Arc’teryx, Barbour, Brixton, Florsheim, Frye, Garmin, Goal Zero, GoPro, Leatherman, Nixon, Opinel, Prestel, Sandqvist, Saucony, Scotch & Soda, Smith Optics, Suunto, The North Face, Timberland. Father’s Day Gift Guide. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying Guides·Equipment·FootwearTags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2 Comments on Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is well over a month away which means you’ve got plenty of time to plan the perfect gift for the man, the myth, the legend; your father. Source out some wood and show off your handy-work you’ve learnt from your pops by building something special to give. If he’s more of the gadget type, find … Read the article

Deuter. Adventures Close To Home with the Deuter Futura 26 SL. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags Leave a comment on Adventures Close To Home with the Deuter Futura 26 SL

Adventures Close To Home with the Deuter Futura 26 SL

Adventure. We all seek it out. We want to feel the thrill of unexplored trails, never before seen vistas and the feeling of something new. The secret is though, we don’t need to travel far from our front door for adventure. Just grab a backpack and go. Like me, you may often be guilty of … Read the article

Big Agnes, Black Diamond, Burton, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, MSR, Tents, The North Face. The Best 3-Season Tents of 2019. Posted on Categories Equipment·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , Leave a comment on The Best 3-Season Tents of 2019

The Best 3-Season Tents of 2019

Camping season is upon us and so is the yearly tent search. With so many tents on the market to choose from, it can be an extremely difficult task to settle on just one. If your camping outings take you no farther than a few meters from the car, any tent, large or small will be … Read the article

The North Face. Never Stop Exploring Responsibly: L.A. to Joshua Tree & Back on Dual-Sport Bikes. Posted on Categories Equipment·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Never Stop Exploring Responsibly: L.A. to Joshua Tree & Back on Dual-Sport Bikes

Never Stop Exploring Responsibly: L.A. to Joshua Tree & Back on Dual-Sport Bikes

The plan was simple: fly to California for a project, then ride to Joshua Tree to explore the National Park in the desert with The North Face. That morning we’d set out from LA with supplies strapped to our dual-sport bikes. But the plan had been in jeopardy. The longest US Government shutdown in history … Read the article

Camping, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, NEMO Equipment, Sleeping Bags, The North Face. Top 5 Sleeping Bags of 2019. Posted on Categories Equipment·OutdoorsTags , , , , , Leave a comment on Top 5 Sleeping Bags of 2019

Top 5 Sleeping Bags of 2019

The magic of camping comes mainly from the joy of waking up in the mornings, at the edge of a calm lake or looking as far as the horizon will go from the peaks of a mountain top. To truly appreciate the view, however, it is necessary to have the required energy. Even in the forest … Read the article

Biolite, Camping, Jetboil, MSR, optimus, winter camping. How to Choose a Stove For Camping. Posted on Categories Buying Guides·EquipmentTags , , , , , 1 Comment on How to Choose a Stove For Camping

How to Choose a Stove For Camping

Breakfast, lunch, dinner… whatever the meal, it is possible to cook as a chef on excursions away from civilization. When it comes to cooking meals in the heart of nature, having a stove adapted to your tastes and needs makes all the difference. There are, however, many types and it can be difficult to find the perfect … Read the article

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

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

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

Arc’teryx, Cocotte Equipment, Dakine, Patagonia, RAINS, SealLine. The Top Urban Bags & Backpacks for Wet Weather Commutes. Posted on Categories City·EquipmentTags , , , , , Leave a comment on The Top Urban Bags & Backpacks for Wet Weather Commutes

The Top Urban Bags & Backpacks for Wet Weather Commutes

As the days slowly get shorter and the sun sets earlier, the sombre weather settles in and the chance for a surprise shower during your commute increases. Whether you commute by bike, foot or public transit, arriving at work or class on time and drily is essential and sometimes an umbrella doesn’t quite cut it … Read the article

Arc’teryx, Gregory, Hydrapak, Mountain Hardwear, Osprey, Platypus, The North Face, Therm-a-Rest, vaude. How to Pick a Hiking Backpack. Posted on Categories Buying Guides·Equipment·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on How to Pick a Hiking Backpack

How to Pick a Hiking Backpack

Knowing how to pick a hiking backpack that properly suits your needs is essential to a comfortable journey and many more to follow. A backpack that is too small risks not being able to carry all your gear. A backpack that is too large risks causing shoulder, back or even knee problems. You can mistakenly … Read the article