Advent Calendar Door 19

Dear Santa,

Quilts are what we ultralight backpackers & climbers love most. Not only are they way lighter than a sleeping bag, but the freedom of movement and ease of use are at least as important. Enlightened Equipment makes some of the most innovative quilts on the market, and almost all of their quilts are Made-to-Order exactly like one wants it. Extra down and a slim cut? No problem! Synthetic insulation and a wide foot box? Also no problem! Tim and his employees are able to fulfil almost every wish when it comes to quilts, and once you have slept under an Enlightened Equipment Quilt you won’t ever go back to a sleeping bag!

Advent Calendar EE Prize

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I was abroad in Mexico and there were technical difficulties in the backend of the blog. Bear with me on this temporary site until I get things fixed! Meanwhile, read my enLIGHTened Equipment Revelation Quilts Review.

Advent Calendar Door 18

Dear Santa,

Winter, that’s ski-touring season for me. I love to skin up a lonely mountain with a good friend or two, enjoy a warm cup of tea at the summit before dropping in and enjoying fresh powder & untouched slopes on the way back to the valley. On a trip like this a good-fitting and functional ski-touring backpack is mandatory, and the Backcountry 32 Pack from Marmot ticks those boxes very well. When you need to Bootpack it carries the skis in a A-Frame or diagonally, a Shovel and Probe Pocket give fast access to the essential tools when needed and the ergonomically designed shoulder harness makes the pack comfortably to carry all day long. Add in that it is light and durably made and you have pack that you’re looking forward to to carry when you get early in the morning to climb up a mountain!

Advent Calendar Marmot Backcountry 32

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I was abroad in Mexico and there were technical difficulties in the backend of the blog. Bear with me on this temporary site until I get things fixed! Meanwhile, read about how I pack for a ski-touring trip =) 

Advent Calendar Door 17

Dear Santa,

December is the darkest month of the year, when the days get shorter and shorter until the winter solstice. That’s not ideal for being outdoors here up in the north, but that’s where Suprabeam comes in: With their V3air Headlamp and the Q3defend Torch we bring light into the December darkness and can pursue our outdoor activities in the bright light of this headlamp and torch! The V3air is just 140 g but boost up to 250 Lumens, enough to shine up to 195 m far. The Q3defend Torch is even more powerful and also very versatile, and also waterproof! With these two lamps the darkness can come, because we’re ready for it!

Advent Calendar Suprabeam Prizes

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I was abroad in Mexico and there were technical difficulties in the backend of the blog. Bear with me on this temporary site until I get things fixed! Meanwhile, read about Autumn hiking in Finland =)

Advent Calendar Door 16

Dear Santa,

ICEBUG hails from Sweden and if they know one thing then it is how to have good grip on slippery surfaces like ice and snow when you’re out running. The Anima5 BUGrip is a dream come true for us ultralight backpackers and trailrunners as one shoe tips the scales at 280 g in a Size 7.5! Add in plenty of durable Carbide Tips which will bite into the hardest snow & ice to guarantee great grip as well as the weather shield membrane which is laminated to the backside of the upper textile and which prevents snow, cold air and slush to your feet when conditions are getting rough, and you have a shoe which is made for running in the North from October to April!

Advent Calendar ICEBUG Anima5

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I was abroad in Mexico and there were technical difficulties in the backend of the blog. Bear with me on this temporary site until I get things fixed! Meanwhile, read about Autumn hiking in Finland =)

Advent Calendar Door 15

Dear Santa,

you know that aunt or grand mom who always gifts you socks for Christmas? The thing is, we hikers love us some good, durable socks, and that these Aunt Mary socks just aren’t those. Happily Outdoorline.sk can rescue every person who likes to gift socks for the holidays, as they carry the best hiking socks on the market: Darn Tough Socks. Not only do they look great, but they are super-durable, comfortable, made from non-smelly Merino Wool and best of all: They are Guaranteed for life – if they go broken, send them in and get a new pair. Thus with a few pairs of these any backpacker, climber & skier is set for good!

Advent Calendar Outdoorline Darn Tough

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I was abroad in Mexico and there were technical difficulties in the backend of the blog. Bear with me on this temporary site until I get things fixed! Meanwhile, read about Autumn hiking in Finland =)

Advent Calendar Door 14

Dear Santa,

Kupilka creates the most loved Finnish outdoor design product from wood and thermoplastic, and what better way to surprise a loved one for the holidays than with a whole set of amazing Kupilka Goodies with the Kupilka Premium Set? Even better: Surprise the to be gifted one with a delicious meal of home-cooked Finnish delicacies, because with a bowl, a plate, a shot glass and the iconic Kupilka cup as well as cutlery one has all it needs to dine in style from the fine dishes! Then easily rinse it with hot water and be ready for the next meal, for many, many years to come!

Advent Calendar Kupilka Premium

 

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I was abroad in Mexico and there were technical difficulties in the backend of the blog. Bear with me on this temporary site until I get things fixed! Meanwhile, read about Autumn hiking in Finland =)

Advent Calendar Door 13

Dear Santa,

remember that I told you a while ago that one never can have enough backpacks? With the Citus 24 LW Backpack from VAUDE that is certainly true, because a 500 g light pack that’s also very environmentally friendly is definitely worth having for day hikes and overnighters. It’s ventilated back and the ventilated shoulder straps & hipbelt makes it ideal for hot environments – like hiking in Spain and Portugal. Two stretchy side pockets pack water & snacks for easy access on the go, and the reflective details make one visible when hiking late at night back to the village. A durable pack that’s made from sustainable materials, resource-efficient manufacturing and fair production – a triple win thus!

Advent Calendar Vaude Citus

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I was abroad in Mexico and there were technical difficulties in the backend of the blog. Bear with me on this temporary site until I get things fixed! Meanwhile, read about Autumn hiking in Finland =)

Advent Calendar Door 12

Dear Santa,

Something Ultralight backpackers love more than cuben and carbon is titanium. Durable, light and pretty, that’s very understandable I’d say. And as the Trekking-Lite-Shop.com garners to the needs and wants of ultralight backpackers it is no surprise that they also carry a fine array of titanium goodies. Two of these which took my fancy are the Toaks Ultralight Titanium Cook System CS02 and the Toaks Ti Cup, because as fast it is to boil water with a gas stove so noisy is it, and heavy they are, too. Not so the  Toaks Ultralight Titanium Cook System CS02, which tips the scales at a light 166 g and boils water with denatured alcohol in a silent and fast manner. The Ti Cup is just the right size to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning or a hot chocolate in the evening while the food is getting ready in the bigger pot. All in all a great setup which doesn’t weigh one down!

Advent Calendar TLZ Toaks Prize

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Advent Calendar Door 11

Dear Santa,

I love to climb when I’m not hiking, and what does one need for climbing? Right, a rope! Happily the Bergfreunde have a wide variety of ropes, and what’s better than a rope for a dirtbag climber? Exactly, a great rope for a good price with something on top! The Edelrid Daku 10.0 Bergfreunde Edition Rope is such a rope – it’s not just affordable and high-quality, the 10.0 diameter is ideal for projecting and the included ropebag means it stays clean and is easy to transport! It’s just what I need for sports climbing and mixed & ice climbs, so I hope to find one under the Christmas tree soon!

Advent Calendar Bergfreunde Prize

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I was abroad in Mexico and there were technical difficulties in the backend of the blog. Bear with me on this temporary site until I get things fixed! Meanwhile, read about Autumn hiking in Finland =)