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The Best Polartec NeoShell Jackets of 2019

For aerobic activities such as mountaineering and alpine climbing you need highly breathable rainwear so you don’t soak in your own sweat during exhausting ascents. Polartec NeoShell is by all accounts the most breathable waterproof fabric currently available. Polartec launched the NeoShell fabric in 2011 and soon it became clear that it offers better air… Read More »

Strafe Jacket - One of the best NeoShell jackets

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

Montane Minimus Jacket Review

Approximately half of a year ago, I purchased the Montane Minimus jacket and since then I’ve been regularly using it as a shell layer on my hiking trips. The Montane Minimus jacket is a hardshell jacket which means that it’s made of a waterproof/breathable fabric.  Hardshell jackets are typically lighter than softshell jackets and offer better… Read More »

Montane Minimus Jacket - Testing in Grenoble

Montane Terra Pack Pants – First Hand Review

When hiking, it is your legs which do the majority of the work. Therefore high-quality hiking pants are highly appreciated among hikers, trekkers and mountaineers as they offer some basic protection against the surroundings (rocks, vegetation) and weather (wind, rain, sun radiation etc.). Hiking pants should also provide great freedom of movement so that you… Read More »

Montane Terra Pack - Stuff Sack

Best Hiking Backpacks of 2019 – Lightweight

A backpack is an essential piece of hiking gear because it allows you to easily carry and organize water, food, additional clothing and other gear.  Here we selected and reviewed the best hiking backpacks. We only listed hiking backpacks with volume of 40 to 55 liters because such backpacks are the most versatile. They are… Read More »

Lowe AirZone Pro

The Best Daypacks of 2019

A backpack allows you to easily organize and carry food, water, accessories, equipment and additional clothing. Therefore, it is required for all but the shortest hikes. However, not every backpack is suitable for every hike. For example, it doesn’t make sense to carry a very big backpack on short hikes as big backpacks are typically… Read More »

Osprey Talon 22

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 »

Outdoor Research Cathode Hooded Jacket

The Best Hiking Waterproof Rain Pants of 2019

In a perfect world all hikes would be conducted in sunny dry weather, but rain and wind should never put you off from going on a hike. In rainy weather a pair of waterproof pants is a great addition to a rain jacket as it decreases the wind-chill effect and keeps your lower body dry.… Read More »

Waterproof Pants

Best Hiking Rain Jackets of 2019 – Lightweight

Hiking in rainy weather is no fun unless you have the right equipment and clothing. A high-quality rain jacket is essential in wet conditions because it keeps you dry and thus warm. Furthermore, it also protects you against the wind and reduces the wind-chill effect. In this review we selected the best hiking rain jackets… Read More »

Rab Muztag Jacket

The Best Pants for Hiking in 2019

Hiking pants protect your legs against the weather and surroundings (rocks, vegetation etc.), and are therefore very useful for different outdoor activities. They differ from regular pants in materials and design. Hiking pants are quick-drying, moisture-wicking and very sturdy. Furthermore, they also provide good freedom of movement and are therefore comfortable to wear on steep… Read More »

Prana Stretch Zion