New Releases

In the new releases category we write about newly released hiking products which are, due to their innovative features, somewhat special. We post comprehensive reviews, explaining the product’s functionality as well as advantages and shortcomings. In this category you will only find hiking gear of the highest quality.

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New Releases


Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20 – Outdoor GPS Watch with Android Wear 2.0

For many, Casio might stand as the quintessential manufacturer of high quality sports watches, but regrettably the brand has fallen behind the competition (namely Suunto and Garmin) in the area of outdoor watches. Until 2012 Casio Pro Trek watches offered features and functionality comparable to Suunto’s outdoor watches such as Suunto Core (first released in… Read More »

Casio Pro Trek Smart

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 »


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

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

Suunto Essential Watch – Elegant and Sporty

In March 2015 Suunto released the new Essential Collection, which features the Suunto Essential watch in six different models. Suunto Essential is a fascinating watch with an incredible design and lots of features. Suunto created this watch for adventurers who care about what they wear. The collection consists of 6 watches – Suunto Essential Copper,… Read More »

Suunto Essential Watch - Carbon

LifeStraw Review

Hiking makes your body loose fluids rapidly and thus it is very important that you bring sufficient water when going out for a trip. However, water is heavy (1 liter equals to 1 kilogram) and thus it is practical if you can get water along the trail instead of carrying it all in a backpack.… Read More »

LifeStraw - simple filter

Source Outdoor releases the new D|vide Hydration System

A hydration system comes in handy on hiking trips as it allows you to drink on the go without stopping. Nowadays, several manufactures produce hydration systems but two brands really stand out; Source and Camelbak. The latest invention from Source is the Divide hydration bladder which is, as the name suggests, divided into two compartments.… Read More »

Source D|vide Hydration System

Redesigned CamelBak SnoBlast

Suitable for: Trekking One Day Hiking Trips One Day Mountaineering Trips Everyday use   Weight: 700 g Material: 210d Nylon (DWR)   The CamelBak’s SnoBlast backpack is especially designed for winter activities such as skiing, winter hiking, snowshoeing etc. It has a volume of 15 liters + 2 liters for a hydration bladder. However, the main compartment… Read More »

CamelBak SnoBlast Daypack