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Whether it’s clothing, shoes or equipment, our experts will explain to you what’s important. Your well-being is close to our hearts – because we don’t just sell products, we use them ourselves, too!

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by Alpinetrek-Expert

Jan

Road bike shoes may actually be considered an extension to a bike rather than apparel. These shoes have a firm fit and a rigid sole construction, guaranteeing an excellent power transfer, maximum efficiency and an outstanding performance whilst cycling. When looking for road bike shoes, the most expensive pairs aren’t necessarily the best. Plus, maybe […]

by Alpinetrek-Expert

Guest author

If you enjoy spending lots of time outdoors, then you need to be optimally protected against the elements. Whether you opt for a waterproof hardshell jacket, an insulating down or synthetic jacket or a softshell jacket that can protect you against the wind will entirely depend on where and how you’ll use it. While functional […]

by Alpinetrek-Expert

Florian K.

Sport climbing and bolts. These days, they belong together like bouldering and low-cut trousers. Perhaps the reassuringly shiny silver metal found on crags has already helped you achieve undreamt-of performances. Or maybe you’ve cursed because you haven’t been able to sport a bolt. Set correctly, bolts significantly increase safety whilst rock climbing. But what is […]

by Alpinetrek-Expert

Simon

If you’re in the market for a simple-to-use stove, then an alcohol stove is the way to go. These stoves are affordable and barely require any maintenance. They’re fuelled by denatured alcohol, which is ethanol that has bitter additives to make it toxic and undrinkable. In outdoor use, the stoves have a special type of […]

by Alpinetrek-Expert

Jan

Disc brakes or rim brakes? This is the question that every cyclist encounters probably at least once in his life. To answer this question, we will take a closer look at and compare both brakes today. Which system is best for mountain bikers and road cyclists? While the question of disc brakes or rim brakes […]

by Bergfreund

Jörn

Anyone who has ever been in a climbing or bouldering hall will confirm it: As soon as you enter the hall, your gaze is drawn to the colourful variety of holds. Climbing holds in all imaginable colours and shapes are an essential part of training on artificial climbing walls. But what distinguishes a blue sloper […]

by Bergfreund

Jörn

Last Sunday I went to the forest to look for mushrooms. Unfortunately, it had rained the night before, so I was expecting it to be pretty muddy. Normally I wear worn out running shoes or my approach shoes when I’m heading into the forest, but because it was looking muddy, I decided to wear my […]

by Alpinetrek-Expert

Guest author

When choosing the right footwear for outdoor activities you should take your time. There are some questions that should be answered in advance to avoid problems with unsuitable shoes or aching feet. Not only physical ailments such as the well-known blisters are among them, but also a shoe that does not fit the purpose will […]
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