Author Bio

Rick Meade

Rick Meade

Based in Seattle, Washington, Rick Meade has 20+ years of experience as an outdoor industry leader and is currently the President of Nikwax North America. An active backpacker, action photographer and backcountry skier, Rick appreciates the performance value of good gear. REI Member since 1976.

Stories by Rick Meade...
Waterproof Hiking Boots

How to Waterproof Hiking Boots

Boots take a lot of abuse. When your step tracker shows that you’ve hit 10,000, think about the repetitive stresses your boots take on your behalf—from rocks, s...

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