Timberland’s ‘This Is Our Outdoors’ Collection Review (From Someone Who Hiked Wearing It)

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As a nature-obsessed health editor (camping, hiking, you name it) and digital content strategist—also, as my friends know, a certified shoe freak—you can only imagine how excited I was to head to Joshua Tree (AutoCamp) for a press trip to celebrate Timberland’s new line, ‘This Is Our Outdoors,’ and stay in a revamped Airstream.

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Allie Early (me!) hiking in Joshua Tree National Park.Courtesy Timberland

Like me, our brand Prevention is also very into footwear and apparel: specifically, finding the comfiest, most supportive footwear (walking shoes, hiking shoes and boots, shoes for orthotics) and wellness gear (motivational water bottles, leggings with pockets, compression socks) to help our readers lead long and healthy lives.

The experience

For those of you who haven’t been to an AutoCamp, there are seven and counting throughout the U.S. AutoCamp is an alternative to tent camping, and you can rent out completely renovated airstreams (large beds, true bathrooms and all!) at a campsite that also offers other facilities like a pool—and convenient proximity to national parks. There, we learned about Timberland’s new line and met some of the folks who helped develop it.

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Courtesy Allie Early

Timberland’s ‘This Is Our Outdoors’ collection includes new Motion Range boot products, as well as leggings, jackets, and footwear to keep you stylish and comfortable while hiking almost any terrain.

While the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to Timberland might be the brand’s iconic waterproof “yellow boot” of the 90s (decidedly not a hiking boot!), I was genuinely impressed with the brand’s outdoor collection because a few thoughtful product details. It was clear that real hikers/testers/enthusiasts weighed in on each product’s evolution—so not just fashion over function, or function over fashion, but a nice combination of both.

The apparel

I tested about 11 products on the press trip (!), and there were two items that stood out to me for superior comfort/usability or durability across various temperatures and terrain. Below, the two most unique items I tried during my stay (and why I’d genuinely recommend them to folks out in the fresh air).

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Editors testing out ‘This Is Our Outdoors’ Timberland collection in Joshua Tree.Courtesy Timberland

Women’s Jenness Waterproof Packable Jacket ($135)

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.timberland.com%2Fen-us%2Fp%2Fwomen%2Fclothing-10106%2Fwomens-jenness-waterproof-packable-jacket-TB0A5PF6590&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.prevention.com%2Fbeauty%2Fstyle%2Fa60358357%2Ftimberland-this-is-our-outdoors-hiking-gear-review%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Women’s Jenness Waterproof Packable Jacket</p><p>timberland.com</p><p>$135.00</p><span class="copyright">Courtesy Timberland</span>

After wearing this one through rain and shine (and high winds!), this jacket was easily my favorite item of the collection. It’s made of Mobi Flex Tech, which the brand says features 100% recycled nylon repurposed from post-industrial scraps, and it’s finished with DryVentTM technology. The jacket is easy to roll down and pop into a backpack, and it has some features that earned it a permanent place in my hiking rotation: arm air vents (zips right at the armpit) for those of us who get so warm hiking in wet weather, like me, and handy interior straps that allow you to take the jacket off completely/remain hands-free (wearing it almost like a breezy backpack). I appreciated that the location of the seams in this jacket were thoughtful for inclement weather/repelling water, and I can see myself taking this product backpacking.

Women’s Greenstride Motion 6 Hiking Boot ($150)

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.timberland.com%2Fen-us%2Fp%2Fwomen%2Ffootwear-10096%2Fwomens-greenstride-motion-6-waterproof-hiking-boot-TB0A5VN4754&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.prevention.com%2Fbeauty%2Fstyle%2Fa60358357%2Ftimberland-this-is-our-outdoors-hiking-gear-review%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Women's GreenStride™ Motion 6 Waterproof Hiking Boot</p><p>timberland.com</p><p>$150.00</p><span class="copyright">Courtesy Timberland</span>

I’ve always opted for a higher boot that offers better stability, so I tested the higher-ankle Motion 6 (a lower version here).

The Greenstride Motion 6 Hiking Boot comes in several pretty colors, and it is shockingly lightweight. The sole was super flexible, and I tested it on a sandy path and a hard, rocky path too. I had zero blisters across several miles and it held up well across all terrain. I appreciated that the product was crafted in an eco-conscious way: Timberland shares that the product has ReBOTL™ fabric lining containing at least 50% recycled plastic and GreenStride midsoles that contain a percentage of responsibly-grown rubber.

This boot had effective waterproofing, so my feet stayed dry even though it rained heavily during part of the hike (note: the shorter version didn’t offer this waterproofing at the time I tested). I’d happily wear it again for modest adventures (shorter hikes with soft or moderate trail) knowing it’s also slim enough to wear out for drinks and snacks after (woohoo!). And, when it comes to traveling adventures, these cuties will not send your checked luggage over the weight limit.

The bottom line

Attention to detail (and lots of style points) make products within this creative Timberland line worth the splurge for day-hikers.

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