Ivan is testing

Ruggear RG702 review

I have tested the RG702 on various mountain ranges in Europe and Africa, and it has already earned its post in my standard equipment list. In fact can’t I wait to bring it to Everest North side, where China Mobile claims to offer full 3G coverage all the way up...

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Review of Brunton Solaris 4 watt USB solar panel

Life in the mountains is undeniable a whole lot easier when you are self-sufficient, and power is no exception in these digital times. I have earlier used another solar panel from another vendor before Søren from Fenix Outdoor gave me the solar panel from Bruntons, a Brunton solaris 4 watt USB solar panel

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Ivan Braun tests Haglofs Lizard Jacket

Where do you start with this great softshell from Haglofs (yet another), Haglofs Lizard jacket is a definite success in every outdoor wardrobe, regardless if it’s a trip to the fell, to the woods, on the boat or something completely different. The jacket is best suited under activities, due to...

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Review of Mont Blanc written by Bo Belvedere

Ever since I climbed Mont blanc the first time in 1983, where I freezing and hopeful in company with my 2 more experienced Alpine buddies, Claus and Stig step by step fought my way to the top in headwind and drifting. This mountain has had a special place in my...

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Mini “toy” compass

When Jens from OutdoorXperten.dk asked me to test the mini compass from silva, their Metro model, I was surprised. By the first look this looks like a toy and I had a hard time not laughing when thinking that I, as a mountaineer at any time should find this peace of toy handy. Oh well, I gave it a chance and have had it with me on a couple of trips here in the spring.

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Review of The North Face Verto S4K boot.

When Bo from the North Face store in Odense told me about these boots for the first time, I thought to myself “That was about damn time that the North Face came into the game with a technical boot” and “No, it looks like a toy boot, why does the North Face call an colorful trekking boot for an Alpine boot?”

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