Hiking Clothing Guide: What to wear for hiking?

Hiking requires good clothing so you are comfortable on trails, no matter the weather. Many beginners are in doubt about what garments to use and how to properly layer them.  Therefore, we made this hiking clothing guide where we explain the concept of layering and give you information about different garments and how to best…

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Hiking Clothing Guide

Hiking Footwear Guide – How to choose the right footwear?

Hiking trips will take a toll on your feet and legs because you will walk long distances and often on uneven if not downright rocky terrain. Therefore, you should wear good hiking footwear which will protect your feet from injuries and enhance your performance. Because hiking footwear varies greatly in weight, design, support and cushioning,…

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Hiking Footwear Guide - How to choose the right footwear?

Hiking Backpacks Guide: How to choose the right backpack?

Backpack enables you to easily carry water, food, additional clothing and other necessities. Hiking backpacks vary greatly in design, capacity, fit and features. Therefore it can be hard to decide which backpack to buy. In this guide to hiking backpacks we first explain different types of backpacks and then help you figure out your needs…

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Hiking Backpacks Guide

Winter Hiking Gear: How to use crampons, ice axes and gaiters?

Winter hiking requires additional gear which keeps you going safe and steady on snowy or icy trails. Gaiters, crampons and an ice axe are the three most often used items of winter hiking gear. Gaiters prevent snow from entering your boots while crampons provide you with traction on icy surfaces. An ice axe allows you…

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Winter Hiking Gear

Outdoor Clothing Glossary

Outdoor clothing sets itself apart from casual apparel by its functionality as it is more crucial how it performs under various conditions than how it corresponds to the current fashion. That entails that outdoor clothing is often described with various technical terms which may be more or less comprehensible. Below we have made a glossary…

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outdoor clothing glossary

How to Choose Sunglasses for Hiking

Wearing sunglasses on a regular basis is crucial for the long-term health of your eyes, especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors in the sun. Not only can the ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun make your eyes feel tired and sore after a long day outside, but in the long-term too much…

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How to choose hiking sunglasses

Hiking Pants vs Shorts: What is better for hiking?

When it comes to hiking, most people wear either hiking pants or shorts. Both garment types can be great for outdoor activities. Hiking pants are very versatile because they protect your legs against vegetation, terrain, insects and sun. Since they completely cover your legs, they are a great option for hiking year-round, although in winter…

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Hiking pants are perfect for hiking in changing weather conditions

Sleeping Bags vs. Quilts: What to choose?

Over the last few years, the popularity of sleeping bags has significantly decreased as many backpackers started using quilts instead. Quilts are basically lightweight insulated blankets and there is no doubt, that they’re great. They are very comfortable, lightweight and easy to fit in the backpack because they pack very small. However, sleeping bags do…

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Sleeping Bags vs Quilts

Inflatable vs. Foam Sleeping Pads: What is better?

If you’re new to backpacking, you might find yourself in a dilemma whether to buy an inflatable sleeping pad or a closed-cell foam model. Both options have advantages and disadvantages. Therefore, it’s crucial that you understand the key differences between both product types before making the purchase.  Here we’ll delve into the comparison of inflatable…

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Inflatable sleeping pads require a bit more work. They have to be inflated/deflated and packed