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How to Choose a Base Layer

The basics of base layers – what they do and how to choose the right one for you.

The Barrabes Outdoor Layering Guide

Base, mid and outer layers—an introduction to how to layer your clothing properly in order to stay dry and warm outdoors

How to Pack for a Day Hike

We normally have a better idea of what and how to pack in a backpack for a several day journey rather than for a single day. In light of not having to spend the night, most people decide to take very little water, food and maybe some warm clothing.

How to Choose Gloves for Mountaineering, Snow and Ski Activities

A Barrabes guide on the different types of gloves on the market and how to choose the right gloves for each kind of activity

How to Understand the Arc’Teryx Naming Scheme

A quick guide on what the names of the Arc'Teryx models (Alpha, Beta, Gamma, AR, LT, SV, etc.) mean and how to choose the perfect garment for you

How to Choose a Hydration System for Trail Running

Introduction to the different hydration systems available in the market, the pros and cons of each, and how to choose the best one for your next trail race or training session

Guide to choosing hiking boots

Questions about finding the right hiking and trekking footwear? Let us help.

How to Choose Alpine Skis

Basic ski design concepts and factors to consider in order to find the alpine right skis for you

What to Wear for Trail Running and Mountain Races

One might think –particularly those who join the mountain-racing world from a non-mountain background like running– that trail-running clothes are pretty much the same as those worn for urban races.

How to choose your crampons 2017

In this article we explain all types of crampons, their use, and we show you the full range that you can find on our website this season.

How to choose your new 2017 Ice Axe

A lot of time has passed since the first ice axes were adapted to the current models. An undoubted symbol of mountaineering, how to choose an ice axe is something we should pay special attention to.

How to choose a rope for climbing and mountaineering

Learn about the different kinds of climbing and mountaineering ropes and the safety standards regulating their use.

How to Choose your Trail Running Pack or Belt

What you need to know and take into account when choosing a pack for your next trail run.

How to Choose Your Rock Climbing Shoes

Trad, sport, boulder, beginners, higher grades, laces, Velcro, flat, curved—just a few of the factors you'll need to think about when it comes to choosing climbing shoes.

How to Choose the Right Trail Running Shoes for You

Whether they are for short runs or for ultras of more than 100km, we will discuss the different trail running shoe options that are suitable for every condition.

How to Choose Mountaineering Boots

Planning for an expedition in the Alps this year? Find out how to get the right boots for your next adventure.

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