Although spring officially begins in about 2 weeks, we all agree that winter as such is probably past. That's why we rolled up our sleeves and focus our attention on warmer, but also rainy and unpredictable weather.
These peaceful days between Christmas and New Year's "celebrations" (whatever this year will be) are an ideal place to evaluate the past, self-reflection, and plan goals for the coming year.
They said that the best gift is the experience. And although we naturally do not offer the experiences themselves, every single ZAJO product has been designed to be the best motivation to set out on an adventure, enjoy them to the fullest and return home dry, safe, and with a huge smile from ear to ear.
So if we wanted to find something under the Christmas tree this year, it would be this.
From the first day of the ZAJO brand, which dates back to 1996, my goal was to create high quality and safe clothing, available to ordinary people. I consider safety in the mountains to be a basic human need that cannot be denied to a person just because he cannot afford it. If a real storm hits a person in the wrong place in the mountains, at the wrong time, it is necessary to be prepared, as we are talking about human life.
We do not usually pay extra attention to the choice of underwear - we just need to know that it is clean and if for any reason we have to show it, we will not be completely ashamed. However, in the case of hiking, the difference between good and bad underwear can be critical.
We have gained new strength, set sail, and are ready for big things. Thank you for standing by us during this adventure. Your patience with the increased pressure in recent months means a lot to us.
That is also why we would like to share with you what we are preparing for the coming months. This is a summary of the most important things you can expect from us.
The heat is often a much bigger challenge for tourists and athletes than rain and water, but while we have a lot of respect for the rain, the sun and heat tend to be underestimated. So while many of us automatically take a high-quality and ideally freshly impregnated waterproof jacket into the rain, we will take the first T-shirt we found in the closet, because what should go wrong.
Sunset does not automatically mean that it is time to end the hike. On the contrary. Hiking at night has its specific charm and offers a completely new perspective of the route, which you thought had nothing to surprise you with.
Gore-Tex® is the first choice in the world of technical materials. As a waterproof material, it also excels in its breathability, which is a combination that is not easy to achieve. Due to this, it became the holy grail of all those who were looking for a proper jacket for sports activities, in the mountains, and for unstable weather.
Sometimes the best mountain company doesn't have two legs. However, if you have no experience of hiking with a dog and you do not know its limits, it is easy to make a mistake. Therefore, we decided to discuss the whole issue in this blog and look at everything you should keep in mind before you go on the first hike.
We have already written about the most beautiful European treks on our blog. If this article motivated you and you are going to conquer one of these routes in the summer, we are very happy. Maybe you are planning another, several-day adventure.
Trekking poles - some love them, others consider them an unnecessary burden. Or maybe, you are one of the undecided, who will think, whether they should still give them a chance.