Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review 236

“You learn a lot when you’re barefoot. The first thing is every step you take is different.” - Michael Franti

Luna Sandals Mono


It’s spring, lakes and rivers are open and you are pondering which packraft to get? I know the feeling. Good thing the Packrafting Store has created the most awesome fully-interactive comparison chart which lists all their packrafts from super-ultralight to cargo carriers for the whole family. Use it to find the right packraft for your needs, sorted by size, weight and best use, rated from robustness to Whitewater capability and see what the different accessories weigh. After you made up your mind click the packraft and get directly to the prduct page and find out even more about your chosen raft. I know I’d wish there’d been something like this when I started packrafting years ago!

Packrafting Store Comparison Chart

Help LAUFBURSCHE and win a SUL Cuben Fiber huckePÄCKchen!

I am a cyclist. I am here to fuck you up.

Share your favourite Weekend Bikepacking Route and win some sweet prizes.

Dean Potter, 1972–2015.

How Chris McCandless Died.

Alex Lowe’s Son Reflects on Finding Closure.

Win a cool Edelrid climbing outfit at Bergzeit.

Candide Thovex skis in spring conditions.

The Enormocast with Ines Papert.

A good Motion Timelapse Tutorial.

Check out these hand-made leather sandals from VIVOBAREFOOT.

Adjustments on and off the trail.

Books for the 21st Century Environmentalist.

Bunyan Velo Issue 6 is out!

How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running.

Get $30 Off the Fre Power Case From LifeProof which gives your iPhone 6 complete protection plus 2X Battery Life. Oh, and there’s Free Shipping, too!

Bergfreunde finally got a responsive website! Go check it out on your tablet and smartphone and also check out their big 10th Anniversary Raffle!

The Backcountry.com Outlet has up to 70% off on your favourite outdoor gear and gives you free 2-day shipping on orders over $50.

Trip Reports

Check out Hikeminded’s Serra de Tramuntana posts from the GR21! [German]

“La travesía de los lagos”.

Nick visits Conachcraig and Lochnagar.

Ute & kids enter the realm of the Dragon, the Kundler Klamm. [German]

夏至・遊の營. [Chinese]

The Ladies’ Climbing trip to Yosemite.

Cool trip report from the Coast Trail – East Sooke Regional Park.

Oh, how beautiful is…. [German]

Somewhere in New Zealand.

Heather’s Wake Up Fall.

Gerald finishes his exploration of the Huanchaca Plateau. [German]

A spring wild camp in Mid Wales.

Highland Trail 2016 Recce.

David takes a hike up Mt. Kawanori.

Rode Trip: Bikefishing the Salmonfly Hatch in Maupin.

Check out Rick’s Sunshine Coast Trail Trip Reports.

What’s left.

Enjoying the view

Gear Reviews

Using your Smartphone as a GPS.

Derek reviews the Hennessy Deep Jungle Asym Hammock.

Raf takes a look at the Arc’teryx Acrux AR Boot.

Keith reviews the ZPacks Sleeping Bag.

Jens tests the Adidas Terrex Skyclimb Top. [German]

Ivo made a DIY Tramplite-Style Shelter from Silnylon.

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