Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

Gear Reviews

A selection of gear which has been used, abused and reviewed.


Patagonia Ascensionist Pack 45L
Hyperlite Mountain Gear IcePack
GoLite Pinnacle 2010 Review
ULA Epic
ULA Ohm First Look
Osprey Hornet 32 Review - incl. Video!


Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid - incl. Video!
Hyperlite Mountain Gear ECHO I Shelter System Review - incl. Video!
Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn Review - incl. Video!
MSR Hubba HP Review - incl. Video!
Tarptent Scarp 1 First Look
Tarptent Scarp 1 in the Snow

Sleeping Equipment

Quilt 101
enLIGHTened Equipment Revelation Quilts
GoLite Ultra 20° quilt
Katabatic Gear Sawatch Quilt
Multimat and Therm-A-Rest Sleeping Pads Review
Therm-A-Rest NeoAir XTherm


The 2nd Renaissance of Esbit
BushBuddy Ultra First Look
BushBuddy Ultra In the Snow incl. Video!
Bushcooker LT 2 In The Snow - incl. Video!
Clikstand Denali Titanium Combo & Sierra Combo - incl. Video!
Jetboil Sol Ti - incl. Video!
Monatauk Gnat - incl. Video!
MSR Reactor First Look - incl. Video!
Optimus Crux Lite Solo Cook Set - incl. Video!
Primus OmniLite Ti - incl. Video!
Sanpos’s CF Stove - including Video!
Tibetian Titanium 1100 Pot
Trail Designs Ti-Tri Inferno First Look - incl. Video!
Trail Designs Ti-Tri Inferno In the Snow - incl. Video!
Platypus 1l bottle


Layering Guide How to Dress for Winter


Marmot Speed Light Jacket
Haglöfs OZO Pullover
GoLite Tumalo Storm Jacket & Pants
Rab Demand Pull-On
Rab Momentum Jacket and Drillium Pants Review

Wind jackets

Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody
Rab Cirrus Wind Top
Arc’teryx Squamish Hoody


Finisterre Zephyr Boxer Shorts
Smartwool Microweight Zip T and Microweight Bottoms
Woolpower Long Sleeve, Long Johns, Mitts, Socks and Balaclava Review


Finisterre Bise Mk II Vest
Integral Designs PLQ Jacket and PLQ Pants
Klättermusen Loke
Nahanny Down Vest
Montane Fireball Smock First Look
Rab Microlite Vest
Sir Joseph Koteka Down Jacket
Patagonia W’s Nano Puff Pullover Review


Salomon Speedcross 3
Inov-8 TrailRoc 235
Salewa Wildfire Approach Shoes
Adidas Supernova Riot 2
Inov-8 X-Talon 190
Inov-8 Roclite 295
Inov-8 OROC 280
Vibram Five Fingers KSO First Look
Scarpa Phantom Ultra Boots

Other clothing

Lightweight Hiking Shirts
Lightweight Hiking Pants
Merino Buff First Look
Outlier Woolback OG

Winter gear

Fjellpulken XCountry 130 Pulka
Madshus Glittertind MGV+ Skis
MSR Lighting Ascent Review - incl. Video!

Photography gear

Peak Design Capture PRO Camera Clip
TrailPix Ultralight Tripod
Joby GorillaPod SLR
Panasonic Lumix G2 Review
Panasonic Lumix GF1 Review
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 Review
Panasonic Lumix GF2 Field Report
Sony NEX-5 Field Report</a>

Climbing Gear

Ocún Paddy Dominator Crashpad
Grivel G20 Crampons
Scarpa Phantom Ultra Boots
Scarpa Stix
Petzl Nomic Ice Tools
Petzl Sirocco Helmet
Assorted Ice Climbing Gear
DMM Classic Rope Bag
DMM Wallnuts
DMM Dragon Cams
Climb on! Bar & Créme
Ultralight Climbing Gear - Carabiners, ropes, belay devices, shoes, harnesses, helmet, backpacks and training boards

Gear for Kids

Isbjörn of Sweden Rib Fleece Jumpsuit
Isbjörn of Sweden Winter Jumpsuit

Various gear

Garmin fēnix
Black Diamond Ultra Distance Trekking Poles
Trailrunning Gear
Waterproof Hiking Maps
Vortex Optics Viper HD Binoculars
mawaii Sun Care

Gear that worked and gear that didn’t I
Gear that worked and gear that didn’t II
Gear that worked and gear that didn’t III
Lightweight compass comparison
Iisakki Järvenpää Puukko and Kuksa Review
Gränsfors Bruks Small Forest Axe
Julbo Dolgan Sunglasses
Light My Fire Swedish Firesteel
Tenkara Fly-Fishing Gear


Food for Thought IV Food for Thought: Stoveless Backpacking Food for Thought III Food for Thought II Food for Thought I