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Isobaa Merino 260 Loose Joggers for Women – Review

In spring we were contacted by British Isobaa, which specializes in Merino wool clothing for outdoor activities as well as everyday use, about testing some of their new apparel in return for unbiased reviews. We have previously reviewed Isobaa clothing and accessories and have always been satisfied with the brand’s design and quality. It was…

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Isobaa Merino 260 Lounge Loose Joggers

Tifosi Swoon Polarized Sunglasses

In the beginning of the year, we were contacted by the American eyewear company Tifosi Optics, which asked us to test some of their products in return for an unbiased review. I opted for the Tifosi Swoon sunglasses with polarized lenses, while Blaz chose the Tifosi Davos sunglasses with interchangeable lenses (to be reviewed soon)….

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Filerimos Monastery – Ialysos Hiking Trail on Rhodos Island in Greece

Greece is known for its beautiful coastline and its rich cultural heritage. However, hiking is becoming more and more popular among those who want to see more of Greece than just the popular sights and the sea. We spent Easter on the Greek island Rhodes, which is the fourth largest island of Greece and particularly known for its UNESCO World…

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Filerimos Monastery - Ialysos Hiking Trail - view from the terrace beneath the huge Filerimos cross

How to Wash Outdoor Clothing?

Outdoor clothing is performance wear, which is made to make you perform better in the great outdoors whether it is in the form of a moisture-wicking base layer, an insulating mid-layer or a shielding shell layer. However, as all other apparel, outdoor clothing will get dirty eventually – from within as well as from without….

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How to Wash Outdoor Clothing - washing tags can be annoying and confusing, but are vital for taking proper care.

ArcticDry Waterproof Socks Review

A few months ago, I received the ArcticDry waterproof socks for testing and since then I’ve been regularly wearing them for hiking, bike commuting and everyday use. The ArcticDry socks are classic waterproof socks. They are made of 3 layers where the waterproof/breathable membrane is sandwiched between the lining and the outer layer. According to…

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ArcticDry Waterproof Socks Review

Cimalp Storm PRO 3 H Jacket Review

In February, I got the Cimalp Storm PRO 3 H jacket. The Cimalp Storm PRO 3 H is a 3-layer rain jacket which is primarily designed for trail running. Therefore, it’s made of a very breathable fabric and is super lightweight. The jacket in size M weighs merely 9.7 oz. (275 g). I decided to…

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Cimalp Storm PRO 3 H Jacket Review

Lowa Renegade GTX Lo Hiking Shoes Review

In February, I bought the Lowa Renegade GTX Lo hiking shoes and immediately started wearing them for hiking, trekking and everyday use. I’m a big fan of Lowa hiking footwear. I bought my first pair of their shoes, the Lowa Innox GTX Lo, in 2018 and was incredibly satisfied with them. Nevertheless, following the three…

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Lowa Renegade Review

How to Choose Sunglasses for Hiking

Wearing sunglasses on a regular basis is crucial for the long-term health of your eyes, especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors in the sun. Not only can the ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun make your eyes feel tired and sore after a long day outside, but in the long-term too much…

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How to choose hiking sunglasses

How to clean and maintain a hydration bladder?

Hydration bladders are convenient because they enable you to easily drink on the go. However, when it comes to cleaning them, few things are more annoying. It is not easy to get a hydration bladder look like new again. Now, you might ask why does a hydration bladder even need cleaning? You only put clean…

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A kitchen scrubbing pad is a great tool for cleaning hydration bladders

Matajur Hiking Trail

During a holiday in Slovenia in late November, we decided to take advantage of the good weather that day and went for a hiking trip to the Matajur mountain, which is located on the boarder between Italy and Slovenia. The starting point is, however, in Italy, at the mountain hut called Rifugio Pelizzo. Matajur is a quite popular destination for…

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Matajur Hiking Trail - the small church Chiesetta di Cristo Redentore on top