mountaineering gear


Best Women’s Rain Jackets for Hiking in 2019

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… Read More »

Rab Downpour

Best Down Jackets for Women in 2019

Hiking at high altitudes or in the height of winter can be an absolute pleasure but only if you are dressed appropriately for the low temperatures. A down jacket is the perfect option for hiking in icy cold weather as it provides the most warmth in relation to its weight compared with other insulation materials… Read More »

Patagonia Down Sweater

The Best Snowshoes for Hiking in 2019

When trails and mountains are covered with snow, hiking becomes challenging and requires additional gear and skills. Trudging through soft deep snow is very exhausting, but you can make it less exhausting by wearing snowshoes. Snowshoes allow you to hike on snowy terrain without sinking in too deep. A snowshoe consists of a rigid frame… Read More »

MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes

Best Hiking Sunglasses for Women

Sunglasses are often perceived as more of a fashion accessory, but wearing sunglasses on a regular basis is actually crucial for the health of your eyes – not least if you spend a lot of time outside, whether hiking, mountaineering or climbing. Most of us know the feeling of tired and overly sensitive eyes after… Read More »

Julbo Monterosa

Best Bivy Sacks of 2019

A portable shelter comes in very handy on multi-day hiking trips because it allows you to set up camp almost anywhere and anytime you like, rather than having to reach accommodation facilities like mountain huts.  While tents are the most versatile and comfortable, you might find a tent to be too heavy and bulky to… Read More »

Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy Sack

The Best Hiking Shirts of 2019 – Short-Sleeve

Hiking, mountaineering and trekking are physically demanding activities that require high-performance clothing which keeps you comfortable, no matter the conditions. A hiking shirt is one of the most vital pieces of hiking clothing because it is in direct contact with your skin. Therefore, it should be breathable, moisture-wicking and quick-drying. For long hiking trips, it… Read More »

Arcteryx Motus Crew SS Hiking Shirt

The Best Softshell Jackets of 2019

Hiking in cold and windy weather is no fun unless you wear appropriate clothing which keeps you warm and snug. This includes a high-quality base layer, insulation layer and/or an outer layer. A softshell jacket is very useful as the outer layer because it provides both insulation and protection against the wind and light rain.… Read More »

Outdoor Research Ferrosi

Best Hiking Underwear for Women in 2019

Women’s underwear is more often than not characterized by everything but comfort and functionality; most retailers focus merely on appearance and sex appeal. When you are hiking or doing other sports activities, you will thank yourself for wearing a pair of underwear which is especially designed to enhance your performance by keeping you fresh, warm… Read More »

Arcteryx Phase SL

The Best Gloves for Hiking and Mountaineering in 2019

While you are hiking, trekking or mountaineering, it is very likely that you will encounter harsh conditions like low temperatures, snow showers, rain and wind. To perform to the best of your abilities in such conditions, you need some proper hiking gear. The fingers are one of the body parts most prone to frostbites and… Read More »

Outdoor Research Alti

The Best Hiking Hats for Winter

Hiking in cold weather is no fun unless you have appropriate gear such as warm hiking boots, softshell pants, insulated jacket, gloves and a hat. A hat is one of the most important items of winter hiking clothing because it significantly reduces the body heat loss. Once US Army studies claimed that 40 to 45 % of body heat is… Read More »

SmartWool Cuffed Beanie - Hiking Hat