Ombraz Classic Sunglasses Review

In late spring we were contacted by the American startup Ombraz, which after a successful IndieGoGo campaign launched their line of high-quality sunglasses without sidearms! I was immediately intrigued by the concept and agreed to test one of their styles in return for an unbiased review. I received the sunglasses two months ago and has…

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Ombraz Classic Sunglasses - from the side

Lake Bled – Osojnica Hiking Trail

The emerald green Lake Bled in northwestern Slovenia is a popular destination from tourists around the world. Many go to the incredibly picturesque church on the small island in the middle of Lake Bled by row-boat or stroll along the eastern lakeside where the town of Bled is located. If you…

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Lake Bled Osojnica hike - view on Lake Bled from Mala Osojnica

Houdini Desoli Merino Base Layer for Women – Review

In late spring we got in touch with the Swedish outdoor brand Houdini which is known for its high-quality products, manufactured in a sustainable manner. We agreed to test and review the Desoli Merino base layer for women and the Daybreak soft shell jacket for men (will be reviewed by Blaz soon). For the past…

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Houdini DeSoli Base Layer for Women

How to Choose a Sports Bra for Hiking or Trail Running

For every move you make, your breasts move relatively to the torso. Depending on the activity level, your breasts will bounce in a horizontal 8-figure motion and move as much one inch for an A cup and several inches for +D-cups if you are not wearing an adequately supportive sports bra.  The bounce can not…

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How to Choose a Sports Bra for Hiking or Trail Running

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