Houdini Daybreak Softshell Jacket Review

In late May I received the Houdini Daybreak jacket for testing in exchange for an unbiased review. Since then, I’ve been wearing it regularly for hiking, mountaineering, everyday use and even cycling. The Houdini Daybreak is a lightweight softshell jacket which is designed for outdoor activities in windy conditions and/or light rain. When I unpacked…

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Houdini Daybreak Softshell Jacket: Thin and extremely breathable fabric

Thorlos Hiking Socks Review – LTH, KX and Extreme Cold

In late spring I received three pairs of Thorlos hiking socks for testing. Thorlos is a family-owned American performance socks company. Their socks are designed to reduce foot aches and pain with strategically placed padding. They have a huge selection of hiking socks which differ by insulation, level of cushioning and length. I received the…

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Thorlos Hiking Socks Review

Tentsile UNA Hammock Tent Review

A couple of months ago, we got in touch with the British outdoor company Tentsile. Tentsile specializes in hammocks and hammock tents. They have a huge selection of these products, from minimalistic one-person hammocks to hammock tents that fit no less than six persons. When we were offered to test their one-person UNA hammock tent,…

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Tentsile UNA Hammock Tent: The bug net opens on both sides and in the middle

Danner Trail 2650 GTX Hiking Shoes Review

In the spring, I received the Danner Trail 2650 GTX hiking shoes for testing and ever since I’ve been wearing them regularly for hiking, trekking and everyday use in rainy weather. Danner is an American footwear manufacturer with a long history. They started making work boots in 1932 and in the early 70’s they premiered…

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Danner Trail 2650 GTX Shoes Review

CamelBak MultiBev Bottle Review

A couple of months ago, we received the CamelBak MultiBev bottle for testing and since then we’ve been using it for travelling, everyday life and various family adventures in the great outdoors. The CamelBak MultiBev is an insulated bottle with a detachable cup at the bottom. The detachable cup is what makes this bottle special,…

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CamelBak MultiBev Bottle Review

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

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

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

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

Sherpa Adventure Gear Makalu Jacket Review

In the beginning of 2021, we received the Sherpa Makalu jacket for testing, and since then I’ve been regularly wearing it for hiking, everyday use and even cycling. The Makalu jacket is a robust shell layer which is designed for outdoor activities in the toughest weather conditions. It is made of Sherpa’s own 3-layer Himaltec…

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Sherpa Makalu Jacket Review