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Gifts for Outdoorsy People

From indestructible water bottles to wanderlust-inspiring books, here are the 27 best gifts for outdoorsy people.

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Mira vs Hydro Flask: Which is the Better Bottle

Mira is an emerging competitor to Hydro Flask. To see if it is worthy, I’ve compared the two stainless steel water bottle brands side by side.

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Top Ten Things About Camino de Santiago

There are so many things that are great about the Camino de Santiago makes it difficult to reduce to my list of the top ten things to do and see.

Ponferrada on the Camino

Ponferrada

Ponferrada became a city in 1908 with a population of only 3,000 at that time. Today the population has grown to over 67,000 making it …

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Best Leggings for Hiking

Best Hiking Leggings

There are countless models of leggings out there. We filtered out all the best leggings for hiking for you to make your decision easier and right.

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Best Down Jackets

We have taken the hard work out of finding the best down jackets for hiking or just being outside during the winter. Read our buying guide in what to look for in a down jacket.

Cruz de Ferro 

Cruz de Ferro: A Spiritual Experience

People who’ve already walked the Camino de Santiago know that there’s one thing that should absolutely not be missed — the Cruz de Ferro. Also known as the Iron Cross, it is set on a gently sloping hill that also happens to be the highest point of the French Way.

The views offered from up top are incredible indeed, and the legends behind it are enough to spark the imagination of any history buff who’s looking for their next adventure. But most of all, the respectful peace of this spot is spiritually uplifting even for the non-religious, and travelers who long to see something unique that reflects much of the Camino spirit should definitely make a stop here.

Best Hiking Pants

Best Hiking Pants

We compared the best hiking pants on the market. Check out our guide that will help you pick out the best hiking pants for your next adventure.

West Highland Way

Ultimate Guide to the West Highland Way

The 96 mile West Highland Way stretches from Milngavie to Fort William, follows a mixture of cattle paths, old military roads, drover tracks while undulating alongside lochs, over moorland, and through forests. The West Highland Way is undoubtedly the most famous long-distance hiking trail in Scotland.

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LL Bean vs Patagonia

I’ve featured Patagonia numerous times in my reviews and comparisons. Without a doubt, it’s one of the best outdoor clothing brands on the market. But …

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Best Hiking Fanny Pack

A hiking fanny pack is a great option for all hikers who love hiking and don’t need to carry many things. Check our list of the best hiking fanny pack.

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Why Is Arc’teryx So Expensive?

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.

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What is Spain Known For: Top 14 Famous Things in Spain

If you ask “What is Spain famous for?” we can assure you that for plenty of things. It has it all – charming nature and cities, delicious food, and a lot more.

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Best North Face Rain Jacket

The North Face makes some of the best rain jackets for hiking and backpacking. Here I review the most popular jackets in their range.

Snow on the Camino

Hiking the Camino de Santiago in Winter & Spring

The “Napoleon Way” from St. Jean was closed due to deep snow accumulation and continued snowing, so initially, we had to take the path that followed along the road all the way to Roncesvalles.

Belorado Spain

Belorado

Belorado with a population of just over 2,000 was a welcome resting place for me in 2004. I only walked 12km this day and rested …

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Arc’teryx vs Canada Goose: 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.

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Fjallraven vs Canada Goose

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

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Osprey vs Gregory Backpacks

When it comes to backpacks, brands such as Gregory and Osprey have always been my favorites. I find each of these two brands to be a great choice for inexperienced and seasoned adventurers alike.

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Patagonia vs Canada Goose

On one side we have Patagonia, a brand from the U.S. that is dedicated to making high-end outdoor gear with a lower environmental cost. On the other side, we have Canada Goose, an outdoor gear brand that is worn by fashionistas on the red carpet as well as intrepid explorers on Arctic expeditions.

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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.

Columbia Omni-Heat Jacket & Apparel Line Review

When a manufacturer brands something as “revolutionary,” I always assume it’s a gimmick. But Omni-Heat is a different story. It’s been around for a decade now, and Columbia has made it a core part of its product range.

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Canada Goose vs Nobis: 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.

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Marmot vs Patagonia – Which Brand is Better?

Who would be the winner of a battle called Marmot vs Patagonia? Our detailed comparison should help you find an answer to that question.

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Brands Similar to The North Face

These are the top brands that are similar to The North face. When it comes to outdoor clothing brands, The North Face is undoubtedly among the most famous ones. This well-known company offers a very wide range of products – from technical sportswear to casual everyday clothes.

backpacking quilt

Best Backpacking Quilt for Camping

In this article, we give you the lowdown on the best backpacking quilts, how they differ from sleeping bags, and why they’re a great addition to any backpacking or camping trip.

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Takeya Originals vs Actives

There are a lot of great reusable bottle brands on today’s market, with Japanese Takeya being one of them. Takeya’s Originals and Actives ranges consist of fantastic products that sport a clean design and plenty of practical features. Here are the best water bottles from each of these two impressive lineups

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ThermoFlask vs Takeya 

In this article, I’ll be taking a closer look at the most popular reusable water bottles manufactured and sold by these two companies. ThermoFlask’s range of products isn’t as wide as that of Takeya, so I’ll be analyzing more bottles made by the latter brand.

Camino Frances

Hiking the Camino Frances Again

I first heard about the Camino de Santiago from a friend whom I went on a yearly trek with. We had climbed the peaks Mt. Chirropo in Costa Rica, went to the depths of the earth together to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and hiked the ancient Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

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