Toughest Gear: Fox River X-Static Liner, Chaco Sandals, and MSR Dromedary

No stink sock liners, rough & tough sandals, and a puncture-proof water bag.

Fox River X-Static Liner

Foot stink—retired

We’ve hiked the AT in these polypro liners, which are going strong 11 years after winning an Editors’ Choice Award. Silver-coated nylon threads boost warmth, odor-control, and durability. $11; 4 sizes;


Chaco Sandals

If only our feet were this sturdy

MSR Dromedary

A no-puncture water bag for desert survival