Hiking Boots, Daypacks & Explore Magazine

May 2010 Issue of Explore

The May 2010 issue of Explore – Canada’s Outdoor Magazine is out and two articles that caught my attention were Riding the New Wave  by Masa Takei and Best Gear for 2010 by Ryan Stuart.  Riding the new Wave was a story of  of four individuals paddling standing up on a paddleboard into BC’s remote Great Bear Rainforest.  

The Best Gear 2010 sections looked at Hiking Boots, Light Hikers, Trail Runners, Day Packs, Multi-Day packs, sleeping bags and tents. Lets start with Hiking boots – Salomon Wings Sky GTX  was one of the four boots mention in the guide along with Le Sportiva FC ECO 3.0 GTX, Keen Pyrenees, and Asolo Powerlite-ERGO. Interesting Backpacker Magazine has given the 2010 Editor’s Choice Award to the Salomon Wings Sky GTX.  Check out Backpacker’s video on the review of the Salomon Wings Sky GTX  in the 2010 Editors Choice awards.

My nephew has a pair of Salomon Quest 4D GTX Day Hiking Boots and loves them. MEC had 13 reviews on the my nephews boot and rated 5 out of 5 stars. So Salomon boots are well worth taking a long look at especially if you are in the market for a new pair of boots this year. 

In the Daypacks section, Deuter Spectro AC 32 was one of the four daypacks that made best 2010 list with Explore. I am familiar with Deuter daypacks as I own a Futura 28 that has a bottom compartment. The Deuter Spectro AC 32 is top loading pack with great reviews.


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