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CamelBak Rim Runner 22 Hydration Pack Review   Recently updated !

In the end of 2020 we were so fortunate to be offered to test several CamelBak products in return for unbiased reviews. While Blaz has his beloved Osprey Talon backpacks, I actually haven’t owned a proper hiking backpack – till now! I received the CamelBak Rim Runner 22 hydration daypack with an included CRUX water… Read More »

CamelBak Rim Runner 22 - well-padded shoulder straps

Sherpa Adventure Gear Renzing Hat Review

In January I received the Sherpa Renzing Hat for testing. The Renzing hat is handcrafted in Nepal like many other products from Sherpa Adventure Gear. The brand does not only produce top-quality outdoor apparel but also has a noble cause. While manufacturing their products sustainably in Nepal, Sherpa also funds children’s education there and supports… Read More »

Sherpa Adventure Gear Renzing Hat Review

Hiking with a Baby: Tips and Advice

In mid-September 2019 I gave birth to our daughter MK, and five months after I wrote the article Hiking Pregnant: Tips and Advice about the things which made hiking pregnant comfortable for me (and hopefully the not-yet born baby as well). Thus, we thought it was about time to make an article about the tips… Read More »

Hiking with a baby - dressed in hat, fleece jacket, Merino clothing and soft boots for a chilly day

Isobaa Merino 200 Zip Neck Base Layer for Women – review

Merino wool clothing is in our opinion the best type of base layers for all but the warmest of summer days. British Isobaa makes soft and durable Merino apparel, which we have already been so fortunate to test before. I was, however, exactly looking for a zip neck base layer as I’m a big fan… Read More »

Isobaa Merino 200 Zip Neck - from the front

CamelBak Chute Mag Vacuum Bottle Review

American CamelBak is nothing less than a household name, and basically synonymous with high-quality drinkware and hydration systems for outdoor activities. We were therefore thrilled when we were contacted by CamelBak in late fall and offered to test three of their products in return for unbiased reviews. In the end of November, we received the… Read More »

CamelBak Chute Mag Vacuum Bottle - in nature

Arms of Andes Alpaca Wool Socks Review

Three months ago, I received the Arms of Andes Alpaca Wool socks and since then I’ve been regularly wearing them for hiking and other sports. I was very excited to test these socks because I was really curious about the performance of Alpaca wool in sportswear. Alpaca wool is not (yet) as popular as Merino… Read More »

Arms of Andes Alpaca Wool Socks: Wearing them on a trail

Gjuvvatnet Hiking Trail in Bortelid, Norway

The last hike during our hiking holiday in Bortelid, Norway was the Gjuvvatnet trail. It was the longest trail we did, both in terms of distance and duration but we were aided by the weather, which was less hot and sunny than the other days. There are several lakes called Gjuvvatnet in Norway, but this one is located just one kilometer… Read More »

Gjuvvatnet Hiking Trail - weather got better before descending down to the lake

Lasting WLS Hiking Merino Socks Review

Since the spring we’ve been testing various hiking apparel from the Czech brand Lasting. Lasting specializes in base layers and socks, and most of their products are made of Merino wool. Therefore, it’s no surprise that they also sent us Merino socks for trial. Both me and my girlfriend received a pair of their WLS… Read More »

Lasting WLS Hiking Merino Socks: Thin fabric makes them perfectable for summer

Arms of Andes Alpaca 110 T-shirt for Women – Review

In early fall we were contacted by the American startup company Arms of Andes, which specializes in making mid- and base layers in Alpaca wool. Alpaca wool is said to have similar and/or superior characteristics in comparison with Merino wool, so we were of course thrilled to receive some apparel for testing in exchange for… Read More »

Arms of Andes Alpaca 110 T-shirt - sleeves close-up

Kvitevatn Hiking Trail in Bortelid, Norway

The Kvitevatn trail was the second hike we did on our hiking holiday in Bortelid, Norway. It’s longer, but also less steep than the hike to the Reinstjønn mountain lake. Kvitevatn is the name of yet another mountain lake, twice as big as Reinstjønn, but located more to the north at a similar altitude. Our starting point was at the beginning… Read More »

Kvitevatn Trail - sign post