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Gear & Maintenance

It can be fiddly to maintain and repair your outdoor equipment, but when done correctly, its lifetime can be significantly extended. That’s not just good for the environment, it’s also good for your wallet!

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Jörn

Spring is just around the corner and both trails and roads are slowly becoming passable again. So, it’s time to get the bike out of the garage and get fit again. After all, it has been standing around almost all winter and now needs some maintenance. With a few easy manual tricks, the bike is […]

by Alpinetrek-Expert

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Down – a superhero of insulation materials! Synthetic fibres can’t compete. But like every superhero, down also has a nemesis. And in down’s case, this is moisture. Moisture is down’s kryptonite. It is precisely for this reason that impregnated down has been on a seemingly unstoppable advance in the outdoor sector for several years. But […]

by Alpinetrek-Expert

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“Yuck! Keep your stinky feet away from me!” Yeah, we’ve all been on the receiving end of one of these rather unpleasant statements after a long foot march. But, it’s not our fault, right? All that moisture and bacteria have been hard at work all day, transforming our socks into a disgusting, foul-smelling beasts that […]

by Alpinetrek-Expert

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Besides liquid fuel stoves and alcohol stoves, canister stoves are among the most widespread fuel-burning products for mobile outdoor stoves. The gas canisters are available in different sizes, all of which weigh different amounts. Canisters usually come in sizes as small as 100g, but go up in size to 230g and as much as approximately […]

by Alpinetrek-Expert

Lisa

There are so many reasons to wash your walking backpack, trekking rucksack or mountaineering backpack, but none may be as pressing as those stinky shoulders straps that have absorbed so much sweat and sunscreen over the course of their career that the idea of wearing them makes you nauseated. Or, perhaps it’s all the dust […]

by Alpinetrek-Expert

Guest author

Much like the choice between a synthetic or wool base layer, trying to decide between a jacket with down or synthetic insulation can be quite difficult. Luckily, we’ve come to a point where there are so many manufacturers designing hybrid jackets that incorporate treated down or a combination of different materials into one jacket that […]

by Alpinetrek-Expert

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Every true adventurer has a sleeping mat – be it a self-inflating or foam one. I mean, how could they not? After all, they’re so comfy and practical! I know I couldn’t get on without one on my various camping trips or at weekend festivals. Despite how much use we get out of these things, […]

by Alpinetrek-Expert

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Heavy rains, sludge, snow – we outdoorsy folk are all too familiar with wetness and all of its various shapes and forms. We might act like it’s a drag having to deal with it, but let’s be honest here: Who doesn’t enjoy stomping around in the muddy trails on a rainy day? After all, if […]

by Alpinetrek-Expert

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Properly caring for your outdoor clothing and gear is absolutely essential for its proper use on tour. After all, your high-quality gear should not only be used but also cared for so that the athlete in you can benefit from its effective functionality for years to come. Thus, in addition to choosing the appropriate equipment, […]
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