The Scottish Highlands are a perfect destination for those who like hiking. In our case we started hike from Dalwhinnie train station. We walked along Lake ‘Loch Ericht’, camping at night on the shore.
Having purchased a packraft a few years ago, I was looking for the best packrafting paddles which were in my budget and came across the Werner Shuna or its bigger brother the Powerhouse, Werner Pack-Tour M and the VE Creeker Glass Blades on a Straight Black Glass Shaft. All paddles come in 4 peaces and are super light to take with you on your packrafting trip. They can be used for recreational or for whitewater paddling. The Werner paddles are made in the US and the VE paddles are handmade in the UK.
Since I am planning to go to Sarek National Park in Sweden this autumn, I was looking for a wind jacket which I could take along with me beside a rain jacket and which would also be suitable to wear in the the mountains i.e. light and breathable. After reviewing several jackets, I went with the Arc’teryx Squamish Hoody which I have used now extensively on all my hiking, backpacking and other backcountry trips and here comes a short review.
Since I recently purchased a packraft, I realized quickly that my Laufbursche Huckepack is going to be a bit small for a multi-day packrafting trip. So I decided to order a Hyperlite Mountain Gear Porter 4400. I have used the Porter for a couple of years and I am quite happy with it as I can use it as an ultralight backpack for hiking, backpacking, packrafting and other backcountry trips. Here is a short review and some pictures of the Hyperlite Mountain Gear Porter 4400.