Timberland Chocorua Trail Mid Waterproof

I had these boots for about 5 years until I finally wore them out. They were extremely comfortable and truly waterproof. I wore them on construction sites and in the woods. A great boot for daily wear or on the trail.

Salomon Men’s X Ultra 3 Mid GTX Hiking

This boot is the overall best value you can find. Salomon offers rigid construction and durability in a lightweight boot. These are best for day hikers and light backpacking. The lightweight sole has great grip, but is not as thick as other boots. Therefore, if you are hiking on extreme rocky terrain your feet will feel it at the end of the day.

Danner Mountain 600 Mid WP

Danner combined a throw back look with modern sleek style and durability. These boots are best suited for daily use around town or for light backpacking trips. They are waterproof and have the durable Vibram brand outsole.

Asolo Men’s Fugitive GTX Hiking Boot

Have you ever thought to yourself, “What would the Terminator wear if he were hiking in the Alps?’ Yea, me neither. But if he did hike the alps he would probably be wearing these boots. Asolo boots are known for high performance and durability. The rigid construction means you can take on the toughest terrain but sacrifice the lightweight advantage of other boots. Each Fugitive boot weighs a little over 3lbs. So, if you are looking for a boot for a casual hike, these may not be for you. But, if you have visions of extreme alpine hiking the Fugitives are a great choice.

Vasque Women’s Breeze at Mid GTX Hiking Boots

Vasque makes great boots and the Breeze Mid GTX is the best overall hiking boot for women based on durability, comfort, and range of use. They are durable enough for day hiking or more extreme terrain while also being very lightweight and breathable. The tall upper makes for great ankle support and overall stability while on the trail.

Favorite Watch

Timex Expedition Chronograph Watch

A durable, waterproof watch is a great addition to the toolbox of any outdoorsy guy. If you’re doing the adventure thing right, there will be times when you have no cell service or power and can’t tell time. Gotta’ go old school and rely on a wrist watch. The Timex Expedition Chronograph Watch is really comfortable and durable. I’ve had this same style for about four years and it’s performed really well. I love the look and feel of the nylon strap and the night time Indiglo face is really handy when sleeping in a tent or under the stars. The watch is water resistant up to 100 meter depths, so it’s great for swimming or reaching over the side of the boat to land a big fish.

Hiking Pants

Prana Brion Pant

These pants are versatile. The Stretch Zion fabric is well constructed and durable enough to be worn for a day at the office or hiking up a mountainside. The casual look and slim fit style means they are truly an ‘everything’ pair of pants. The stretch fabric not only moves along with you, but is also water repellent and quick drying. Prana offers these versatile pants in over 15 earth tone colors, so you have plenty of options to add to your rotation.

Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pants

Outdoor Research created the perfect pair of pants for any adventure. The lightweight stretch material is rip and scrape resistant so you can wander confidently on the trail. They are also quick drying and rated as UPF 50 which gives you great sun protection on the trail or in a fishing boat. Slim fit style and a variety of colors mean you will look great and be comfortable no matter the adventure.

Columbia Silver Ridge Cargo Pants

These pants are the best overall value with rugged construction from Columbia. The stretchable fabric is quick drying and provides UV protection. An added bonus compared to other hiking pants is a built in adjustable waist belt. Also, true to the cargo pant name, there are plenty of pockets for storage. These pants are also available in many different colors, so you can find any tone to fit your style.