Bob Browning

Bob Browning

Bob has been an avid backpacker and outdoorsman for well over a decade. Hailing from the beautiful state of Colorado, he now lives in the Ozarks Mountains of Arkansas with his wife, two amazing kids and dog, Hugo. He frequents the local state parks, wilderness areas, long distance trails all while passing on his love for the outdoors to his children. Bob has been a product reviewer for startup companies and larger outdoor brands for the past 8 years and loves to really examine gear to see if it'll hold up to the rigors of the Ozark Mountains.


Lab tests and in-depth reviews

Altra Lone Peak Hiker
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Altra Lone Peak Hiker review The Altra Lone Peak Hiker is Altra’s hiking-specific version of its popular Lone Peak trail running shoe. This features a more durable, abrasion-resistant upper, and[…]

Oboz Sawtooth II Mid
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Oboz Sawtooth II Mid review The Oboz Sawtooth II Mid is an incredibly well-built hiking/backpacking boot that offers superb support and keeps water out without issue. These are more of a traditional b[…]

Merrell Moab Speed
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Merrell Moab Speed review The Merrell Moab Speed hikers are well cushioned low-cut shoes that excel at daily wear and day hiking. They are affordable, well built, and long-lasting. These should fit a[…]

Salomon Quest 4 GTX
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Salomon Quest 4 GTX review The Salomon Quest 4 GTX is a long-lasting, hard-wearing backpacking boot made to keep your feet feeling fresh over tough terrain or long miles with its GTX waterproof lining[…]

Merrell Yokota 2
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Merrell Yokota 2 review The Yokota 2 is an affordable, and durable all-around hiking shoe. It excels at day hikes and daily wear. I wouldn’t trust it for multi day backpacking due to its potenti[…]

KEEN Uneek
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Keen Uneek review The Keen Uneek hybrid sandal is an eye-catching, adaptive sandal that works well for short hikes, water sports, and daily wear. This hiking sandal comes in a TON of colors to match e[…]

Adidas Terrex AX3
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Adidas Terrex AX3 review The Adidas Terrex AX3 is a durable, hard-wearing hiking shoe made to keep your feet feeling fresh over long miles with its excellent grip and breathable upper. I’d sugge[…]