Black Diamond. The Black Diamond Sharp End Shell Review. Posted on Categories ApparelTags Leave a comment on The Black Diamond Sharp End Shell Review

The Black Diamond Sharp End Shell Review

Finally Black Diamond has made their line of clothing for women. They waited a year after testing the waters with men’s apparel. Good thing I’m a patient person. During a day of splendid touring at a cute little mountain, where it by chance snowed a foot on us, I took possession of the new Black … Read more ›

Kids. 3 tips for choosing your kid’s winter jacket. Posted on Categories ApparelTags Leave a comment on 3 tips for choosing your kid’s winter jacket

3 tips for choosing your kid’s winter jacket

Snowball fights with kids from the neighborhood, building forts, afternoons spent sleighing… Ah! Don’t you miss those days when you would spend the whole day outside and only go back home when your parents yelled “Dinner’s ready!”? It’s now our turn to make sure our kids can enjoy winter. Here are 3 tips to help … Read more ›

The North Face. Denali Fleece is 100% recycled Water Bottles. Posted on Categories ApparelTags Leave a comment on Denali Fleece is 100% recycled Water Bottles

Denali Fleece is 100% recycled Water Bottles

The North Face just produced their first cartoon all about how their Denali fleece is made. Other than the Denali jacket, this fleece made from 100 percent recycled water bottles is used in multiple The North Face products. For the uninitiated, Denali fleece is one of the warmest and sturdiest fleeces on the market. It … Read more ›

Canada Goose, Nobis. Canada Goose Expedition Versus Nobis She-ra. Posted on Categories Apparel·CityTags , Leave a comment on Canada Goose Expedition Versus Nobis She-ra

Canada Goose Expedition Versus Nobis She-ra

Le combat ultime contre le froid Canada Goose et Nobis sont toutes deux des marques canadiennes. Le froid, le vent, la pluie, la grêle, les tempêtes de neige; elles connaissent et s’en inspirent pour créer des collections spécifiques aux conditions extrêmes.  Le Canada Goose Parka Expédition et le Nobis Parka Extrême She-ra sont deux modèles … Read more ›

. Canadian craftsmanship: Quartz Nature. Posted on Categories ApparelLeave a comment on Canadian craftsmanship: Quartz Nature

Canadian craftsmanship: Quartz Nature

With much happiness, I was invited to the Quartz Nature headquarters just outside of Montreal. I say with happiness because I am pleased to write that they are (and have always been) a local brand from Quebec, with every single product made right here in this province. I went there with my camera and notepad … Read more ›

Canada Goose. Canada Goose Lodge Jacket Review. Posted on Categories Apparel·CityTags Leave a comment on Canada Goose Lodge Jacket Review

Canada Goose Lodge Jacket Review

The Canada Goose Lodge Jacket is definitely one of the best short urban jackets to wear between seasons. Even though you can combine the jacket with a shell, the coat has enough isolation to be worn alone while also being both breathable and ultralight. Our review of this product 9.3 / 10 The pros are: Made … Read more ›

Norrona. A day of backcountry skiing in Gaustatoppen, Norway. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on A day of backcountry skiing in Gaustatoppen, Norway

A day of backcountry skiing in Gaustatoppen, Norway

Last June my friend Alex and I went to visit the Norwegian brand Norrøna . Our contact there was called Frode (pronounced Frroudehh). This guy is the living incarnation of a Viking: a built, blonde man who lives for his passion, sports. His second passion is the clothing and equipment you need to wear to practice … Read more ›

Norrona. The Norrøna Lofoten ski jacket and pant review. Posted on Categories ApparelTags 1 Comment on The Norrøna Lofoten ski jacket and pant review

The Norrøna Lofoten ski jacket and pant review

I tested the Lofoten Gore-Tex Pro jacket and pants from Norrøna last spring in Gaustatoppen, Norway. We hiked up the mountain for two and a half hours to turn around and ski down the last vestiges of snow. Our review of this product 9.3 / 10 The pros are: 4 season versatility Articulated cut GORE-TEX Pro … Read more ›

Norrona. Norrøna: Vikings arrive in Canada. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Norrøna: Vikings arrive in Canada

Norrøna: Vikings arrive in Canada

Our staff fall in love with certain brands almost instantaneously when they arrive in stock. Norrøna definitely falls into this category. This brand, with its powerful viking-head logo, has been a success in Europe for years now. We are proud to offer this brand exclusively in Quebec, starting this fall. Norrøna is a family-run company, which has … Read more ›

Black Diamond. The Black Diamond JetForce airbag system. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags Leave a comment on The Black Diamond JetForce airbag system

The Black Diamond JetForce airbag system

I won’t pretend like I ski huge lines in neck-deep powder in the deepest depths of Alaska, but I can pretend that my life means a lot to me. And avalanches may one day try and snatch the latter from me. As I venture, albeit slowly, into the backcountry I realize that avalanche gear should … Read more ›

Boots, Sorel. The emblematic Sorel Joan of Arctic Knit to the rescue. Posted on Categories FootwearTags , 1 Comment on The emblematic Sorel Joan of Arctic Knit to the rescue

The emblematic Sorel Joan of Arctic Knit to the rescue

This winter, my feet will be warm and dry. And you know what? I won’t even be down south. I’ll have Sorel boots on. The Joan of Arctic Knit to be exact. Our review of this product 8.8 / 10 The pros are: Waterproof Inner boot is washable Not heavy The cons are: None I … Read more ›