Quartz Co., Winter. Altitude Sports X Quartz Co.: The Urban Winter Parka Made with Milkweed. Posted on Categories Apparel·CityTags ,

Altitude Sports X Quartz Co.: The Urban Winter Parka Made with Milkweed

Introducing world-exclusive milkweed parkas made through a collaboration between Quartz Co., Altitude Sports and Monark™ for the third year. Made in Canada, these parkas will ensure optimal warmth and showcase the clean style of the Quartz Co. brand. With this collaboration, we want to offer our customers a sleek winter parka that showcases the fashionable designs of … Read more ›

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

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

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 ,

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

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 ›

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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 ›

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

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

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 ›

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Adventures in Iceland with Smartwool

“Weather isn’t rocket science, it’s way harder than rocket science” – Robert (our ski guide) Let’s start at the end: Iceland changed my life. I was brought to the land of ice by Smartwool Canada to learn about their Fall-Winter product line. What better place than Iceland to discover and test Smartwool’s merino wool products? … Read more ›

Marmot. Marmot’s Warmest Sleeping Bags. Posted on Categories Equipment·OutdoorsTags

Marmot’s Warmest Sleeping Bags

Nothing is more invigorating than a multi-night winter trip. Lung-searing fresh air and clean powder can quickly dispel your winter doldrums. Luckily, tent or hut sleeping during frigid weather is less of a problem thanks to Marmot’s lineup of ultrawarm sleeping bags. Marmot’s wide selection of sleeping bags can make for a tough choice. We’ll … Read more ›

Kombi. Kombi’s Elite & Metro Lines Rethink Winter Handwear. Posted on Categories City·Equipment·OutdoorsTags

Kombi’s Elite & Metro Lines Rethink Winter Handwear

Kombi knows cold. Founded in Montreal by the family that still runs it, Kombi has been equipping people against freezing temperatures since 1961. Everyone notices the number of Kombi kids’ mitts keeping little hands dry and warm in the schoolyard. Mittens and gloves for adults are soaring in popularity too. This season Kombi introduces two … Read more ›

Smartwool. The Smartwool Smartloft review. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags

The Smartwool Smartloft review

Iceland is known for many things. OK, just kidding. But what it should be known for is ski touring – holy moly does it have amazing ski touring. And where there’s touring, there’s cold weather with extreme and variable conditions. That’s where Smartwool’s Smartloft jackets and vests come into play. Shop Smartwool’s Smartloft Collection  I … Read more ›

Kari Traa. A Weekend in the Life of Kari Traa. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags

A Weekend in the Life of Kari Traa

Head to Norway to live a journey in the life of Kari Traa, the brand and the founder. Everyone dreams of flying to a far-off destination knowing adventure awaits, but not knowing the exact details of that adventure. Well, I’ve always dreamed of this, and my recent trip to Norway with Kari Traa was my … Read more ›