Gear item for Feb. 28

Women’s waterproof hiking boots

THE SITUATION: Hiking season is coming — and so is the rain, making water resistance just as important as comfort when choosing a solid hiking boot.

A SOLUTION: Bogs’ Tumalo women’s waterproof hiking boots provide this coverage and more, with a nubuck leather construction for protection from the elements and special lining designed to absorb interior moisture and wick away sweat.

THE DETAILS: The Tumalo boots offer the comfort for which Bogs is known. They include an EVA footbed with a shock-absorbing outsole and are comfort rated to -13 degrees F. Safety is also a consideration, with a rugged outsole that’s designed to provide traction and stability regardless of surface conditions.

The boots include the characteristic Bogs pull-on holes on each side with easy-lace eyelets, which help get them on and off quickly.

They are available in gray or black, and in women’s shoe sizes 5-12.

PRICE: $130.

AVAILABILITY: To purchase or find a list of retailers, visit bogsfootwear.com.

Shelby Sheehan-Bernard, Tribune News Service