Marmot vs Columbia: Which Brand is Better?

Marmot vs Columbia: Which Brand is Better?

Today’s comparison will be all about two of the most popular brands of clothing and equipment for outdoor sports and activities.

We are talking about Marmot and Columbia! Two brands that have been extensively featured here on our site.

You will read about how these two companies were born, the materials used in their production, their prices and some of their best-selling products.

This way you can compare the two brands, understand the differences, and decide which one is better than the other based on the outdoor activity that you will be doing.

At the end, we will also give our opinion as to which one we think is better.

So, let’s begin!

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9 Canadian Winter Boots Brands to Try this Year

9 Canadian Winter Boots Brands to Try this Year

Canadian brands are among the best brands in the world when it comes to winter wear. A few months ago, we saw some great companies from this country for winter jackets and clothing, and today we will focus on footwear.

We did the research and picked 9 of the best Canadian brands that produce winter boots and other footwear.

Among their product lines you will find boots and shoes for your everyday life in the city, for going to work, and for outdoor sports and hobbies like hiking, mountaineering, walking, etc. And the majority of them are made in Canada.

Many of these brands produce other products also, but today we will focus on their footwear.

So, if it’s warmth, safety and a high level of comfort that you are looking for this winter, these are our favorite Canadian footwear brands.

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8 German Boots Brands for Hiking and Outdoor Activities

8 German Boots Brands for Hiking and Outdoor Activities

After our selection of Italian hiking boots and shoes that we published a few months ago, today we will continue with another similar article.

We have picked 8 of the best brands from Germany that design great boots for hiking, trekking, mountaineering and other outdoor activities.

Hiking is one of our favorite physical activities, but it puts a lot of stress to the feet. Hence, the need for a good pair of shoes.

And Germany is among the first places in the list of countries with an old tradition of footwear production, along with Italy.

We will look at the history of these brands, their most popular designs, their materials and manufacturing techniques.

So, let’s begin!

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8 European Backpacks Brands for Traveling, Hiking and Outdoor Activities

8 European Backpacks Brands for Traveling, Hiking and Outdoor Activities

For hiking lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, the backpack is certainly the best ally, an indispensable object for those who love adventure.

To be a truly excellent ally, the backpack must have some basic features, including: size, comfort and, why not, aesthetics.

Hiking enthusiasts prefer wearing a backpack because it is very large and easy to carry.

In fact, there are some criteria, some of which we mentioned above, that a travel or hiking backpack must have: the type of opening, waterproofness, backrest, laces and sturdy zips and, as we said before, capacity, comfort and aesthetics.

When choosing the model, you must evaluate each of the aspects listed above to understand if the model you are buying is suitable for your needs or you simply have to look at something else.

Today we will talk about brands that make good backpacks, with all the above features, for traveling and outdoor activities, and that have one thing in common: they are all from Europe.

Many of these companies design other outdoor products also, so you will have the opportunity to purchase all your outfit in one place.

We will look at their history, their main backpack models and their materials.

So, without any further ado, let’s begin!

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Scarpa vs La Sportiva Shoes: Which Brand is Better?

Scarpa vs La Sportiva Shoes: Which Brand is Better?

Today’s article is for those who are looking for shoes for hiking, mountaineering or other outdoor activities, which are functional and have a unique design at the same time.

We will compare two Italian brands, Scarpa and La Sportiva, and we will try to figure out which of these two is the best choice for your next pair of shoes.

We will discuss how each brand stands out, what features they have in common and how they use the latest technologies.

As you will see, they both have a long and successful history, following the old traditions and making the most of the experience gained over the years, while laying the foundation for a sustainable future.

Let’s get started!

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Hanwag vs Meindl Boots: Which Brand is Better?

Hanwag vs Meindl Boots: Which Brand is Better?

Choosing boots for outdoor activities like hiking, mountaineering, backpacking or camping, is not an easy decision.

The wrong ones can be a nuisance, leading to blisters or even worse, injuries. And this can ruin your trip that you were planning for weeks.

However, this becomes less of a problem with time, experience and of course reading our articles helps ;). At least we hope so!

We have written many articles on boots lately and today we will continue with another comparison between two German brands that make great boots, Hanwag and Meindl.

German brands are among the best ones in the outdoor market, be it for jackets, backpacks, or boots.

And with traditional German diligence and impeccable manufacturing processes, these two companies offer quality, performance and innovation.

So, let’s see which of them would be the better choice for your next pair of boots!

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6 Brands like Moncler but Cheaper (+ Jacket Suggestions)

6 Brands like Moncler but Cheaper (+ Jacket Suggestions)

Moncler is a famous Italian brand founded in 1952 in Monestier-de-Clermont in Grenoble, France, and then in 2003 purchased by an Italian entrepreneur.

They started by making tents and sleeping bags, and later they created their first quilted jackets which quickly became very popular and were used in many expeditions.

In 1968 they also became the official supplier of the French national team of downhill skiing.

Nowadays their products include jackets, parkas, knitwear and many more, but are mostly known for their down-insulated puffer jackets.

As we have seen here, Moncler is a luxury fashion brand with jackets that can reach prices as high as $2000. In that article we talk about the reasons behind such high prices and if you want to learn more, definitely take a look at it.

Today’s article is a bit different though, as it’s a selection of 6 brands that are similar to Moncler in terms of designs and jackets performance, but with cheaper prices.

This way you will have a wider range of options to choose from on your next purchase.

We will start with a brief description of each brand and continue with a jacket suggestion.

Let’s begin!

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