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Gokul Bhandari - Why go Solo-Backpacking?

One of the major aspects of Backpacking is to live the dynamic culture that this world has to offer and meet more people.

Gokul Bhandari
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
Get Set to Tackle the New Ski Season

Read on to discover advice from Maud, ski instructor and product engineer at Wed'ze, so that you can start the season in great shape and with a smile on your face!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How to Choose Snowboard Bindings

Essential parts of the board, the bindings ensure effective gliding and snowboard control, while also providing support and comfort.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How to Choose a Climbing Helmet?

Take a look at our tips for helping you choose your climbing helmet

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
An Expert's Tips: How to Choose the Right Slackline

Take a look at our tips for helping you choose your slackline

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
7 Tips to Overcome the Fear of Heights When Hiking

Have you have ever felt your heart beating faster as you were about to cross a rope monkey bridge or walk along a rocky cliff overlooking a steep slope? If you are familiar with that feeling then you may be prone to acrophobia: the fear of heights. Here are 7 tips to control this fear and make your hiking more enjoyable. To note: this advice should not be used as a substitute for the recommendations of a phobia specialist. We would encourage you to consult one if your fear of heights is too debilitating during your hikes.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
Monsoon Hikes West - Kalsubai Peak Maharashtra

Waterfalls, mist and river streams are few of nature's delight to experience on Kalsubai

Sagar Shilpi
September 26, 2019
3
Min Read
5 tips for keeping warm when hiking

When poorly equipped or where you lack the correct tools, the cold may discourage us from walking or turn outings into nightmares: twitching, contractures, thumbnail grooves, chills

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
5 Advantages of Natural Detoxing Hike

A hike in nature to detox the mind is recommended! What are the benefits?

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
10 Things To Carry For Camping

We’ve made a list of things you ought to carry for camping. it’s not an exhaustive one but it will give you a heads up for what to look for.

Campmonk
May 20, 2019
6
Min Read
3 reasons to go "forest bathing" this weekend

“Shinrin-yoku” (forest bathing or sylvotherapy, in English) may seem a bit strange. This involves taking a quick dose of fresh air and nature while hiking in the woods for a short period to reduce stress, especially for city dwellers, who today represent 80% of the French population! As such, there are probably lots of you looking to get your due "dose of forest" each weekend!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
The 10 Commandments for Hiking Safely

To take full advantage of your mountain treks we suggest some safety reminders specifically applying to hiking. Don't forget to tell a friend before you leave prepare your first aid kit, make your vaccinations up to date and protect your skin from little creatures. Nothing will stop you from going on the adventure!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
8
Min Read
How Should I Care for My Hiking Socks

Did you know? the quality of your socks significantly impacts the quality of your hikes! Here are our tips for caring for your socks and feet.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How do You Feed Yourself When Out Hiking?

The longer the hike, the more preparation is required. Do not forget meals, snacks and primarily drinks, to make your hike a success.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
How do you Restore the Water-Repellent Properties of your Jacket?

Does your hiking jacket seemed to have lost some of its waterproofing quality over time? Don't panic, here is how to get it back to how it was!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
Keep Dry When Out Hiking: Check Out Our 8 Tips

Hiking in the spring and autumn offers some wonderful surprises, and it would be a shame to miss out on them for fear of getting caught out in the rain! When the weather is changeable, the footpaths are less busy, so you may as well get the equipment to withstand the weather and enjoy it. Warning, check that the weather isn't threatening either!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
6
Min Read
Skiing Holidays with Kids are Possible

How to have a successful skiing holiday with young children? Good organisation, with equipment and skiing lessons, at a pace that suits everyone.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
Chadar Trek - An Unfinished Journey

Embarking on a journey sets us on a fixed goal. Whether it is to climb a mighty peak or to simply reach a destination, the end is what keeps us going.

Akshat Jain
May 20, 2019
7
Min Read
Monsoon Hikes West - Kalavantin Durg Maharashtra

Kalavantin is infamous for crazy rainfall from May to September, the best time to visit for adventure seekers (Not advisable for fair weather hikers)

Sajan Prasad
September 26, 2019
6
Min Read
It's the Perfect Time to Go Backpacking

There is no right time to go backpacking. You can plan a trip anytime. But you need to know certain basics before you head out.

Amarabati Sen
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
Gokul Bhandari - Why go Solo-Backpacking?

One of the major aspects of Backpacking is to live the dynamic culture that this world has to offer and meet more people.

Gokul Bhandari
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
Monsoon Hikes West - Kalsubai Peak Maharashtra

Waterfalls, mist and river streams are few of nature's delight to experience on Kalsubai

Sagar Shilpi
September 26, 2019
3
Min Read
Chadar Trek - An Unfinished Journey

Embarking on a journey sets us on a fixed goal. Whether it is to climb a mighty peak or to simply reach a destination, the end is what keeps us going.

Akshat Jain
May 20, 2019
7
Min Read
Monsoon Hikes West - Kalavantin Durg Maharashtra

Kalavantin is infamous for crazy rainfall from May to September, the best time to visit for adventure seekers (Not advisable for fair weather hikers)

Sajan Prasad
September 26, 2019
6
Min Read
It's the Perfect Time to Go Backpacking

There is no right time to go backpacking. You can plan a trip anytime. But you need to know certain basics before you head out.

Amarabati Sen
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
Monsoon Hikes South - Kodchadri in Karnataka

Located in the lap of the Western Ghats in the district of Shimoga lies Kodchadri, the 10th highest peak in Karnataka. Kodchadri has a reputation for being unbelievably green with jungle trails

Vishakha Akkihal
September 26, 2019
3
Min Read
Monsoon Hikes East - Zdukou Valley Nagaland

Dzukou Valley is one of the gems of North-East India on the border of two states – Manipur and Nagaland. Dzukou Valley is also known as the Valley of Flowers.

Subham Singh
September 26, 2019
4
Min Read
Smriti Singh on Backpacking for Women Travellers

In these years that I’ve traveled alone, I’ve dared to do more things than when I was with other people

Smriti Singh
May 20, 2019
8
Min Read
Monsoon Hikes North - Triund in Himachal Pradesh

Triund is a small hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Situated at the foot of the Dhauladhar ranges, Triund is a part of Dharamkot.

Sawan Choudhury
September 26, 2019
2
Min Read
Dhaval Choksi on Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Ri - Things No One Tells You

I ended up opting for EBC With GOKYO RI and Chola Pass which consists of 16 days of trekking and 5 days buffer.

Dhaval Choksi
May 20, 2019
16
Min Read
Everest Summit - Bhagyashree Declares Her Soul to the Mountains

Here’s the story of not one but two journeys to Everest and Bhagyashree’s declaration of giving her soul to the Mountains.

Bhagyashree Sawant
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Beas Kund Glacier Trek through Jeslinz Johnson Eyes

Beas Kund is the place where the mighty river Beas originates. The river starts and flows from the glaciers through the scenic meadows which are surrounded by mountains.

Jeslinz Johnson
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
Sunrise at Chandrashila Top

“The sun knocks at my door and I start another day where everything will be new, a day that will not be repeated. I am not certain about what I will find but I am certain about everything else that I am free and completely free”

Gokul Bhandari
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Top 6 Backpacking Destinations in South India

Southern India has always attracted backpackers from every part of the country and outside the country.

Gokul Bhandari
October 4, 2019
4
Min Read
Hiking Trails In India: 6 Amazing Hiking Destinations in South India

Get to know these 6 hiking trails in South India that you should not miss as it is a great way to disconnect from the stress of city life and an amazing way to stay fit.

Campmonk
May 20, 2019
10
Min Read
Sanghmitra Raikwal's Trekking Checklist

To me, mountains are my ultimate bliss. Where am I going to go Trek next? This is what keeps me motivated and on my toes

Sanghmitra Raikwal
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Camping At A Music Festival In Shillong

The night was very cold and still, the water in the lake had some ripples and the stars above glittered more than ever. The environment was very similar to what we imagine as heavenly.

Amarabati Sen
September 26, 2019
7
Min Read
Taher Merchant - India's 1st Finisher at Everest Ultra

Taher is a 35-year-old Bangalorean and also the first Indian Male to finish the Everest Base Camp Ultra Marathon 2018. It's a 60km Marathon, also known as the world's highest ultra-running.

Taher Merchant
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Co-Creation - The Making of Decathlon Backpacks

Your backpack ultimately is the only thing that tags along in every adventure like a silent friend that has your back always (Literally! :D).

Akshat Jain
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
Sai Kawde - Summiting Mt. Elbrus at the age of 10

Sai is 10 years old, 5th standard of Bharti Bidyapith School, Mumbai. Known as a uniquely talented child with unbelievable interest and love for trekking. His first trek dates back to the age of four.

Sai Kawde
October 7, 2019
4
Min Read
How do You Feed Yourself When Out Hiking?

The longer the hike, the more preparation is required. Do not forget meals, snacks and primarily drinks, to make your hike a success.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
How Do You Stay Hydrated When Out Hiking?

Dry mountain air can increase dehydration. It's essential to stay hydrated on a hike if you are to get the most out of the exercise and the landscapes when you're getting away from it all.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How Should I Care for My Hiking Socks

Did you know? the quality of your socks significantly impacts the quality of your hikes! Here are our tips for caring for your socks and feet.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How do you Restore the Water-Repellent Properties of your Jacket?

Does your hiking jacket seemed to have lost some of its waterproofing quality over time? Don't panic, here is how to get it back to how it was!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
Keep Dry When Out Hiking: Check Out Our 8 Tips

Hiking in the spring and autumn offers some wonderful surprises, and it would be a shame to miss out on them for fear of getting caught out in the rain! When the weather is changeable, the footpaths are less busy, so you may as well get the equipment to withstand the weather and enjoy it. Warning, check that the weather isn't threatening either!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
6
Min Read
How to Properly Wash and Take Care of Your Cooking Pot

Whether it’s just aluminium, equipped with a non-stick coating, or even anodised aluminium, your cooking pot is one of the essentials in your camp. So, it’s a good idea to ensure you take care of it, so that you can keep on using it for a long time in your greatest mountain adventures. To do this, we have some tips and tricks ;)

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
How to Correctly Adjust My Snowboard Bindings?

Adjusting the snowboard bindings is simple and can be a DIY process. To know how to adjust, seek help from our expert guides.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How to Adjust Your Ski Bindings (Expert's Tips)

Helmet, goggles, gloves, poles, okay. What about ski bindings? A good adjustment is as crucial as a good helmet for a great day skiing. Find out how and why.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
Ski Maintenance: How To Take Care Of Your Skis

New pair of skis and looking forward to the skiing season? Need help to take care of your skis? A few tips to serve you well through many more skiing seasons.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How Do You Wash Your Hiking Clothes in a More Eco-Friendly Way

Washing your clothes in a way that respects the environment is easy and effective! Find out our advice for looking after your hiking clothes while protecting nature.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
How Should You Wash your Merino Wool T-shirt

Merino wool is the trekker's essential companion. Do you want to keep your woollen products as long as possible? Well then, follow our tips!

Decathlon
October 30, 2019
2
Min Read
Stay warm and dry when hiking: the 3-layers technique

During a hike, you tend to alternate between sustained climbing efforts and quieter moments. How can you stay warm and dry to make the most of your day?

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How can I get rid of condensation in the tent?

In my set up, what do I do if condensation has appeared inside of the walls of the inner part of my tent? Is it still waterproof? Condensation is a natural phenomenon. The humidity of the ambient air condenses and is deposited on the inside of the inner part of the tent's walls, once the wall's fabric is colder than the inside of the tent.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR SNOWBOARD

If you own a snowboard, you'll probably also want to take good care of it and use it for a longer period. This article will help you identify the different methods to take care of your snowboard. 

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How To Tune Your Skis At Home

Taking care of your equipment will ensure it lasts longer and will perform better when skiing. This article will show you the 3 essential steps to maintain your skis properly.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How To Store Ski Gear in the off-season (3 Steps)

To preserve sliding qualities of your skis, it is important to store them correctly by the end of the season. Discover all our tips to take care of your equipment.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How do I correctly fasten the ski boot buckles?

Do you know how to correctly fasten your ski boots using the buckles? Too tight or not tight enough! Here are our recommendations for correct fastening.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
HOW TO MAINTAIN AND RE-WATERPROOF HIKING BOOTS

You've used your boots on muddy paths and you don't know how to wash them? You've crossed a stream and are wondering how to dry them? Discover 4 tips on how to look after and extend the life of your hiking boots!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How do you measure the waterproofness of a hiking jacket?

A product is recognised as waterproof when it has the ability to stop rain getting through, thus protecting the hiker from bad weather. It is worth knowing that there are different levels of impermeability, and different tests to measure them. On the one hand, we consider the impermeability of a fabric, while on the other, we prove the impermeability of an entire product. Check that in addition to using a waterproof material, your jacket has waterproof zips.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
What is Fast Hiking?

Are you looking for a change of pace? Then it's time to give speed hiking a try! Faster than the classic hike, but less intense than trail running, this new leisure activity offers a more sporty approach to your mountain outings.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
6 Exercises to Warm Up Before a Hike

Hiking will keep you in good overall shape while also sculpting your bottom and stomach, which is another reason why you should continue all year round! Read on to discover 6 benefits of hiking.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How to Choose Snowboard Bindings

Essential parts of the board, the bindings ensure effective gliding and snowboard control, while also providing support and comfort.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How to Choose a Climbing Helmet?

Take a look at our tips for helping you choose your climbing helmet

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
An Expert's Tips: How to Choose the Right Slackline

Take a look at our tips for helping you choose your slackline

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
10 Things To Carry For Camping

We’ve made a list of things you ought to carry for camping. it’s not an exhaustive one but it will give you a heads up for what to look for.

Campmonk
May 20, 2019
6
Min Read
How to Choose Your Ski Boots?

Ski boots keep you comfortable and hold your feet in place to transfer weight to your skis so you can turn as you want. Read our guide to know more.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How to Choose a Ski Helmet

you should choose your ski helmet based on 4 criteria: size, ventilation, lightness and visor

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How to choose a climbing harness?

Take a look at our tips for helping you choose your climbing harness

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How to Choose Your Ski Poles?

There’s no skiing without ski poles – but how do you know which ones to buy? Here's all you need to know. Check our expert advice on how to choose your ski poles!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How to Choose an Ice Axe?

Take a look at our tips for helping you choose your ice axe

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
How to Choose Socks for Snow Hiking

Length, material, knit fabric, warmth, breathability etc When hiking in the snow, the type of sock you choose is critical. How do you choose the ideal sock that will keep your feet both comfortable and safe?

Decathlon
September 26, 2019
7
Min Read
How to Choose your Skis

You should choose your skis based on 3 criteria: the type of skiing, your level and body shape.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How to choose accessory cord ?

Take a look at our tips for helping you choose your accessory rope

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
Choosing the Right Babies' Hiking Shoes

Getting the right hiking equipment for baby primarily involves choosing the best footwear. The following 3 factors must be taken into account at all costs: the sole, the comfort and the support.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
Know Your Gear - DIY Overnight Hiking & Camping Gear

Why DIY, you may ask? I find many reasons. It's more thrilling, more self-sufficient, more peaceful, more personal, more spontaneous, I can go on.

Trailblazers- The Outdoor School
January 2, 2020
4
Min Read
How to Choose Your Ski Jacket and Ski Pants

Knowing the technicality of a ski jacket or pant is crucial as their need depends on the weather you are skiing. A few tips to know what will suit your requirement.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Importance of Eyewear for Outdoor Sports

But do you know how to choose the right sunglasses for your sport? This article will aim to help you make the right choice. 

Abhishek Kulkarni
December 16, 2019
4
Min Read
Hiking on the snow: an outfit for everyone

Functional features, utility, warmth, durability… these are just some of the criteria to be considered when buying snow hiking gear. Depending on your level of ability, we can help you make the right choices!

Decathlon
November 8, 2019
7
Min Read
How To Choose The Right Snowboard in 4 Steps (Buyer's Guide)

Try a freestyle board, if you’ve got a little experience and are keen to learn tricks. Then, much like with skis, you’ll need to choose the right flex, length and width for you...

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How To Choose Your Snowboard Goggles

Check our expert advice on how to choose your ski goggles!

Decathlon
September 26, 2019
3
Min Read
How to Choose A Climbing Rope?

Take a look at our tips for helping you choose your rope.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
The Benefits of Skiing

Skiing is fun but it is also a sport! To find out about it, check out the 5 benefits of skiing down slopes for days on end.

Decathlon
September 26, 2019
4
Min Read
Get Set to Tackle the New Ski Season

Read on to discover advice from Maud, ski instructor and product engineer at Wed'ze, so that you can start the season in great shape and with a smile on your face!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
7 Tips to Overcome the Fear of Heights When Hiking

Have you have ever felt your heart beating faster as you were about to cross a rope monkey bridge or walk along a rocky cliff overlooking a steep slope? If you are familiar with that feeling then you may be prone to acrophobia: the fear of heights. Here are 7 tips to control this fear and make your hiking more enjoyable. To note: this advice should not be used as a substitute for the recommendations of a phobia specialist. We would encourage you to consult one if your fear of heights is too debilitating during your hikes.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
5 tips for keeping warm when hiking

When poorly equipped or where you lack the correct tools, the cold may discourage us from walking or turn outings into nightmares: twitching, contractures, thumbnail grooves, chills

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
5 Advantages of Natural Detoxing Hike

A hike in nature to detox the mind is recommended! What are the benefits?

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
3 reasons to go "forest bathing" this weekend

“Shinrin-yoku” (forest bathing or sylvotherapy, in English) may seem a bit strange. This involves taking a quick dose of fresh air and nature while hiking in the woods for a short period to reduce stress, especially for city dwellers, who today represent 80% of the French population! As such, there are probably lots of you looking to get your due "dose of forest" each weekend!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
The 10 Commandments for Hiking Safely

To take full advantage of your mountain treks we suggest some safety reminders specifically applying to hiking. Don't forget to tell a friend before you leave prepare your first aid kit, make your vaccinations up to date and protect your skin from little creatures. Nothing will stop you from going on the adventure!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
8
Min Read
How do You Feed Yourself When Out Hiking?

The longer the hike, the more preparation is required. Do not forget meals, snacks and primarily drinks, to make your hike a success.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
How do you Restore the Water-Repellent Properties of your Jacket?

Does your hiking jacket seemed to have lost some of its waterproofing quality over time? Don't panic, here is how to get it back to how it was!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
Keep Dry When Out Hiking: Check Out Our 8 Tips

Hiking in the spring and autumn offers some wonderful surprises, and it would be a shame to miss out on them for fear of getting caught out in the rain! When the weather is changeable, the footpaths are less busy, so you may as well get the equipment to withstand the weather and enjoy it. Warning, check that the weather isn't threatening either!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
6
Min Read
Skiing Holidays with Kids are Possible

How to have a successful skiing holiday with young children? Good organisation, with equipment and skiing lessons, at a pace that suits everyone.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How Do You Stay Hydrated When Out Hiking?

Dry mountain air can increase dehydration. It's essential to stay hydrated on a hike if you are to get the most out of the exercise and the landscapes when you're getting away from it all.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
5 Reasons to Begin Speed Hiking

If you’ve not tried speed hiking but want to make the most of your holiday in the mountains and surpass yourself without harming your body, give it a go this summer.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Want to Try Out Snowboarding? Follow Our Lead!

Feeling like getting new downhill sensations? Try out snowboarding. You can enjoy no matter your skiing experience. Too complicated? Let us prove you otherwise!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Mountain Hiking: A Glossary of Terms You Should Know

Ubac, bergschrund, gully... there are many terms with which you'll be unfamiliar? Check out our mountain hiking glossary to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
What is Fast Hiking?

Are you looking for a change of pace? Then it's time to give speed hiking a try! Faster than the classic hike, but less intense than trail running, this new leisure activity offers a more sporty approach to your mountain outings.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Getting ready for a hike: our advice before departure

Knowing the weather and route along with taking the right equipment before going on a hiking trip is very important. Read our guides to know more on how to get well prepared.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How to Correctly Adjust My Snowboard Bindings?

Adjusting the snowboard bindings is simple and can be a DIY process. To know how to adjust, seek help from our expert guides.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Secrets of Skiing Smarter - History, Gear and Types of Skiing

The origin of modern skiing evolved in Scandinavia and the word ski was coined in Norway which is derived from a North Germanic language called Old Norse. The Old Norse word "skíð" meant a split piece of wood or firewood.

Trailblazers- The Outdoor School
January 2, 2020
3
Min Read
Hiking Trails In India: 6 Amazing Hiking Destinations in South India

Get to know these 6 hiking trails in South India that you should not miss as it is a great way to disconnect from the stress of city life and an amazing way to stay fit.

Campmonk
May 20, 2019
10
Min Read
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