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Amanda Fenn

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After graduating from DePauw University with a degree in anthropology and French, Amanda Fenn spent two years traveling and climbing in Europe, Southeast Asia, New Zealand, and Australia. In 2010, she moved to Bishop, California, to feed her adventure habit. After two years of climbing everything from big walls to boulders, she relocated to Boulder, Colorado, where she currently balances her freelance gigs with plenty of play.

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Kamik Jennifer

Kamik Jennifer

A tall rain boot, the Kamik Jennifer earned middle-of-the-road scores in our metrics. We liked the extra weather protection that its height provides, but found it to be stiff and...
The North Face Nuptse Purna

The North Face Nuptse Purna

The North Face Nuptse Purna is a mid-height women's winter boot with a faux fur cuff. Its toe box features an abrasion-resistant scuff guard and the rest of the upper is a combination of...
Merrell Dewbrook Zip

Merrell Dewbrook Zip

A short-cut boot with a narrow profile, the Merrell Dewbrook Zip is a fine "fall-to-winter" transition boot, especially for women who live in milder climates. We liked this boot's light...
Sorel Tivoli High II

Sorel Tivoli High II

We have almost nothing but positive things to say about the Sorel Tivoli High II. An update of the company's classic Tivoli, the II has a new look (including a techier-looking wrap-around...
Sorel Conquest Carly

Sorel Conquest Carly

We really wanted to love the Sorel Conquest Carly boot. It earned top points in our style metric and earned our testers the most compliments of any other product in this review. Let's...
Joules WellyPrint

Joules WellyPrint

We got lots of compliments while wearing the Joules WellyPrint. Whether you're into florals, stripes, or polka dots, Joules has a print that will make you squeal with delight. This boot...
The Original Muck Boot Company Arctic Sport II

The Original Muck Boot Company Arctic Sport II

The Original Muck Boot Company Arctic Sport II is a super warm neoprene-insulated rain boot that doubles as winter footwear. As the name suggests, this product is suitable for cold, nasty...
Columbia Bugaboot Plus III Titanium - Women's

Columbia Bugaboot Plus III Titanium - Women's

The Columbia Bugaboot Plus III Titanium Outdry Omni-Heat boot is a good all-around winter hiker that scored well across several of our metrics and earned our highest score in traction!...
Columbia Kaleidaslope II Jacket - Women's

Columbia Kaleidaslope II Jacket - Women's

With its sassy faux fur-lined collar, attractive fabric paneling on the torso, and super flattering fit, it's hard not to love the Columbia Kaleidaslope II Jacket if you're looking for an...
Rab Strata Hoody - Women's

Rab Strata Hoody - Women's

The Rab Strata Hoody utilizes a revolutionary type of synthetic insulation called Polartec Alpha and sports a new fit, cut, and design in 2015. The main benefit of this hooded jacket is...
Timbuk2 Aviator Travel Backpack

Timbuk2 Aviator Travel Backpack

The Timbuk2 Aviator Travel Backpack has an internal capacity of less than 30 liters and we think it's a great option for individuals who plan to check one bag, but still want to carry-on a...
REI Wheely Beast 22

REI Wheely Beast 22

The REI Wheely Beast 22 is a cross between a duffel bag and a carry-on. It's received an update since our last review; it no longer has duffel-bag style carry handles on the front of the...
Samsonite Winfield 2 20

Samsonite Winfield 2 20

We've tested several hard-sided, four-wheeled bags in our updated 2015 review and in the process we grew to love these sophisticated, lightweight pieces for city-to-city travel. Of the...
REI Stratocruiser 22

REI Stratocruiser 22

The 22" REI Stratocruiser is a soft-sided two-wheeled carry-on bag with structured side walls and a detachable daypack. One of the larger pieces we reviewed, this carry-on held a LOT of...
Osprey Meridian 22

Osprey Meridian 22

The 22" Osprey Meridian Wheeled Convertible carry-on bag comes equipped with two super sturdy wheels, a large detachable daypack, and a tuck away backpack option that includes a plush hip...
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