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

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