series aluminum.
Improve your view with advanced optics in a compact design that easily tucks into your bag or pocket. Gel grips in bright colors make them fun and easy to hold for everyone in the family. Use while hiking, at the beach or bird-watching in the backyard. Multicoated lenses and premium Bak-4 prisms deliver crystal-clear imaging.
In 2003, David Miller left his job, family, and friends to fulfill a dream and hike the Appalachian Trail. AWOL on the Appalachian Trail is Miller's account of this thru-hike, in which Miller paints a picture of his memorable journey.