Our Favorite Gear

Our promise:  We only review gear we use and what we’d recommend. Period.

When you’re on the trail – even if surrounded by a city – it’s important to be prepared with solid footwear, hydration, snacks, clothing, and more! The products below have all been tested by Chris Englert herself & are still in use for her outings today!

Bombas Sock Review After Three Years!

Bombas Sock Review After Three Years!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Bombas Socks Product Review, Like No Other As with any new product, it's easy to write a positive review once you use it the first time. With socks, this is particularly true. But I put my Bombas to the test for a year two three...

Korkers Product Review After One Year for Urban Hiking and Beyond

Korkers Product Review After One Year for Urban Hiking and Beyond

The Best Shoe Cleats for Hiking in Denver Hiking in snowy and icy conditions can be perilous. I've tried many cleats over the years, and I finally have a favorite that I trust after using them for two years. Here is my product review Korkers Ultra Ice Cleats. The...

5 Clever Gifts for Hikers

5 Clever Gifts for Hikers

5 Clever Gifts for Hikers Finding a great gift for a hiker can be challenging. Most hikers already have their favorite boot, shoe or sandal. They probably already have their favorite backpack and way to carry water as well. So, what's a friend to do who has a hiker...

10 Ways to Use PB2 to Add Flavor to Your Food

10 Ways to Use PB2 to Add Flavor to Your Food

PB2-My New Love I have fallen in love. PB2, in both its regular and chocolate flavors, has taken over my life. As a life long eater of peanut butter--and let's get this straight--peanut butter is peanuts and salt--I shed tears when I found out that the lifestyle I...

Outdoor Retailer Gear Review

Outdoor Retailer Gear Review

Great Changes Coming to Outdoor Gear After being completely overwhelmed at the giant Outdoor Retailer's show in Denver this past weekend, I've emerged from the adrenaline fog. Three major themes jumped out of the Colorado Convention Center, and they're worth sharing...

5 Stocking Stuffer Gifts for Urban Hiker

5 Stocking Stuffer Gifts for Urban Hiker

What Gift Should You Get for your Urban Hiker? It seems all of my friends are urban hikers. They like to explore the sidewalks and trails around their city, and they need particular gear just for urban hiking. Here's what's on my list for the urban hikers in my life....

Avoiding Chub Rub When Walking or Hiking

Avoiding Chub Rub When Walking or Hiking

How to Avoid Chub Rub. Chaffing. High Thigh Cry. You may not know it by its name, but most of us have it. It's the uncomfortable rubbing at the top of your thighs between your legs, below your girlie parts. You know, where your legs rub together producing chaffing and...

What’s in my Urban Hiking Bag?

What’s in my Urban Hiking Bag?

A Bag Fetish Just like I used to laugh at the Imelda Marcuses of the world for all their shoes (and now I own my shoe fetish), I used to also laugh at the bag ladies of the world. Now, I also own up to my bag fetish. But for me, it's not Gucchi or Prada, it's Camelbak...

Getting Ready to Walk from Head to Foot

Getting Ready to Walk from Head to Foot

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] How to Get Ready for a Walk Getting ready to walk takes just a few minutes to think through a few things. I take about 5 minutes to walk through the thought process below, and when I'm done, I'm ready to walk. The first thing I...

What’s on My Feet When I Walk or Hike in Denver?

What’s on My Feet When I Walk or Hike in Denver?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Thinking about Hiking and Walking Shoes I used to laugh at the Carrie Bradshaws and the Imelda Marcuses of the world. I had never really been that into shoes. I had a few pair--one or two for dress up, one or two for day to day, and...

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