Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review XLIV

Yo. Summer. Grab some hay.



Wondering how to carry your camera safely on the trail? The Capture Camera Clip v2 has you covered, and you can preorder the newest version of this very popular camera attachment system on Kickstarter right now. Or buy v1 at Peak Design if you can’t wait.

A great interview with Climber Alex Honnold.

There’s three free spots on the Ultralight Backpacking Basics course in Seitseminen in August. Join me and learn about ultralight backpacking in a very fine area!

Want a packraft? Kokopelli packrafts is a Kickstarter project with packrafts starting at $475!

Nikwax introduces a new impregnation for cotton.

The alpinist who turned to art.

The Tougas family is planning their Thru-Hike Adventure.

What do you need for 3 Weeks of traveling & working in Hong Kong & Thailand? That photo says it all. Ultralight Everyday ftw.

Fatbikes are not a fad.

How To Fit A Heli-Deck to Your Kayak.

Dusk, Vol. 2

Trip Reports

Unseasonably Warm, something many can currently relate to.

Chris has finished his walk down the Scottish Watershed - congratulations!

And Antti’s done with the GR5 - Congratulations, too!

Yarigatake. Friends, dogs and tents, what’s not to like?

9 Trains, 5 Days, 4 countries, 2 bicycles

Greg hikes from the Kia Ora Hut to Bert Nichols Hut on the Overland Track, Tasmania.

Goddard & Reinstein Fastpacking.

Linda enjoys a glorious day at MSH.

Mike on the subject of genre busting.

A short hike down Manitou River.

Washington State Fire Lookout Project.

Nick is searching for Pebbles.

瑞牆山&金峰山 Day2.

Christine is Cycling Scandinavia and visits Stockholm.

Angelica enjoys Ein Sommermärchen on the Vulkanpfad.

Mina reports from the Squamish Mountain Festival.

Bed with a view

Gear Deals & Reviews

Sven’s product highlights from the OutDoor 2013.

Roger does a review of the inov-8 315 shoes.

Mark takes a peek at the Sea-to-Summit Nano Mosquito Pyramid Net.

Brian shows us his Titanium Higonokami Japanese Pocket Knife. It’s gorgeous and you might want one, so be warned!

The ZPacks Hexamid Solo.

Need pegs? John talks about the Lawson Outdoor Equipment Red Titanium Hook Tent Stakes.

Chad’s 3 Favorite Bushcraft Items.

Weaving a Mayan Hammock.

Tookie reviews the Berghaus PolarPlus Fleece Jacket.

The Rohloff and Son dream team.

Dave ponders about minimalist shoes in technical terrain.

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The Bergfreunde Summer Sale has started, and lots of interesting UL gear is on sale, like the Arc’teryx Squamish windjacket, the The North Face Verto Micro Hoody, an UL hybrid down jacket and The North Face Verto Pro windjacket which are all 25% off.

The GoLite Chrome Dome umbrella is at the moment just $20!

Get a FREE pair of SmartWool socks with every SmartWool apparel purchase at Trekt.com.

Also at Bergzeit the Summer Sale has started, gear and apparel is up to 85% reduced. The Dynastar Altitrail Mythic Light Ski, a telemark Ski, is 189€ for example, and the Dynafit Zzero4 Green Machine Touring boots are 299€ instead of 700€!

Check out the Deal Of The Week from REI-Outlet.com!