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Microadventures: Little outdoor adventures for in-between

Microadventures bring on an outdoor feeling at the end of a working day

Just to escape from everyday life in the office, from the exasperating city rush. Sometimes it’s the little things in life that make all the difference. No need to always head for far-off big outdoor adventures – really great adventures are often right in front of our door. Spur-of-the-moment and without the need for special equipment, microadventures make adventures on a truly personal level accessible to anyone – without a massive amount of preparation and long travel distances. The underlaying aim is: out of the city and into nature.

Raus aus dem Alltagsstress und rein in die Natur – beim Microadventure sind kleine Abenteuer zum Greifen nah.Escape from everyday stress and immerse yourself in nature – with microadventures, little adventures are totally within reach.
Escape from everyday stress and immerse yourself in nature – with microadventures, little adventures are totally within reach.

It’s no wonder that there is a marked trend towards microadventures: they’re easy to fit into our tight daily schedules, can be enjoyed spontaneously, and they offer a wonderful change of scene, without the need for a lot of special equipment – making them doable regardless of social category. Whether you’re a newcomer to the outdoors or an expert, whether you’re with friends or on your own, microadventures are ideal for integrating into everyday life – they clear your head and recharge your battery. There are loads of ideas for microadventures. But the general aim is to turn an ordinary day into something exceptional. This can be a small outdoor trip after work or a weekend outing with a night under the stars in a nearby forest. Microadventures can be found anywhere: Have you ever slept on a lonely peak somewhere? In a tent or a home-made igloo? Or next to a campfire at a lake? Or stood on your local mountain all on your own at sunset? With the starry sky above and the city lights far below? First priority is YOUR outdoor adventure. And for that you don’t need months of training and a massive travel budget. All it takes is a little courage and itchy feet. And for maximum enjoyment, it helps to have the right equipment at hand, especially in the mountains. This includes comfortable and lightweight outdoor clothing as well as appropriate outdoor equipment.

Patagonia Capeline Air Base Layer (ISPO Award Gold Winner – Base Layer category)

The Patagonia base layer is so comfortable to wear that you won’t want to take it off again. Plus, the fabric structure keeps the body warm without causing you to sweat; the brushed-back grid only allows as much air in as is necessary.

The Patagonia base layer is a perfect companion for little microadventures in the open.
The Patagonia base layer is a perfect companion for little microadventures in the open.

Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody (ISPO Award Gold Winner – Mid Layer category) An absolute lightweight!

The Patagonia hoody turned out to be the highlight of the test. This jacket features PlumaFill insulation, which delivers unmatched warmth for its light weight. And when you no longer need the jacket, simply compress it to a minimum.

And when the outside temperature drops, the Micro Puff Hoody from Patagonia delivers ultralightweight warmth, and can be packed away again in no time at all.
And when the outside temperature drops, the Micro Puff Hoody from Patagonia delivers ultralightweight warmth, and can be packed away again in no time at all.

ECCO Exostrike Boot (ISPO Award Gold Winner – Hiking & Trekking category)

The Exostrike definitely does not look like a typical hiking boot at first glance – it’s actually more like a comfy lifestyle boot. But when put to the test on wet ground, the shoe has what to takes to conquer this challenging terrain. No more slipping, plus a superb fit, and a stylish look as well.

Der neue Hikingschuh von Ecco bietet Halt in fast jedem Gelände, macht aber auch nach dem Outdoor-Abenteuer noch eine gute Figur.The new hiking boot from Ecco delivers grip in any terrain but also cuts a fine figure in urban environments.
The new hiking boot from Ecco delivers grip in any terrain but also cuts a fine figure in urban environments.

Fire Maple Titanium Spork Camping Tool (ISPO Award Gold Winner – Camping Accessories category)

This titanium spork comes in handy if you haven’t packed any cutlery, because it’s a spoon and fork in one. The movable pin can be used to punch a hole in a gas cylinder, allowing it to be compressed, which then makes it easier to transport and dispose of.

Immer griffbereit, wenn der kleine Hunger kommt. Der Titan-Löffel ist ideal für die Outdoor-Mahlzeit zwischendurch...Always at hand when you’re feeling a little hungry. The titanium spork is ideal for an in-between outdoor meal...
Always at hand when you’re feeling a little hungry. The titanium spork is ideal for an in-between outdoor meal...

VAUDE Green Core Backpack (ISPO Award Winner – Backpacks category)

I pack my backpack and take along……quite a lot! Because the backpack from Vaude is a true space miracle. The versatile 30+10L backpack has enough space for all the things you need for your very own microadventure. And thanks to numerous compartments and pockets everything stays neat and sorted.

The versatile 30+10L backpack has enough space for everything you need for your very own microadventure.
The versatile 30+10L backpack has enough space for everything you need for your very own microadventure.

VAUDE Green Core Mid Layer (ISPO Award Winner – Mid Layer Hybrid category)

The motto here is: put it on and feel good. Because even when climbing you will hardly break a sweat with the multifunctional thermofleece mid layer from Vaude.

100% Eco: The thermofleece mid layer from Vaude is made from biodegradable microparticles.
100% Eco: The thermofleece mid layer from Vaude is made from biodegradable microparticles. 
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