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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

Lasting Merino 160 Atila Base Layer for Women – Review

Merino base layers are to prefer over synthetic ones for all but the hottest summer days. Unlike the itching wool sweaters you remember from your childhood, Merino wool is soft and not itchy at all because it is made of wool fibers from Merino sheep which are much thinner (<20 microns) and suppler than conventional… Read More »

Lasting Merino 160 Atila Base Layer - printed washing instructions

Silverlight Hiking Socks Review

In September we were contacted by Silverlight, a startup specializing in hiking socks. They offered us a pair of their socks in return for an unbiased review. I did a quick research about the company and figured out that they raised almost $40.000 on Indiegogo in 2019 to develop odor-resistant hiking socks with durability in… Read More »

Silverlight Hiking Socks: Wearing the socks on trails

Suunto Route Planning: How to do it on PC without Movescount?

Suunto offers several GPS watches such as Suunto 9, Spartan and Ambit which all support navigation, meaning that the watch can show your current location in relation to a pre-determined breadcrumb route. To create a route, you need to use some kind of route planning software on your PC or mobile device. Until a couple… Read More »

Suunto Route Planning: How to do it on PC without Movescount?

Lasting Adam Men’s Polypro Boxers Review

In the spring we got in touch with the Czech company Lasting which specializes in hiking base layers and socks. They offered us some of their products in return for unbiased reviews. I specifically asked for the Lasting Adam boxers because they are made of polypropylene (often referred to as polypro). While polypropylene is not… Read More »

Lasting Adam Polypro Boxers Review