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The Green Adventurer - NEMO Fillo Pillow
Gear Review

NEMO Fillo Pillow – Gear Review

A proper pillow is something I never paid attention to. Instead, for years I used a simple inflatable one which I then tried to make comfortable with whatever gear was left in my tent. As a result I always woke up with pain in my neck and never slept well. Which is ridiculous since I

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The Green Adventurer - NEMO Fillo Pillow
Gear Review

NEMO Fillo Pillow – Gear Review

A proper pillow is something I never paid attention to. Instead, for years I used a simple inflatable one which I then tried to make comfortable with whatever gear was left in my tent. As a result I always woke up with pain in my neck and never slept well. Which is ridiculous since I

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Testing the Icebreaker #teesforgood challenge
Gear Review

Icebreaker #TeesForGood Challenge

Recently I’ve seen a lot of posts about the Icebreaker #teesforgood challenge. The challenge is to wear the same shirt for 7 days without washing it. Since most of my shirts usually start to smell after just one day I decided to give this ‘7 Days, 1 Tee, 0 Washes’ challenge a go! The shirt

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Outdoor Retailer

Sustainable Gear at Outdoor Retailer

Last week was Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, the largest outdoor tradeshow of North America. These tradeshows are the place where outdoor brands and manufacturers showcase their products for next year. Snews put together a list of the 25 coolest products presented at the show. Based on this list, here is some sustainable gear from this

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Reusable water bottle being filled
Green Gear

Reusable Water Bottles for Your Next Adventure

In this warm weather it’s important to stay hydrated. Which means you can’t go without (reusable) water bottles. Especially when you’re out on an adventure! Single-use plastic bottles In the build-up to last week’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, 200+ brands signed up to the Plastic Impact Alliance. Thereby committing to reject single-use plastic bottles at

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Gear Review

Adidas Terrex Trailmaker GTX – Gear Review

Hiking is done in boots. Or at least that’s what I thought. So I always used my Lowa Renegade GTX Mid boots, no matter the weather or the temperature. However, last year I came across several hikers on the PCT and the one thing I noticed was that most of them are doing this incredible

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News

United By Blue Quits Single Use Plastics

Yesterday was World Oceans Day, established by the United Nations to remind us of the importance of our oceans. 70% of our planet is ocean and even though we all know that trees produce oxygen, it’s actually the oceans that provide us with 70% of our oxygen. Therefore it’s important to protect our oceans. Something

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GoLite ReGreen Windshell
Green Gear

GoLite – ReGreen Windshell

The GoLite ReGreen Windshell is a pretty cool piece of gear. It’s made of recycled green plastic bottles, which are usually undesirable for recycling. This is becasue green bottles can’t be re-dyed. GoLite decided to use this to their advantage and use the colour of the bottles. The ReGreen Windshell owes its colour to the

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A flat lay out of some gear
General

Would You Rent Outdoor Gear?

Renting products and services is nothing new. What is new is that platforms providing us the service of using something without owning it pop-up left and right. As more and more products and services become available for us to rent, the question is would you also rent outdoor gear? Let us know in the comments!

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Quechua Tent
General

Decathlon – 100% Environmentally Friendly?

Recently I came across a sign in the Decathlon which said “100% environmentally friendly”. It showed a T-shirt for only € 8,99! I figured such a bold statement for such a low price deserves some more investigation. First of all; 100% environmentally friendly T-shirts do not exist. Any form of manufacturing has a negative impact

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Green Gear

Bluesign – A Good Sign

When looking for gear you may have noticed the Bluesign label on some tags. But what does this blue label mean and why does it make gear green? The Bluesign system in a nutshell The Bluesign system is a certification system that involves the entire supply chain. Instead of just testing a finished product they

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Green Adventurer
News

Rank a Brand – Sport and Outdoor Ranking 2019

Rank a Brand has updated its ‘Sport & outdoor clothing’ category for 2019. Overall, the outdoor brands often report on their use of environmentally preferred raw materials and chemicals. As well as the labour conditions. However, Rank a Brand does mention that companies could improve reporting on their climate footprint. We have previously mentioned Vaude

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Guppyfriend washing bag with the Green Adventurer logo sign
Gear Review

Fighting Microfibers with the Guppyfriend

Following my post on Synthetic Microfibers I have been testing the Guppyfriend. The Guppyfriend is a washing bag which protects the textile and reduces the breaking of fibres by 86%. This means less shedding as well as extending the garment’s lifespan. Additionally, the bag retains 90% of the fibers released during washing. First impressions of

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The Green Adventurer - Sherpa Nangpala jacket being tested on the GR57 in March
Gear Review

Sherpa Nangpala – Gear Review

Recently I decided to get a piece of gear I did not have yet; a proper insulation layer. During my search I came across Sherpa Adventure Gear. A company which I had never heard of before. However after looking into them it turns out that they do some pretty cool stuff. So, I decided to

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Impact

Synthetic Microfibers – Leaving a Trail of Plastic

You may have heard of the plastic soup floating in our oceans. However, have you ever heard of synthetic microfibers? They are basically very small plastic particles which shed from our synthetic clothing. Since microfibers are so small they seem relatively harmless. However, the large quantity of synthetic textiles used worldwide means microfibers have a

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Lofthus Norway Scandinavia
Green Gear

Scandinavian Sustainability

When you’re not out hiking the closest thing you can do is to go to your local outdoor store and enjoy checking out gear. So that’s what I did this weekend. During this visit I came across two brands confirming that Scandinavians know how to make awesome gear and respect nature; Haglöfs and Bergans of

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ISPO 2019

Grüezi Sleeping Bag – Product of the Year (?)

Today was the last day of ISPO 2019, which is the largest trade fair for sports business. Every year the ISPO awards are presented there. Nominees are judged at four core criteria; innovation, design, functionality, and sustainability. The winner is decided by a jury of 43 experts from the sports world. The best innovations are

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Gear Review

My “Big Three” Outdoor Gear – Backpack

I have been infected with the outdoor virus for some years now and since then I bought quite some gear. Most of my gear was bought second hand (because it can get quite expensive..) or before I was aware of any sustainability issues. However, I thought it would be interesting to have a look at

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Green Gear

3 Outdoor Brands Pushing for Sustainability

It’s time to talk about the fun stuff: Gear! The aim of the Green Adventurer is to become aware of the environmental impact of our gear. However, this does not mean that we are not allowed to enjoy our gear or get excited when companies start showing off their latest collection. It just means that

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Impact

PFC-free Gear

Some pieces of gear are more important than others. One of those essentials is proper rain gear. Depending on the type of trip you’re making the result of bad rain gear can range from discomfort to outright danger. In order to keep us dry much of our gear contains Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs). These are a

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Green Gear

Green Gear or Green Washing?

Sustainability is a hot topic which many outdoor gear companies are addressing by changing and improving upon their ways of doing business. Unfortunately there are also many companies which share a beautiful sustainability story without providing the data to back it up. To illustrate what I mean let’s have a look at a brand we

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General

Green Adventurer, The Story

My first experiences with planning a hiking trip and buying gear were in preparation of my trip to Norway in 2015. Back then I did not realize how addictive it would become, not just the hiking and enjoying the outdoors but also the search for the best gear. As some of you may recognize my

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