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Ibex Merino Journey T-shirt for Women Review

In summer I received two t-shirts from Ibex Merino, while Blaz got a pair of hiking boxers in return for unbiased reviews. I previously reviewed the Ibex Merino Tencel t-shirt which was particularly great for hot weather, while the Ibex Journey t-shirt is a more classic Merino-Nylon blend (89%/11%). Nevertheless, it is actually my first…

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Ibex Journey T-Shirt for Women - from the side.

Mount Etna Hiking Trail – Hiking in Sicily

In October 2022 we went on our honeymoon to Sicily, Italy’s largest island, which is home to the notoriously active volcano Mount Etna. Already in Catania airport you will be flooded with commercials and options for guided trips to the mountain, but these are quite pricey, and we wanted to be able to walk at our own pace, with…

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Mount Etna Hiking Trail - walking more or less along the dirt road up towards Belvedere

Ibex Merino Natural Boxers Review

A pair of good hiking boxers makes hiking more comfortable and reduces the chance of your skin getting chafed and rubbed in sensitive areas. In the summer we got activewear from the American brand Ibex for testing. Ibex specializes in Merino wool clothing and is known for producing top-notch hiking apparel. I received the Ibex…

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Ibex Natural Boxers - laid out flat

Kuhl Trekr Shorts for Women – Review

The American outdoor brand Kuhl is known for their high-quality performance wear, and especially pants and bottoms. Therefore, I was very excited when I got the opportunity to test a pair of the brand’s hiking shorts of my choice in return for an unbiased review. I chose the popular Kuhl Trekr 11’’ shorts as I…

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Kuhl Trekr Shorts on trail

Logar Valley – Rinka Waterfall Hiking Trail – Hiking the Alps

The Logar Valley (Logarska Dolina) is a picturesque Slovenian alpine valley surrounded by the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. It offers a relatively flat and easy trail called Pot po Logarski Dolini, which runs southwest through the nine kilometers long valley and ends at the Rinka waterfall at the end of the valley, while offering spectacular views on the towering peaks surrounding…

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Logar Valley Hiking Trail - heading back downhill

Ibex Merino Tencel T-shirt for Women Review

For the past two years I noticed that more and more brands specializing in Merino clothing have begun offering base layers made of a mix of Merino wool and Tencel fibers. I have been curious to see what the fuss was about, and I was thus very excited when the American Merino specialist Ibex reached…

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Ibex Merino Tencel T-shirt - chest pocket is mostly decorative

Apricoat Adventure Pants Review

Apricoat is a US-based startup that specializes in sustainable adventure clothing. The company was established in 2017 when it launched a successful Kickstarter campaign for a high-performance jacket which came packed with features for adventurers. Today, Apricoat makes a wider range of products such as various jackets, pants, shirts and thermal wear. Nevertheless, the company…

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Apricoat Adventure Pants

Sea to Summit Spark 28F Sleeping Bag Review

After having been sold out for a long time, we were finally able to receive the Sea to Summit Spark 28F sleeping bag for testing in the very beginning of summer in return for an unbiased review. With EN13537 temperature ratings of 4ºC (38 ºF) as the comfort temperature, -2 ºC (28ºF) as the lower…

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Sea to Summit Spark 28F - packed inside storage bag

Isobaa Long Sleeve Zip Neck Review

Isobaa is a British company which specializes in Merino wool apparel for sports and everyday use. I tested their products in the past and was always pleased with their performance, comfort and durability. In the spring I received their Long Sleeve Zip Neck for testing, and I immediately started wearing it for hiking, bike commuting…

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Isobaa Long Sleeve Zip Neck Review