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.

Arms of Andes Alpaca Wool Socks Review

Three months ago, I received the Arms of Andes Alpaca Wool socks and since then I’ve been regularly wearing them for hiking and other sports. I was very excited to test these socks because I was really curious about the performance of Alpaca wool in sportswear. Alpaca wool is not (yet) as popular as Merino… Read More »

Arms of Andes Alpaca Wool Socks: Wearing them on a trail

Lasting WLS Hiking Merino Socks Review

Since the spring we’ve been testing various hiking apparel from the Czech brand Lasting. Lasting specializes in base layers and socks, and most of their products are made of Merino wool. Therefore, it’s no surprise that they also sent us Merino socks for trial. Both me and my girlfriend received a pair of their WLS… Read More »

Lasting WLS Hiking Merino Socks: Thin fabric makes them perfectable for summer

Kvitevatn Hiking Trail in Bortelid, Norway

The Kvitevatn trail was the second hike we did on our hiking holiday in Bortelid, Norway. It’s longer, but also less steep than the hike to the Reinstjønn mountain lake. Kvitevatn is the name of yet another mountain lake, twice as big as Reinstjønn, but located more to the north at a similar altitude. Our starting point was at the beginning… Read More »

Kvitevatn Trail - sign post

Silverlight Hiking Socks Review

In September we were contacted by Silverlight, a startup specializing in hiking socks. They offered us a pair of their socks in return for an unbiased review. I did a quick research about the company and figured out that they raised almost $40.000 on Indiegogo in 2019 to develop odor-resistant hiking socks with durability in… Read More »

Silverlight Hiking Socks: Wearing the socks on trails

Suunto Route Planning: How to do it on PC without Movescount?

Suunto offers several GPS watches such as Suunto 9, Spartan and Ambit which all support navigation, meaning that the watch can show your current location in relation to a pre-determined breadcrumb route. To create a route, you need to use some kind of route planning software on your PC or mobile device. Until a couple… Read More »

Suunto Route Planning: How to do it on PC without Movescount?

Lasting Adam Men’s Polypro Boxers Review

In the spring we got in touch with the Czech company Lasting which specializes in hiking base layers and socks. They offered us some of their products in return for unbiased reviews. I specifically asked for the Lasting Adam boxers because they are made of polypropylene (often referred to as polypro). While polypropylene is not… Read More »

Lasting Adam Polypro Boxers Review

Osprey Poco Child Carrier Review (2020 Model)

In May we bought the Osprey Poco child carrier back pack for our daughter. She just turned eight months and since she was able to sit balanced by herself, we decided it was time to introduce her to hiking. At first, we were a bit worried how she would react when we put her in,… Read More »

Osprey Poco Review

Suunto App Review: Can it replace Movescount?

In September 2020, Suunto announced that activities from their watches will no longer sync with the Movescount web platform from mid-October onwards. This was not unexpected as they already in the beginning of 2019 announced that they are discontinuing Movescount and that the Suunto smartphone app is the future of their digital services. Despite that… Read More »

Suunto App Review

Lasting Wapol Base Layer Review

From the spring onwards, I’ve been testing base layers from the Czech company Lasting. Lasting is a well-established company which produces base layers and socks for hiking, mountaineering, running and other outdoor sports. They produce both Merino wool and synthetic garments. I tested their Mars t-shirt which is made of polypropylene and the Wapol long-sleeve… Read More »

Lasting Wapol Base Layer: From the front

Dark Peak Nessh Lightweight Down Jacket Review

In the spring we were contacted by the British company Dark Peak which specializes in outerwear. Dark Peak is a newly established company and currently they only produce insulated jackets. They asked us if they could send us one of their jackets for test and review. I checked their website and as their jackets seemed… Read More »

Dark Peak Nessh Down Jacket Review