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Baabuk Urban Wooler Shoes Review

In March, I received the Baabuk Urban Wooler shoes for testing and ever since I’ve been wearing them nonstop for everyday life. Before I agreed to test them, I of course read a bit about the Swiss company behind them. I was impressed with their idea of using wool instead of synthetic materials to make…

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Baabuk Urban Wooler Shoes Review

Hiking Holiday in the Dolomites, Arabba

Every time we go to the Dolomites for a hiking holiday in summer, we choose our “base camp” carefully to make sure that we have easy access to both hiking trails and necessities. Last time we went (which was in summer 2019, thus pre-COVID-19), the choice fell on the top-tier skiing destination Arabba at the…

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You can reach multiple destinations in the Dolomites by bus

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

Amberoot Backpacking Towel Review

In March 2021 we were contacted by the British brand Amberoot, which specializes in sustainable clothing and textiles, and presented for their Backpacking Sports Towel, made out of natural flax fibres. I was intrigued and agreed to test the towel in return for an unbiased review. I have been using it for every single shower…

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Amberoot Backpacking Towel - reduce your environmental footprint

Suunto Body Resources and Sleep Tracking: Hands-on

In October 2019 Suunto added body resources and sleep tracking to their Suunto 9 watches. I’ve had my Suunto 9 watch since September 2018, but I haven’t been really using these two features until a couple of weeks ago. According to Suunto, the tracking of body resources and sleep requires that you wear the watch…

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Suunto Body Resources and Sleep Tracking: The Basics

Baabuk Sky Wooler Blacknose Shoes Review

In the first months of 2021 we were contacted by the Swiss company Baabuk, which specializes in sustainably manufactured footwear, made out of wool. We immediately thought it would be a good match for our new Off the Trails section where we review products for a sustainable and active lifestyle. We thus agreed to test…

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Baabuk Sky Wooler - from the side

Hiking as a Couple: Tips and Advice

While I did do some hiking while pregnant, Blaz did quite some demanding trips on his own in the Dolomites. Once he came back from one, and told me that he had witnessed a couple fighting all the way to the top. “I’m so happy to find out that we are not the only ones!”,…

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Hiking as a couple - a first date hiking along the Adriatic coast

FreeReign Everyday Tank top with Built-In Bra Review

In the beginning of the year I was contacted by the American start-up FreeReign which after a successful Kickstarter campaign launched their Everyday tank Top which has a built-in bra. As I’m a big fan of tank tops with a built-in bra for hiking, trekking and other low to medium impact activities, I thought it…

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FreeReign Everyday Tank Top - from the front

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…

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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…

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How to Repair a Down Jacket - down is fleeing