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

Patagonia. Discover the Micro Puff® Collection by Patagonia. Posted on Categories ApparelTags 1 Comment on Discover the Micro Puff® Collection by Patagonia

Discover the Micro Puff® Collection by Patagonia

When the mountains are calling it’s hard to ignore the temptation to get out and explore. Rain, sun, snow and wind, a true outdoor enthusiast answers the call no matter the weather which is why having gear that’s designed for Mother Nature’s discrepancies is all part of the lifestyle. Patagonia is among one of the … Read the article

Anon, Arc’teryx, atlas, Black Diamond, Castelli, Craft, CW-X Conditioning Wear, fat biking, Garneau, Gore Bike Wear, Gregory, ice climbing, Jetboil, Merrell, Mountain Hardwear, Norrona, Oakley, Patagonia, Running, Saucony, Ski & Snowboard, Smartwool, snowshoes, SUGOi, winter camping, winter running. The Ultimate Guide to Your Favourite Winter Activities. Posted on Categories Apparel·Equipment·Footwear·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on The Ultimate Guide to Your Favourite Winter Activities

The Ultimate Guide to Your Favourite Winter Activities

For some winter is a dreaded season filled with frigid temperatures, grey skies and lack of colour but for others, this is a season of fun and excitement! If you are a winter lover, you already know what greatness the season has to offer and most likely spend your days enjoying all of the following … Read the article

Arc’teryx, Black Diamond, Helly Hansen, Icebreaker, Mons Royale, Norrona, Patagonia, Rab, Scarpa, The North Face. What to Wear Ice Climbing. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on What to Wear Ice Climbing

What to Wear Ice Climbing

For the thrill seekers and adventurers among us, ice climbing is yet another seasonal activity that fulfills adrenaline addictions and opportunities to discover new heights and personal limits. Most commonly done over the winter months for obvious weather reasons, ice climbing is an exciting sport that deserves great respect and proper knowledge of the techniques, safety and … Read the article

Arc’teryx, Backcountry Access, Black Diamond, Buff, Craft, Dynafit, Icebreaker, Leki, Mammut, MSR, Norrona, Patagonia, Pomoca, Ski & Snowboard. Ski Touring Guide. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying Guides·EquipmentTags , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2 Comments on Ski Touring Guide

Ski Touring Guide

Do you ever notice tiny-ant-people traversing across far away mountains when you are heading up the chairlift for your first run of the day? Or spot tracks zig-zagging up steep, snowy pitches leaving behind a trail like that of a snail and wonder who the heck got up there and how? This is ski touring. … Read the article

Arc’teryx, Baffin, Canada Goose, Fjällräven, Helly Hansen, HotShots, Icebreaker, Kamik, Mackage, Merrell, Mons Royale, Mountain Hardwear, Norrona, Outdoor Research, Patagonia, SIDAS, Sorel, The North Face. Are You Ready for the Bomb Cyclone?. Posted on Categories Apparel·Footwear·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on Are You Ready for the Bomb Cyclone?

Are You Ready for the Bomb Cyclone?

Winter is here and has been leaving its mark on the east coast with continuous snowfall, extreme weather warnings and a “bomb Cyclone” on the horizon. If you’re not a fan of the frigid temperatures and sharp winds of winter, now may be the time to book a tropical vacation somewhere warm because for the east … 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

Buff, Burton, Columbia, Giro, Helly Hansen, Icebreaker, Kombi, Patagonia, POC, The North Face. How to Dress Your Kids For a Day On the Mountain. Posted on Categories Apparel·EquipmentTags , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on How to Dress Your Kids For a Day On the Mountain

How to Dress Your Kids For a Day On the Mountain

When the kids are out of school for the holidays, they are ready to celebrate their freedom! Sleeping in and waking up to the smell of mom’s homemade pancakes with berry compote and whipped cream and dad’s famous crispy and perfectly seasoned hashbrowns and some bacon is a good start. Full Speed Ahead to the … Read the article

Arc’teryx, Barbour, Begg & Co., Bogs, Burton, Coal, Fjällräven, Glerups, Harricana, Hudson Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying Guides·City·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on Gift Ideas for the Cottage Lovers

Gift Ideas for the Cottage Lovers

From slippers and big blankets to cozy sweaters and toques, winter is all about being cozy and comfortable and enjoying the festive atmosphere. Whether you’re sat by the fire inside with a warm cup of hot cocoa and gooey marshmallows or you’re bundled up for a day in the snow, being cozy and comfortable is … 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