Lowa Renegade GTX Lo Hiking Shoes Review

In February, I bought the Lowa Renegade GTX Lo hiking shoes and immediately started wearing them for hiking, trekking and everyday use. I’m a big fan of Lowa hiking footwear. I bought my first pair of their shoes, the Lowa Innox GTX Lo, in 2018 and was incredibly satisfied with them. Nevertheless, following the three…

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Lowa Renegade Review

The Best Gore-Tex Jackets to Buy in 2023

For outdoor activities such as hiking, backpacking and mountaineering, it is good to have high-quality rainwear which protects you against the elements (rain, wind, snow etc.) and at the same time provides good breathability, so you don’t soak in your own sweat. Today there are many so-called waterproof/breathable fabrics available.  Nevertheless, Gore-Tex remains the most…

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Arcteryx Beta AR

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…

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Rainwear - Hydrostatic Head and Breathability

Hiking Footwear Guide – How to choose the right footwear?

Hiking trips will take a toll on your feet and legs as you will walk long distances and often on uneven if not downright rocky terrain. Therefore, you need to wear appropriate hiking footwear which protects your feet from injuries and enhances your performance. As hiking footwear varies greatly in weight, design, support and cushioning,…

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Hiking Footwear Guide - How to choose the right footwear?

Best Women’s Rain Jackets for Hiking in 2023

In an ideal world all outdoor activities would take place in sunny dry weather. However, even if you plan your hiking trips meticulously after the weather forecast, there is always a chance that you will run into some unforeseen rain – especially at higher altitudes where the weather can change abruptly. A quality rain jacket…

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Rab Downpour

Hiking Clothing Guide – What to wear for hiking?

Hiking requires appropriate clothing so that you can feel comfortable on the trails – no matter the weather. Many of those who are new to hiking, as well as some experienced hikers, are uncertain about what garments to use and how to properly layer them.  Therefore, we made this hiking clothing guide which explains the…

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Layered Clothing System

Comparison of Shell Materials

A shell is the last (outer) layer of a layered clothing system and is thus worn over a base layer and a mid-layer. In warm weather a shell can also be worn directly over a base layer because insulation, which is normally provided by a mid-layer, is not required. The term “shell” is sometimes confusing…

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Pertex Shield+

Best Bivy Sacks of 2023

A portable shelter is very useful for multi-day outdoor adventures because it allows you to set up camp almost anywhere and anytime you like, rather than having to reach accommodation facilities like shelters and huts. Although tents are the most versatile and comfortable shelters, you might find a tent to be too heavy and bulky to…

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