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In this article, we’ll try to clarify what stays behind the term "vapor barrier liners" (VBLs) and why you may want to try this concept yourself. It’s a completely different concept that challenges accepted wisdom about “breathability” and cold weather protection.

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Choosing winter gloves and mittens for your needs can be difficult because there are various options making it difficult to orient yourself in the abundance of models, designs, and materials. This guide will help you choose the right type of gloves for your specific needs.

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Choosing headwear for your needs can be difficult because there are so many options like beanies, balaclavas, neck gaiters, and sun protection caps, for example. Sometimes it's just difficult to orient yourself in the abundance of models, designs, and materials. This guide will help you choose the right type of headwear for your specific needs.

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Choosing water bottles and containers for your travel adventure can be difficult but it isn't impossible. This guide was created to help you with choosing the right type of hydration gear for your specific needs. Here we've summarized some of the basics you need to know about water bottles and hydration gear, including main designs, materials, capacity, weight, best use, etc.

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This guide is aimed at explaining everything you need to know about trekking poles. The first part is focused on the main considerations when choosing trekking sticks such as types, different parts of a pole, main materials used, weights, and other important features and properties. There’s also a list of important advantages and disadvantages of using hiking poles.

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Proper foot and boot care are essential for maintaining your feet and footwear in good condition so that your feet and boots are good to go when needed. This post is aimed at explaining basic concepts about foot and hiking boot care to help you keep your feet happy and make your boots last longer.

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This guide will explain everything you need to know about hiking socks including main materials and their characteristics, sock design and construction as well as functions and benefits of trekking socks. The main aim of this blog post is simple: giving you the most valuable information there is to help you choose the best hiking socks for your next travel adventure.

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This post is dedicated to a condition known as altitude sickness, its signs and symptoms, means of prevention as well as proper treatment. There are lots of interesting facts and statistics about altitude illness. For example, it is possible to suffer from altitude sickness only at higher elevations or that anyone can get it regardless of his or her physical condition, age, weight or previous experience in high altitude environments.

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High altitude travel may face you not only with the dangers of altitude illness but also with various heat and cold-related conditions. Trekking and travel through places with high altitude brings changing weather conditions and environments from extreme cold, snowy and windy heights to extreme heat as both can happen on the same trek.

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High altitude hiking poses a challenge to everyone even for those who have experience hiking up in the mountains. However, if you learn some tips and tricks on high altitude hiking and try to apply them, you’ll be much better prepared to face most of the challenges and obstacles that await you at high elevations.

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Nowadays, it’s recognized that waterproof breathable garments aren’t suitable for all conditions and actually clothing that’s water-repellent, windproof, and highly breathable is more versatile and more comfortable. This new clothing was called softshell and rain gear was called hardshell.

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Hiking requires a set of skills and can be very demanding even during the day when there’s enough natural light. Night hiking has a different feeling than hiking during the day. Actually, it’s often a totally different experience that brings unique challenges; hence hiking in the dark isn’t for everyone, especially for novice hikers.

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Hiking in the rain is a bit controversial and as such it has some strong proponents and fierce opponents among the members of the hiking community. Well, walking in rain has its pros and cons and you may wish to know more about them in order to decide for yourself if it's your thing or not. Additionally, you need to be familiar with the dangers associated with hiking in rainy weather to avoid difficult and risky situations.

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What's most important when choosing the best backpack for hiking? Before thinking about particular features, it is best to think about what the primary use of your pack will be. Do you like longer backpacking trips or you are more of a weekend warrior? Do you expect your hiking backpack to last years or you just need a simple pack that can last a single hike? There are many questions that need to be answered.

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Day hikes are the safest and easiest way to start. Moreover, they are easier to plan and prepare than multi-day hikes and as a result, you’ll spend much less time during the planning stage. Furthermore, your mistakes when packing for a day hike will rarely prove costly unless you repeat them again and again. Once you learn from them, they can actually be helpful to avoid problematic situations in your future hiking trips.

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