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.

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

Wama Men’s Hemp Underwear Review

Several months ago, we were contacted by the American company Wama which specializes in hemp underwear. They asked us to test some of their products and since we love to test base layers, we of course agreed. Now, hemp is not the most well-known material and before we got in touch with Wama, we didn’t… Read More »

Wama Men’s Hemp Underwear: Wama Boxer Briefs and Wama Trunks below

Falke TK2 Wool Silk Trekking Socks Review

Socks are, without a doubt, one of the most important hiking items, and when we received activewear from German brand Falke for testing, I was delighted to see that they also included socks. Falke is known world-wide for their high-quality socks and thus I was super excited to test them on trails. I got the… Read More »

Falke Tk2 Wool Silk Socks - Legs and Cuffs

Sass Ciapel Trail near Arabba in the Dolomites

In the summer we spent several days in the Italian Dolomites. When we arrived to the beautiful town of Arabba where we had booked accommodation, I spotted a really interesting mountain which looked somewhat like a mushroom. After a brief research I figured out that the mountain is called Sass Ciapel and is 2557… Read More »

Sass Ciapel Trail - The peak has a shape of mushroom

Falke Cool Boxers – First Hand Review

In the summer, we tested various activewear from the iconic German brand Falke. Most of the testing was done on different hiking trails and alpine ascents in the Dolomites where we spent our holidays. On my first hike in the Dolomites I wore the Falke Cool T-Shirt and I was very satisfied with its performance.… Read More »

Falke Cool Boxers Review

Isobaa Merino 200 Zip Neck Hoodie Review

In early summer 2019 we were contacted by the British company Isobaa which specializes in Merino wool clothing. They offered us some products to test in return for unbiased reviews. As I consider myself a bit of a Merino wool geek (see the gear tests section), I of course didn’t want to miss the opportunity… Read More »

Isobaa Merino Zip Neck Hoodie - Due to the hood it offers less insulation in the neck area

Passo Pordoi – Sass Pordoi Trail in the Dolomites

In July 2019 we went to the Italian Dolomites for several days where we hiked, climbed mountains and tested hiking gear. We stayed in a small town called Arabba which is known to be a top-tier skiing destination. Nevertheless, Arabba is also a great destination for active summer holidays because it’s surrounded by high… Read More »

Sass Pordoi - View from the top

Kammok Mantis Hammock Tent Review

Several months ago, we got in touch with the American outdoor brand Kammok. Kammok produces various pieces of backpacking sleeping gear but is especially known for their top-notch hammocks and hammock sleeping set-ups. They asked us if we could test their Mantis hammock tent in return for an unbiased review. I checked the product on… Read More »

Kammok Mantis Hammock Tent Review