For Women Who DO.



LOWA San Luis GTX Lo

During errands yesterday in my LOWA San Luis GTX Lo ($200) I thought, “If I had been clocking the miles I walked in these suckers over the past four months, I could have walked the Leadville Trail 100 four times… Continue Reading →


The LOWA Innox GTX Lo ($190) has the look of a trail running shoe but the intention and purpose of an ultra-lightweight hiking shoe. Looks are deceiving. When I began testing these a couple months ago as day hikers, I noticed how… Continue Reading →

Gear Gals Guide for Guys to Surviving Christmas

December. It’s a month of blatant commercialism and marketing designed to get us to buy, buy, buy and buy some more. If you’re a guy and you’re in a pickle over what to get your gal for Christmas, the pressure is… Continue Reading →

Fjällräven Keb Trousers

Before I swan-dive into the Fjällräven Keb ($200) review, a brief lesson in Swedish is in order. You have to know how to pronounce “Fjällräven”. Get your tongue-roll on for the “r” and say it with me: “Fee-yellll-reh’ven”. Check you… Continue Reading →

LOWA Weisshorn GTX

It was an “interesting” winter in southcentral Alaska ice-climbing land (global climate change, hello people!), and about the only reason I had any fun is by testing out new boots in creative ways. The combination of crappy ice season and… Continue Reading →

Lowa Tempest Low Hiker

All right, so it’s not long now until the low hiker season in Alaska is over until next spring, so I better stop for a second and tell you about these new low hikers from Lowa. The lighter weight Lowa… Continue Reading →

Lowa Bora GTX QC Hiking Boot

All right, the boss is out of town and she left me the keys to the web site! Yep, she’s off at the Outdoor Retailer trade show and, last I heard, was too exhausted to keep tabs on the site…. Continue Reading →

Lowa Struktura Pro Lady A/T boot

I liked the Struktura as soon as I put it on – once I got it on. My pair inexplicably shipped with a super low-tech non-standard liner, with no assist loop at the back, a low cuff, soft ankle support,… Continue Reading →

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