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, we 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

Arms of Andes Alpaca Wool Socks Review

Three months ago, I received the Arms of Andes Alpaca Wool socks and since then I’ve been regularly wearing them for hiking and other sports. I was very excited to test these socks because I was really curious about the performance of Alpaca wool in sportswear. Alpaca wool is not (yet) as popular as Merino…

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Arms of Andes Alpaca Wool Socks: Wearing them on a trail

Lasting WLS Hiking Merino Socks Review

Since the spring we’ve been testing various hiking apparel from the Czech brand Lasting. Lasting specializes in base layers and socks, and most of their products are made of Merino wool. Therefore, it’s no surprise that they also sent us Merino socks for trial. Both me and my girlfriend received a pair of their WLS…

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Lasting WLS Hiking Merino Socks: Thin fabric makes them perfectable for summer