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.

CamelBak Crux Hydration Reservoir Review   Recently updated !

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… Read More »

CamelBak Crux Reservoir: Relatively big entry for easier cleaning

Sherpa Adventure Gear Makalu Jacket Review

In the beginning of 2021, I 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… Read More »

Sherpa Makalu Jacket Review

CamelBak Circuit Vest Review

In the end of 2020, I received the CamelBak Circuit hydration vest for testing and since then I’ve been regularly wearing it for running and speed hiking. I was very excited to test the Circuit vest because I was really curios about the advantages of hydration vests over traditional hydration packs.  Before getting the CamelBak… Read More »

CamelBak Circuit Vest: The front zippered pocket

Sherpa Adventure Gear Renzing Hat Review

In January I received the Sherpa Renzing Hat for testing. The Renzing hat is handcrafted in Nepal like many other products from Sherpa Adventure Gear. The brand does not only produce top-quality outdoor apparel but also has a noble cause. While manufacturing their products sustainably in Nepal, Sherpa also funds children’s education there and supports… Read More »

Sherpa Adventure Gear Renzing Hat Review

CamelBak Chute Mag Vacuum Bottle Review

American CamelBak is nothing less than a household name, and basically synonymous with high-quality drinkware and hydration systems for outdoor activities. We were therefore thrilled when we were contacted by CamelBak in late fall and offered to test three of their products in return for unbiased reviews. In the end of November, we received the… Read More »

CamelBak Chute Mag Vacuum Bottle - in nature

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?