Lasting Wapol Base Layer Review

From the spring onwards, I’ve been testing base layers from the Czech company Lasting. Lasting is a well-established company which produces base layers and socks for hiking, mountaineering, running and other outdoor sports. They produce both Merino wool and synthetic garments. I tested their Mars t-shirt which is made of polypropylene and the Wapol long-sleeve…

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Lasting Wapol Base Layer: From the front

Why should you wear quick drying clothes for hiking?

Garments for hiking are often labeled as quick-drying. However, many hikers don’t know why they should use quick-drying clothing and what benefits such clothing brings. In the following I’ll explain why you should wear quick-drying clothes for hiking and factors for the drying time of different garments. As the drying time of garments depends on…

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Why should you wear quick drying clothes for hiking?

Durability of Merino Wool – How Durable are Merino Garments?

Durability is often considered as the Achilles heel of Merino wool products. Nevertheless, Merino wool clothing is becoming increasingly popular among hikers, trekkers, mountaineers and other outdoor enthusiasts as it offers superb breathability and odor-control (Merino wool is naturally antimicrobial). Furthermore, it is also very comfortable to the touch and doesn’t cause any itching. Due…

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Durability of Merino Wool

Best Hiking Shorts of 2021

A pair of high-quality shorts is very useful for hiking in warm weather because it provides better ventilation, comfort and freedom of movement than regular pants. However, shorts should be worn only for hiking on well-groomed and technically undemanding trails where protection against vegetation and terrain (rocks, cliffs etc.) is not required. In this review…

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Columbia Silver Ridge Cargo Hiking Shorts

Sun Protective Clothing for Hiking

Hiking is the quintessential outdoor activity and even if the sun does not shine brightly from a clear blue sky, the majority of its harmful UV-radiation will still reach through the cloud cover. Besides weather conditions and cloud cover, UV-radiation levels are influenced by sun height (depends on time of day and season), latitude, ground…

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Sun protective Clothing - UV protection depends on numerous factors, including the porosity of the fabric

Comparison of Base Layer Materials

A layered clothing system is widely adopted by hikers and mountaineers as it enables you to add or shed layers according to the conditions (changes in temperature, precipitation, wind and your activity level). The base layer is probably the most important part of the layered clothing system as it is in direct contact with the…

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Merino Wool Base Layer