Backpack vs Rucksack: What’s the Difference?

Backpack vs Rucksack: What's the Difference?

Through the past years that we have been writing brands and compiling selections, jackets and brands that make great jackets have been the focus of our work.

It is time to change things up a bit and start looking at other outdoor gear that are essential for having a safe and enjoyable time when out in nature.

Today it is a discussion on bags that are meant for travelers, hikers, campers and everyone else who has something to carry when out and about.

As per the title, we will be looking at backpacks and rucksacks. Our intention is to compare the two and to learn more about their history, use and determine which one you should go for.

This is in continuation to our previous piece on how to best clean and care for a North Face backpack.

Without any further ado, let’s get started!

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Eddie Bauer vs L.L. Bean: Which Brand is Better?

Eddie Bauer vs L.L. Bean: Which Brand is Better?

It is the season for adventures here in the Northern hemisphere, as the heat and sun make it a great time to explore and spend time outdoors.

Many of us enjoy sunbathing by the sea, but a great deal of people prefer the woods and mountains. In this heat, who can blame them?

If you are part of the latter group, the importance of quality clothing and gear is well known to you.

However, before purchasing anything, many turn to online forums and reviews to determine which brand they should go for.

Deciding on the brand can be as important as the actual product you are looking for, because variables such as quality, price and design vary considerably from brand to brand, making the search tedious at times.

That is what we are here for, to introduce you to some of the best brands for outdoor adventures. We have looked at it a bit differently, as a matter of fact.

Instead of just going through one brand (we have done that as well), we prefer comparing the big names to each other in order to determine which of the two would make the better choice.

Today we will do that very same thing, by looking at Eddie Bauer, a brand that has been previously featured in our comparisons, and L.L. Bean, a newcomer.

Let’s get right down to it!

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Marmot Montreal vs Montreaux Coat: A Comparison

Marmot Montreal vs Montreaux Coat: A Comparison

Coats in the middle of July are not something most people concern themselves with. Well, that is not the case for us.

In our efforts to find the best jackets and gear for your next adventure, we are constantly on the lookout for jackets that pique our interest.

Our numerous selections, reviews and comparisons of jackets are proof of our work and today we will further add to that collection.

We have done several jacket comparisons in these past few months, including comparisons of jackets by the same brand, such as the Arc’teryx Alpha vs. Beta and Thorium vs. Cerium comparisons.

It is time for another comparison between a brand’s products and we have picked the beautiful Montreal and Montreaux coats by Marmot.

Let’s first learn a bit more about Marmot as a brand, and then move on to the coats we have chosen.

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How To Wash a North Face Backpack: A Useful Guide

How To Wash a North Face Backpack: A Useful Guide

Those of you who spend a good amount of their time outdoor in nature know the importance of a quality backpack all too well.

Having a backpack that can carry enough clothing, gear and items is one of the things that can possibly make or break your next outdoor adventure.

Hikers, climbers, campers and travelers from all over the world rely on their backpacks to store and carry their belongings.

The reason why backpacks are so widely used by those that are beyond school age, is their practicality. Your hands are left free while carrying it and a quality backpack is comfortable, sturdy and durable.

In today’s guide we will focus on one very important step in owning a backpack, that of keeping it clean.

As you saw from the title, we will be discussing The North Face backpacks in particular. The reason we picked The North Face is because of the brand’s reputation for quality products and also due to their backpacks being widely popular and used by many.

Bear mentioning backpacks such as Borealis, Jester, Surge and Recon, along with other designs that some of you might already be familiar with.

In a previous guide we have gone through the steps of washing a North Face jacket, which you can find here.

Without any further ado, let’s get started with the steps of how to best wash a backpack by The North Face.

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Berghaus vs The North Face: Which Brand is Better?

Berghaus vs The North Face: Which Brand is Better?

The search for great brands that design outdoor gear and clothing can be an arduous one because there are many different brands to go through.

Well, you have found some that clearly stand out, but which one is the best? Ensue another search for the best brand out of all of the great ones out there.

Welcome to our site and our brand comparisons, where we look at the history, manufacture and products of renowned brands in order to determine which one is the better option for you.

We have included a good number of these brands in our many comparisons, but our work is yet to end.

With that being said, here we go once more comparing two brands that many of you may be familiar with, Berghaus and The North Face.

It’s the first time that Berghaus is featured in one of our comparisons, whereas The North Face has made it into them so many times that we have lost count (for example, here and here).

Without any further ado, let’s get started!

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15 Best Hiking Trails in Norway: Our Top Picks for This Year

15 Best Hiking Trails in Norway: Our Top Picks for This Year

We write a lot about jackets, performance fabrics and outdoor gear here on our site.

Jackets that are made to provide the best experience outdoors are our main focus in the selections, reviews and comparisons that we write, but what good is a jacket that will not be put to use?

Hence, now that we have expanded our jacket selections so much, it’s finally time to turn the attention to one of the best activities that you can wear a jacket to, hiking.

Hundreds of thousands of hikers and trekkers take it upon themselves to explore some of the world’s most beautiful hiking trails and they can all vouch to the importance of a good jacket.

You can find numerous of our selections and reviews for jacket recommendations (like this one or this one) that would be the best for your next hiking adventure.

With all this talk about jackets over, let’s now take a look at the best hiking trails you can find in Norway, one of the most impressive countries for those who enjoy nature and the outdoors.

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Merino Wool vs Cashmere: Differences and Comparison

Merino Wool vs Cashmere: Differences and Comparison

High quality and expensive clothing come in all shapes and forms. They vary in design, style, colors, embellishments and, ultimately, in the materials they are made from.

Any of us can list a number of fabrics and materials that are well known for their high price tag. Silk, Cashmere and Merino are only some of those that would make the list.

We have yet to look at Silk, but Merino was recently featured in one of our comparisons and Cashmere is part of this one.

Today, per the title, we will take a look at these two popular types of wool, Merino and Cashmere.

We will learn more about their origin, their use and the differences between the two, in the hopes of understanding their purpose better and the reasons why they are expensive.

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