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


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

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