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…

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Lasting Adam Polypro Boxers Review

Osprey Poco Child Carrier Review (New Model)

In May we bought the Osprey Poco child carrier backpack 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, but…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Dark Peak Nessh Down Jacket Review

Lasting Mars Polypro T-Shirt Review

In the spring we were contacted by the Czech company Lasting which produces apparel for hiking, running, skiing and other outdoor sports. Lasting is an established company which has been on the market since 1991, and since 2006 it also has a distribution center in the United States. Lasting’s specialty is Merino wool apparel, but…

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Lasting Mars T-Shirt: From the front

Heroclip Carabiner Hook Clip Review

In the spring, we got in touch with the American company Heroclip which has since 2018 ran three successful funding campaigns on Indiegogo and raised several hundred thousand dollars. Now, I’m typically not a big fan of testing Indiegogo and Kickstarter products because I’ve been often disappointed with them. However, Heroclip seemed like an interesting…

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Heroclip Carabiner Hook Clip Review

CimAlp Helium Sunglasses Review

In the spring I received the CimAlp Helium sunglasses for testing. CimAlp is especially known for producing high-quality hiking and mountaineering apparel but they do also manufacture various accessories such as trekking poles, water reservoirs and sunglasses. I only had good experience with CimAlp apparel (see the Gear Tests section) and thus I was speculating…

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CimAlp Helium Sunglasses: The frame is wide to provide good coverage

Why you should use a via ferrata set with tear-out webbing?

If you are into via ferrata trails, you probably know that via ferrata sets utilize either tear-out webbing or a friction metal plate as an energy absorber/braking mechanism. The energy absorber is what makes a potential fall more tolerable as it stops the fall gradually rather than abruptly, and thus prevents fatal injuries. Even a…

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Why you should use a via ferrata set with tear-out webbing? On the left via ferrata set with tear-out webbing and on the right an old via ferrata set with friction metal plate

Kammok Firebelly Trail Quilt Review

Last year, we got in touch with the American brand Kammok which is known for producing top-notch sleeping gear for backpacking. They were so nice to let us test their Mantis Hammock Tent and Firebelly quilt in return for unbiased reviews. Before getting the Kammok Firebely quilt, I had been using a traditional sleeping bag…

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Kammok Firebelly Trail Quilt Review