How to Wash Outdoor Clothing?

Outdoor clothing is performance wear, which is made to make you perform better in the great outdoors whether it is in the form of a moisture-wicking base layer, an insulating mid-layer or a shielding shell layer. However, as all other apparel, outdoor clothing will get dirty eventually – from within as well as from without….

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How to Wash Outdoor Clothing - washing tags can be annoying and confusing, but are vital for taking proper care.

How to Choose Sunglasses for Hiking

Wearing sunglasses on a regular basis is crucial for the long-term health of your eyes, especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors in the sun. Not only can the ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun make your eyes feel tired and sore after a long day outside, but in the long-term too much…

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How to choose hiking sunglasses

How to clean and maintain a hydration bladder?

Hydration bladders are convenient because they enable you to easily drink on the go. However, when it comes to cleaning them, few things are more annoying. It is not easy to get a hydration bladder look like new again. Now, you might ask why does a hydration bladder even need cleaning? You only put clean…

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A kitchen scrubbing pad is a great tool for cleaning hydration bladders

How long does hiking footwear last?

No pair of hiking boots lasts forever, and since high-quality boots are an expensive hiking essential, you’re probably wondering how long they’ll last for the money you spend. Many online articles on this topic suggest that robust hiking boots last from 600 to 700 miles (900-1200 km) and their lightweight counterparts from 400 to 500…

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How long does hiking footwear last?

2.5-Layer VS. 3-Layer Rain Jackets: What is a better option?

Rain jackets differ by layering construction and before purchasing a new rain jacket you should definitely check which layering construction it utilizes. Why? Well, the thing is that there is a big difference between 2.5-layer and 3-layer rain jackets in terms of weight, protection against the elements, durability packability and price. Both types of jackets…

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2.5-Layer VS. 3-Layer Rain Jackets: Left Montane Minimus 2.5L jacket and right Sherpa Makalu 3L jacket

Hydration Vest VS Hydration Pack: What is a better option?

The popularity of hydration packs has decreased over the last couple of years and many athletes, recreational runners and speed hikers have started using hydration vests instead. Hydration vests indeed have several advantages over hydration packs. They provide better fit, bounce less and are more comfortable to wear in general. However, hydration vests also have…

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Hydration Vests vs Hydration Packs

How to Choose a Sports Bra for Hiking or Trail Running

For every move you make, your breasts move relatively to the torso. Depending on the activity level, your breasts will bounce in a horizontal 8-figure motion and move as much one inch for an A cup and several inches for +D-cups if you are not wearing an adequately supportive sports bra.  The bounce can not…

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How to Choose a Sports Bra for Hiking or Trail Running

Hiking Holiday in the Dolomites, Arabba

Every time we go to the Dolomites for a hiking holiday in summer, we choose our “base camp” carefully to make sure that we have easy access to both hiking trails and necessities. Last time we went (which was in summer 2019, thus pre-COVID-19), the choice fell on the top-tier skiing destination Arabba at the…

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You can reach multiple destinations in the Dolomites by bus

Suunto Body Resources and Sleep Tracking: Hands-on

In October 2019 Suunto added body resources and sleep tracking to their Suunto 9 watches. I’ve had my Suunto 9 watch since September 2018, but I haven’t been really using these two features until a couple of weeks ago. According to Suunto, the tracking of body resources and sleep requires that you wear the watch…

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Suunto Body Resources and Sleep Tracking: The Basics