Gear Closet: Hoka One One Kaha Hiking Boots Review

Hiking Boots

Hiking boots, Over the past few years, Hoke One One has developed quite a passionate group of dedicated fans. The company’s “maximalist” approach to running shoes has resulted in some of the most well-cushioned footwear on the market, which has been a godsend for those who suffer from chronic knee or hip issues. Having tested … Read more

Gear Closet: Hoka One One Hupana Flow Review

hoka hupana flow

Hoka One One Hupana Flow: A few days back, I reviewed a pair of HOVR Infinite running shoes from Under Armour, finding them a perfectly competent option for road runners, with an intriguing dash of tech added to the mix. Today, I’ll take a look at a completely different type of shoe, this time from … Read more

Gear Closet: Lowa Lynnox GTX Lo Review

Lowa Lynnox GTX Lo

If you’ve read The Adventure Blog for any length of time, chances are you’ve seen my reviews for boots from Lowa (Lowa Lynnox GTX Lo). The company makes some of the best hiking, backpacking, and mountaineering boots around, which has earned them plenty of praise from this reviewer over the years. The new Lynnox GTX … Read more

Gear Closet: Hoka One One Clifton 6 Running Shoes Review

hoka clifton 6

Over the past few years, Hoka One One(Running Shoes) has built itself a loyal following by going in the opposite direction of most other running shoe companies. While the competition looked lighter and more minimalist, Hoka created shoes with massive soles designed to provide extra cushioning and support. This “maximalist” approach was exactly what some … Read more

Gear Closet: Lowa Aerano GTX Hiking Shoes Review


If you’re looking for hiking boots that can see you through the most rugged of adventures in the backcountry or in an alpine setting, chances are Lowa makes something that will meet your needs. After all, the company has been around for more than 95 years and has built itself a reputation for offering durable, … Read more

Gear Closet: Astral Brewer 2.0 Water Shoes Review

Astral Brewer 2.0

Good water shoes are a revelation. They make being in and around lakes, rivers, and streams so much more enjoyable, providing comfort, stability, and protection for all of our waterborne adventures. But the best water shoes can do more than that (Astral Brewer 2.0). They can transition to and from the water without missing a … Read more