Rewind: Hiking Trip Travel Gear That Works
We try to take a good amount of time to try out the gear we review on here, but often it’s a year down the line, after multiple trips, that we really start loving the gear we can depend on. (And maybe hating that one nagging fault that bugged... Read more
Keen Madison CNX Low Versatile Travel Shoes
Want a lightweight shoe that breathes well, but will take on a rocky trail with gusto when needed? The Madison CNX Low shoes for men and women are great for hot weather hiking or travel and are low-rise enough to transition to the brewpub afterwards. Part of the reason... Read more
KEEN Class 6 Sandals
I love multi-function, multi-sport shoes. The KEEN Class 6 is the perfect example of a hybrid shoe: it’s pretty enough to pair with capri pants to walk city streets, and tough enough to tackle rapids. The Class 6 is super lightweight (great news for packers) and breathable. You really do... Read more
Keen Marshall Flexible Hiking Shoes
If you’re only going to be doing light hiking or walks now and then and want something that’s comfy and flexible right out of the box, Keen’s latest Marshall shoes are a good bet. Just be ready for a trade-off in the cushioning and support. We’re big fans of... Read more
Tough as Steel Travel Socks: Keen Olympus
Would you feel better about buying a pair of socks if you knew there was no way you could wear them out? With these Keen Olympus Lite ones, you are getting some socks that could last as long as you do. If you’re doing some serious hiking or just... Read more
Keen Revel II Boots
Do you find that winter boots are a little like the Goldilocks story, where you’re searching for “just right” but you have to endure “too hot” and “too cold” before you get there? The Keen Revel II boots can speed you past the experimentation stage to the right amount... Read more
Custom Keen Newports Just Like You Want Them
The weather where you are might not be making you think about sandals, but if you’ll be taking a vacation to a hot place or you want a truly original gift idea, check out this Keen custom shoes offering. The original Keen Newport sandals were a revolution that launched... Read more
Hiking Day Pack Round-Up
It’s hiking season, and whether you’re hitting the trail for a long trek or short jaunt, you’ll want one of the four day packs below accompanying you. Of course, day packs aren’t only for hiking: no matter what sort of traveling you have planned, chances are you need a... Read more
KEEN Mercer and Medomak CNX summer sandal picks for women and kids
There’s a reason we’ve reviewed multiple KEEN CNX sandal options at Practical Travel Gear. This line of summer footwear is both rugged and stylish, whether you’re looking to fit yourself or your kids. Women’s KEEN Mercer MJ CNX: Everyone needs a summer sandal that can go from outdoor play... Read more
Keen Clearwater CNX and Mercer Lace CNX Shoes
Not every outdoor adventure is a major expedition. For travels that include the need for sporty shoes without the heft of those high-performance wilderness styles, check out the Keen Clearwater CNX and Mercer Lace CNX shoes. The Keen Clearwater CNX sandals are a lightened-up version of traditional Keen sandals,... Read more