Daily Archives: November 4, 2014


The Best Five Crampons (C1)

Hiking becomes much more difficult in winter when the trails are covered with the snow – but not necessarily less enjoyable! In order to safely and comfortably execute hiking trips in winter, you might need additional equipment such as crampons, snowshoes, gaiters and an ice axe. If you are hiking on trails that are covered… Read More »

Petzl Irvis

Hiking Checklist – Multi-Day Hike in Warm Weather

Hiking trips require appropriate equipment that keeps you safe and comfortable on trails. In order to help you pack the right equipment, we made the interactive hiking checklist below which includes all the required equipment for multi-day hiking trips in warm to very warm conditions (temperatures above 10° C; 50° F). The checklist consists of… Read More »

Hiking Checklist - Multi-Day Hike in Warm Weather

Hiking Checklist – Multi-Day Hike in Cold Weather

Hiking trips require appropriate equipment to keep you safe and comfortable on trails. In order to help you pack the right equipment, we made this interactive hiking checklist below which includes all the required equipment for multi-day hiking trips in cold to very cold conditions (temperatures below 10° C; 50° F). The checklist consists of… Read More »

Hiking Checklist - Multi-Day Hike in Cold Weather

Hiking Checklist – Day Hike in Warm Weather

Hiking trips require appropriate equipment to keep you safe and comfortable on the trails. In order to help you pack the right equipment, we made the interactive hiking checklist below which includes all the required equipment for one day hiking trips in warm to very warm conditions (temperatures above 10° C; 50° F). The checklist… Read More »

Hiking Checklist - One Day Hike in Warm Weather

Hiking Checklist – Day Hike in Cold Weather

Hiking trips require appropriate equipment to keep you safe and comfortable on the trails. In order to help you pack the right equipment, we made the interactive hiking checklist below which includes all the required equipment for day hiking trips in cold to very cold conditions (temperatures below 10° C; 50° F). The checklist consists… Read More »

Hiking Checklist - One Day Hike in Cold Weather

The Best Winter Hiking Jackets with Synthetic Insulation for 2016

Cold weather is no obstacle for hiking as long as you dress appropriately to stay warm and comfortable. An insulated jacket is one of the most important pieces of winter clothing for hiking as it significantly reduces heat loss by trapping the body-warmed air within its insulation fibers. Insulated jackets also offer some basic protection… Read More »

Outdoor Research Cathode Hooded Jacket

The Best Hiking Waterproof Pants

In a perfect world all hikes would be conducted in sunny dry weather, but rain and wind in itself should never put you off from doing a trail. In such conditions a pair of waterproof pants is a great addition to a rain jacket as it further reduces the wind-chill effect as well as the… Read More »

Waterproof Pants

The Best 3-Layer Hiking Rain Jackets

Hiking in wet conditions is no fun unless you have the right equipment. A high-quality rain jacket must be considered essential as it keeps you dry and thus warmer by significantly reducing the convective heat loss. Furthermore it protects you against the wind and thus mitigates the wind-chill effect. In this review we selected the… Read More »

Rab Muztag Jacket

The Best Five Hiking Pants

A pair of high-quality hiking pants is highly appreciated among hikers, mountaineers and other outdoor enthusiasts as it provides them with comfort, freedom of movement and some basic protection against weather and surroundings (rocks, plants etc). Please note that not all hiking pants are suitable for all conditions – in summer for example you need… Read More »

Prana Stretch Zion

The Best Five Hiking Fleece Jackets for 2016

Hikers, mountaineers and trekkers are often exposed to challenging weather conditions and thus require clothing that provides good performance. A high-quality fleece jacket is a very useful piece of hiking clothing as it provides insulation and can be worn either as an outer layer (moderate temperatures, dry weather) or as a mid-layer (low temperatures, rainy… Read More »

Mountain Hardwear Monkey Man Grid II