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Best Outdoor Brands for Hikers and Backpackers in 2017

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

The Best Ice Axes for Hiking and General Mountaineering   Recently updated !

Hiking becomes much more difficult when trails are snowy or frozen. In order to execute hiking trips on icy and snowy trails safely, you will need some additional equipment – of which the two most important pieces are crampons and an ice axe. While crampons provide you with the necessary traction, an ice axe helps… Read More »

Petzl Summit Evo Ice Axe

The Best Headlamps of 2017

Even well-planned hikes can end up taking much longer time than anticipated (due to weather, injuries, blocked trails etc.) and to ensure that you don’t end up being stuck in nature in pitch-black, it is crucial that you bring a headlamp in your backpack. A headlamp also gives you possibility for planning in the dark,… Read More »

Petzl Reactik+ Headlamp

The Best Via Ferrata Equipment

Here we selected and reviewed the best via ferrata equipment. Via ferratas (also referred to as iron trails) are very steep and exposed trails that have steel cables running along them. The steel cable allows you to attach yourself to it with a via ferrata set and climbing harness, thus mitigating the risk of a… Read More »

Via Ferrata

The Best Crampons (C1)

Hiking becomes much more difficult in winter when the trails are covered with the snow – but not necessarily less enjoyable! To safely and comfortably execute hiking trips in winter, you might need additional equipment such as crampons, snowshoes, gaiters and an ice axe. If you are hiking on trails covered with (slippery) frozen snow… Read More »

Petzl Irvis