Gear Reviews

Salewa Women’s Mountain Trainer

Having walked Te Araroa in boots it was clear that I needed a lighter shoe to walk long-distances, unlike PJ who likes their support and sturdiness. I like more air, and less weight on my feet which also puts more strain on the back. I figured that a lighter shoe would make me more agile… Continue reading Salewa Women’s Mountain Trainer

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Ahnu Coburn hiking boots

These boots were purchased in Palmerston North. There I found myself in dire need of new boots before entering the first serious mountain range - the Tararuas. I read a few reviews praising their grip, support, protection etc. After having tried them on I felt that they would do the job well. Boot Specs. Upper:… Continue reading Ahnu Coburn hiking boots

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Salewa Men’s Mtn Trainer Mid GTX Boots

After having destroyed my feet in the Ahnu Coburn boots I was determined to find a boot that would give my feet the support, love and care that they desperately needed. What I found was the Salewa Mtn Trainer Mid GTX. Boot Specs Upper: 1.6 - 1.8 mm suede leather Insole: nylon, mid - stiff… Continue reading Salewa Men’s Mtn Trainer Mid GTX Boots

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Crispi Skarven hiking boots

What is it that turns a hiker into a happy hiker? Perhaps it's that special kind of chocolate, powerbar, that one tune that always gets you going or those delicious Trident noodles for dinner. We all have our own yearnings, but I do think every hiker agrees that having happy feet is one of the… Continue reading Crispi Skarven hiking boots