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!
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!
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.
Did you know that Hanwag and Lowa are brothers? You probably didn’t.
Hans Wagner started Hanwag in 1921. Two years later, his brother Lorenz decided to give him a run for his money. Their third brother also started a footwear brand, but that’s a story for another day.
Both are Bavarian, both are high-quality footwear brands, and both specialize in hiking boots. Which brother do you think did better?
It’s easy, we will give you an all-inclusive view of each brand, and our opinion, so you can decide for yourself which pair of boots is worth your money.
In today’s comparison we will take a look at Timberland versus Woodland, two brands adored by workers and outdoor adventurers all over the world.
Timberland and Woodland are companies that specialize in shoes and boots particularly designed for work and outdoor activities such as hiking, but also for everyday city life.
There is plenty to look for when choosing your hiking or working footwear.
The most important factors that you should consider are a correct grip, breathability, waterproofness and, of course, warmth.
They should also be sturdy enough to handle the rough outdoors, while still being light enough on your feet.
And these two brands provide all of these features.
However, they don’t just stop at shoes, because they also design clothes, backpacks and other accessories.
So, with that in mind, let’s get started and see which of these two would be the better choice.
We are sure that you are just as much of an outdoor enthusiast as we are.
And because we are like you, we know how hard it is to make a choice between different brands of jackets and outdoor gear.
It’s challenging to pick the perfect product, but as your experience grows, the process becomes easier and quicker. At least, this is what has happened to us.
It’s for this reason that we make these comparisons between brands, to help you choose the best gear for your personal situation.
And in the same time, by doing so, we all learn about new brands, products and technologies.
Today we will compare two popular outdoor brands, The North Face, which we have featured many times here, and Kathmandu, that makes its first appearance on our site.
Let’s try to find out which would be the better choice between the two!
Traveling soon and looking for a new pair of shoes that allows you to walk for miles in style?
Or perhaps you have plans to go hiking or kayaking with your friends and in dire need of a pair of sandals but haven’t decided what to buy?
Well, you have come to the right place.
We are here to talk about two of the best brands available for such occasions: Teva and KEEN.
We are familiar with KEEN as we have previously compared it to Merrell, and today we will do the same thing and compare it to Teva.
So, let’s take a look at each brand individually and then try to find out which would be the better choice.