New Gear

This category consists of gear tests and new releases of hiking products. The gear tests subcategory includes reviews of products that we thoroughly tested on our hiking trips while in the new releases subcategory we write about hiking products which are, due to their innovative features, somewhat special. We post comprehensive reviews, high-lighting the best features of the products as well as any possible cons.

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Gear Tests and New Releases


Asics Fit-Sana Contour Tank Top – First Hand Review

A tank top in a sophisticated material with a built-in bra is great for low to medium impact activities like hiking, climbing and mountaineering. It can be used on its own when hiking in warm weather or under insulating layers in colder conditions. I was keen to test the Asics Fit-Sana Contour tank top due… Read More »

-Asics Fit-Sana Contour Tank Top - From the back

Icebreaker Tech T Lite T-shirt – First Hand Review

Merino wool base layers are becoming increasingly popular among hikers, mountaineers and other outdoor enthusiasts due to the softness, great odor-control and superb temperature regulation of the fabric. For long it has been believed that all wool clothing is too warm for anything but winter use, itchy and offers inferior performance to synthetics, but this… Read More »

Icebreaker Tech T Lite - On the trail

Montane Terra Pack Pants – First Hand Review

When hiking, it is your legs which do the majority of the work. Therefore high-quality hiking pants are highly appreciated among hikers, trekkers and mountaineers as they offer some basic protection against the surroundings (rocks, vegetation) and weather (wind, rain, sun radiation etc.). Hiking pants should also provide great freedom of movement so that you… Read More »

Montane Terra Pack - Stuff Sack

Osprey Talon 22 Daypack – First Hand Review

When it comes to short hiking trips, a daypack is one of the most useful pieces of hiking gear as it allows you to easily and comfortably carry additional clothing, water, food and accessories. Many hikers use relatively big backpacks (+ 40l) also for short trips, but this is not efficient as these backpacks do… Read More »

Osprey Talon 22 - Helmet attacment point and stash pocket

WoolPro Agena Merino Wool Long Sleeve T-shirt – First Hand Review

Base layers made of Merino wool are very popular among hikers, mountaineers and other outdoor enthusiasts as they offer superb temperature regulation, breathability, odor-control, UV protection and moisture-wicking properties. Unlike regular wool, Merino wool is really soft and pleasant to the touch and thus doesn’t cause any itching or other discomfort. Many hikers face a… Read More »

WoolPro Agena - Front side

Foxelli Rechargeable Headlamp MX500 – First Hand Review

As winter is approaching, the days are getting shorter and there are less light hours to spend outdoors. However, short days should not limit your outdoor activities. The first step towards enjoyable hiking, mountaineering or trekking in darkness is a high-quality headlamp. A headlamp illuminates the area around you while allowing you to use both… Read More »

Foxelli Headlamp

Suunto Traverse – The Ultimate Watch for Outdoorsmen

In October 2015 Suunto released the new Traverse Collection. The Suunto Traverse Collection consists of five GPS watches – Suunto Traverse Amber, Black, White, Graphite and Slate. These watches offer incredible performance in addition to attractive design. They are designed for outdoor enthusiasts who need a top-quality timepiece for their adventures and therefore they are… Read More »

Suunto Traverse

Montane Atomic Waterproof Pants – First Hand Review

Hiking in the rain is no fun unless you have appropriate equipment such as a waterproof jacket, waterproof boots and also waterproof pants. Waterproof equipment should not only keep you dry but also offer great freedom of movement and breathability. For the last five months I have been on my “Hiking Iceland” tour. Now in… Read More »

Montane Atomic Pants

Salewa Mountain Trainer Mid – First Hand Review

Not many things are as important as boots when it comes to hiking. Hiking boots should provide good grip, ankle support and comfort. There are many different types of hiking boots available but not all are suitable for every terrain. For example if you are planning to do “Via Ferrata” routes you will need hiking… Read More »

Salewa Mountain Trainer Mid

Woolx Merino Wool Hat – First Hand Review

Hiking tours are often executed under demanding weather conditions and therefore extreme cold, wind or heat are phenomena, most hikers are used to. But the majority of hikers also know that appropriate hiking equipment is required to perform well even under these conditions. A good hat is an essential piece of hiking equipment in cold… Read More »

Woolx Merino Wool Hat - New