Equip yourself properly with quality outdoor gear

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Your enjoyment of the outdoor activities you do can be really dependent on having quality outdoor gear.

That doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune…especially if you don’t get side tracked by needing one in every color! But you need to invest in decent gear for comfort, weather protection and durability.

Cold, rain, wind…the weather doesn’t have to stop you if you’re dressed for it and protected from it.

Most of the gear I’ll review in this section is stuff I own and use. Chances are, if it’s on the site, I love it and have used it regularly for at least one full season.

More and more companies are making and selling apparel and footwear for outdoor recreation. There are the names most of us know — The North Face, Columbia, Patagonia, LL Bean, etc. And new companies are cropping up, especially online, that are producing their own lines of clothing for us outdoor lovers.

I’ll admit I don’t shop a lot. And I don’t like spending 20% more just for the brand name on the label. But I do want high quality — something that’ll fit well and last for several seasons.

If you’ve got a favorite hiking boot, jacket, pair of shorts or gloves you rave about to everyone you meet, let me know at: info@activeoutdoorwomen.com. We’ll get your recommendations up, too.