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Outdoor Research Interstellar Bivy Review: Tiny Home Between the Stars

The Interstellar Bivy from Outdoor Research sets out to hit a sweet spot between lightness, protection, and usability – with a “wearable” approach to what a bivy can be.

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Icebug’s Oribi 2 GTX RB9X: Long-Term Review

One of the shoes I was least sure about turned out an absolute favorite: Icebug’s Oribi 2 GTX with their RB9X rubber compound sole.

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Ultimate Direction’s Fastpack 35: 1.5-Year Review

Fastpacking – carrying as little as possible while moving like a backpacker, but faster – has been a thing even before ultramarathons became so popular. In a running vest/pack like the Fastpack 35 from Ultimate Direction, ultramarathon running meets fastpacking.

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Mammut DeltaX (and more) at OutDoorFN

Mammut Delta X and the Oddity of Techwear

The presentation of the Mammut Delta X collection at the OutDoor Friedrichshafen trade fair this year (2018) – and a Chinese tea ceremony set from Kingpool – provided a nice case of ways we are not “at home in…” this world of fashion and tradition.

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Naglev Unico

Naglev Unico – One and Only Shoes

In a sea of new products at the 2017 edition of the OutDoor Friedrichshafen sports fair, it was the Naglev Unico shoes that somehow stuck out for me.

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Bliz VeloXT from the side

Bliz Velo XT Sunglasses Review – (Non-Plus-)Ultra Lens Science?

The Bliz Velo XT sunglasses turned out to be good for all my sports activities.

Only a bit “un”good for their marketing.

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Icebug Now4 Review – Bomb (Cyclone) Sneakers

Sneakerhead I am none, more of the techwear-inclined: I like clothing that performs, in looks as well as function.

Shoes for that are actually somewhat hard to find.

Icebug with their Now4 sneakers is a good find also for that, not just for running…

[Full disclosure: They were provided to me by the company, for free, no payment made, to talk about as and even if I pleased, no influence whatsoever exerted.]

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Casio ProTrek Smart WSD-F20 In-Depth Review, Part 1: Get Smart About Your Place, #GetAtHome, In This World

The Casio ProTrek Smart WSD-F20, Casio’s second version of an outdoors smartwatch with Android Wear (2.0) was announced at the beginning of 2017.

Sports tech authority DC Rainmaker called himself “perplexed” by it.
I found myself intrigued, now that it includes GPS.

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Blog in Hand

#SympatexHackathon Functional Jacket 4.0

We go outside to enjoy nature… but let’s admit it , we enjoy more than just nature.

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