Last week I told about the principles of my headlamp test. Now I reveal the top lamps, and tell how they have performed during six years of heavy use.
How is it decided what equipment to test in an outdoor magazine? And more interestingly, how is it decided how to test? What are the important factors?
When it's really cold, what do you wear on your hands? When you are hiking, that is spending all the day outside, it's crucially important to have proper kind of handwear. Here's my choices.
Is there any sense in hiking ultralight? Is it safe? Is it only for marked trails? Can you enjoy your hike if you discard many of the equipment you usually carry? Yes, yes, no and yes.
We live in a world of disposable things. That is extremely sad! On the other hand, there are outdoor products that last from father to son. Let's see some examples from my own hiking gear with a lifetime of 20 years or so.
I have used merino t-shirt every single day for year and two months now. I conducted a five months long test for Finnish outdoor magazine Erä last year, and after the test was published, I have continued using the same test shirts. What have I learned? There's a wish for merino shirt manufacturers in this post.