Hiking Tips

The hiking tips category consists of several subcategories, such as tips for doing Via Ferrata and hiking in Iceland as well as in the Alps respectively; advice on Planning a Trip, Navigation, Food and Hydration, Clothing Materials and suggestions for gifts for hiking enthusiasts; Hiking Gear Checklists and Hiking Gear Guide. Hopefully the articles will answer the majority of your questions for various hiking topics.

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Best Hiking Apps of 2018 – Tested and Reviewed

A hiking app allows you to easily navigate along the trails and quickly find the best route to your destination. Furthermore, hiking apps can also track your hikes and show you details about each hike such as the duration, distance, ascent, decent etc. Some hiking apps come with preloaded trails so that you can easily… Read More »

Best Hiking Apps - Tested and Reviewed

Winter Hiking Gear: How to use crampons, ice axes and gaiters?

Winter hiking requires additional gear which keeps you going safe and steady on snowy or icy trails. Gaiters, crampons and an ice axe are the three most often used items of winter hiking gear. Gaiters prevent snow from entering your boots while crampons provide you with traction on icy surfaces. An ice axe allows you… Read More »

Winter Hiking Gear: How to use crampons, ice axes and gaiters?

The 5 Best Hiking Boot Brands of 2018

Hiking boots are one of the most important outdoor purchases you’ll ever make and therefore buying a pair of hiking boots is never easy. Furthermore, hiking boots vary greatly in quality, weight, traction and breathability and these are all things you should consider before making a purchase. Here we selected the five best hiking boot… Read More »

La Sportiva Boots

The Best Garmin Watches to Buy in 2018

Buying a new sports watch is never easy because there are so many things to take into consideration, such as features, battery life, durability, price etc. Furthermore, sports watches are also relatively expensive and therefore it’s important that you buy a high-quality watch which satisfies your needs. If you have decided to buy one of… Read More »

Best Garmin Watches

The 5 Best Backpack Brands of 2018

Buying a new backpack is never easy because there are so many things you need to take into consideration, such as size, compartments, access, durability, fit etc. Here we selected the five best backpack brands to make things a little easier for you. The brands listed here set themselves apart from competition by utilizing high-quality… Read More »


Rainwear: Hydrostatic Head and Breathability (MVTR)

If you are buying a new rain jacket or any other waterproof garment, you may have come across terms like hydrostatic head and MVTR (Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate). While clothing brands and online shops are usually great at listing the values of these two parameters for their products, they rarely explain what MVTR and hydrostatic… Read More »

Rainwear - Hydrostatic Head and Breathability

Six biggest hiking mistakes we’ve made (so far)

While we have written multiple articles with tips and advice for planning and executing your hikes in the most successful manner, we have also made (and learned from) numerous mistakes over the years – either done together or individually. It happens to all of us; you forget some gear, you want to save money by… Read More »

We also made hiking mistakes

Winter Hiking: 7 Essential Tips

While hiking is generally a simple activity, it becomes more difficult to hike in winter due to low temperatures and potentially hazardous conditions on the trails. Nevertheless, if you take some precautions, winter hiking in a blistering white landscape can be a great experience. In the following we’ll give you some tips on winter hiking… Read More »

Winter Hiking

What to wear in Iceland?

We spent the majority of 2015 in Iceland where we hiked, worked and had fun. We soon realized that the Icelandic climate differs quite a bit from mainland European climate and thus requires different clothes. During the Icelandic summer the temperature rises to maximum 20° C (68° F) or so, while it drops down to… Read More »

What to wear in Iceland - View on Reykjavik in November

Hiking for Beginners: A Beginner’s Guide to Hiking

Hiking is a simple activity that is suitable for everybody. Therefore, hiking is a perfect way to stay fit and healthy. It also relieves stress and gives you a possibility to discover the beauty of nature at your own pace. Hiking is a relatively inexpensive activity and if you don’t live in a (big) city… Read More »

Hiking for Beginners