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Be inspired by the experiences of those who prefer the whisper of the forest to the noise of the city and a warm sleeping bag to a hotel room.
David Hotař

Reviews – Cumulus X-Lite 300 sleeping bag

Since I’m not exactly a hotel type and I am spending about five months a…

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David Czempka

Where to go on trek in Europe? List of European long-distance routes

You may be wondering where to head out this year. Maybe you can’t think of…

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David Czempka

A home on your back: how to choose an ultralight backpack

Backpacks have always been essential companions for all mountain adventures – we can’t imagine a…

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Michaela Procházková

On the Camino de Santiago de Gran Canaria trek

For the last few years I’ve been trying to get away from the grey and…

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David Czempka

Ultralight Tent Care: Chapter 1 – Storage, Repairing, Prevention

In our last article we went into detail on how to choose an ultralight hiking…

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Patrik Zouhar

Review: crossing the Beskydy Mountains with Sierra Designs High Route 1 ultralight tent

It’s a cold grey weekend and it’s drizzling lightly outside. The bus stops in Oldřichovice…

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Tomáš Roztočil

Granite Gear Crown2 60 backpack review: a mini-max for long treks into the unknown

It’s been a couple of years since I fell in love with Scandinavia – whenever…

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David Czempka

Dyneema® fibre and its composite and hybrid fabrics

Dyneema® fibers have revolutionized product development in a variety of industries – from military equipment,…

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David Czempka

Long distance trek Kungsleden – is it worth it? Planning tips and gearlist.

“It’s now or never.”, Kuba announces and we run to the boat. The window has…

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David Czempka

Ultralight hiking tents – everything you need to know about them

A portable roof over your head that fits in your pack is a key piece…

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David Czempka

Hiking boots or trail running shoes – that is the question!

Spring is coming, the hills are starting to turn green, luring us fon our first…

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Patrik Zouhar

Test of DexShell Running waterproof socks from a minimalist perspective

When the ancient Greeks made the first socks from animal hair to keep their feet…

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David Hotař

Long trails in the rain – how to stay dry and warm?

“Stay safe and dry.”, Sabrina says goodbye to me 50 kilometres before the Canadian border.…

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David Czempka

There´s materials and then there´s materials – technical dictionary of an outdoor enthusiast

Outdoor equipment has undergone a major evolution in the recent years. Gone are the days…

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David Czempka

In the snow like in the clouds: how to enjoy winter adventures + tips on equipment

Winter has come. Many adventurers crawl into their comfortable holes with a giant mug of…

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David Czempka

Leave no trace

Imagine you’re lying on the most remote mountain peak, a gentle spring breeze blowing, and…

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David Czempka

Riding North: my first bikepacking

Bikepacking is a minimalist approach to cycling that allows you to see more challenging terrain…

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David Czempka

Across the Pyrenees – an interview about the GR11 crossing

The GR11 is one of three long-distance treks across the Pyrenees – 820 kilometres with…

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David Czempka

How to start bikepacking – a few tips and tricks

Bikepacking is a relatively recent addition to the vocabulary of all adventurers who love cycling,…

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David Czempka

Travelight: Our Story, Identity and Plans

It was shortly after high school when our era of hunting for cheap flights and…

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David Czempka

Waterproof socks – what are they good for and how to choose the right ones?

If you’ve already put your boots on the nail and, like us, are a fan…

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David Czempka

Review: backpack Montane Trailblazer 30

Earlier last year Montane introduced a new line of Trailblazer backpacks, which is already much…

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David Czempka

7 tips on how to better enjoy the PCT section hike

The best honeymoon trip imaginable is to at least partially hike the Pacific Crest Trail…

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David Czempka

How to choose a sleeping pad for overnighters and thru-hikes?

The sleeping mattress and sleeping bag are the key elements in your sleeping system. Choosing…

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David Czempka

6 tips for choosing a sleeping bag for overnighters and thru-hikes

There’s nothing better than crawling into your warm sleeping bag after a hard day on…

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David Hotař

Hiking Light – Does It Make Sense for You? What are its Benefits?

Next time you’re packing for the outdoors, do you sometimes stop and think consider the…

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David Czempka

Shedding weight? 7 tips to make your backpack and gear lighter

Are you planning a long mountain crossing and dreading the idea of a 20 kg…

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David Czempka

Review – Cumulus Lite Line 400 sleeping bag on a two-month journey through Patagonia

At the turn of autumn/winter 2018, my girlfriend and I decided to go on a…

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David Czempka

Not all feathers are feathers: everything you need to know

As recently as 150 years ago, you would have equipped yourself with heavy furs for…

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David Czempka

Crossing Iceland: preparations – part 2.

In the first part I covered route planning, navigation and resupply. Now I’ll finish our…

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David Czempka

Crossing Iceland : preparations – part 1.

A few weeks ago we returned from Iceland (September 2017) where we were headed with…

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