Q. Hey Gear Guy! I am moving to an 85-acre farm soon and I’m looking for a pair of boots for hiking, fishing, hunting and riding my dirt bike across the farm. What would you recommend?
– Moving Xavier, Newport News, Va.
A. Lucky you, Xavier! I’d love to live on an 85-acre farm! I’m guessing you want good quality and comfort, without spending a bunch. A good start would be these L.L. Bean Pathfinder Midheight Hikers ($79; llbean.com). The are nice lightweight hiking boots that are comfortable straight out of the box. If you need something that’s waterproof, which could come in handy while tromping around your farm, take a look at the L.L. Bean Waterproof Trail Model Hikers, Mid-Cut ($99). For more suggestions, check out the Gear Guy hiking boot roundup.