Down feather

Down are small, very soft feathers. In most bird species, they grow under the visible feathers as an undergarment, ensuring optimum isolation of the bird from heat and cold.

Winter camping

5 tips for a good night’s sleep in a tent at minus degrees and snow

Planning multi-day tours

Put on a backpack and some hiking boots and set off to foreign places?
Not quite: Route planning is definitely part of a long distance hike! Unfortunately, the planning of the route is a true abomination to many hikers.

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.