Hiking Gear

Thermoflask

Thermoflask vs Hydro Flask

Thermoflask and Hydro Flask offer some of the best bottles on the market. If you’re a serious hiker looking for

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.

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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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.

Ploy bag liner

Best Sleeping Bag Liners

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.

Salomon vs North Face Hiking

Salomon vs North Face Hiking Shoes

Next to roasting marshmallows over a fire and fishing down at the lake, it’s hard to come up with a more iconic outdoor activity than hiking.

Hiking shoe

Best Lightweight Hiking Shoes for Summer

Depending on the terrain and the weather I like to have a good choice of hiking shoes, walking boots, or trail running shoes for my many treks.

backpacking pillow

Best Backpacking Pillows

At the end of a day’s long hike, a comfy backpacking pillow will add that much-needed level of comfort.

Best Osprey Backpacks

Best Osprey Backpacks for Hiking & Backpacking

When it comes to the best Osprey backpacks, you can find many of them and you may feel lost. Have no worries – we’ll help you out with your selection.

Icebreaker vs Smartwool

Icebreaker vs Smartwool

Which one of these two brands is the right choice? Read our in-depth Icebreaker vs Smartwool review to find the answer to that question and see their products.

Bedroll vs Sleeping Bags

Bedroll vs Sleeping Bag: What is the best to buy?

Which one of these two options should you go with: bedroll vs sleeping bag? Read the advantages and disadvantages of both products and pick the best choice.

North Face vs Canada Goose

North Face vs Canada Goose

Both brands offer fashionable and functional jackets. To ensure you will buy the brand that best suits your needs, read this North Face vs Canada Goose review.

Hiker holds a Nalgene bottle

Nalgene vs Hydro Flask

If you are not sure if you want to get a lightweight plastic bottle or a stainless steel bottle, check out this Nalgene vs Hydro flask comparison.

Black Yeti bottle

Yeti 36 oz vs 46 oz – Which Size Is Better?

If you’ve already decided to go with Yeti, you probably have one last dilemma left – the size. In this guide, I compare the 46 oz bottle with the 36 oz version. 

Female hiker with a water bottle

Hydro Flask vs RTIC Bottle

In order to help you make a decision and get yourself a suitable stainless steel bottle for adventures, I’ve compared Hydro Flask with the RTIC Bottle.

Hydro Flask bottle on a fence

CamelBak vs Hydro Flask

Stainless steel bottles are the new norm, and both CamelBak and Hydro Flask want you to go with theirs.  But which one of these two brands is the better choice?

Nano Puff vs Micro Puff

Nano Puff vs Micro Puff: Which Jacket is Best?

We bring up a new review where we compare the technology of Patagonia Nano Puff vs Micro Puff. Check it out and choose the one that meets your preferences.

Best Backpacking Sleeping Bag

Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags

When you are camping or hiking, a good night’s sleep is key for mental and physical recovery.

Marmot vs North Face

Marmot vs North Face – Which Brand is Better?

The helpful comparison of two great brands in the outdoor industry – Marmot vs North Face that you exactly should read if you haven’t decided yet.

osprey vs camelbak

Osprey vs CamelBak Hydration Packs Reviews

Designed to make drinking-on-the-go efficient and convenient, hydration packs are undoubtedly one of the best innovations in the world of hiking. With these, you never have to slow down or stop to take a sip of water.

Rain poncho

Poncho vs Rain Jacket?

Preparing for rain when you’re about to embark on the Camino de Santiago may not seem like something you need to do all year round, but you’d be surprised.

Whilst it offers brilliant weather during most of the summer, there’s always the chance of rain – I have been caught in thunderstorms in July and August. That’s why deciding between a poncho and a rain jacket is really important if you want to stay dry and get the most out of your Camino.

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