Black Diamond. Black Diamond Women’s Stormline Stretch Rain Shell Reviewed. Posted on Categories ApparelTags Leave a comment on Black Diamond Women’s Stormline Stretch Rain Shell Reviewed

Black Diamond Women’s Stormline Stretch Rain Shell Reviewed

When you’re an active person, finding a raincoat that provides the weather protection you need without impeding your movements is crucial. Biking is my sport of choice and unlike skiing, surfing or sailing, you can get out and enjoy a pedal in just about any weather. Whether the sun is shining or the skies are grey … Read more ›

Patagonia. Patagonia Micro Puff Hooded Jacket Reviewed. Posted on Categories ApparelTags Leave a comment on Patagonia Micro Puff Hooded Jacket Reviewed

Patagonia Micro Puff Hooded Jacket Reviewed

Down or down-alternative jackets that are geared for shoulder season wear are incredibly versatile.  Compared to larger winter weight jackets, lighter jackets can be worn under shells more easily, and compress down to small sizes which makes them perfect for keeping in your pack on overnight trips.  Nothing beats finishing a long day on the … Read more ›

Fjällräven, Hiking & Trekking. Fjällräven Abisko Trekking Tights Reviewed. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , Leave a comment on Fjällräven Abisko Trekking Tights Reviewed

Fjällräven Abisko Trekking Tights Reviewed

The Abisko Trekking Leggings are the solution to the question that plagues us all when it comes to packing our luggage for a new adventure in the woods. Everything is there: ultra-light, hyper-stretchy, breathable fabric that dries quickly. These combined features make any hike comfortable, even when you’re going through a variety of terrain and … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Gregory, Marmot, Osprey. Top Backpacks for Multi-Day Hikes. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags , , , Leave a comment on Top Backpacks for Multi-Day Hikes

Top Backpacks for Multi-Day Hikes

Choosing a backpack is always a bit tricky, especially when you leave for a long time and you plan to put away your whole life. Are you the kind of person to be afraid of missing something on a trip? Are you the type to repack your bag countless times in order to fit as … Read more ›

Biking & Cycling, Louis Garneau. Perseverance and innovations: Interview with cyclist Louis Garneau. Posted on Categories City·Equipment·OutdoorsTags , Leave a comment on Perseverance and innovations: Interview with cyclist Louis Garneau

Perseverance and innovations: Interview with cyclist Louis Garneau

We had the chance to meet Louis Garneau during the launch of our new ‘Altitude Sports X Garneau’ collection. The world-renowned athlete was kind enough to answer a few questions about his company, the oldest cycling brand in North America. Shop Garneau Altitude Sports: How did you transition from cyclist to businessman? Louis Garneau: I … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Marmot, RAINS. Top Raincoats to Wear with a Dress. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , , Leave a comment on Top Raincoats to Wear with a Dress

Top Raincoats to Wear with a Dress

Sometimes all you want to do is wear a dress and if the rain is falling, who’s saying you can’t? There are plenty of cute dry-weather coats to pair with a dress to complete your elegant look but raincoats are a little different. Finding the right raincoat that looks as cute with a dress as … Read more ›

Burton, Camping, Coleman, Exped, Goal Zero, GSI outdoors, Marmot, Mizu, Mountain Hardwear, MSR, NEMO Equipment, Sea to Summit, The North Face, Therm-a-Rest. 2-Person Camping Sets for Couple’s Weekend Getaways. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on 2-Person Camping Sets for Couple’s Weekend Getaways

2-Person Camping Sets for Couple’s Weekend Getaways

Solo camping is great, but it’s even better with a partner you can share the experience with. Together you can make memories that you can later reminisce about and it also helps add an extra element of safety on an overnight adventure.  The best part of camping with a partner is that a lot of camping … Read more ›

Catlike, Mavic, POC, Scott, Smith Otpics. Cycling Helmets: Mountain Bike VS Road Bike. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags , , , , 1 Comment on Cycling Helmets: Mountain Bike VS Road Bike

Cycling Helmets: Mountain Bike VS Road Bike

When it comes to cycling, aside from the bike, the helmet is the most important piece of equipment for obvious reasons. Because of this, you want to ensure when you choose your helmet you are choosing one that is correct for the type of riding you will be doing. While many will think, “they are both … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Canada Goose, Marmot, Norrona. Top 5 Waterproof-Breathable Rain Shells. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , , , Leave a comment on Top 5 Waterproof-Breathable Rain Shells

Top 5 Waterproof-Breathable Rain Shells

Finding the right waterproof-breathable shell that will protect you from all bad weather is not an easy task. Although people might not admit it, it is a major part of your equipment and can often represent an equally major investment. The most important aspect of a shell, in terms of quality, is a combination of … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Dynafit, Norrona, Outdoor Research, The North Face. What is a Softshell?. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags , , , , 3 Comments on What is a Softshell?

What is a Softshell?

Each jacket has its role and place in your wardrobe, whether it be for outdoor pursuits in the mountains or stylish evenings in the city. Rain coats are for drizzly days; waterproof shells are for adventuring up mountain peaks; parkas are ideal for harsh winter weather; lightly insulated jackets work as layering pieces or as … Read more ›

Aether, Arc Posted on Categories Apparel·CityTags , , , , , 1 Comment on Top Raincoats to Wear with a Suit

Top Raincoats to Wear with a Suit

Showing up to work sopping wet can put a negative vibe on anyone’s day so a reliable raincoat is essential. Finding a raincoat suitable for hiking can be a lot easier than finding one that works well with your Monday to Friday work attire although it isn’t impossible. For the dapper gentlemen who spend their … Read more ›

RAINS, Stutterheim. RAINS & Stutterheim: Urban And Unisex Raincoats. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , Leave a comment on RAINS & Stutterheim: Urban And Unisex Raincoats

RAINS & Stutterheim: Urban And Unisex Raincoats

We said it already, but we – at Altitude Sports – have a soft spot for Scandinavian brands. More specifically, we think that RAINS and Stutterheim often stand out because of their capacity to bring their products to another level. Always in simplicity, the technical design is made for wet and humid climates – while … Read more ›