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The Trail Awaits

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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What to pack for the adventure of a lifetime

Essentials for a South African Winter Safari

Traveling too much of Africa is intimidating. Years of headlines, let alone the complications of getting there, are foreboding enough. But South Africa has come to establish itself as a gateway to the larger continent for travelers around the world. When packing for a South African safari, versatility is key; here's everything you'll need.

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Live From Salt Lake City

Best of Outdoor Retailer, Summer 2014

You know it's time for another Outdoor Retailer show when South Main Street in Salt Lake City is populated by fat bikes, single-wheeled skateboards and tan people with good beards. We had boots on the ground at the Salt Palace Convention Center for the summer 2014 edition of the biannual product show; of everything we touched, tasted and saw, this gear stood out most.

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Today in Gear: June 5, 2014

Today in Gear: the drill that could stop screw stripping for good, Bang & Olfusen's new collaboration with Hard Graft, the best game pad for the iPhone yet, a protective wine carrier, Keen's "Uneek" sandals and an intelligent new cooling solution from Big Ass Fans.

Amble on

Keen Ambler

KEEN is the master of versatile footwear (though they have yet to make a killer pair of wingtips), shoes that effortlessly go from trailhead to casual Friday to happy hour. And just when we thought they couldn’t possibly make

New school waffle stompers

Keen Pyrenees

When you’re hauling a week’s worth of gear on rough terrain, nothing beats a heavy duty pair of thick leather backpacking boots. But let’s face it, most of the time, it’s a day hike to see some fall colors or a

Slip On, Slip Off

Keen Timmons Slip-On

Sometimes footwear should just be simple, comfortable, relaxed (still without Velcro) but versatile. KEEN has come up with a solution to this need in their new KEEN Timmons Slip-On ($90), a grown up version of the casual canvas numbers that

As Versatile As Their Shoes

Keen Newport DP Backpack

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Who knew Keen makes backpacks? Not me. But I’m a big fan of their urban-trail-beach shoes and sandals so when they offered to send their new backpack, the Newport DP, I jumped at the chance to review it. Is this another

Go Play In The Rain (Or Snow)

Keen Obsidian WP Hiking Shoes

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“There’s no such thing as bad weather. Only inappropriate clothing.” I don’t know who said that, but odds are, he was wearing waterproof shoes. As anyone who has spent much time outdoors knows, there are few things more uncomfortable, more demoralizing,

All-terrain Slippers

Keen Ormond Slides

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For the past decade, Keen shoes have made a name for themselves as worthy companions to both watery and terrestrial adventures. The company has leveraged its distinctive toe bumper design (originally to avoid stubbing toes on sailboat deck cleats) to

Gear Patrol Giveaway – KEEN Footwear

Gear Up With A KEEN Giveaway

keen-shoes-gear-patrol-giveaway.jpg Reading Gear Patrol must be difficult. It must be difficult to sit there reading about all these great products wishing you could just click on that link to order it without having to enter in your payment information. Trust us,