Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review LX

Winter is gone again. Time to go north, then south, in search of it.

Suomi Tyres


Terje still hates the Olympics and I can just agree with him.

Ute highlights the Outdoor trends for Kids from the ISPO.

GoPro files for a confidential IPO.

Jens gives you 8 reasons to hike in winter - if there’s winter, where you are.

Thoughts On Death.

Brian gives you the chance to win a Sample Box of Duke’s Smoked Meats, nom nom!

Dennis reports from the Ultraleicht Trekking Forumstreffen Winter 2014.

Mountain of Trees

Trip Reports

Heather goes rock climbing in Turkey.

Mike is rolling the dice.

Uli takes you along on the Gerlosstein-Rodelbahn.

Olov heads back to the Canadian Rockies.

Corey shares the story behind the image that launched his career.

The Dirt road to company: Krynica Zdroj to Zyndranowa.

Carretera Austral, part II.

Zero Visibility, Alone.

The Road.

Trina & Greg have a Stutter Start.

Hiking on Cuyamaca State Park.

Christine’s conclusion on her hike through Southern Europe.

Jaska Jokunen

Gear Reviews & Deals

Martin shows you how to make your own (almost) free waterproof maps.

Neil reviews the Fill2Pure Water Filter Bottle, while the Backpacking Engineer reviews the Simple Hydration Water Bottle.

The Blue Ice Warthog 38 reviewed.

Alan did a great hiking trousers drying comparison test.

Laurie shares 5 inexpensive gear finds from OR.

I reviewed the Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Touring Pants for Bergzeit.

UL thoughts in the Military.

Christ helps you choosing the right sleeping bag.

Cass doesn’t need roads anymore.

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Bergzeit has a huge Fleece jacket sale,

Take $10 Off Your Order of $100 or More in the CampSaver Outlet with the Coupon Code: TENNER.

Check the official REI Coupons & Rebates page to save on gear.

It’s time for the Backcountry Semi-Annual Sale, which has up to 50% off site-wide at the & free shipping over $50.

Shop for the ULA Circut Backpack!

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