You know it already: having good boots is the guarantee of making the most of your hike. In winter, it's even more true! Grip and support remain essential criteria to which are added thermal insulation and impermeability.
Quechua offers you new ways to experience hiking this winter. Innovative, technical and stylish products, we question the limit between your dynamic daily life and your practice of sport. Discover our Winter 2022 collections
Let's get under the skin of the banana. Before we take a bite, as it is or cooked, let's take a look at its nutritional qualities. We asked Edwige, dietitian, a bunch of questions. And we got some answers. Keep your eyes peeled!
To take full advantage of your hikes, we suggest some safety reminders specifically applying to hiking. Don't forget to tell a friend before you leave, prepare your first aid kit and protect your skin from little creatures. Nothing will stop you from going on the adventure!
When it comes to staying dry and at the right temperature when trekking, there's no use in just multiplying the number of layers: You just need to find the right combination of clothes! The 4-layer rule is a heat management and humidity regulation technique.
No matter what the season, it is very important to prepare your hike properly: your equipment and route. It is even more essential if you wish to go during a season when weather is changeable. Even if it is a day or half-day hike, good preparation is necessary: weather forecast, choice of the route and equipment.
Today, it is important to preserve our playground, nature, so that we can enjoy it for as long as possible, and our children after us. Discover eco-hiking: or how to explore the mountains around us while respecting the environment?
When the snow disappears, the flora takes over. The first flowers appear... Unfortunately, this idyllic picture is often ruined by the reappearance of litter that has been dumped and buried under snow during the winter. Here's how to hike clean!
To motivate your children to go hiking, there's nothing like getting them involved in preparing a fun and tasty snack or meal. In addition to the fun your child will have scraping the dish, this activity will allow you to spend time with your family before and during your hike.
Whether you’re just going for a stroll for a few hours, on a day-long hike, fast hiking, mountain trekking or backpacking through a region, we have the backpack for you. Check out all our tips to make the right choice!
Tries, penalties, match points etc. You know the rules of tennis or rugby off by heart. And how about hiking? Although there are no universal rules to speak of, there are broad principles that govern the activity and individual places may enforce their own rules.
Enduction, membrane, water repellency: Does that mean anything to you? These are all elements that will affect the waterproofing of your waterproof hiking jacket.
Find out how to measure the waterproof rating!
What criteria should you take into consideration when choosing your hiking fleece? Warmth? Thickness? Weight or breathability? There is no single answer to these questions, everything depends on your needs! So how do you choose? We explain it all to you.
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?
You glasses case allows you to carry your sunglasses in your trouser pocket, backpack or belt when you are hiking in the mountains. If you are looking for a sunglasses case, here are the questions that will help you choose one that suits your needs!
Here's a recipe for a great breakfast, giving pancakes a special, camping-friendly twist. Easy to prepare, this recipe is sure to be a hit with family and friends alike. You can also take this one-pan cake on the go as a snack during your hikes!
Did you know that simply relieving yourself in the woods can contaminate streams? With the development of diseases such as giardia and the increasing number of little piles of toilet paper beside the trails, let's look closer at this sanitary issue that is all too often not mentioned.
Have you heard of Geocaching? Do you know how to build a shack? Discover 8 activities to get your kids into hiking. If you decide to go hiking with your pre-teens, plan some fun, motivating activities to avoid seeing them drag their feet after just five minutes. It's also an opportunity for you to revisit your childhood and spend some special moments with them...
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 ;)
You like hiking in winter but sometimes you don't feel very comfortable despite good shoes with soles designed for hiking on snow. Don't panic, find out now about anti-slip shoes and how to choose them!
Are you are a nomad at heart? Are you planning a camping or campervan holiday but cooking isn't really your forte?
You've come to the right place!
Elisabeth, an aspiring nomad and cook, offers some advice and easy recipes for cooking when camping.
The eyes of children are delicate and undergo significant development until the age of 12 years, which is why they must be protected...Even if young children don't like it at first. To overcome the difficult stage of getting them to wear sunglasses, make sure you choose a pair that fits their face, fulfils its purpose and... that they soon forget about!
As a hiker or trekker, softshell is an important element of your equipment. So much so that its choice is going to be crucial. So just for you, here is the complete guide to choosing the right hiking softshell!
Hiking is the opportunity to share beautiful moments with the family, as a couple or between friends. For a successful outing, it’s essential to plan your hike around those going with you: a kid’s expectations aren't the same as those of a group of friends.
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!
The breathability of a material is its capacity to eliminate the water vapour generated through perspiration. Therefore, during physical exercise, highly breathable clothing is essential to avoid staying wet.
Are you hesitating about going on a trek because you’re due to have your period during the trip? The girls from team Forclaz, are on it and share with you their solutions for trekking even when you have your period!
Landscapes, animals, hikers in action… there is no shortage of photo opportunities in the mountains. To ensure your snaps are as beautiful as possible, François - in charge of images at Quechua - will teach us the basics of mountain photography.
Do you dream of spending a night under the stars in the mountains? We don't blame you - it's a magical experience and the night of the falling stars is the perfect way to try out this new experience! Take a look at our tips for a good night's sleep under the stars (shooting or not)!
Take the time to look carefully at the map and its contours or carry out a reconnaissance of the route.Take the opportunity to check out the orientation and try to choose shady trails in summer - the whole family can keep cool and it will be more pleasant when you take a break.
Here's a tasty recipe to make with your kids when you're camping. A safe bet for treating the kids and teaching them to cook simply like real chefs! This favourite recipe is available as a vegan version for veggie families.
We know that a little freshness before a good hike always does you good so here is an easy salad recipe to make when camping. It gives you all the nutrients you need for walking, with flavour to excite your tastebuds.
Looking for a comforting treat when you're out camping? These chestnut cream cookies are the perfect treat, especially when paired with a warm coffee, sat cosy in your tent or in your campsite with your friends.
Looking for a light, comforting dessert to make while camping? This recipe is perfect if you like to end your meal on a sweet note, it has all the ingredients for a perfectly balanced, autumnal dessert.
Too many children do not wear sunglasses when playing outdoors, even though they are the most vulnerable to the sun's rays. Find out why it is important to protect your children with a good pair of sunglasses from an early age!
Your family has grown, but there's no way you're giving up enjoying outdoor activities. That’s for sure, but you will have to adapt what you do to the new recruit, and even when baby can walk, around 3-4 years, don’t count on him walking faster than 1 or 2 km/h. A carrying system is therefore essential if you want to continue walking at your own pace.
Find out about trail grading so you can find a hike to suit your level! The French Hiking Federation has developed a trail grading system based on 3 different criteria: effort required, technical difficult and risk involved.
Off out hiking? Then consider taking some healthy home-made snacks! As well as being better for your health and the planet, you’ll be proud of having made these delicious energy balls yourself or with your family that provide plenty of energy during your hike!