These are some of my favorite hiking gear vendors.
Arc’teryx – makes outdoor clothing using the principle of obsessive, precise design and production.
Black Diamond – designs and makes world-class climbing, skiing & mountain gear.
KEEN – makes hiking and outdoor footwear for the entire family.
Merrell – exists so you can hit the trails and explore beyond the beaten path with hiking, trail running, and training boots and shoes.
North Face – has made activewear and outdoor sports gear that exceeds your expectations for more than 50 years.
Osprey Packs – creates high-performance outdoor gear that reflects a love of adventure and a devotion to the outdoors.
These are very good hiking resources.
The U.S. Forest Service – provides useful hiking tips as well as trail maps and hiking destination information.
The National Park Service – also offers a lot of helpful hiking information to use when hiking in our national parks.