Hiking Gear

Are Keen Shoes Good?

Are Keen Shoes Good – Is Keen a Good Brand?

You want well-made shoes that offer maximum support and comfort, and you’ve been recommended Keen. But are Keen shoes REALLY good? Let’s find out.

Are Columbia shoes good?

Are Columbia Shoes Good?

You see Columbia shoes everywhere, so you’re wondering: is it all marketing or are Columbia shoes really that good? This post will answer all of your questions.

Are Merrell shoes good?

Are Merrell Hiking Shoes Good?

Are Merrell shoes good for your hiking needs? This detailed brand review has all the information you need to come to the right conclusion.

Columbia vs Merrell hiking shoes

Columbia vs Merrell Hiking Shoes

If your search for the best hiking shoes has boiled down to Columbia vs Merrell, this review and comparison has all you need to make the right choice.

review of sleeping bag liners

Best Sleeping Bag Liners for Hot and Cold Weather

The best sleeping bag liners can be used all year in different situations.  If it is very hot, you only need the liner and not a sleeping bag.

Hiker with a Fjallraven backpack

Fjallraven vs Canada Goose Jackets & Parkas

Fjällräven and Canada Goose. Both of these brands design and manufacture premium-quality jackets, and sell them at not-so-affordable prices.

Arcteryx and Canada Goose comparison

Arc’teryx vs Canada Goose Jackets: Which Brand is Better?

Arc’teryx and Canada Goose are two of Canada’s most well-known (and most renowned) brands. Born in the Coast Mountains, the former brand offers technical performance and minimalist style, successfully answering the needs of both urbanites and athletes.

Best backpack for the Camino de Santiago

Best Backpack for the Camino de Santiago

In this guide, I’ll explain what makes a good pilgrim’s pack and review the best backpacks for the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage.

Back of Arc’teryx jacket

Why Is Arc’teryx So Expensive? And is it Worth It?

If you’ve been wondering why Arc’teryx products are so pricey, you are definitely not alone. I’ve never hesitated to pay up for high-quality outdoor clothing and equipment, but shelling out over $700 for a rain shell seems a bit rough.

Canada Goose jackets

Canada Goose vs Nobis Jackets, Which Brand is Better?

In this article, we’ll be comparing two trending, luxurious brands – Canada Goose vs Nobis. The apparel designed and sold by these brands is all but cheap, but the quality of Nobis and Canada Goose jackets definitely justifies their price.

hiking bottle

Fifty/Fifty vs Hydro Flask Water Bottles Review

Fifty/Fifty vs Hydro Flask: two of the biggest players in hiking water bottles. They make expertly-insulated products that are capable of keeping your liquids both cold and hot.

Salomon vs Oboz

Salomon vs Oboz: Which Brand Is Better?

If your search for ideal trekking footwear has boiled down to boots and shoes made by Salomon vs Oboz, this comparison will be of great help.

Keen vs Oboz

Keen vs Oboz: Hiking Shoe Comparison

If you can’t decide which brand to go for, this detailed Keen vs Oboz hiking shoe comparison will undoubtedly help you make the right choice.

backpack with detachable daypack

Best Backpack With Detachable Daypack

Backpacks with detachable daypacks come with integrated daypacks which can be detached by using a special mechanism. They’re an ideal solution for situations that don’t require the use of full backpacks, i.e. when you only want to carry a couple of essential items, which is also useful on a long hike when you are getting your bags transported each day.

Canada Goose winter jackets

Canada Goose vs Moncler

Are you an outdoor enthusiast who knows a thing or two about quality jackets? If that’s the case, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve heard of either Canada Goose or Moncler, or maybe even both of them.

best hiking shoes

Best Hiking Shoes

Finding the best hiking shoes within your budget can sometimes take quite a while. However, I have hiked 1,000’s of miles and can almost tell …

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Yeti tumblers

Polar Camel vs Yeti: Which Make the Better Bottles, Tumblers, and Mugs?

Bottles, flasks, and travel mugs designed and sold by Polar Camel look quite similar to that of Yeti – the most well-known name in the world of insulated tumblers and mugs. However, the products offered by Polar Camel are typically sold with custom printing options or custom laser engravings, which makes them quite different and unique.

Hydro Cell vs Iron Flask

Hydro Cell vs Iron Flask

These two drinkware brands are held in high regard by hikers. Want to know which one is better for you? Check out this Hydro Cell vs Iron Flask comparison.

Takeya bottle logo

Iron Flask vs Takeya

If you are not sure which of these two water bottle brands to go with, this Iron Flask vs Takeya comparison will be of great help.

Camper holds a water bottle

Iron Flask vs Thermoflask

If your search for the best stainless steel bottle brand has narrowed down to Iron Flask vs Thermoflask, you’re in the right place.

Iron Flask vs Yeti

Iron Flask vs Yeti: Which Water Bottle Is Better?

If the search for your first stainless steel bottle has narrowed down to only two brands – Iron Flask vs Yeti, you’re in the right place.

Waterproof jackets

How to Choose Waterproofs for the Camino de Santiago

This is the third post in my series about walking gear for the Camino, the first is how to choose the best hiking boots or lightweight hiking shoes, the second is how to choose a backpack. This is a general article on waterproofs – the age-old discussion about a waterproof jacket or poncho continues on the forum.

Chaco hiking sandals

Keen vs Chaco Sports Sandals

Can’t decide whether to get Chaco or Keen hiking sandals? This product comparison will help you pick the best pair of hiking sandals for your needs.

Trail Runners vs Hiking Shoes

Trail Runners vs Hiking Shoes

We will be taking an in-depth look at trail runners vs hiking shoes and explain to you the key differences between these two types of hiking footwear.

backpacking quilt vs sleeping bag

Backpacking Quilt vs Sleeping Bag: Which One is Better?

Backpacking Quilt vs Sleeping Bag which is the best for camping? It depends – is it one night, a long hike, is it warm weather, cold weather, inside or out. It really does depend.

keen vs teva

Teva vs Keen – The Ultimate Sports Sandals

Due to their open-ended design, hike sandals are breathable, extremely packable, and also weigh a lot less than your regular hiking shoes or hiking boots.

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