How to choose the right snowshoes for hiking

In winter comes the snow, and regardless how much we love the beautiful veils with which it decorates the trails, snow also makes it more difficult to walk.

But it does not matter: since ancient times the man learned to master the snow using snowshoes to avoid sinking into it. It has been a long time since and those first snowshoes have evolved in more comfortable, modern versions that allow us to enjoy both the horizontal and the low and medium mountain paths in winter.

To help you choose the best ones for you, at Walkaholic we bring you interesting tips to know which snowshoes are the best.

Snowshoes, according to their fixation and materials

hiking in snow rackets
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Modern snowshoes are far from the traditional ones, thanks to the new materials used in their design, their lightness and resistance and how easy they can be adapted to the hiker´s boots. Continue reading How to choose the right snowshoes for hiking

The best gifts for hiking lovers

If you are looking for something to give to a hiking fanatic, you have come to the right place. We know that making a gift for a hiker can be a real headache. That’s why we help you in this difficult task, since the gift must be something functional and useful.

Now, we have before us an additional difficulty to choose this present: usually, an advanced hiker already has a complete set of equipment … and, if it is of good quality, it is made to last. As an additional difficulty, all these accessories are prepared to endure, so even if a backpack (to give an example) is a little old, it will retain its original features even if it looks worn.

With all this precedents, giving a present to a hiker is by itself complicated by another fact, which is the emotional attachment we make to our equipment. It may be time to change the gloves or throw the trekking shoes, but those were the pieces that perhaps conquered the Pyrenees and we rose them to relic level, so … What is the best gift for hiking enthusiasts? From Walkaholic, we try to answer this big question.  Continue reading The best gifts for hiking lovers

Equipment and tips for snow hiking

Although the high mountains always reserve this experience, in the winter months to the regular pleasure of hiking is added the possibility to enjoy the snow.  This natural show reinforces in many cases the beauty of the sites that we walk. But, together with beauty comes a plus in danger.

Snowshoeing has special requirements that each lover of this sport must take into account at the time to select the equipment that you need to take with you. Furthermore, in winter snow is supposed to be an additional challenge, so it should be taken some precautions to prevent that a day of entertaining becomes a tragedy.

So, from Walkaholic we advise you not only what you should take with you if there was a snowfall or if you will face a high mountain, but also we give you some tips to secure your safety.

Choose the appropriate clothing for snow

clothing for snow

The first thing you have to keep in mind for hiking with snow is that you will need special clothing. There are many that prefer low temperatures instead of the swelter, but precautions must be taken to avoid the dangers of the cold. Continue reading Equipment and tips for snow hiking

Essential materials for hiking

Hiking is a demanding activity from the physical point of view, but fun for who love to be in direct contact with nature.

You must take into account that, for a short walk, we don´t need any preparation more than comfortable shoes. However, if we want to go to a higher level and practice trekking (longer and complicated routes) or mountain (including climbing), we need some items essential for hiking.

To have it or not, will mark the level of satisfaction of our experience. So from Walkaholic we invite you to you review our check list before throwing yourself to the adventure. 

What must you have for hiking?

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