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Root Republic Hiking and Trekking Sock

October 31, 2019

Socks that feel good to wear – for your feet and your soul! Root Republic is dedicated to producing top-quality outdoor products while encouraging and taking action toward global conservation. For every pair of socks sold, Root Republic will plant a tree through their partnership with the non-profit organization, One Tree Planted. Way to make […]

PATCH Bamboo Strip Bandages

October 29, 2019

It’s a bandage made out of bamboo! Yes, our friends at PATCH have produced a line of Bamboo Bandages that are an eco-friendly alternative for wound care. Noted as the first 100% compostable (including their packaging) and hypoallergenic bandages, they are made with organic bamboo fiber and are free of plastics, paraben, latex, silicone, and harmful toxins. […]

AshaPops

October 21, 2019

Little pops of yumminess! Created by a mother and son team, AshaPops are popped water lily seeds. Recommended as part of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian holistic healing science, this vegan-friendly, paleo-friendly superfood is hand-made and dry-roasted in Los Angeles. A healthy snack with a good dose of antioxidants, magnesium, and vitamin B, it’s also gluten-free, soy-free, and grain-free. […]

Women Who Hike

October 10, 2019

Step into Fall with the new book by Heather Balogh Rochfort, Women Who Hike! Live vicariously through stories from 20 women who describe their favorite North American trail. These strong women are pioneers, mothers, athletes, writers, editors, guides, and business owners in the outdoor community. As varied are these women, so too are the treks […]

Bohana Popped Water Lily Seeds

October 9, 2019

This could have been a snack for Claude Monet! Our friends at Bohana have taken the seeds from Monet’s favorite subject, water lilies, roasted them over high heat, and created light, airy puffs with brown freckles that are delicious! Water lily seeds may seem new, but they have been a popular snack known as makhana […]

Bada Bean Bada Boom Snacks

October 2, 2019

Broad Beans are an excellent vegetable source of protein and fiber. And now you can take them on the trails with you as a satisfying, healthy nibble, thanks to the folks at Bada Bean Bada Boom Snacks! Broad beans, commonly known as fava beans, are large flat beans from the legume family that taste like […]

Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole Tote Pack

September 11, 2019

Compact and flat out indispensable! The new Ultralight Black Hole Tote Pack from our friends at Patagonia is designed to be the ultimate TrailblazerGirl friend. This bag has so many hidden, well-thought-out, useful features that make it the perfect travel bag. Choose from three modes of carrying: tote, over the shoulder, or backpack. Plus the padded […]

Avana Bottles

August 6, 2019

Sip or swig…you can have it both ways! With the recently released Avana Bottles, described as bottles that balance artful design with simple utility, you have 3 style choices. The Ashbury, available in 18 and 24 ounce sizes, is a tall, sleek bottle with a carrying loop attached to the lid. The more robust looking Beckridge […]

Foodstirs Chewy Oat Bar Mixes

July 22, 2019

Organic. Ethically sourced. Delicious. Yep, that’s Foodstirs Chewy Oat Bar Mixes, and we should add that you get to bake it yourself! Don’t worry, you don’t need Le Cordon Bleu baking skills to successfully create these bars. Just add a little water and oil to the mix, bake it in a square pan and in […]

Chomps

July 8, 2019

A different kind of jerky. It’s Chomps, a jerky stick that is made with healthy, 100% grass-fed meat. That means that you’ll have quality meat that is humanely and sustainably raised, free of nitrates, nitrites, hormones, and antibiotics. Each stick has 9-10 grams of protein, less than 110 calories, and as an added benefit, they’ve replaced […]

Women Who Hike

June 10, 2019

Get inspired and go for a hike! Heather Balogh Rochfort’s latest book, Women Who Hike, is a collection of stories from 20 women with impressive credentials as modern, adventurous outdoorswomen. Each chapter highlights a different women and outlines their favorite trail with the essentials like location, elevation, length, difficulty level, and insider tips. Beautiful pictures […]

Old Trapper Beef Jerky

May 30, 2019

It’s all about the beef! From a small roadside grocery store back in 1969 to a major operation sold throughout the country, it’s easy to see why this jerky has grown in popularity (impressively, it’s the country’s second-largest beef jerky manufacturer!). Thick cuts of lean steak are seasoned and smoked over a wood fire in […]

Hiking Washington’s Fire Lookouts

May 3, 2019

How about a hike to a fire lookout? In Amber Casali’s book titled, Hiking Washington’s Fire Lookouts, you’ll get the scoop on 44 of these buildings that were essential in the early detection of fires in forested areas, as well as a brief history of these structures in the Evergreen State. For each lookout, she […]

Nui Cookies

April 29, 2019

Sweets without the guilt! No, it’s not an oxymoron, it’s Nui Cookies! Here at TrailblazerGirl, we have a big sweet tooth, but we know the processed sugar that’s found in most cookies isn’t healthy for us. With Nui, we can get a cookie that is made with no added sugar and no artificial sweeteners, yet […]

Split Nutrition

April 1, 2019

A classic combination simplified! The folks at Spilt Nutrition are making it easy to get that much loved dynamic duo of childhood lunches – peanut butter and jelly – in a single serving snack pack! For the on-the-go TrailblazerGirl, pop one of these snack packs in your pocket or backpack, and you’re set with a […]

KRAVE Gourmet Beef Cuts

March 20, 2019

Not your typical jerky! KRAVE Gourmet Beef Cuts are thick pieces of meat that are just so tender and flavorful. They come in a variety of flavors, and we tried their newest flavor, Cracked Peppercorn – a little spicy, a little garlic-y, a little sweet, and a lot yummy! You won’t find any nitrites or […]

FITS Medium Hiker Crew

March 18, 2019

We introduced you to FITS several years ago, and those Light Active Socks are still going strong, so we were excited to check out their Medium Hiker Crew socks. First off, they feel great, both inside and out – super soft and cushy. A topnotch sock, especially with hiking boots, since the entire sock is […]

Sierra Summits

March 11, 2019

Explore the Range of Light with Matt Johanson in his recently released, Sierra Summits. The book divides California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range into five geographic sections: Lake Tahoe, Central Sierra, Yosemite National Park, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, and Eastern Sierra. The 50 hikes are outlined with photos, a stat summary (distance, time, difficulty, permits, etc.), […]

Pizootz Peanuts

February 28, 2019

All the flavor without the mess! Yep, Pizootz Peanuts pack a wallop of flavor, but what’s striking about these peanuts is the fact that they are not coated with that seasoning. They are actually infused with the flavor. That’s right, infused. Pizootz Peanuts are boiled in a marinade of all-natural, GMO-free ingredients, then using a […]

Alyssa’s Healthy Cookies

February 27, 2019

Little bites of yumminess, and as the name says, they are healthy for you! That’s right, Alyssa’s Healthy Cookies are healthy with no added sugar, no preservatives, and no trans fats. Plus they are gluten free, low in net carbs, low in calories, high in fiber, and use only non GMO ingredients. They are loaded […]

Real Food Bars

February 19, 2019

Real food and nothing else…that’s the aptly named, Real Food Bar! With a base of organic cashew or peanut butter, some pea protein is added to bump up the plant based protein to a whopping 15 grams. This type of protein is easily digested and filled with excellent branch-chained amino acids (BCAAs) which are essential […]

Brami Lupini Snacks Mini Packs

January 22, 2019

From one of the winner of 2018’s Top 3 Finds in the Hike category, comes BRAMI Lupini Snacks in new mini snack size packs! Yep, those Miracle Beans with all the same great benefits: high protein, high fiber, low carbs (zero net carbs thanks to the fiber!), gluten free, probiotic, and loaded with minerals like manganese, […]

Vooray ACE Backpack

January 9, 2019

Everything’s coming up roses! Our friends at Vooray make quality, durable bags that are reasonably priced – you won’t find a bag over $85, even for the big weekender duffels! Choose from a wide selection of super cute prints and solids in five styles: backpacks, duffels, totes, fanny packs, and crossbody bags. We tested the […]

Top Hike of 2018

December 4, 2018

And the winner is… it’s the end of the year, and we’ve just finished counting all of your Facebook likes (and shares) for our 2018 reviews in the Hike category. And the item that came out on top was… drum role please… BuckWHAT! Noshes, a relaunched version of those yummy, buckwheat-based snacks that have no added sugar and […]