Isobaa Long Sleeve Zip Neck Review

Isobaa is a British company which specializes in Merino wool apparel for sports and everyday use. I tested their products in the past and was always pleased with their performance, comfort and durability. In the spring I received their Long Sleeve Zip Neck for testing, and I immediately started wearing it for hiking, bike commuting…

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Isobaa Long Sleeve Zip Neck Review

Patagonia Capilene Midweight Zip-Neck Review

At the end of summer 2021, I received the Patagonia Capilene Midweight Zip-Neck and since then I’ve been regularly wearing it for hiking and running. The Patagonia Capilene Midweight Zip-Neck is a warm base layer. It is made of a brushed polyester fabric to provide good warmth to weight ratio. I asked to test it…

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Patagonia Capilene Midweight Zip-Neck: From the side

Patagonia Capilene Cool Trail T-shirt for Women – Review

In summer 2021 we were contacted by Patagonia, and offered to test some of the iconic brand’s outdoor clothing in return for unbiased reviews. I asked for the Capilene Cool Trail t-shirt, and have worn it as much as possible since for both outdoor activities and everyday life since I received it. I can thus…

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Patagonia Capilene Cool Trail T-shirt - size M over a tank top

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

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

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

Lasting Merino 160 Back T-shirt for Women- Review

In a time where the majority of the (outdoor) apparel industry produces their products in more or less questionable facilities in Asia, far away from the homely headquarters, it is refreshing with a family company like Lasting which is based in and manufactures its apparel in the Czech Republic, in Central Europe. We were therefore…

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Lasting Merino 160 Back t-shirt - logo label on sleeve

Lasting Wapol Base Layer Review

From the spring onwards, I’ve been testing base layers from the Czech company Lasting. Lasting is a well-established company which produces base layers and socks for hiking, mountaineering, running and other outdoor sports. They produce both Merino wool and synthetic garments. I tested their Mars t-shirt which is made of polypropylene and the Wapol long-sleeve…

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Lasting Wapol Base Layer: From the front