Osprey. Behind the Seams: A Closer Look at Osprey’s Concept to Commercialization Process. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags Leave a comment on Behind the Seams: A Closer Look at Osprey’s Concept to Commercialization Process

Behind the Seams: A Closer Look at Osprey’s Concept to Commercialization Process

Last October I had the pleasure of visiting Osprey’s Vietnam headquarters and two of their nearby factories. While I was there to learn about Osprey and their products, I was also lucky enough to immerse myself into Vietnamese culture and get a taste of life as an Osprey employee. It was delightful to meet the … Read the article

. Discovering Osprey’s Commitment to Design in Vietnam. Posted on Categories Uncategorized4 Comments on Discovering Osprey’s Commitment to Design in Vietnam

Discovering Osprey’s Commitment to Design in Vietnam

Stepping out of Ho Chi Minh airport is a shock of heat compared to autumn in Montreal. It wasn’t my first time in Asia, and the feeling of jet lag combined with a sticky hug of equatorial humidity brought back immediate memories. We were greeted warmly by the North American Osprey team who had arrived … Read the article

SIDAS, Ski & Snowboard. Testing the Sidas Volcano Heat Insole & Heat Pack Neo in the Backcountry. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags , Leave a comment on Testing the Sidas Volcano Heat Insole & Heat Pack Neo in the Backcountry

Testing the Sidas Volcano Heat Insole & Heat Pack Neo in the Backcountry

I grew up on the east coast of Canada where the temperature, in the winter, usually sits around -10 to -15 Celsius, and if you want to go ski with your buddies, well you got to tough out the temps. Our review of this product The pros are: Keep your feet nice and toast all … Read the article

Garmin. Testing the Garmin InReach SE + Satellite Communicator in Remote Nunavut. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags Leave a comment on Testing the Garmin InReach SE + Satellite Communicator in Remote Nunavut

Testing the Garmin InReach SE + Satellite Communicator in Remote Nunavut

In the Beginning On expeditions in remote places, safety and being able to communicate is a real concern.  If something happens to you or a member of your team, it brings peace of mind knowing that you can alert someone, and have them contact loved ones and arrange for help if necessary. It doesn’t even … Read the article

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9 High-End Clothing Brands You Must Know

Fine materials, clean lines and sought-after cuts, add a touch of luxury to your everyday life with these 10 high-end brands available at Altitude Sports. Lacoste Stretch Mini Piqué Polo Dress Shop Daily Classic Coated Piqué Canvas Flap Purse Shop Colorblock Taffeta Swimming Trunks Shop Slim Fit Tricolour Striped Cotton Shirt Shop   Now known … Read the article

Adidas, Arc’teryx, Brooks, Inov-8, Mizuno, Salomon, Saucony, The North Face, Under Armour. Finding the Perfect Running Shoe. Posted on Categories Buying Guides·FootwearTags , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on Finding the Perfect Running Shoe

Finding the Perfect Running Shoe

The sport of running has been developing for millions of years since is was first used as a strategy for hunting used by the Australopithecus. Competitive running was later used for entertainment as it became a part of religious festivals such as the Tailteann Games in Ireland and then the Olympic Games which date back … Read the article

Icebreaker. Counting Kate’s Sheep at a Remote New Zealand Station with Icebreaker. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Counting Kate’s Sheep at a Remote New Zealand Station with Icebreaker

Counting Kate’s Sheep at a Remote New Zealand Station with Icebreaker

A herd of merino sheep crowded one side of the road – a confused mass punctuated by random bleating. With calm confidence, two young flannel-clad shepherds on horseback guided the animals away from the dusty track. If a sheep strayed, a shepherd whistled, and sheepdogs pounced, bringing the wanderer back in line. The scene is … Read the article

Arc’teryx, Ski & Snowboard. Arc’teryx Men’s Rush Jacket Reviewed. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , Leave a comment on Arc’teryx Men’s Rush Jacket Reviewed

Arc’teryx Men’s Rush Jacket Reviewed

Go further, climb higher, ski deeper… and look pretty damn cool while you’re at it. How about that? This is pretty much what the iconic Arc’teryx Rush Jacket is intended for. For me, a jacket that is solid enough to resist the east coast bushwhacks whilst delivering the technicalities to deal with the ups and … Read the article

Columbia, Helly Hansen, The North Face. Top Waterproof Raincoats for Kids. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , , Leave a comment on Top Waterproof Raincoats for Kids

Top Waterproof Raincoats for Kids

With spring underway, it’s time to start preparing for the seasonal transition and surprise, spring showers. Hiking, fishing or apple picking, no matter what family activity you have planned, do not let bad weather prevent you from enjoying it. Once you’ve found the perfect raincoat to suit your style, the next step for an enjoyable spring is finding the … Read the article

Clif Bar, EVO, Gu, Kenda, Lezyne, Louis Garneau, Park Tool, Pedro Posted on Categories Equipment·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on Getting Your Bike Ready for Spring

Getting Your Bike Ready for Spring

Are you one of those courageous winter cyclist? Or even a fat bike fanatic? If so, bravo to brave the cold. For most of us, the bike is quietly hibernating for the snowy months and the legs keep on spinning on a bike trainer or at spinning classes. After these past couple of weeks with warm … Read the article