The Best Gore-Tex Jackets to Buy in 2018

For outdoor activities such as hiking, backpacking and mountaineering, it is good to have high-quality rainwear which protects you against the elements (rain, wind, snow etc.) and at the same time provides decent breathability, so you don’t soak in your own sweat. Today there are many so-called waterproof/breathable fabrics available, but Gore-Tex remains the most… Read More »

OR Maximus Gore-Tex Jacket

Winter Hiking Gear: How to use crampons, ice axes and gaiters?

Winter hiking requires additional gear which keeps you going safe and steady on snowy or icy trails. Gaiters, crampons and an ice axe are the three most often used items of winter hiking gear. Gaiters prevent snow from entering your boots while crampons provide you with traction on icy surfaces. An ice axe allows you… Read More »

Winter Hiking Gear: How to use crampons, ice axes and gaiters?

The 5 Best Hiking Boot Brands of 2018

Hiking boots are one of the most important outdoor purchases you’ll ever make and therefore buying a pair of hiking boots is never easy. Furthermore, hiking boots vary greatly in quality, weight, traction and breathability and these are all things you should consider before making a purchase. Here we selected the five best hiking boot… Read More »

La Sportiva Boots

The Best Garmin Watches to Buy in 2018

Buying a new sports watch is never easy because there are so many things to take into consideration, such as features, battery life, durability, price etc. Furthermore, sports watches are also relatively expensive and therefore it’s important that you buy a high-quality watch which satisfies your needs. If you have decided to buy one of… Read More »

Best Garmin Watches

The Best Polartec NeoShell Jackets of 2018

For aerobic activities such as mountaineering and alpine climbing you need highly breathable rainwear so you don’t soak in your own sweat during exhausting ascents. Polartec NeoShell is by all accounts the most breathable waterproof fabric currently available. Polartec launched the NeoShell fabric in 2011 and soon it became clear that it offers better air… Read More »

Strafe Jacket - One of the best NeoShell jackets

The 5 Best Backpack Brands of 2018

Buying a new backpack is never easy because there are so many things you need to take into consideration, such as size, compartments, access, durability, fit etc. Here we selected the five best backpack brands to make things a little easier for you. The brands listed here set themselves apart from competition by utilizing high-quality… Read More »


Rainwear: Hydrostatic Head and Breathability (MVTR)   Recently updated !

If you are buying a new rain jacket or any other waterproof garment, you may have come across terms like hydrostatic head and MVTR (Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate). While clothing brands and online shops are usually great at listing the values of these two parameters for their products, they rarely explain what MVTR and hydrostatic… Read More »

Rainwear - Hydrostatic Head and Breathability

Six biggest hiking mistakes we’ve made (so far)

While we have written multiple articles with tips and advice for planning and executing your hikes in the most successful manner, we have also made (and learned from) numerous mistakes over the years – either done together or individually. It happens to all of us; you forget some gear, you want to save money by… Read More »

We also made hiking mistakes

The Best Climbing Helmets of 2018

A climbing helmet protects your head against falling debris (rockfall, icefall etc.) and if you accidentally hit into a wall or an overhang. Therefore, a climbing helmet is necessary, not only for hardcore climbing, but also for mountaineering and hiking in areas where rockfall or icefall is common. If you are often hiking and mountaineering… Read More »

Black Diamond Climbing Helmet

Klattermusen Eir T-Shirt Review

When we at Best Hiking found out that the well-renowned Swedish outdoor brand Klattermusen is making base layers made of a blend of Merino wool and silk, we didn’t hesitate a second to contact them for samples. Fortunately, the Klattermusen team agreed and we have now been testing the Eir t-shirt (for men and women… Read More »

Klattermusen Eir T-Shirt - Seamless shoulders