Best Hiking Shoes For Travel


Harmony Lace by Hi-Tec

Going hiking but dreading taking your heavy hiking boots with you?  At Best Rated Reviews, we always aim to pack light.  We recently discovered a truly amazing pair of hiking shoes that we recommend as the “best of the best” for lightweight travel.

Harmony Lace by Hi-Tec is a pair of hiking shoes designed to function as a lightweight hiking boots without the bulk.  We tried them and found them to be some of the best hiking shoes we have ever tried.

Here’s why:

They are very comfortable for hiking shoes.  They are designed with just enough stiffness to give you the support you need while hiking.  Yet they are made of a comfortable, lightweight material.  Mesh allows your feet to breathe so they do not get as hot as they do in most hiking boots.

We also liked the design of the Harmony Lace.  They are stylish and their smoky brown/aloe color combination lends to professionalism.

These shoes also contain a moisture wicking lining and anti-odor, anti-microbial Ortholite sockliner.    Their durable Vibram rubber outsole gives added protection to your feet.

Harmony Lace Women’s Shoes Rating: 5 Stars!  Best!

Also, if you are looking for a well-built, affordable pair of sandals to complement your active travel wardrobe, we recommend Hi-Tec’s Waimea Falls.

These sandals are made with a durable rubber outsole and a sculpted footbed to provide sure-footing.  These are some of the most affordable sandals we have seen for the quality at $40 a pair.

Waimea Falls Women’s Sandals Rating: 3 Stars!  Good!

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Best Outdoor Apparel: Fall 2011

Hi-Tec Vector Nighthawk

Fall is just around the corner.  Nothing enhances travel more than having  a”just right” travel jacket and shoes for the occasion.  Our recommendation?  Hi-Tec.  Hi-Tec combines style, functionality, and advanced technology to make products which are a cut above in the outdoor apparel industry.

We recently tested a few Hi-Tec products which we found to be perfectly suited for travel and leisure in the Fall and beyond. We highly recommend them.

The Hi-Tec V-Lite Nighthawk Vector is one of the most secure yet comfortable pair of shoes we have ever tried.  They offer great support.  They are made with Hi-Tec’s advanced technology.  It’s called Ion-mask Hydrophobic Technology.  This technology gives the shoes a special, unusual ability to resist water absorption.  It’s not just a coating, but it is a technology built into the shoes.  It really works!

We tested the Men’s V-Lite Total Terrain Lace shoes as well.  They are made with the same waterproofing technology.  They are also very comfortable, stylish, and durable.

Hi-Tec V-Lite Total Terrain Lace

Hi-Tec also makes superior outdoor apparel that withstands the elements without compromising comfort.

The Women’s Loon Lake Shell provides rainproof, wind-guarding comfort while enhancing your stylish figure.  Best of all, this jacket is fully seam-sealed.  If a jacket is not fully seam-sealed, it will not keep out wind and rain, no matter what the package claims.  The Loon Lake Shell truly achieves rainproof protection.

We also like this jacket because it is well-designed to give a slimming, flattering fit yet feels very comfortable.  The Loon Lake Shell also contains adjustable velcro straps to tighten the sleeves.  In other words, no rain can get through this jacket.  This is a must-have for the serious traveler.

Hi-Tec Loon Lake Shell

We also tested the Men’s Wildcat Canyon Zip Off Pant.  These pants add to travel versatility because they function as pants or shorts.  They also contain 50+ SPF built-in sun protection.

If you want to achieve the “best of the best” travel balance of low-maintenance, high-tech travel, Hi-Tec is the way to go.  Our reviewers unanimously agree Hi-tec acheives “best in class” in  our five-star standard of excellence.  For this reason, we recommend them for Best Outdoor Apparel: Fall 2011.

Rating: 5-Stars!  Best!

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