Hiking Holiday in the Dolomites, Arabba

Every time we go to the Dolomites for a hiking holiday in summer, we choose our “base camp” carefully to make sure that we have easy access to both hiking trails and necessities. Last time we went (which was in summer 2019, thus pre-COVID-19), the choice fell on the top-tier skiing destination Arabba at the…

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You can reach multiple destinations in the Dolomites by bus

Amberoot Backpacking Towel Review

In March 2021 we were contacted by the British brand Amberoot, which specializes in sustainable clothing and textiles, and presented for their Backpacking Sports Towel, made out of natural flax fibres. I was intrigued and agreed to test the towel in return for an unbiased review. I have been using it for every single shower…

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Amberoot Backpacking Towel - reduce your environmental footprint

Baabuk Sky Wooler Blacknose Shoes Review

In the first months of 2021 we were contacted by the Swiss company Baabuk, which specializes in sustainably manufactured footwear, made out of wool. We immediately thought it would be a good match for our new Off the Trails section where we review products for a sustainable and active lifestyle. We thus agreed to test…

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Baabuk Sky Wooler - from the side

Hiking as a Couple: Tips and Advice

While I did do some hiking while pregnant, Blaz did quite some demanding trips on his own in the Dolomites. Once he came back from one, and told me that he had witnessed a couple fighting all the way to the top. “I’m so happy to find out that we are not the only ones!”,…

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Hiking as a couple - a first date hiking along the Adriatic coast

FreeReign Everyday Tank top with Built-In Bra Review

In the beginning of the year I was contacted by the American start-up FreeReign which after a successful Kickstarter campaign launched their Everyday tank Top which has a built-in bra. As I’m a big fan of tank tops with a built-in bra for hiking, trekking and other low to medium impact activities, I thought it…

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FreeReign Everyday Tank Top - from the front

How to Repair a Down Jacket

Outdoor adventures can be hard on your gear, as both cliffs and vegetation expose it to abrasion and tears. We always recommend that you repair your current gear and apparel rather than buying new products incessantly. We have previously made articles about how to repair holes and tears in Merino clothing and how you can…

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How to Repair a Down Jacket - down is fleeing

Arms of Andes Alpaca 110 Naturally Dyed T-shirt Review

In fall 2020 we received, tested and reviewed two things from the American start-up Arms of Andes, which specializes in Alpaca wool outdoor clothing: The brand’s hiking socks (reviewed here), and the 110 V-neck t-shirt for women (reviewed here). While I was impressed by the fabric of the latter, the shoulder construction was too narrow…

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Arms of Andes Alpaca 110 Naturally Dyed T-shirt

Outdoor Clothing Glossary

Outdoor clothing sets itself apart from casual apparel by its functionality as it is more crucial how it performs under various conditions than how it corresponds to the current fashion. That entails that outdoor clothing is often described with various technical terms which may be more or less comprehensible. Below we have made a glossary…

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outdoor clothing glossary

CamelBak Rim Runner 22 Hydration Pack Review

In the end of 2020 we were so fortunate to be offered to test several CamelBak products in return for unbiased reviews. While Blaz has his beloved Osprey Talon backpacks, I actually haven’t owned a proper hiking backpack – till now! I received the CamelBak Rim Runner 22 hydration daypack with an included CRUX water…

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CamelBak Rim Runner 22 - well-padded shoulder straps

Hiking with a Baby: Tips and Advice

In mid-September 2019 I gave birth to our daughter MK, and five months after I wrote the article Hiking Pregnant: Tips and Advice about the things which made hiking pregnant comfortable for me (and hopefully the not-yet born baby as well). Thus, we thought it was about time to make an article about the tips…

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Hiking with a baby - dressed in hat, fleece jacket, Merino clothing and soft boots for a chilly day