Anon, Oakley, Ski & Snowboard, Smith Optics, Spy. How to Choose the Right Goggles. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags , , , , Leave a comment on How to Choose the Right Goggles

How to Choose the Right Goggles

Winter is here and the slopes are buzzing with winter spirit and rosy cheeks. Epic snowstorm or not, a great day in the mountains begins with the right gear. While your snow pants and jacket, gloves and additional equipment are key, knowing how to choose the right goggles can make or break your day. We can … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Druide, HotShots, Icebreaker, Norrona, Patagonia, Rab, Ski & Snowboard. Cross-Country Ski Apparel Guide. Posted on Categories Buying Guides·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , Leave a comment on Cross-Country Ski Apparel Guide

Cross-Country Ski Apparel Guide

Cross-country skiing is an aerobic exercise that can be used as a means of transportation over snow-covered terrain or as an enjoyable winter activity. It requires no chairlifts or snowmobiles and can be practiced nearly anywhere whether the terrain is flat or undulating, as long as the athlete is capable. Because cross-country skiing is a … Read more ›

Icebreaker. The best ways to winter layer with Icebreaker merino wool.. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on The best ways to winter layer with Icebreaker merino wool.

The best ways to winter layer with Icebreaker merino wool.

When you’re about to embark on a mid-winter adventure, you already know that a merino wool base layer is essential. Over that, you’re likely to choose down or a synthetic-filled insulator for winter sports like skiing, snowshoeing and backcountry trekking. But what about merino wool insulators and mid-layers? Or outer jackets that use this wonderful … Read more ›

Canada Goose. Canada Goose Sizing Chart. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying GuidesTags 165 Comments on Canada Goose Sizing Chart

Canada Goose Sizing Chart

Canada Goose parkas are built to last a decade, if not a lifetime. With such high-end products, both in terms of cost and value, you want to make sure you get the right one. But it’s not just a question of choosing between the Kensington and the Trillium or between the Chilliwack and the Expedition; you … Read more ›

Sleeping Bags, Therm-a-Rest. Therm-a-Rest Oberon Sleeping Bag Reviewed. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags , Leave a comment on Therm-a-Rest Oberon Sleeping Bag Reviewed

Therm-a-Rest Oberon Sleeping Bag Reviewed

My first overnight test of the Oberon sleeping bag coincided with the first official day of winter. Even though we’ve had snow on the East Coast since mid-October, I figured I’d have to wait so it wouldn’t be considered “fall” camping. Hauling a sled of gear into the wilderness and including no actual shelter gave … Read more ›

Indygena. Indygena: Winter Coats that Stand the Test of Time. Posted on Categories ApparelTags Leave a comment on Indygena: Winter Coats that Stand the Test of Time

Indygena: Winter Coats that Stand the Test of Time

It’s not always easy to combine technical efficiency with elegance when it comes to winter coats. Between oversized jackets and elegant models barely insulated, it often feels like having to choose between feeling warm or looking stylish. Fortunately, some brands offer advantageous compromises. This is the case with Indygena, a Montreal brand whose products combine minimalist … Read more ›

snowshoes. Which Boots Should You Wear Snowshoeing. Posted on Categories Equipment·FootwearTags Leave a comment on Which Boots Should You Wear Snowshoeing

Which Boots Should You Wear Snowshoeing

Lovers of winter sports, have you decided that 2019 would be the perfect year for you to snowshoe? Good idea! Accessible and enjoyable, the activity is gaining a lot of popularity and is gaining more and more followers. Snowshoe trails abound and models are evolving more and more, to the delight of users. Once you … Read more ›

Bogs. BOGS Women’s Snowday Tall Insulated Boots Reviewed. Posted on Categories FootwearTags Leave a comment on BOGS Women’s Snowday Tall Insulated Boots Reviewed

BOGS Women’s Snowday Tall Insulated Boots Reviewed

Canadian winters have never been kind to my feet.  Managing snow, rain, ice and keeping warm is has been a continual struggle for me.  As a photographer in a small ski town, I find myself hiking through snowbanks to get the perfect shot, needing solid footing and grip to walk my puppy, and above all … Read more ›

atlas, Garneau, MSR, snowshoes, tubbs. How to Choose the Right Snowshoes. Posted on Categories Equipment·Footwear·OutdoorsTags , , , , Leave a comment on How to Choose the Right Snowshoes

How to Choose the Right Snowshoes

With all the snow that has fallen this winter, the conditions are ideal to put on your snowshoes and go on an adventure. For beginners, finding the right model among all those available on the market can be a little complicated. Especially that the models offered nowadays are highly specialized.You can leave the huge wooden … Read more ›

Camping, Therm-a-Rest, winter camping. Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xtherm Mattress Reviewed. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags , , Leave a comment on Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xtherm Mattress Reviewed

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xtherm Mattress Reviewed

The NeoAir Xtherm mattress has been a great new addition to my camping set up, and I’m pleased to say it will be joining me on many future adventures. From camping in a lean-to, the back of a Subaru, or even taking a nap on the living room floor this mattress is very versatile. Shop … Read more ›

The North Face. The North Face: Ventrix Hoodie VS Summit L3 Ventrix Hybrid Hoddie. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on The North Face: Ventrix Hoodie VS Summit L3 Ventrix Hybrid Hoddie

The North Face: Ventrix Hoodie VS Summit L3 Ventrix Hybrid Hoddie

‘Take a hike’, he replied brusquely. Splendid idea, I thought – but what should I wear? I have two excellent hoodies by The North Face. It depended on my choice of activity, the conditions and its terrain. Ventrix by The North Face is the breathable synthetic ventilation system drawing rave reviews, awarded the 2017 Editor’s … Read more ›

Nobis. Our most popular men’s and women’s Nobis winter parkas. Posted on Categories Apparel·CityTags Leave a comment on Our most popular men’s and women’s Nobis winter parkas

Our most popular men’s and women’s Nobis winter parkas

Freezing Canadian winters demand the warmth of a sophisticated down parka. Thankfully, Nobis (which in Latin means ‘us’) has over a decade of expertise designing men’s and women’s winter apparel in Toronto for freezing northern weather. Their refined collection of jackets, coats, and accessories continues to elevate and resonate, but in this feature, we’ll focus … Read more ›