Blaz


About Blaz

Outdoor enthusiast with experience in all types of hiking and mountaineering. Hiked in the Alps, Iceland and other countries. In love with via ferrata trails and snow-covered slopes.

BioLite Headlamp 200 Review

Several months ago, we got in touch with the Brooklyn-based company called BioLite. BioLite produces various accessories for backpacking, hiking and other outdoor activities. Their offer includes backpacking stoves, solar chargers, headlamps and more. They offered us a sample of their brand-new Headlamp 200 for testing in return for an unbiased review. As usually, I… Read More »

BioLite Headlamp 200 Review

CimAlp Laos 4 Hiking Pants Review

In the beginning of 2020, I received CimAlp Laos 4 pants for testing. CimAlp is a French brand which specializes in outdoor clothing and gear for mountain enthusiasts. I first got to know the company last year when I tested and reviewed their Primaloft jacket. As I was and still am really satisfied with that… Read More »

CimAlp Laos Hiking Pants Review

Isobaa Merino Beanie Hat Review

Just before Christmas I received the Isobaa Merino Beanie Hat for testing. When I unwrapped it, I was delighted to see that the Isobaa hat is a bit thicker than the other Merino hats I have. All my other Merino hats are very thin, and as such not really suitable for temperatures below zero. So,… Read More »

Isoba Merino Beanie Hat Review

Petzl Scorpio Via Ferrata Set Review

In the summer of 2019, I bought a brand new Petzl Scorpio via ferrata set and since then I have used it on several via ferrata trails. The Petzl Scorpio is a very compact and lightweight via ferrata set which utilizes tear-out webbing for energy absorption. Before getting the Petzl Scorpio I was using a… Read More »

Petzl Scorpio Via Ferrat Set Review

Isobaa Merino Wool Insulated Jacket Review

Last year in December, I received the Isobaa Merino wool insulated jacket for testing. I’m a big fan of Merino wool and my closet is filled with Merino base layers. However, this is my first Merino insulated jacket. Merino wool insulated jackets are a relatively new concept and not many brands have them in their… Read More »

Isobaa Merino Wool Insulated Jacket Review

Tread Labs Dash Insole Review – Performance Series

In the fall, I got in touch with Tread Labs which specializes in insoles for various activities and footwear types. I first tested and reviewed their Pace insoles and as I was very happy with the product, I agreed to test their Dash insoles as well. The two models differ in purpose. The Pace insoles… Read More »

Tread Labs Dash Insole Review

Tread Labs Pace Insole Review

A few months ago, we got in touch with the American company Tread Labs which produces insoles for various types of footwear and activities. All Tread Labs insoles are specifically designed with arch support in mind and thus each model is available in four different arch heights. Now, I’m not an expert in arch support,… Read More »

Tread Labs Pace Insole Review

Windbreaker VS Rain Jacket – What is a better option?

Windbreakers have become increasingly popular in the last years and many hikers have switched from rain jackets to these minimalistic shell layers. Windbreakers are lighter and pack smaller than rain jackets and are thus perfect for lightweight hiking. Nevertheless, it’s important to know that a windbreaker performs quite differently than a rain jacket. A rain… Read More »

Windbreaker VS Rain Jacket – What is a better option?

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… Read More »

Apex International Water Bottle Review

Piz Boe Trail near Arabba in the Dolomites

On the third day of our hiking-intensive holidays in Arabba in the Dolomites, I climbed the highest mountain in the area, the 3152 meters high Piz Boe. Climbing Piz Boe was not a spontaneous decision. I had planned to climb this mountain way before we arrived to Arabba. Why? Well, it’s the highest peak… Read More »

Piz Boe Trail - View from the top