There’s nothing like a new pair of huntin’ boots, and the Hardscrabble Hiker from Kennetrek allowed me to hit the woods with confidence. Whether taking on my favorite hiking trail or hunting deep in the hills, this rugged boot made my feet impervious to the harsh elements. The tough leather was surprisingly light and comfortable, the tread offered excellent traction, the Wind-Tex membranes kept my tootsies dry and warm. These brawny boots live up to their namesake—the rugged Hardscrabble Peak in the North Bridgers—and should let even the most hardcore hiker or hunter enjoy years of trail-tromping adventures. Available at Carter’s Boots. $335; kenetrek.com.