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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

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

CamelBak Crux Hydration Reservoir Review

CamelBak is a synonym for high-quality hydration gear such as hydration packs, running vests, bottles and of course also hydration reservoirs. At the end of last year, me and Laura received the Rim Runner backpack and Circuit hydration vest for testing. Both products came with Crux hydration reservoirs. The Rim Runner came with a 2.5-liter…

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CamelBak Crux Reservoir: Relatively big entry for easier cleaning

Sherpa Adventure Gear Makalu Jacket Review

In the beginning of 2021, I received the Sherpa Makalu jacket for testing, and since then I’ve been regularly wearing it for hiking, everyday use and even cycling. The Makalu jacket is a robust shell layer which is designed for outdoor activities in the toughest weather conditions. It is made of Sherpa’s own 3-layer Himaltec…

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Sherpa Makalu Jacket Review

CamelBak Circuit Vest Review

In the end of 2020, I received the CamelBak Circuit hydration vest for testing and since then I’ve been regularly wearing it for running and speed hiking. I was very excited to test the Circuit vest because I was really curios about the advantages of hydration vests over traditional hydration packs.  Before getting the CamelBak…

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CamelBak Circuit Vest: The front zippered pocket

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

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

Sherpa Adventure Gear Renzing Hat Review

In January I received the Sherpa Renzing Hat for testing. The Renzing hat is handcrafted in Nepal like many other products from Sherpa Adventure Gear. The brand does not only produce top-quality outdoor apparel but also has a noble cause. While manufacturing their products sustainably in Nepal, Sherpa also funds children’s education there and supports…

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Sherpa Adventure Gear Renzing Hat Review

CamelBak Chute Mag Vacuum Bottle Review

American CamelBak is nothing less than a household name, and basically synonymous with high-quality drinkware and hydration systems for outdoor activities. We were therefore thrilled when we were contacted by CamelBak in late fall and offered to test three of their products in return for unbiased reviews. In the end of November, we received the…

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CamelBak Chute Mag Vacuum Bottle - in nature