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Why you should use a via ferrata set with tear-out webbing?

If you are into via ferrata trails, you probably know that via ferrata sets utilize either tear-out webbing or a friction metal plate as an energy absorber/braking mechanism. The energy absorber is what makes a potential fall more tolerable as it stops the fall gradually rather than abruptly, and thus prevents fatal injuries. Even a… Read More »

Why you should use a via ferrata set with tear-out webbing? On the left via ferrata set with tear-out webbing and on the right an old via ferrata set with friction metal plate

Kammok Firebelly Trail Quilt Review

Last year, we got in touch with the American brand Kammok which is known for producing top-notch sleeping gear for backpacking. They were so nice to let us test their Mantis Hammock Tent and Firebelly quilt in return for unbiased reviews. Before getting the Kammok Firebely quilt, I had been using a traditional sleeping bag… Read More »

Kammok Firebelly Trail Quilt Review

Boob Design Fast Food Sports Bra Review

The Swedish brand Boob Design has won several awards for their smartly designed and sustainably produced activewear and casualwear garments for pregnancy and breastfeeding. Therefore, I was excited for the possibility to test the award-winning Fast Food Sports Bra along with the brand’s Merino apparel (a long-sleeved base layer and a nursing  bra) in return… Read More »


Isobaa Men’s Merino Boxers Review

When it comes to hiking, a pair of good underwear makes a big difference in terms of comfort. So, when we got activewear from the British brand Isobaa for testing in the beginning of the year, I was happy to see that they also included Merino underwear. Isobaa specializes in activewear made of Merino wool.… Read More »

Isobaa Men’s Merino Boxers Review

CimAlp Cedera Softshell Jacket Review

In the beginning of the year we were in touch with the French outdoor manufacturer CimAlp, which we have previously reviewed winter hiking apparel for. CimAlp was founded in 1964 by an avid mountaineer and the brand has ever since had a strong focus on creating functional high-quality apparel for all sorts of activities in… Read More »

CimAlp Cedera Softshell Jacket - Front

Boob Design Merino Bra Review

Several outdoor brands specializing in Merino apparel offer more or less athletic bras in this soft and temperature-regulating material. However, as a new mom I wondered whether anyone made actual nursing bras in Merino wool and I started searching for products. My search resulted in me contacting the Swedish brand Boob Design which has the… Read More »

Boob Design Merino Bra

CimAlp Merino Wool Socks Review

In the beginning of 2020, we received hiking gear from the French outdoor brand CimAlp for testing. When we opened the package, we were happy to see that they also included socks. Both me and my girlfriend received a pair of their Merino wool socks which are labelled as extra warm on their website. That… Read More »

CimAlp Merino Socks Review

Petzl Sirocco Climbing Helmet Review

Last year in the summer, I decided to upgrade my via ferrata gear and one of the things I bought was a brand-new Petzl Sirocco climbing helmet. Before buying the Petzl Sirocco helmet, I was using a hardshell climbing helmet which didn’t have any serious flaws but was kind of heavy and thus not particularly… Read More »

Petzl Sirocco Climbing Helmet Review

Isobaa Merino Liner Gloves Review

In the beginning of the year, I unwrapped the Isobaa Merino liner gloves which the company had sent me for testing in return for an unbiased review. The timing for testing the gloves was perfect because the temperatures in January and February were often below zero. Therefore, I was wearing the Isobaa gloves under a… Read More »

Isobaa Merino Liner Gloves Review

Velika Planina Trail – Hiking the Alps

Velika Planina is a big pasture plateau in the Kamnik Alps in Slovenia which is very popular for hiking due to its stunning views, pristine nature and authentic wooden huts. The huts were used by shepherds in the old times but nowadays some of them are rented to tourists, hikers and others who would… Read More »

Velika Planina Trail: View on the Kamnik Alps from the plateau