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CamelBak Crux Hydration Reservoir Review

CamelBak is a synonym for high-quality hydration gear such as hydration packs, running vests, bottles and of course also hydration reservoirs. At the end of last year, me and Laura received the Rim Runner backpack and Circuit hydration vest for testing. Both products came with Crux hydration reservoirs. The Rim Runner came with a 2.5-liter… Read More »

CamelBak Crux Reservoir: Relatively big entry for easier cleaning

How to Repair a Down Jacket

Outdoor adventures can be hard on your gear, as both cliffs and vegetation expose it to abrasion and tears. We always recommend that you repair your current gear and apparel rather than buying new products incessantly. We have previously made articles about how to repair holes and tears in Merino clothing and how you can… Read More »

How to Repair a Down Jacket

Sherpa Adventure Gear Makalu Jacket Review

In the beginning of 2021, I received the Sherpa Makalu jacket for testing, and since then I’ve been regularly wearing it for hiking, everyday use and even cycling. The Makalu jacket is a robust shell layer which is designed for outdoor activities in the toughest weather conditions. It is made of Sherpa’s own 3-layer Himaltec… Read More »

Sherpa Makalu Jacket Review

CamelBak Circuit Vest Review

In the end of 2020, I received the CamelBak Circuit hydration vest for testing and since then I’ve been regularly wearing it for running and speed hiking. I was very excited to test the Circuit vest because I was really curios about the advantages of hydration vests over traditional hydration packs.  Before getting the CamelBak… Read More »

CamelBak Circuit Vest: The front zippered pocket

Arms of Andes Alpaca 110 Naturally Dyed T-shirt Review

In fall 2020 we received, tested and reviewed two things from the American start-up Arms of Andes, which specializes in Alpaca wool outdoor clothing: The brand’s hiking socks (reviewed here), and the 110 V-neck t-shirt for women (reviewed here). While I was impressed by the fabric of the latter, the shoulder construction was too narrow… Read More »

Arms of Andes Alpaca 110 Naturally Dyed T-shirt

Outdoor Clothing Glossary

Outdoor clothing sets itself apart from casual apparel by its functionality as it is more crucial how it performs under various conditions than how it corresponds to the current fashion. That entails that outdoor clothing is often described with various technical terms which may be more or less comprehensible. Below we have made a glossary… Read More »

outdoor clothing glossary

CamelBak Rim Runner 22 Hydration Pack Review

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