. In the Cradle of Cycling: Touring Castelli’s Italian headquarters and riding the nearby Dolomites. Posted on Categories UncategorizedLeave a comment on In the Cradle of Cycling: Touring Castelli’s Italian headquarters and riding the nearby Dolomites

In the Cradle of Cycling: Touring Castelli’s Italian headquarters and riding the nearby Dolomites

I’m travelling to the Mecca of cycling, Fonzaso, in Italy’s Belluno province. I survey the rolling landscape from our van window as Monte Grappa beckons in the distance, a reminder of the history this part of the Venetian Prealps contains. Even better, I’ll be in the hands of Castelli, the cycling brand of all cycling … Read more ›

. Cycling Among Giants: An Interview with Castelli Performance Director and former World Champion Andrea Peron. Posted on Categories UncategorizedLeave a comment on Cycling Among Giants: An Interview with Castelli Performance Director and former World Champion Andrea Peron

Cycling Among Giants: An Interview with Castelli Performance Director and former World Champion Andrea Peron

I’m in Italy and find myself at the headquarters one of cycling’s most iconic brands, Castelli. Yesterday I was baptized into the scenic Dolomites with a guided ride up Monte Grappa, which included a little more vertical than what I am used to in Quebec. Despite defining myself as a cycling enthusiast – I hit … Read more ›

Big Agnes, Black Diamond, Burton, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, MSR, NEMO Equipment, Poler Stuff, The North Face, Therm-a-Rest. How to Pick the Right Tent. Posted on Categories Buying Guides·EquipmentTags , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment on How to Pick the Right Tent

How to Pick the Right Tent

Camping; the action of escaping civilization to spend a night (or more) in the wilderness sleeping under the stars with just a tent and the basics; a time to relax and refuel the mind. This is a favourite pastime that has been enjoyed by many for centuries and continues to evolve year-after-year with new technologies … Read more ›

. Day-Tripping? Take Along One of Our Top-5 Backpacks.. Posted on Categories EquipmentLeave a comment on Day-Tripping? Take Along One of Our Top-5 Backpacks.

Day-Tripping? Take Along One of Our Top-5 Backpacks.

Minimalist adventurer, day-tripper or insatiable globe-trotter. Whatever you fancy, your backpack is the most important piece of equipment when adventuring, even for the most bare-bones of trips. Choosing the right pack for the job is crucial. Think as light as possible, versatile, robust and ample storage capacity. The perfect backpack shouldn’t even be noticeable even … Read more ›

The North Face. The Ultimate DryVent Guide. Posted on Categories ApparelTags 2 Comments on The Ultimate DryVent Guide

The Ultimate DryVent Guide

Waterproof outerwear is essential for any wardrobe, no matter the season or the wearer’s style. Whether you have a closet full of waterproof garments or you rely on that one classic raincoat that’s gotten you through the toughest showers for women or men, there are a variety of waterproof fabrics and membranes which are sure … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Burton, Mountain Hardwear, Norrona, Patagonia. The Ultimate Waterproof-Breathable Fabric & Technology Guide. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying Guides·UncategorizedTags , , , ,

The Ultimate Waterproof-Breathable Fabric & Technology Guide

When we think of waterproof raincoats, the main thing that comes to mind is GORE-TEX® because it is one of the most popular and renown waterproof membranes. The truth is, there are multiple other waterproof and breathable fabrics that are nearly as good although they may hide from the spotlight. Below is a guide to … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Black Diamond, Burton, Hiking & Trekking, Norrona, Outdoor Research, Patagonia, Running, Ski & Snowboard, The North Face. The Ultimate Guide to GORE-TEX®. Posted on Categories Apparel·Equipment·FootwearTags , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on The Ultimate Guide to GORE-TEX®

The Ultimate Guide to GORE-TEX®

Often times when you think of waterproof outerwear and gear, GORE-TEX® is the first thing that comes to mind but what is it and why is it so prominent in our minds when we think of waterproofing? GORE-TEX® has made a name for itself within the outdoor industry and even in the fashion world too. … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Inov-8, Running, Salomon, Saucony. Top 5 Gore-Tex® Running Shoes. Posted on Categories FootwearTags , , , , Leave a comment on Top 5 Gore-Tex® Running Shoes

Top 5 Gore-Tex® Running Shoes

Take your running routine to the next level rain or shine in one of our top Gore-Tex® running shoes. With the right apparel and footwear, you can say goodbye to boring indoor routines on the treadmill and tackle the wet weather with confidence. Shop Our Running Collection Arc’teryx Norvan LD GTX Trail  Tackle slush, mud … Read more ›

Castelli, Catlike, Garneau, Mavic, POC, Smith Optics, SUGOi. How to Choose the Right Cycling Shorts. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , , , , , , Leave a comment on How to Choose the Right Cycling Shorts

How to Choose the Right Cycling Shorts

I once tried a spinning class. I gave it my all. I spun so fast that I had trouble getting off my bike. In the end, I wound up pulling my hamstring, resulting in two physiotherapy treatments and a home exercise plan. Not only did I have a sore leg, but I waddled like a … Read more ›

Wolverine. Well Worth It: Shopping for High-End Footwear. Posted on Categories City·FootwearTags Leave a comment on Well Worth It: Shopping for High-End Footwear

Well Worth It: Shopping for High-End Footwear

Buying high-end footwear might seem like an extravagance, but never under-estimate a good pair of shoes or boots built to last. We love these five luxury footwear brands. They’re full of style, but more importantly they are built on comfort, quality and durability. Discover our urban footwear collection Grenson Grenson continues to offer elegant leather … Read more ›

Hiking & Trekking, Mountain Hardwear, Running, Ski & Snowboard. The Ultimate Dry.Q™ Guide. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , , , Leave a comment on The Ultimate Dry.Q™ Guide

The Ultimate Dry.Q™ Guide

When it comes to staying dry while enjoying your favourite activities in the outdoors no matter what the weather is, Mountain Hardwear has found the secret. While GORE-TEX® is one of the most common and renowned waterproof membranes found within the outdoor industry, there are many others that although often lost in the shuffle, perform remarkably. … Read more ›

. Goggle Care: How to Care For & Maintain Your Goggles Properly. Posted on Categories EquipmentLeave a comment on Goggle Care: How to Care For & Maintain Your Goggles Properly

Goggle Care: How to Care For & Maintain Your Goggles Properly

Similar to glasses, goggles lenses damage easily without proper care and maintenance. This can lead to shortened longevity, not what you want when purchasing the best of the best. Let’s look at some pointers on proper goggle care and maintenance to keep your goggles as good as new season after season. Shop Our Goggle Collection … Read more ›