Osprey Talon 22 Daypack – First Hand Review

When it comes to short hiking trips, a daypack is one of the most useful pieces of hiking gear as it allows you to easily and comfortably carry additional clothing, water, food and accessories. Many hikers use relatively big backpacks (+ 40l) also for short trips, but this is not efficient as these backpacks do…

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Osprey Talon 22 - Helmet attacment point and stash pocket

Osprey Talon 44 Backpack – First Hand Review

A backpack is a vital piece of hiking gear which you will most likely carry on every hike. Therefore, it has to provide good comfort and functionality. The Talon 44 is one of the most popular backpacks from Osprey – a well-known Colorado-based company. Osprey was one of the first manufacturers to introduce backpacks with…

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Osprey Talon 44

Sunnybag Leaf Pro Solar Charger – Review

Several months ago, we got in touch with the Austrian company Sunnybag. Sunnybag manufactures various gadgets for hiking, backpacking and other outdoor activities. Their offer includes solar chargers, power banks and backpacks with integrated solar panels. They offered us their flagship product Leaf Pro solar charger for testing. I quickly checked the technical specifications and…

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Sunnybag Leaf Pro Review

Nathan VaporAir 2.0 Hydration Vest Review

Nathan Sports produces top-notch hydration gear and thus I was delighted to hear that I’m receiving their VaporAir 2.0 hydration vest for testing. I received the vest in the spring, and immediately started wearing it for running and hiking. The Nathan VaporAir 2.0 offers 7 liters of storage space and is thus ideal for long…

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Nathan VaporAir 2.0 Hydration Vest: Wearing the vest for trail running

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…

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CamelBak Rim Runner 22 - well-padded shoulder straps

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…

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CamelBak Chute Mag Vacuum Bottle - in nature

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…

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Petzl Sirocco Climbing Helmet Review

Apex International Water Bottle Review

In the summer, we were contacted by the British start-up company Apex International which specializes in water bottles for outdoor sports. The company currently only offers one insulated water bottle (500 ml) in two different colors, but after checking technical specifications and product description we were excited to test the water bottle. Thus we got…

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Apex International Water Bottle Review

Trexad Air Pack First Hand Review

A few months ago, we were contacted by Trexad, the company behind the successful Kickstarter project Air Pack. Usually I’m not very keen on testing Kickstarter projects because – let’s be frank; many of them are flawed. However, Trexad managed to exceed its Kickstarter funding goal by more than $100.000 which significantly increased my curiosity…

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Trexad Air Pack Review