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Salomon Ellipse GTX - Women's
 Salomon Ellipse GTX - Women's
Our Editors' Choice award goes to the best women's hiking shoe of all. We gave this award to the Salomon Ellipse GTXs for their versatility in a variety of terrain and conditions, excellent traction, ...


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100% recommend it (3/3)
Jun 30, 2016; 3:08am
Patagonia Torrentshell - Women's
 Patagonia Torrentshell - Women's
If there were a category for best name, Patagonia would win for its clever play on words. The Torrentshell is a solid, all-purpose rain shell. It did not stand out in any category, but performed consi...


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Jun 24, 2016; 1:18am
La Sportiva TC Pro
 La Sportiva TC Pro
The vaunted La Sportiva TC Pro comes close to living up to the rock star, climb-anything-anywhere hype surrounding it. It features phenomenal edging, a flat toe, ankle protection for cracks, decent sm...


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100% recommend it (3/3)
Jun 23, 2016; 8:10am
La Sportiva Mythos
 La Sportiva Mythos
The Mythos are one of the oldest climbing shoes out there and still one of the best selling. They stand out for just how soft and comfortable they are. The soft unlined leather is cozy the first day y...


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85% recommend it (11/13)
Jun 23, 2016; 8:03am
Coleman Xtreme 5-Day 70qt
 Coleman Xtreme 5-Day 70qt
If there is one word that describes the Coleman Xtreme 5-Day, it is value. For a relatively low price point the Xtreme provides performance that approaches that of some of the lower performing high-en...


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Jun 22, 2016; 7:35pm
Western Mountaineering Ultralite 20
 Western Mountaineering Ultralite 20
The Western Mountaineering Ultralite is an excellent 3-season backpacking sleeping bag. It is best suited for mid to high elevations during mid-summer, and is warm enough to take along on late spring ...


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Jun 22, 2016; 12:35pm
Kodiak Canvas 6-Person Flex-Bow
 Kodiak Canvas 6-Person Flex-Bow
For being the most durable and well-made tent we tested, we chose to give a Top Pick award to the Kodiak Canvas 6p Flex-Bow Canvas Tent. It's also a really comfortable tent and with all that comfort c...


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Jun 21, 2016; 12:24am
REI Flash 45
 REI Flash 45
The REI Flash 45 is one of the most affordable packs we tested, but it unfortunately performed so poorly we have a hard time recommending it over much higher performing competitors. The weight-to-volu...


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67% recommend it (2/3)
Jun 20, 2016; 10:58pm
Petzl Bolsa
 Petzl Bolsa
The Petzl Bolsa is unique because it's a rope bag that is a fairly functional cragging pack as long as you don't need too much stuff. It easily fits a 70m rope, shoes, harness, 10 draws and still has ...


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Jun 18, 2016; 2:59am
MSR Hubba Hubba NX
 MSR Hubba Hubba NX
The MSR Hubba Hubba had a mega makeover in 2014, and this new version is a vast improvement over the old model. We think it is a versatile, lightweight two-door tent. MSR has gone to great lengths to ...


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100% recommend it (3/3)
Jun 17, 2016; 4:51pm
Thule T2 Classic
 Thule T2 Classic
The Thule T2 Classic is a tray style hitch mount rack, similar in function to our previous Editors' Choice, the Kuat NV. A favorite among our testers, it is the less expensive, blue-collar option when...


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Jun 16, 2016; 6:54pm
The Best Hiking Pants for Women Review
 The Best Hiking Pants for Women Review
What are the best women’s hiking pants to take on your next outdoor adventure? We tested seven of the best models out there to answer that question. We wore pants that roll, buckle, snap, and zip, and...


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Best Hiking Pants Women

Jun 15, 2016; 6:19pm
Marmot Lobo's Convertible Pant - Women's
 Marmot Lobo's Convertible Pant - Women's
The Marmot Lobo’s Convertible Pant won our Editors' Choice award for incredible versatility and water resistance while remaining comfortable and easy to move in. They can be worm as full-length pants,...


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Jun 15, 2016; 6:13pm
Prana Halle - Women's
 Prana Halle - Women's
The Prana Halle is a relaxed fit, mid-rise pant that are flattering enough to wear around town without screaming “hiking pants!” yet comfortable and functional for climbing, biking, and traveling. Whi...


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Jun 15, 2016; 6:13pm
The North Face Paramount 2.0 Convertible Pant - Women's
 The North Face Paramount 2.0 Convertible Pant - Women's
The North Face Paramount 2.0 Convertible Pant has been around for a long time for good reason. These pants are water resistant, quick drying, versatile, and packed with features. They are great for lo...


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Jun 15, 2016; 6:13pm
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