Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review XLI

Escape for a few hours on a digital hike with the Trip Reports, read about gear that has proven itself and check out the latest news from the lightweight backpacking community. That’s The Week In Review for you.



The winner of the Trip Report Contest II is Peter - congratulations! You’ll get a Gossamer Gear Kumo in your preferred Size, and I’ll be in touch shortly.

Bergzeit also has an English page - full of excellent gear and competitive prices! Check it out!

Porcelain Rocket now offer their superb frame packs in Cuben. Check out some photos here.

Have an hour time at work? Get your headphones and watch High Sierra - A Journey on the John Muir Trail.

The Lazy Bikepacking Packing Strategy.

The Cumulus Lite Line 300 is on Sale at OutdoorLine!

LiteTrail has Ti Windscreens on sale - get one while they last!

Trekking-Lite-Store.com now again has GoLite backpacks in stock.

How to create a foldable flashlight using a single piece of paper.

Groupthink and Collaboration on the Trail.

Wondering how to keep your wife happy? With packrafting!

Kammok Glider: A Rain Tarp & Weather Relief Shelter.

Dave ponders upper level stream and river crossings.


Trip Reports

Yakutat to Haines via skis and packraft.

Nick & Julia enjoy a Beartooth Mountains overnighter.

Blake enjoys Washington Pass Freedom.

Joni has barely scratched Iceland and did enjoy it.

The Emerald Ribbon.

Return to Lake Minnewanka.

Russ enjoys a Spring S24O.

A hike from Campione del Garda to Pieve di Tremosine.

Tenaya Rim Loop.

Let me learn from where I have been.

A Wild Ass Tour.

Point Nepan, Victoria.

Ride into Summer.

A tale of two huts.

Sam heads out for some Shoulder Season Ski Camping.

Peter takes his boys for a Savojärvi backpacking overnighter.

Roeburndale – Bluebells, Bogs, Barns, Birds and Blueskies.

Finally, a Rum One.

DMM Classic Rope Bag

Gear Reviews & Deals

Marius does some MYOG: Cuben Fiber Poncho Tarp

Marcel reviews the Inov-8 Terrafly 313 GTX.

The Gear for The Cassin.

VauDe outdoor kids shoes reviewed.

Craig shares his SUL Overnight Kit.

Red Chili Spice - a female climbing shoe review.

Cocoon Ultralight Air-Core Camp Pillow reviewed.

LifeStraw: A simple water filtration device reviewed.

Dried Food Packaging.

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REI.com spring clearance sale is a go!

Patagonia gear is heavily discounted at CampSaver.com - pick up a Houdini for $74!

Columbia gear is on Sale at Backcountry.com.

At ULA Equipment you still can get some of the most durable and light backpacks for your next thru-hike or weekend adventure.

The next winter comes for sure - and at the Bergfreunde Outlet you can save big time ofn high quality winter gear for the next season - down jackets, gloves, softshell pants and baselayers are up to 70% reduced!