Garmin inReach – Handheld Communication and Navigation Device

In the beginning of January 2017 Garmin announced two new products; the Fenix 5 GPS watches and the Garmin inReach handheld satellite communication and navigation devices. While the Garmin Fenix series watches have been on the market since 2012, the inReach devices are the first satellite messengers (devices designed for communication where GSM signal is… Read More »


Grubereck Trail in Rauris Valley – Hiking the Alps

In the beginning of 2017 we spent a couple of days in the Austrian village Rauris where we hiked, climbed mountains and skied. Our first hike there went to the 2167 meters high Grubereck mountain which lies north-east of the village. We decided to climb the Grubereck peak because the trail starts in… Read More »

Grubereck Trail - Sladinkopf and Bernkogel

Garmin Fenix 5 – GPS Watch with Maps

In the beginning of January 2017 Garmin announced the release of the new Fenix 5 series GPS watches which are replacing the highly popular Fenix 3 series watches (note that a Fenix 4 series will not be launched, according to Garmin). The Garmin Fenix 5 collection includes three different and highly customizable GPS watches –… Read More »

Garmin Fenix 5 Watch

Bodenhaus – Ammererhof Trail – Hiking the Alps

In the very first days of 2017 we went to the Rauris valley in Austria to make a few trips for our Hiking the Alps section. While the first hike went to the 2167 meters high Grubereck peak (hike to be published soon), we decided to go for something a… Read More »

Bodenhaus - Ammererhof Trail - Surrounding Peaks

Hiking Accessories Guide – Which accessories to bring on a hiking trip?

On hiking trips you can use various accessories for increasing your performance and comfort. However, not every gadget is useful for every hiker. In this hiking accessories guide we explain the function of different hiking accessories as well as how to properly use them on the trails. This guide includes the eight most frequently used… Read More »

Hiking Accessories Guide

Best Women’s Softshell Jackets

A softshell jacket typically combines the qualities of a fleece jacket and a rain jacket by offering warmth as well as decent wind- and water-resistance. It is worn directly over your base layer or on top of an insulating mid-layer in cold weather. Wearing a softshell jacket for hiking is a lot more comfortable than… Read More »

Mountain Equipment Vulcan Jacket

Hiking Backpacks Guide – How to choose the right backpack?

Hiking trips typically require a backpack so that you can easily carry water, food, additional clothing and other necessities. As hiking backpacks vary greatly in design, capacity, fit and features, it can be hard to figure out what kind of a backpack to buy. Therefore, we made this guide to hiking backpacks which first explains… Read More »


Best Hiking Pants for Women

Hiking can be as simple as a walk in the nearby park on pruned paths – but if you are planning to hike for a whole day or in more rough terrain, you will thank yourself for getting a pair of proper hiking pants that will protect your legs against abrasion and harsh weather. Below… Read More »

ExOfficio Ziwa

Hiking Footwear Guide – How to choose the right footwear?

Hiking trips will take a toll on your feet and legs as you will often walk on uneven if not rocky terrain. Therefore, you need to wear appropriate hiking footwear which protects your feet from injuries and enhances your performance. As hiking footwear varies greatly in weight, design, support and cushioning, it can seem like… Read More »

Hiking Footwear Guide - How to choose the right footwear?