Best Outdoor brands that produce durable stuff

Posted on 15. Juni 2014 Comments

This is a list of outdoor brands and what I bought or used from them over the years. Not every brand is particularly good at everything, so I wrote down what I can recommend from them.

 

Clothes and shoes

The North Face – Outdoor clothes generally, warm clothes

Twentyfour – Outdoor clothes generally, raingear, warm clothes, underwear

Jack Wolfskin – Outdoor clothes generally, warm clothes

Mammut – Outdoor clothes generally, raingear, jackets

Meindl – Trecking boots

Kaikkialla – Outdoor clothes generally, warm clothes (polartec)

Outdoor Research – gaiters (Gortex)

 

Gear

Rei – Tents

Leatherman – Multitoolkit

Glock – Knife

Thermarest – Camping mat

Fenix – Flashlight/ torch

Nalgene – Drinking bottle

Gelert – One man tent

Garmin – GPS device

Oakley – (Sun/Sport-) glasses, depending on the modell even military grade strength, e.g. for biking on dirt roads

Zippo – Lighter

Casio – Not exactly an outdoor brand but they make good waterproof solar-watches

Petzl – Head lamp

Black Diamond – Head lamp

MSR – Cookers

Snow Peak – Cooking gear (titanium spork)

Trangia – Cooking gear (pot)

Primus – Cooker, cooking gear

Sea To Summit – shovel

 

Baggage

Ortlieb – Waterproof bags, especially for bicycles, dry bags for backpacks and watersport

Deuter – Backpacks

Tatonka – Trekking backpacks

 

I’m still missing good brands for hiking poles, bicycle tools, a bicycle pump, bivvy bags and some more gear. So if you have any recommandations or had a different experience with those brands, feel free to comment or send me an email.

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