Vibram® XS TREK vs MEGAGRIP: Differences and Comparison

vibram xs trek vs megagrip soles

We have discussed Vibram rubber soles on different occasions here on our website.

Briefly, the brand was founded in 1937 in Northern Italy by Vitale Bramani who invented the first rubber lug soles.

These soles were used first in mountaineering boots and today the company has become famous worldwide with many footwear and outdoor brands using their outsoles for their shoes.

We have previously talked about the different types of Vibram soles. In this article, we’ll focus on two particular types of their sole compounds: the XS TREK and the MEGAGRIP.

We’ll show you their main differences and compare them. So, let’s get started!

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10 Outdoor Brands like Helly Hansen that We Love

10 Outdoor Brands like Helly Hansen that We Love

Are you ready for a new “brands like…” article? If you’ve followed us for some time, you probably know that in these types of articles we take a popular outdoor brand and try to provide you with several similar brands.

This way you get to know more outdoor companies and have more outdoor equipment options for your adventures.

Today, we’ll take a look at 10 brands that are similar to Helly Hansen. The Norwegian brand, founded by sea captain Helly Juell Hansen has come a long way since its beginnings in 1877.

After focusing on sailing gear for some time, Helly Hansen has expanded over the years to skiing gear and outdoor clothing and equipment in general. Nowadays it’s an all-round company where you can find all you need for any outdoor activity.

But you probably know all this, right? So, let’s move on to the brands like Helly Hansen that we have picked for you!

We’ll start with the obvious The North Face, Patagonia, and Columbia Sportswear. After that, we’ll move to more “particular” brands like 66°North, Mammut, Bergans of Norway, etc.

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Is Rossignol a Good Ski / Snowboard Brand? (Our Opinion)

Is Rossignol a Good Ski / Snowboard Brand? (Our Opinion)

If you’re into skiing or snowboarding you probably have already heard of the French brand Rossignol, also known by its full name Skis Rossignol.

It was founded in 1907 by Abel Rossignol, so we’re talking about more than 100 years of history. And over these years we all have seen this brand’s name printed on all kinds of winter sports equipment in different world-famous competitions.

Famous winter athletes, including Alberto Tomba, have worn Rossignol’s skis, clothing, and other gear on their races to many Olympic medals.

The brand has also expanded its offering over the years, including other sports and activities less connected with winter, like hiking and biking, with all kinds of products for men, women, and kids.

So, when you see a brand like this, with all these accomplishments your answer would be a big “Yes, Rossignol is an excellent ski and snowboard brand!”

And we agree. But, why? Why is Rossignol such a good snow sports brand? Let’s examine it in detail.

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6 Barefoot and Minimalist Shoe Brands: Our Favorites

6 Barefoot and Minimalist Shoe Brands: Our Favorites

Today we’ll talk about two new types of shoes here on our site, barefoot and minimalist shoes, and our favorite brands from which you can purchase them.

Even though they may be part of two different types of footwear, they’re very similar, so we decided to put them together in this article.

If you’re into running, you probably have already heard of these shoe designs. But they can also be used for hiking and other outdoor activities.

Some of the most known brands that make these shoes are Xero Shoes and Vibram, but here we’ll also show you some others.

So, let’s get started with this selection!

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9 European Workwear Brands: Our Top Picks

9 European Workwear Brands: Our Top Picks

Going to work in your everyday clothes isn’t the best idea. Aside from getting them torn or stained, they’re not exactly protective gear, which can be a major risk.

Work garments provide safety, durability, and flexibility for a wide range of work situations.

And that’s what we’re going to talk about today!

In this article, we have researched and selected 9 European workwear brands to give you many clothing options. They’re high-quality, top-of-the-line, and heavy-duty. Best of all, they’ll make you look good on the job.

So, let’s get started.

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10 Boots Brands like Red Wing: Our Top Alternatives

10 Boots Brands like Red Wing: Our Top Alternatives

Finding the perfect pair of boots for your needs can be a daunting task if you don’t know what you’re looking for.

Whether you’re a hiker, mountain climber, or just someone looking for brand new footwear to match your outfit, we’re here to help you out.

There are many brands that offer high-quality boots to match different needs and budgets. One of these brands is Red Wing, an American company that’s very popular for its iconic designs created over its decades of history.

And if you already know them and like their boots and shoes, today we’ve researched 10 more brands similar to Red Wing that we think you’ll love too.

So, let’s take a look!

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10 Best European Outdoor Brands: Our Favorites

10 Best European Outdoor Brands: Our Favorites

Are you bored with buying your outfits from the same outdoor brand? Do you want to try other brands, but there are just too many to choose from?

We’ve got you covered! In today’s article, we’ll focus on European companies that make great outdoor clothing and gear.

We have researched and selected them by focusing on their history, iconic products, materials, and sustainability.

After the research, we ended up with 10 brands from Europe that we think are some of the best in the outdoor market today.

Here they are!

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