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The 20 Best Hiking Boots of 2016

This is the ultimate guide to hiking footwear. On this list you'll find 20 of the best hiking shoes and boots. Get a pair and take them to the trail.

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Kit: Ultralight Backpacking

Obsessive weight-trimmers with less than 10 pounds strapped to their backs are considered "ultralight" hikers, a term as ubiquitous and unregulated in the hiking retail market as "organic" and "grass fed" are in the food industry. But trust us: the following gear truly is ultralight, perfect for those faithful to the church of long trails and little gear.