Backpacker Gear Guide 2009: Boots We tested 150 boots this year, tallying enough trail miles to hike from Acadia to Denali–and back. Why? To help you find the perfect outdoor footwear. April 16, 2009 Michael Lanza Facebook Icon Twitter Icon Email Icon 'Gear Guide 09 Bags intro 445x260' Light DutyMid DutyHeavy Duty When you buy something using the retail links in our stories, we may earn a small commission. We do not accept money for editorial gear reviews. Read more about our policy.