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Gear Review: La Sportiva Bushido II

La Sportiva Bushido II Review: A Great Update to the Original Bushido

La Sportiva has updated the much loved Bushido with a new upper and an additional 4mm of cushion in the midsole. The La Sportiva II still has the precise fit, stable ride, and grippy traction of its predecessor, but is now better suited for longer days on the trail. I’ve been wearing the Bushido II since its release a few months ago, and will share my thoughts in this review. 

Gear Review: Osprey Talon 22L Day Hiking Backpack

Gear Review: Osprey Talon 22L Day Hiking Backpack

The Osprey Talon 22L is a lightweight and fully featured backpack that’s perfect for peak bagging, quick hikes, and long days on the trail. The Talon 22L provides an impressive blend of comfort and features for a sub 2lbs day pack. The Osprey Talon 22L has been my pack of choice for the past six months, and I will share my experience with it in this review.

Gear Review: Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 Trail Shoe

Gear Review: Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 Trail Shoe

The Speedgoat 3 is a max cushion trail shoe from Hoka One One that’s quite possibly the most popular trail shoe around right now. The Speedgoat 3 continues with the exact same midsole and outsole as the Speedgoat 2, but brings in a revised upper to address some complaints about the v2’s fit. I’ve been wearing the Speedgoat 3s over the past few months on hikes, trail runs, and even some road runs, and will share my thoughts in this review. 

Hiking the Franconia Ridge Loop

Hiking the Franconia Ridge Loop

New England hiking trails don’t get as much love as their western/West Coast counterparts (kind of like skiing), but they’re definitely worth trying out if you have a chance. One of the most popular is the Franconia Ridge Loop in New Hampshire, a strenuous 8.9-mile day hike that takes you up three of the state’s famed 4000-foot peaks.

5 Reasons I Started Hiking With My Kids

5 Reasons I Started Hiking With My Kids

Hiking with kids is a fantastic experience, and although most people think it’s taking on too much, it’s not that hard. As long as you carry essential things and even give them their mini hiking bags, you’re not adding to the stress of hiking. Here are a few reasons why you should carry your kids along with your next hiking trip!