Outdoor Research


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

Best Tank Tops with Built-In Bra in 2019

A tank top with a built-in bra is perfect for hiking or mountaineering, both as a base layer under warmer clothing or when the temperature is high and you don’t feel like wearing much more than one layer. The brave (and impervious to cold) can of course flaunt a normal cropped sports bra, but we… Read More »

Black Diamond Campus top

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 »

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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 »

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The Best Down Vests for Hiking in 2019

It is very likely that you will encounter challenging weather conditions while you are hiking, trekking or mountaineering. Therefore, you should choose clothing for your outdoor adventures with great caution. Hiking vests are becoming increasingly popular as they keep your torso warm while providing good freedom of movement, which is of great value for any… Read More »

Arcteryx Cerium LT Vest

The Best Gaiters for Hiking in 2019

Although hiking in snowy conditions is not easy, it can be an unforgettable experience to wander around an amazing snow-covered landscape. To be comfortable and safe on snowy trails you will need some additional gear, like insulated clothing, winter hiking boots and gaiters. Gaiters are very useful for hiking on snowy trails because they prevent snow and… Read More »

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The Best Down Jackets of 2019

Hikers and mountaineers are often exposed to low temperatures, harsh winds and other challenging conditions – especially in mountainous regions. Hiking under these conditions is no fun unless you have the right equipment to keep you warm and protected against the elements. In winter, when the temperatures drop, you will have to put on extra… Read More »

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer

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