REI is really good - anything you buy is guaranteed forever and all their house brand stuff goes on sale at the end of the season as well. Campsaver is also quite good for discounts and their return policy is as good as you get outside of REI. As for hiking boots, unless you're carrying a heavy pack I would recommend hiking shoes like the Salewa wildfire or the Patagonia Drifter. They don't look as nice as Limmer or danner but they're only $100 and your feet will thank you.
5/25/15 at 10:11am