Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review XVIII

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Wet is the leaf,
Wet is the grass,
Steam rises from the coffee.

Cup lichen


Don’t want to bother with TGO applications and prefer Sweden either way? You’re in luck as Jörgen and Jonas are inviting you to walk 330 km across Sweden with them.

Ryan Jordan wants to know your Gourmet Backcountry Food favourites & recipes.

Andy Kirkpatrick shares (life) Lessons.

PTC enlightens us about the PHD Design Your Own Clothing – Website Launch and shows us the first test piece.

Amy tell you how to get that Campfire smell every day.

Ryan disconnectes.

Paul is pondering about voice overs for gear reviews.

Outdoor coffee

Trip Reports

Willem made it after 121 days and nearly 2700 km on the trail to Nordkinn - congratulations!

Josh takes some Canadian Rockies Lessons and goes from Novice to Intermediate.

It’s winter in Australia and hence Darren enjoys some Main Range Skiing & Snowkiting.

Forrest heads out with his friends to packraft the Salmon River.

Dave enjoys the wet and wind in the wilds on his Traverse of the Mamores.

Sebastian and Rike continue south on the GR20.

Pig Monkey heads out for a bikepacking overnighter aka the Mountain Loop Tour.

Allison heads to Jeff Park to encounter massive piles of bear poop and trying to snap some photos of stars.

Wyatt heads out to circumnavigate Jackson.

Tobi went mountainbiking in Komio.

Russ is riding under the Harvest Moon.

Ryan on the Canol Heritage Trail (Doomed to Fail They Said).

Dawn went fastpacking The Nidderdale Way.

Gear Deals

There’s some good gear deals available this week. Both REI and Backcountry have a sweet 20% off campaign:

REI Member Rewards Fall Event. 20% off One Item for REI Members! Save 20% Off One Item on REI.com and One Item from REI-OUTLET. 10/5-10/14. Coupon Code: FALLMEM12

Take 20% Off One Full Priced Item at Backcountry.com with Coupon Code TAKE20 - Expires 10/14. Coupon Code: TAKE20

Also GoLite is discounting some of their new Fall Apparel And Gear - Save Up To 50% Off Fall Products At GoLite.com. New Arrivals Added Weekly. Valid While Supplies Last.

Finally, the Bergfreunde have a lot of warm SmartWool Merino garments for sale in their Outlet.

Light-My-Fire Knife

Gear Reviews

Tony shares his thoughts on his MLD Cuben TrailStar.

Tatsuya shares his first impressions of the Khufu Sil in Aspen Gold.

Marc reviews the Rab Vapour Rise Lite Jacket.

Phil reviews the How to Be a Better Birder book.

Sam checks which gear worked (and which didn’t) on their Eifelsteig trip.

Geoff gives some tips on ultrarunning packs.

Timo checks out the OMM Classic Marathon 32.

Michael reviews Autana.

A review of the GORUCK Echo.