Salomon vs Merrell: Which Brand is Better for Hiking Shoes and Boots?

Salomon vs Merrell: Which Brand is Better for Hiking Shoes and Boots?

Now that the seasons are changing once more, clothing and gear for having a comfortable and safe outdoor experience also change.

One very important part of the outdoor attire for hiking, climbing or any activity is also footwear. Boots and hiking shoes, to be more specific.

We often focus on jackets and brands that specialize in jackets for a variety of activities, ranging from the easiest and simplest ones, to extreme sports that require high-performance and technical clothing and gear.

Well, it is time to look at footwear, as one of the most important things to ensure that you purchase correctly as it can make or break your experience out in nature.

While there are shoes that can be versatile and suitable for a number of sports activities, this does not necessarily translate into them being proper footwear for those who are looking to challenge themselves. This is why shoes and boots made for a specific activity, for example hiking, are an essential part of your wardrobe.

However, today we will not be looking at different types of boots and hiking shoes, but rather at two brands which are renowned for making quality footwear, Salomon and Merrell.

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L.L. Bean vs Lands’ End: Which Brand is Better?

L.L. Bean vs Lands' End: Which Brand is Better?

As the range of products that we review and explore expands, looking at brands that are renowned for a variety of outdoor products and not solely limited to clothes is also necessary.

This past year we have gone through numerous brands and their top-selling and most popular designs, and fortunately there are many more brands to feature and become acquainted with.

In today’s brand face-off, we have selected L.L. Bean and Lands’ End, two brands that make outdoor clothing and other gear that are essential for having a safe and cozy time in your adventures.

We will begin with L.L. Bean, as it is a brand that has been previously featured in our comparisons.

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8 Scandinavian Jackets & Outdoor Gear Brands for the Cold Weather

Best Scandinavian Jackets & Outdoor Gear Brands for Rain and Snow

Most of the readers are already acquainted with several Scandinavian brands and their jackets and outdoor gear, either by having read, heard or even tried the products themselves.

It’s no news that these brands are some of the best out there, especially when it comes to winter gear. This might be related to the fact that they know quite well what a truly harsh weather is.

The brands selected for this article are eight. They are popular and renowned for the high quality of their designs. As for style, the jackets for this selection are definitive eye-catchers, with different styles and lots of colors, because it is important to remain in style and looking good even when the rain will not stop.

The jackets are for both men and women, with unisex selections as well, so let’s head right into it.

For each brand, we’ll start with some information and then we will continue with the product we have picked. Also, for some brands we have compiled a section where we answer some questions asked by users online and offline.

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7 Icelandic Clothing Brands for your Outdoor Adventures

7 Icelandic Clothing Brands for your Outdoor Adventures

Clothing for outdoor adventures are not hard to come by in this day and age. For those looking to shop locally, odds are that you will get your hands on a design that is just right for you, and if that doesn’t work out, online stores are there to save the day.

Because those of you coming to this selection are from across the globe, for some time now, we have been looking at several brands that make great quality outdoor clothing, at times focusing on a single brand, and other times focusing on brands from a particular country.

We have gone through a number of countries so far, including those of the Scandinavian peninsula, which are part of the Nordic countries, in which Iceland is a part of, too.

Iceland is a country with a rich history and with some of the most impressive geological landscapes in the world. Active volcanoes, strong winds and cold temperatures are just some of its characteristics, and with those come particular clothing requirements.

While Iceland brands have primarily been focused on providing quality winter designs that could withstand the harsh weather, some innovative and impressively stylish brands have emerged in the last few decades, too.

Today, we will be looking at 7 Icelandic brands, which make great designs for both activewear, as well as for a casual day out.

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L.L. Bean vs Patagonia: Which Brand is Better?

L.L. Bean vs Patagonia: Which Brand is Better?

We are officially in Autumn, although you wouldn’t really be able to tell looking at the weather and the heat that persists. With the season upon us, we are now fully justified to discuss jackets.

Well, technically we will be discussing brands that make great jackets in today’s comparison.

As we have started to turn our focus to outdoor gear, too, in this comparison we will not include just jackets, as we have done in the past, but will look at some other best-selling products from the brands.

Both L.L. Bean and Patagonia have been previously featured in our work, and it is now time to see which one of the two would be the better choice for your next purchase.

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Osprey vs Gregory: Which Brand is Better?

Osprey vs Gregory: Which Brand is Better?

We often discuss jackets or fabrics on our site, where we review, compare and learn more about the origins, purpose and use of these garments.

Having a good time outdoors is not solely dependent on where you are going or with whom. Weather plays a big role in how things will go and being well prepared is a must when out in nature.

Those who spend a good deal of their free time in the woods, mountains or hiking trails will tell you that quality clothing and gear are essential. You never know how the weather may change, especially during autumn and spring months, when it’s sunshine one minute and the next it’s heavy rainfall.

For this reason, jackets and other garments that are made to protect you against the elements, while also keeping you cool and dry on the inside are really important.

Clothes, however, are not the only thing you must consider for travel or any outdoor adventure. Backpacks are also very important.

While surely you can get away with a backpack that won’t withstand the elements or one that will last for years, having one of high quality is a really smart investment.

Name brands make great backpacks, namely Arc’teryx or The North Face, but there are in fact backpack-specific brands on the market, which specialize in designing different packs, rucksacks and all types of bags.

Today we will look at two of those brands, Osprey and Gregory.

Just a few days ago we looked at Osprey vs. Deuter and today we will do another comparison.

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How To Wash Arc’teryx Jackets and Outdoor Gear: A Practical Guide

How To Wash Arc'teryx Jackets and Outdoor Gear: A Practical Guide

An important step in maintaining clothes or any other gear is that of keeping them clean. When it comes to clothes, this entails washing them depending on what the care label recommends.

Gear, on the other hand, vary. Some require washing, whereas others can be easily cleaned with a wipe down or brushing dirt off.

Because keeping clothes and gear clean is so essential in ensuring that they will last for a long time and look good, we have compiled several guides on this topic.

Typically we focus on certain jackets, such as down or polyester ones, but brand jackets and gear have also been part of our clean & maintenance guides.

Our topic for today, as the title indicates, is learning the best method to wash a jacket and other outdoor gear by Arc’teryx.

We discussed how to wash Patagonia jackets several months ago and recently also looked at the best steps to clean a backpack by The North Face, so today is time to look at Arc’teryx products.

We picked this brand for our guide as it is renowned for the high quality and performance of their designs, which means that it is all the more important to learn how to best care for your Arc’teryx product.

Let’s get started with the brand’s introduction first, and then get right down to the cleaning steps.

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