Laura P.


About Laura P.

I loved to climb trees when I was a child – as an adult I use these skills for climbing and scrambling up mountain sides! I always wear a Merino base layer, sunscreen and my hair tousled.

Isobaa Merino 150 Women’s T-Shirt Review

Last year I tested the Isobaa Merino 180 Women’s  long-sleeved baselayer, and was so satisfied with it that it became a wardrobe staple for me – on and off the trails. This year I was so fortunate that I also got to test its lighter short-sleeved cousin – the Isobaa Merino 150 women’s t-shirt. I… Read More »

Isobaa Merino Women's 150 t-shirt

Boob Design Fast Food Sports Bra Review

The Swedish brand Boob Design has won several awards for their smartly designed and sustainably produced activewear and casualwear garments for pregnancy and breastfeeding. Therefore, I was excited for the possibility to test the award-winning Fast Food Sports Bra along with the brand’s Merino apparel (a long-sleeved base layer and a nursing  bra) in return… Read More »


CimAlp Cedera Softshell Jacket Review

In the beginning of the year we were in touch with the French outdoor manufacturer CimAlp, which we have previously reviewed winter hiking apparel for. CimAlp was founded in 1964 by an avid mountaineer and the brand has ever since had a strong focus on creating functional high-quality apparel for all sorts of activities in… Read More »

CimAlp Cedera Softshell Jacket - Front

Boob Design Merino Bra Review

Several outdoor brands specializing in Merino apparel offer more or less athletic bras in this soft and temperature-regulating material. However, as a new mom I wondered whether anyone made actual nursing bras in Merino wool and I started searching for products. My search resulted in me contacting the Swedish brand Boob Design which has the… Read More »

Boob Design Merino Bra

Boob Design Merino Top Review

Being a new mom I was browsing the web in the beginning of the year for Merino nursing bras which I could use for hiking as well as for everyday life. I quickly stumbled upon the Swedish brand Boob Design (yes, that is the actual name!) which focus on making sustainable clothes for all stages… Read More »

Boob Design Merino Top - From the side

Hiking Pregnant: Tips and Advice

Exercising moderately while pregnant is good for both you and the baby you’re carrying. Daily exercise diminishes back pain, constipation and puffiness, which can be annoying side effects of being pregnant. You should, however, avoid sports which put your stomach in risk of trauma – such as diving, skiing, show jumping, martial arts and team… Read More »

Hiking pregnant on the Tre Cime di Lavaredo trail

Tre Cime di Lavaredo Hiking Trail in the Dolomites

In the summer of 2019, we went for a hiking-packed holiday to the beautiful Dolomites in northeastern Italy. Our last hike went to the popular Tre Cime di Lavaredo national park which holds a small but impressive massif of three peaks that almost looks like an enormous fossilized fortification. The conspicuous… Read More »

Tre Cime di Lavaredo

Falke Silk Wool T-Shirt for Women Review

In summer 2019 I received the Falke Silk-Wool underwear and t-shirt from the iconic German brand upon request. As I had been previously impressed by the durability of the Klattermusen Eir t-shirt, I was really keen to test other base layers made out of Merino wool and silk, which is a much less utilized material… Read More »

Falke Silk T-shirt: Logo at the hip

Wama Hemp Hipsters Review

In late summer I received the Wama Hemp Hipsters for testing. Hemp is a much more sustainable fabric fiber than most base layer materials, and therefore I was excited to test the underwear which is made of approximately half-half hemp and organic cotton. As I was heavily pregnant when I received the Wama hipsters, I… Read More »


Isobaa Merino Women’s 180 Long Sleeve Crew

At Best Hiking we can’t get enough of Merino base layers, but so far it has mainly been base layers for men we have been asked to test and review. Therefore, I was head over heels when I got the opportunity to test the Isobaa 180 crew-neck base layer. I really appreciate the brand’s philosophy… Read More »

Isobaa Women's Merino Base Layer: Off-set shoulder seams