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


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

Woolx Blizzard Merino Wool Top – First Hand Review

Merino wool clothing is, due to its superb performance, widely used by hikers, mountaineers and other outdoorsmen. Base layers made of Merino wool are particularly popular because they offer great temperature regulation, breathability, UV protection and have superb anti-microbial properties. Merino wool can also be used for mid layers but Merino mid layers are not… Read More »

Woolx Blizzard Merino Wool Top - Side

Osprey Talon 44 Backpack – First Hand Review

  A backpack is a vital piece of hiking gear which you will most likely carry on every hike. Therefore, it has to provide good comfort and functionality. The Talon 44 is one of the most popular backpacks from Osprey – a well-known Colorado-based company. Osprey was one of the first manufacturers to introduce backpacks… Read More »

Osprey Talon 44

Woolx Merino Boxer Briefs – First Hand Review

Hikers, mountaineers and other outdoorsmen often forget how important it is to use quality underwear as it is directly in contact with the skin and therefore greatly influences the comfort. Underwear for hiking should be made of materials that are breathable, quick drying, light and able to maintain the natural body temperature. Merino wool is… Read More »


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 »

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