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The Best Via Ferrata Equipment

Here we listed and reviewed the best via ferrata equipment currently available. Via ferratas (also called iron trails) are very steep and exposed trails that have steel cables running along them. The steel cable allows you to attach yourself to it with a via ferrata set and a climbing harness, and thus reduce the risk… Read More »

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The Best Crampons (C1) of 2019

Hiking becomes much more difficult in winter when the trails are covered with the snow – but not necessarily less enjoyable! To safely and comfortably execute hiking trips in winter, you might need additional equipment such as crampons, snowshoes, gaiters and an ice axe. If you are hiking on trails covered with (slippery) frozen snow… Read More »

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The Best Winter Hiking Jackets with Synthetic Insulation of 2019

Low temperatures are no obstacle for hiking if you dress appropriately to stay warm and comfortable. An insulated jacket is one of the most important pieces of winter hiking clothing because it reduces your body heat loss by trapping the body-warmed air within its insulation. Insulated jackets also offer some basic protection against rain, snow… Read More »

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The Best Hiking Fleece Jackets of 2019

Hikers, mountaineers and trekkers are often exposed to challenging weather conditions and thus need high-performance clothing. A high-quality fleece jacket is a very useful garment because it provides insulation and can be worn either as an outer layer (in dry weather) or as a mid-layer under a shell layer (in rainy weather). Fleece jackets are… Read More »

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