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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

Best 2.5-Layer Rain Jackets for Hiking and Trekking

Hikers and mountaineers regularly face harsh conditions like low temperatures, strong winds and heavy rain. Hiking in these conditions is unpleasant, unless you have the right equipment – including a good rain jacket. A rain jacket will not only keep you dry on a rainy day but it will also protect you against the wind… Read More »

Montane Minimus

The Best Hiking Backpacks for 2017

A backpack is an essential piece of hiking equipment as it allows you to easily carry water, food and additional gear.  Here we selected and reviewed the best hiking backpacks with a volume from 40 to 55 liters which are most suitable for up to 3-day long hiking trips. However, keep in mind that the… Read More »

Lowe AirZone Pro

The Best Daypacks for 2017

A backpack should offer enough space to store all necessities such as additional clothing, food, water and accessories. What kind of backpack you need depends on the length of the hike that you will execute and on the equipment (climbing harness, helmet etc.) required for the terrain. If you are going for a shorter hike… Read More »

Osprey Talon 22

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 Backpacks + 55l

A backpack is one of the most basic, yet important pieces of hiking equipment and therefore some caution is required when buying it – especially as good backpacks are relatively expensive. The longer the hike, the more important it is to have a good backpack on your shoulders as you are likely to carry a… Read More »

Osprey Exos 58