Salomon. Salomon Quest 4D GTX boot review. Posted on Categories FootwearTags Leave a comment on Salomon Quest 4D GTX boot review

Salomon Quest 4D GTX boot review

Bottom Line: A lightweight, comfortable yet highly functional hiking boot. If you’ve used traditional leather boots in the past your jaw will drop at how light these feel. Awesome ankle support and just enough rigidity to make hauling an overnight backpack up a mountain feel secure. Our review of this product 8.8 / 10 The … Read more ›

Mountain Hardwear. Funky things at the Mountain Hardwear Headquarter’s. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Funky things at the Mountain Hardwear Headquarter’s

Funky things at the Mountain Hardwear Headquarter’s

I flew down to see our friends at Mountain Hardwear in Richmond, just outside of San Francisco. A beautiful part of the world, and a wonderful outdoor business. I spoke about many things with many nice people (more on that coming soon), and took a crazy tour through their historic headquarters. I say historic because … Read more ›

FIG Clothing. FIG Clothing Staff Favorites for Summer 2014. Posted on Categories ApparelTags Leave a comment on FIG Clothing Staff Favorites for Summer 2014

FIG Clothing Staff Favorites for Summer 2014

We asked FIG Clothing employees what were their favourite pieces from the Spring-Summer 2014 collection. Here are their answers: At the FIG offices, we love a casual yet stylish look that we can wear for work, a day of activities or a night out. We all have different silhouettes, styles and needs, but always find … Read more ›

Louis Garneau. The 6 Essentials For Cycling: Louis Garneau Quartz II Helmet. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags Leave a comment on The 6 Essentials For Cycling: Louis Garneau Quartz II Helmet

The 6 Essentials For Cycling: Louis Garneau Quartz II Helmet

I wore the LG Quartz II on a spring ride. The temperature was cool and comfortable, between 10 and 20 degrees (the sun came out at one point). We were a group of amateur road cyclists, the TCT, who rolls in rural areas. The wind was really strong, so I quickly felt the ventilation of … Read more ›

Gore Bike Wear. The 6 Essentials For Cycling: Gore Bike Wear Men’s Power GT AS Jacket. Posted on Categories ApparelTags Leave a comment on The 6 Essentials For Cycling: Gore Bike Wear Men’s Power GT AS Jacket

The 6 Essentials For Cycling: Gore Bike Wear Men’s Power GT AS Jacket

The start of the season is always a bit hard: the legs aren’t as strong as you remembered. But mainly, you always wonder how to dress. And I have to say, with the spring we’re having, windy, cold and rainy, it’s a real puzzle. This Gore Bike Wear Men’s Power GT AS Jacket is the solution … Read more ›

SUGOi. The 6 Essentials for Cycling: SUGOi Men’s Evolution Jersey. Posted on Categories ApparelTags Leave a comment on The 6 Essentials for Cycling: SUGOi Men’s Evolution Jersey

The 6 Essentials for Cycling: SUGOi Men’s Evolution Jersey

First observation: Wow, this jersey is so soft! It feels as though it’s been dipped in softener when it was little. It was a great feeling to put it on for the first time. Our review of this product 8.8 / 10 The pros are: Breathable Soft, oh so soft! Comfortable The cons are: Tight … Read more ›

Louis Garneau. The 6 Essentials for Cycling: Louis Garneau Women’s Sensor 5.5 Shorts. Posted on Categories ApparelTags Leave a comment on The 6 Essentials for Cycling: Louis Garneau Women’s Sensor 5.5 Shorts

The 6 Essentials for Cycling: Louis Garneau Women’s Sensor 5.5 Shorts

The Louis Garneau shorts Sensor 5.5 are made from nylon and spandex. The material seems to be of good quality without stretching too much or losing its elasticity. They’re light and the size of the chamois is perfect: you don’t feel like you’re wearing a diaper. Our review of this product 8.5 / 10 The … Read more ›

Smith Optics. The 6 Essentials for Cycling: Smith Glasses Pivlock V2 Super Platinum Ignitor Clear Lens. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags Leave a comment on The 6 Essentials for Cycling: Smith Glasses Pivlock V2 Super Platinum Ignitor Clear Lens

The 6 Essentials for Cycling: Smith Glasses Pivlock V2 Super Platinum Ignitor Clear Lens

Made without a frame for maximal visibility, the Smith PivLocks will please cyclists that, like me, are looking for light, comfortable and versatile glasses. Our review of this product 8.6 / 10 The pros are: Lightweight 3 Interchangeable Lenses Optimal Visibility The cons are: Non polarized These glasses are sold with three interchangeable lenses (black, … Read more ›

Gore Bike Wear. The 6 Essentials For Cycling: Gore Bike Wear Men’s Power 3.0+ Bibtight. Posted on Categories ApparelTags Leave a comment on The 6 Essentials For Cycling: Gore Bike Wear Men’s Power 3.0+ Bibtight

The 6 Essentials For Cycling: Gore Bike Wear Men’s Power 3.0+ Bibtight

I tested the famous Gore Bike Wear bibtight. I admit that I was a little skeptical at first to understand how Gore could try to stand out in the bike wear market when it seemed to already be complete. But, as you’ll see, a combination of many little things was able to seduce me. Our … Read more ›

. The Mongol Rally: The greatest adventure rally in the world. Posted on Categories OutdoorsLeave a comment on The Mongol Rally: The greatest adventure rally in the world

The Mongol Rally: The greatest adventure rally in the world

When I tell people that my 50-year old mother and I are about to embark on the Mongol Rally, the most common reaction is stunned silence accompanied by a very confused look.  “A rally? Like the Dakkar Rally?” “No, no,” I have to clarify, “not like the Dakkar Rally.  It’s not professional motorsport, it’s an … Read more ›

Arc’teryx. New Arc’teryx footwear for spring: the Acrux and Bora. Posted on Categories FootwearTags Leave a comment on New Arc’teryx footwear for spring: the Acrux and Bora

New Arc’teryx footwear for spring: the Acrux and Bora

As I mentioned here, Arc’teryx will be launching a new line up of shoes and boots this coming spring. I have finally procured some photos and a lot more information about this revolutionary footwear. If you already know this brand then you should already be building an idea of the type of shoes and boots … Read more ›

Arc’teryx. Arc’teryx to make footwear in 2015. Posted on Categories FootwearTags Leave a comment on Arc’teryx to make footwear in 2015

Arc’teryx to make footwear in 2015

I’m sitting in the airport, watching the world go by. Waiting. Impatiently. Why? Arc’teryx is diving into footwear next year, and I’m excited. It is like Christmas morning when you know you are getting that G.I. JOE you always wanted. Only it’s not a G.I. JOE, it’s shoes and boots. And the only tidbit the … Read more ›