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BioLite Headlamp 200 Review

Several months ago, we got in touch with the Brooklyn-based company called BioLite. BioLite produces various accessories for backpacking, hiking and other outdoor activities. Their offer includes backpacking stoves, solar chargers, headlamps and more. They offered us a sample of their brand-new Headlamp 200 for testing in return for an unbiased review. As usually, I… Read More »

BioLite Headlamp 200 Review

CimAlp Laos 4 Hiking Pants Review

In the beginning of 2020, I received CimAlp Laos 4 pants for testing. CimAlp is a French brand which specializes in outdoor clothing and gear for mountain enthusiasts. I first got to know the company last year when I tested and reviewed their Primaloft jacket. As I was and still am really satisfied with that… Read More »

CimAlp Laos Hiking Pants Review

Isobaa Merino Beanie Hat Review

Just before Christmas I received the Isobaa Merino Beanie Hat for testing. When I unwrapped it, I was delighted to see that the Isobaa hat is a bit thicker than the other Merino hats I have. All my other Merino hats are very thin, and as such not really suitable for temperatures below zero. So,… Read More »

Isoba Merino Beanie Hat Review

Petzl Scorpio Via Ferrata Set Review

In the summer of 2019, I bought a brand new Petzl Scorpio via ferrata set and since then I have used it on several via ferrata trails. The Petzl Scorpio is a very compact and lightweight via ferrata set which utilizes tear-out webbing for energy absorption. Before getting the Petzl Scorpio I was using a… Read More »

Petzl Scorpio Via Ferrat Set Review

Hiking Pregnant: Tips and Advice

Exercising moderately while pregnant is good for both you and the baby you’re carrying. Daily exercise diminishes back pain, constipation and puffiness, which can be annoying side effects of being pregnant. You should, however, avoid sports which put your stomach in risk of trauma – such as diving, skiing, show jumping, martial arts and team… Read More »

Hiking pregnant on the Tre Cime di Lavaredo trail

Tre Cime di Lavaredo Hiking Trail in the Dolomites

In the summer of 2019, we went for a hiking-packed holiday to the beautiful Dolomites in northeastern Italy. Our last hike went to the popular Tre Cime di Lavaredo national park which holds a small but impressive massif of three peaks that almost looks like an enormous fossilized fortification. The conspicuous… Read More »

Tre Cime di Lavaredo

Isobaa Merino Wool Insulated Jacket Review

Last year in December, I received the Isobaa Merino wool insulated jacket for testing. I’m a big fan of Merino wool and my closet is filled with Merino base layers. However, this is my first Merino insulated jacket. Merino wool insulated jackets are a relatively new concept and not many brands have them in their… Read More »

Isobaa Merino Wool Insulated Jacket Review

Tread Labs Dash Insole Review – Performance Series

In the fall, I got in touch with Tread Labs which specializes in insoles for various activities and footwear types. I first tested and reviewed their Pace insoles and as I was very happy with the product, I agreed to test their Dash insoles as well. The two models differ in purpose. The Pace insoles… Read More »

Tread Labs Dash Insole Review

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… Read More »

Falke Silk T-shirt: Logo at the hip

Wama Hemp Hipsters Review

In late summer I received the Wama Hemp Hipsters for testing. Hemp is a much more sustainable fabric fiber than most base layer materials, and therefore I was excited to test the underwear which is made of approximately half-half hemp and organic cotton. As I was heavily pregnant when I received the Wama hipsters, I… Read More »