Softshell vs Hardshell Jackets – What to choose?

If you need a jacket for protection against rain and wind, you can choose between a hardshell or a softshell jacket. While there are many similarities between hardshell and softshell jackets, the two garment types are ultimately made for different weather conditions. They also differ by breathability, weight, drying time, price and more. I own…

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Softshell vs Hardshell Jackets: Left a Hardshell jacket and right a Softshell jacket

Sherpa Adventure Gear Makalu Jacket Review

In the beginning of 2021, we received the Sherpa Makalu jacket for testing, and since then I’ve been regularly wearing it for hiking, everyday use and even cycling. The Makalu jacket is a robust shell layer which is designed for outdoor activities in the toughest weather conditions. It is made of Sherpa’s own 3-layer Himaltec…

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Sherpa Makalu Jacket Review

Windbreaker VS Rain Jacket – What is a better option?

Windbreakers have become increasingly popular in the last years and many hikers have switched from rain jackets to these minimalistic shell layers. Windbreakers are lighter and pack smaller than rain jackets and are thus perfect for lightweight hiking. Nevertheless, it’s important to know that a windbreaker performs quite differently than a rain jacket. A rain…

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Windbreaker VS Rain Jacket – What is a better option?