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

Gjuvvatnet Hiking Trail in Bortelid, Norway

The last hike during our hiking holiday in Bortelid, Norway was the Gjuvvatnet trail. It was the longest trail we did, both in terms of distance and duration but we were aided by the weather, which was less hot and sunny than the other days. There are several lakes called Gjuvvatnet in Norway, but this one is located just one kilometer east…

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Gjuvvatnet Hiking Trail - weather got better before descending down to the lake

Arms of Andes Alpaca 110 T-shirt for Women – Review

In early fall we were contacted by the American startup company Arms of Andes, which specializes in making mid- and base layers in Alpaca wool. Alpaca wool is said to have similar and/or superior characteristics in comparison with Merino wool, so we were of course thrilled to receive some apparel for testing in exchange for…

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Arms of Andes Alpaca 110 T-shirt - sleeves close-up

Lasting Merino 160 Atila Base Layer for Women – Review

Merino base layers are to prefer over synthetic ones for all but the hottest summer days. Unlike the itching wool sweaters you remember from your childhood, Merino wool is soft and not itchy at all because it is made of wool fibers from Merino sheep which are much thinner (<20 microns) and suppler than conventional…

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Lasting Merino 160 Atila Base Layer - printed washing instructions

Morrison Outdoors Little Mo 40 Baby Sleeping Bag Review

The American startup Morrison Outdoors has been very successful since its Kickstarter campaign for its unique baby sleeping bags in early 2019. Quite unprecedented, the brand already had its products featured on the shelves at the iconic outdoor retailer REI the very same year! We were thus over the moon when Morrison Outdoors contacted us…

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Morrison Outdoors Little Mo 40 baby sleeping bag- on trail

Reinstjønn Hiking Trail in Bortelid, Norway

The Reinstjønn trail was the first hike we did on our little family’s first hiking holidays, which was centered around Bortelid in Norway. While we had already done one longer hike in Mols Bjerge National Park with our little daughter MK in a child carrier backpack, the Reinstjønn trail offered twice as much ascent due to the much more mountainous terrain…

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Reinstjønn Hiking Trail in Bortelid, Norway - the mountain lake itself

Lasting Merino 160 Back T-shirt for Women- Review

In a time where the majority of the (outdoor) apparel industry produces their products in more or less questionable facilities in Asia, far away from the homely headquarters, it is refreshing with a family company like Lasting which is based in and manufactures its apparel in the Czech Republic, in Central Europe. We were therefore…

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Lasting Merino 160 Back t-shirt - logo label on sleeve

CimAlp Freeze Fleece Jacket Review

For years I have been without a warm, but light mid-layer to throw on when the weather turned chilly during hikes or while camping. I postponed getting my own fleece jacket, as I just stole my boyfriend’s extra, which he dutifully packed for our outdoor adventures together. When the French mountaineering brand CimAlp offered me…

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CimAlp Freeze Fleece Jacket - collar with chin guard

Hiking holiday in Bortelid, Norway

During the past years where we have been living in Denmark, we have all the while been talking about going hiking in Norway, which is ‘just’ a ferry ride away. But somehow, we always ended up going south, heading for the Dolomites or the rest of the Alps. Due to the covid-19 situation, however, going…

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Hiking Holidays Bortelid