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 – all within the Czech Republic! I tested their Mars t-shirt which is made…

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Lasting Wapol Base Layer: From the front

Lasting Mars Polypro T-Shirt Review

In the spring we were contacted by the Czech company Lasting which produces apparel for hiking, running, skiing and other outdoor sports. Lasting is an established company which has been on the market since 1991, and since 2006 it also has a distribution center in the United States. Lasting’s specialty is Merino wool apparel, but…

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Lasting Mars T-Shirt: From the front

Isobaa Merino 150 Women’s T-Shirt Review

Last year I tested the Isobaa Merino 180 Women’s  long-sleeved baselayer, and was so satisfied with it that it became a wardrobe staple for me – on and off the trails. This year I was so fortunate that I also got to test its lighter short-sleeved cousin – the Isobaa Merino 150 women’s t-shirt. I…

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Isobaa Merino Women's 150 t-shirt

Boob Design Merino Top Review

Being a new mom I was browsing the web in the beginning of the year for Merino nursing bras which I could use for hiking as well as for everyday life. I quickly stumbled upon the Swedish brand Boob Design (yes, that is the actual name!) which focus on making sustainable clothes for all stages…

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Boob Design Merino Top - From the side

Falke Silk Wool T-Shirt for Women Review

In summer 2019 I received the Falke Silk-Wool underwear and t-shirt from the iconic German brand upon request. As I had been previously impressed by the durability of the Klattermusen Eir t-shirt, I was really keen to test other base layers made out of Merino wool and silk, which is a much less utilized material…

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Falke Silk T-shirt: Logo at the hip

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…

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

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…

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

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,…

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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…

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Falke Cool T-Shirt Review