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.

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

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