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, BLACKYAK, Burton, Fjällräven, Icebreaker, Norrona, Patagonia, The North Face. Fleece VS Down VS Merino Wool; The Ultimate Mid-Layer Face-Off. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , , , , , , , Leave a comment on Fleece VS Down VS Merino Wool; The Ultimate Mid-Layer Face-Off

Fleece VS Down VS Merino Wool; The Ultimate Mid-Layer Face-Off

When gearing up for a weekend in the mountains or a day exploring new trails, it is important to pack efficiently and dress wisely. Knowing how to layer for outdoor activities is crucial and it is important to have an idea of the weather and the demands of the activities you will be doing. Your … Read the article

Arc’teryx, Burton, Canada Goose, Jackets, Nobis, Norrona, Patagonia, Quartz Co., Winter. How to Choose the Right Winter Jacket. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying GuidesTags , , , , , , , , 4 Comments on How to Choose the Right Winter Jacket

How to Choose the Right Winter Jacket

Finding the right winter jacket is essential to an enjoyable and bearable winter season so shop for quality, not quantity. It is better to have one or even two reliable, winter jackets that keep you toasty warm when you’re out and about rather than a collection of mediocre jackets taking up space in your closet. … Read the article

Adventure Medical Kits, Arc’teryx, Black Diamond, Lowa, Norrona, Patagonia, Salomon, Stanley, Suunto, The North Face. How to Prepare for a Long Winter Hike. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying Guides·Equipment·FootwearTags , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment on How to Prepare for a Long Winter Hike

How to Prepare for a Long Winter Hike

Here’s to the adventurers that don’t let cold weather and the change of the seasons keep them inside and away from exploring the great outdoors. Unless it is pouring down with rain like a monsoon or snowing sideways that they cannot even see their own hand right in front of their face, they’re out there. … Read the article

Patagonia. Patagonia Men’s Better Sweater Jacket reviewed. Posted on Categories ApparelTags Leave a comment on Patagonia Men’s Better Sweater Jacket reviewed

Patagonia Men’s Better Sweater Jacket reviewed

  The first day I put this on it felt like a warm hug. A very comforting sensation as this was going to be my main sweater during a series of multi-day hikes through the Yukon. My first impression of comfort transferred well into the field and took the edge off of those Northern nights. … Read the article

Patagonia. The Ultimate Guide to Patagonia’s H2No® Performance Standard Shell. Posted on Categories ApparelTags Leave a comment on The Ultimate Guide to Patagonia’s H2No® Performance Standard Shell

The Ultimate Guide to Patagonia’s H2No® Performance Standard Shell

Like many outdoor brands, Patagonia has developed their own waterproof technology such as the H2No® Performance Standard, which is unique to their brand and provides consumers with reliable, waterproof products. Patagonia’s H2No® Performance Standard ensures that each product that beholds this standard is backed by their Ironclad Guarantee to provide a high level of long-term performance. These products have met all the … Read the article

Arc’teryx, Black Diamond, Burton, Hiking & Trekking, Norrona, Outdoor Research, Patagonia, Running, Ski & Snowboard, The North Face. The Ultimate Guide to GORE-TEX®. Posted on Categories Apparel·Equipment·FootwearTags , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on The Ultimate Guide to GORE-TEX®

The Ultimate Guide to GORE-TEX®

Often times when you think of waterproof outerwear and gear, GORE-TEX® is the first thing that comes to mind but what is it and why is it so prominent in our minds when we think of waterproofing? GORE-TEX® has made a name for itself within the outdoor industry and even in the fashion world too. … Read the article

Adventure Medical Kits, Arc’teryx, Backcountry Access, Black Diamond, Burton, Bushnell, Gerber, Hanwag, Helly Hansen, Icebreaker, Light My Fire, Mountain Hardwear, Patagonia, Salomon, Scarpa, The North Face. Winter Camping Survival Guide. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying Guides·Equipment·FootwearTags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on Winter Camping Survival Guide

Winter Camping Survival Guide

Camping is a simple hobby loved by families, weekend-warriors, outdoor enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies. I mean, who doesn’t love sleeping out under the peaceful, starry, night sky staring at the star constellations? The possibilities are endless and you can camp nearly wherever and whenever you wish, even in the winter. That’s right, camping isn’t just … Read the article

Arc’teryx, Burton, Mountain Hardwear, Norrona, Patagonia. The Ultimate Waterproof-Breathable Fabric & Technology Guide. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying Guides·UncategorizedTags , , , ,

The Ultimate Waterproof-Breathable Fabric & Technology Guide

When we think of waterproof raincoats, the main thing that comes to mind is GORE-TEX® because it is one of the most popular and renown waterproof membranes. The truth is, there are multiple other waterproof and breathable fabrics that are nearly as good although they may hide from the spotlight. Below is a guide to … Read the article

Patagonia. Patagonia Men’s Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pull Over Reviewed. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Patagonia Men’s Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pull Over Reviewed

Patagonia Men’s Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pull Over Reviewed

I had a Patagonia Synchilla fleece before, a long time ago.  It was a pull over like this one, in a green and blue colour that I liked very much.  It had a marsupial pouch in the front that I did not like very much, because aside from keeping my hands warm I couldn’t really … Read the article

Arc’teryx, Canada Goose, Fjällräven, Norrona, Patagonia, Rab. How to Decide Between a Down or Synthetic Coat. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying GuidesTags , , , , , 1 Comment on How to Decide Between a Down or Synthetic Coat

How to Decide Between a Down or Synthetic Coat

When it comes to shopping for a new coat, there’s always that one questions that is always asked.  Do you buy a coat that is insulated with synthetic or down? Of course, everyone has their preference and can lead you on a rant about what they think although it may or may not work for you. … Read the article

Arc’teryx, Birkenstock, Carhartt Work In Progress, FIG Clothing, French Connection, Icebreaker, KAVU, Merrell, Patagonia, prana, Smartwool, Sperry, The North Face, Travel. How to Dress Comfortably For Plane Travel. Posted on Categories Apparel·FootwearTags , , , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on How to Dress Comfortably For Plane Travel

How to Dress Comfortably For Plane Travel

Comfortable plane attire is a must for flying whether you’re on a long flight or not. Running through the airport to catch your flight or simply sitting for 9 hours until your next layover in restricting and uncomfortable clothing and footwear is not ideal. In some cases, such as flying for work, your attire must … Read the article