Shopping and Brands

In the articles below we discuss outdoor stores and brands. Good outdoor stores provide high-quality but affordable hiking gear while good brands utilize innovative technologies which make their products unique. Our articles will help you shop as inexpensively as possible and choose the best products/brands for your needs.

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The 5 sustainable brands you should know

In this post in our mini-series on sustainability in the outdoor apparel industry we start to have a look at some of the brands which do better than others when it comes to sustainability. The problem with deciding which brands are the most sustainable lies both in scale and transparency. In terms of scale, it… Read More »

Sustainable outdoor brands

How to reduce the environmental footprint of your clothing?

Most hikers are environmentally aware and follow the more or less (un)written rules when venturing out in nature, such as: “Leave nothing but footprints”, “take nothing but pictures” and “kill nothing but time”. As described in the article Sustainable Outdoor Clothing Materials? it can be hard to be equally eco-conscious when shopping apparel for your… Read More »

Global Organic Textile Standard

The 5 Best Sleeping Bag Brands

Whether you are into backpacking, mountaineering or camping, you need a good sleeping bag which will keep you warm during the nights in nature. Sleeping bags vary greatly in warmth, weight, packed size and price. Therefore, it is important that you consider your needs before buying a new sleeping bag. For example, it makes no… Read More »

The North Face

The 5 Best Tent Brands of 2019

Deciding which tent to buy is difficult because there are so many tents available. Tents differ in size, weight, construction, quality and price. Therefore, it is important to consider your needs before making the purchase. In the following we selected the five best tent brands to make things a little easier for you. The tent… Read More »

Best Tent Brands

The 5 Best Hiking Boot Brands of 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 »


Best Outdoor Brands for Hikers and Backpackers in 2019

Hiking and backpacking are often strenuous activities which require high-quality gear. However, not all outdoor brands make high-quality products. To help you narrow down first-class hiking and backpacking products, we made this selection of the 10 best outdoor brands for hikers and backpackers. The selected brands differ from other outdoor brands by utilizing innovative technologies… Read More »

Best Outdoor Brands

Best Outdoor Stores for Hikers and Backpackers in 2019

While you probably love to spend time in the outdoors, it is less likely that you love spending time shopping for the equipment and apparel you need. Physical stores have their advantages if the staff is well-educated and stock is varied and plenty but online shopping from home is the natural choice for more and… Read More »

Best Outdoor Stores