Nau. Nau: technical, urban & eco-friendly. Posted on Categories Apparel·EquipmentTags Leave a comment on Nau: technical, urban & eco-friendly

Nau: technical, urban & eco-friendly

Nau, which is pronounced “now,” is, dare I say, like a soul mate of Altitude-sports.com. We have recently brought this brand in and we love it already. The brand is based out of Portland, Oregon, which like Montreal is a hotbed of hipster culture. And when you say hipster, you think about fashion consciousness. When … Read more ›

Bushnell. A look at the Bushnell Powersync SolarWrap 400. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags Leave a comment on A look at the Bushnell Powersync SolarWrap 400

A look at the Bushnell Powersync SolarWrap 400

As much as I snicker when I see someone in a campground deep in the woods with a smartphone, mine is usually close at hand. I shouldn’t judge. What I will judge is the new Powersync SolarWrap 400 from Bushnell. Basically, you can know watch Suits on NetFlix from anywhere. Anywhere there is a sun, of … Read more ›

Canada Goose. Canada Goose launches into waterproof-breathable shells. Posted on Categories ApparelTags Leave a comment on Canada Goose launches into waterproof-breathable shells

Canada Goose launches into waterproof-breathable shells

The new waterproof-breathable shells from Canada Goose are certainly less well known than their down products, but it does not mean they should be less admired. They were launched gradually this summer, after a year of research and development by the brand. Our review of this product 8.2 / 10 The pros are: Made in … Read more ›

. Is Parkour the Newest Olympic Sport?. Posted on Categories OutdoorsLeave a comment on Is Parkour the Newest Olympic Sport?

Is Parkour the Newest Olympic Sport?

As a fan of e-sports and chess, I’ve pretty much always been resigned to the fact that my two favourite mental sports will never join the Olympics. That being said I never would have believed that Parkour would become a thing at the Olympics either. I was surprised to hear that Dan Edwards, founder of … Read more ›

Patagonia. Patagonia & Organic Cotton, An Old Love Story. Posted on Categories ApparelTags Leave a comment on Patagonia & Organic Cotton, An Old Love Story

Patagonia & Organic Cotton, An Old Love Story

Patagonia has always prided itself in being the one of the most environmentally friendly companies in the world. In fact, it’s the company’s commitment to leaving the lowest ecological footprint possible that lead to them to use organic cotton exclusively. Patagonia Meets Organic Cotton In 1991, Patagonia decided to learn more about how the environmental … Read more ›

. What to wear ski touring (according to Juan). Posted on Categories Apparel·Equipment1 Comment on What to wear ski touring (according to Juan)

What to wear ski touring (according to Juan)

This is my setup for a -10C day with uncertain weather. Socks: Darn Tough OTC Padded Cushion Socks are an easily overlooked, yet crucial element in staying happy out there. Like the women in your life, if your feet aren’t happy, you aren’t happy. So do yourself a favour and get some darn good socks like these. … Read more ›

Marmot. Who is Marmot?. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Who is Marmot?

Who is Marmot?

You have been seeing more and more Marmot on Altitude-sports.com. It is an outdoor brand that has been around since 1974, and is for making quality tents sleeping bags, and technical apparel. Two college students created the Marmot Club back in 1971 and the dream began so thereafter. Soon they were making prototypes of down … Read more ›

Smith Optics. Smith Optics Great Days. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags Leave a comment on Smith Optics Great Days

Smith Optics Great Days

We recently started selling Smith Optics sun glasses, and so I have been on their site seeing what they are all about. It is always fun when you find something cool. In order to celebrate their upcoming 50th anniversary, Smith Optics started the Great Days web series. With 13 episodes released so far and a … Read more ›

. Run the Ultra-Trail Harricana. Seriously.. Posted on Categories OutdoorsLeave a comment on Run the Ultra-Trail Harricana. Seriously.

Run the Ultra-Trail Harricana. Seriously.

Nothing gets me more excited than running long distances in the woods on ski hills. Distances that I may or may not be able to run, depending on the day, and my intake of fast food. Okay many things excite me more than pain, suffering and rocky trails, but for the sake of this article … Read more ›

Camping, Keen. 7 Leave No Trace Principles. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags , Leave a comment on 7 Leave No Trace Principles

7 Leave No Trace Principles

Last month, Keen ran a short Vine campaign showcasing the 7 principles of the Leave No Trace Center for the Outdoor Ethics. For those not familiar with this specific organization, they are a member-driven non-profit organization dedicated to promoting responsible outdoor recreation. I personally thought it was a great way to demonstrate how Keen does … Read more ›

FIG Clothing. FIG Clothing in Ecuador. Posted on Categories ApparelTags Leave a comment on FIG Clothing in Ecuador

FIG Clothing in Ecuador

FIG customer service coordinator Camille recently travelled to Ecuador and got to test some of her favourite FIG products in the mountains, on the road and at the beach. Ecuador is a small country of South America that, arguably, has the most varied display of landscapes I have ever seen on such a small territory. … Read more ›