Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review XXXVIII

water in the morning/
rock in the afternoon/
spinnaker at night.



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Tent topographics - a new way to measure space in tents.

Jens ponders if social media and the internet make hiking clubs superfluous.

The new lightest Bug Bivy: 87 gram. Combine it with a ZPacks Hexamid Pocket Tarp (113 gram) for a 200 gram shelter. And your wallet will be around $400 lighter, too!

Meet Earl, a revolutionary tablet engineered for the most extreme of outdoor situations.

Devin has a mountain of new tools.

Part I of my Trad Rack™ arrived: A set of DMM Dragon Cams from Bergzeit. Still missing: Wallnuts, Torque Nuts, Nutbuster and Demon Cams. Yes, you could say I’m going the Made in Wales by DMM way.

The origins of alpinism.

South Finland has a new Boulder Guide.

Ethical Trekking.

Chris writes on Backpacking & Wilderness.

Brian shares his four favourite Bushcraft and/ or Camping items.


Trip Reports

Gustav heads out for some Igloo camping.

Greg makes it to the summit of Mount Alexander.

A Cambrian Way Status Report.

It’s almost winter in the south.

Nick heads out for an Ardgour Adventure.

Dave heads A Little Further West into Jamtland.

Dirt Roading in the Bay Area, CA.

Darren visits the Thurat Spires.

A highlight like each of their updates from Patagonia: Un paseo otoñal entre la roca, el hielo y la lenga.

Also not to be missed: Forrest’s visit to Buckskin Gulch, Utah.

Nick arrived in Europe and is cycling southward from Amsterdam.

Jun goes for a hike in Yakushima.

DMM Dragon Cam Set

Gear Reviews & Deals

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The Therm-A-Rest 40th Anniversary Edition sleeping pad is 20% off at Bergzeit.

GoLite Shangria-La 3 & 5 are back in stock - grab one while they last!

Need a lightweight, durable backpack for your next trip? Have a look at the ULA Equipment Ohm 2.0 which ticks all these boxes.

Looking for a new way to stay fit this summer? Try slacklining! You only need two trees and a slackline - and the AustriAlpin jumpLine Slackline Set is on sale at the moment for only 60€!

You still can get a FREE Cush pillow with Purchase of any KLYMIT Full size Sleeping Pad.

Up to 60% off The North Face at Backcountry.com.

At GearTrade.com you can buy gear for low prices and sell your own gear for cash!

Laufbursche Gear HuckePäckchen reviewed.

Luna Sandals Mono.

Jake wrote a Long Term Review of the Trail Designs Sidewinder Ti-Tri w/ Inferno.

Peter ponders about compact cameras.

Dave on the applicability of the Alpacka Scout.

And don’t miss Mark’s Ultralight Makeover Redux Series: Part 11 - Go Smart Tech.