The perfect backpack and how to organize it

A backpack has the right size if everything you want to take with you fits inside. No more and no less.

Often it is difficult to estimate what you will need on the way. In many cases that leads to packing too much. What you really need of equipment is closely related to what you’re up to.

Leather shoe vs. membrane shoe

The first question you should consider when buying a pair of boots: leather or membrane? Both materials have advantages as well as disadvantages. Which material will support you best in your adventures, you will read here.

Rain jackets

Are you looking for a rain jacket for upcoming outdoor adventures? In addition to the appropriate size and colour, there are other criteria that you should consider.

The water column

When buying a raincoat or a tent, you should always keep an eye on the label. Here you can find information about the so-called “water column”.

How a membrane works

The Gore-Tex membrane is one of the best-known membranes in outdoor clothing. It is now used in raincoats, trousers and hiking boots. According to manufacturers, the products are windproof, waterproof and breathable.

The German​ Alpine Club​ (DAV)

The German Alpine club is the largest mountaineering club in the world.
It has 354 independent sections with a total of 1,131,658 members. In addition to the core activities of the association (mountain sports, mountaineering and alpinism), the protection of nature is an important focus.