Gear Tests

In this category we post comprehensive reviews of hiking products which we thoroughly tested on our hiking trips. We publish unbiased reviews mentioning the best features of the products as well as shortcomings. Some products we bought on our own while others were received directly from the manufacturers. How we obtained each product is mentioned in the reviews.

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Apex International Water Bottle Review

In the summer, we were contacted by the British start-up company Apex International which specializes in water bottles for outdoor sports. The company currently only offers one insulated water bottle (500 ml) in two different colors, but after checking technical specifications and product description we were excited to test the water bottle. Thus we got… Read More »

Apex International Water Bottle Review

Isobaa Merino Women’s 180 Long Sleeve Crew

At Best Hiking we can’t get enough of Merino base layers, but so far it has mainly been base layers for men we have been asked to test and review. Therefore, I was head over heels when I got the opportunity to test the Isobaa 180 crew-neck base layer. I really appreciate the brand’s philosophy… Read More »

Isobaa Women's Merino Base Layer: Off-set shoulder seams

Wama Men’s Hemp Underwear Review

Several months ago, we were contacted by the American company Wama which specializes in hemp underwear. They asked us to test some of their products and since we love to test base layers, we of course agreed. Now, hemp is not the most well-known material and before we got in touch with Wama, we didn’t… Read More »

Wama Men’s Hemp Underwear: Wama Boxer Briefs and Wama Trunks below

Falke TK2 Wool Silk Trekking Socks Review

Socks are, without a doubt, one of the most important hiking items, and when we received activewear from German brand Falke for testing, I was delighted to see that they also included socks. Falke is known world-wide for their high-quality socks and thus I was super excited to test them on trails. I got the… Read More »

Falke Tk2 Wool Silk Socks - Legs and Cuffs

Falke Cool Boxers – First Hand Review

In the summer, we tested various activewear from the iconic German brand Falke. Most of the testing was done on different hiking trails and alpine ascents in the Dolomites where we spent our holidays. On my first hike in the Dolomites I wore the Falke Cool T-Shirt and I was very satisfied with its performance.… Read More »

Falke Cool Boxers Review

Isobaa Merino 200 Zip Neck Hoodie Review

In early summer 2019 we were contacted by the British company Isobaa which specializes in Merino wool clothing. They offered us some products to test in return for unbiased reviews. As I consider myself a bit of a Merino wool geek (see the gear tests section), I of course didn’t want to miss the opportunity… Read More »

Isobaa Merino Zip Neck Hoodie - Due to the hood it offers less insulation in the neck area

Kammok Mantis Hammock Tent Review

Several months ago, we got in touch with the American outdoor brand Kammok. Kammok produces various pieces of backpacking sleeping gear but is especially known for their top-notch hammocks and hammock sleeping set-ups. They asked us if we could test their Mantis hammock tent in return for an unbiased review. I checked the product on… Read More »

Kammok Mantis Hammock Tent Review

Falke Silk-Wool Women’s Underwear Review

Ever since testing and confirming the durability of the Klattermusen Eir t-shirt which is made of a mix of Merino wool and silk, I have been keen on trying more apparel made of this natural blend. It was thus hard to contain my excitement when the legendary German brand Falke agreed to let me test… Read More »

Falke Silk-Wool Underwear unboxed

Formal Friday Merino T-Shirt Review

In the beginning of the summer, we got in touch with the Finnish start-up Formal Friday (read more about the company here) which specializes in Merino wool clothing. Formal Friday is still a very small company and has only one Merino base layer in their offer. Nevertheless, after reading about the technology behind their product,… Read More »

Formal Friday Merino T-Shirt - Back

Falke Cool T-Shirt – First Hand Review

The German company Falke is known world-wide for their high-quality socks, also when it comes to hiking. However, Falke doesn’t produce only hiking socks but also activewear. Approximately two months ago, we got in touch with Falke and they offered us some samples of their activewear to test in return for unbiased reviews. We received… Read More »

Falke Cool T-Shirt Review