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O’Neill Hyperfreak Hydro Boardshorts Review

I’m not a professional surfer, but I’ve owned a ridiculous amount of boardshorts. The reason is simple, they just keep getting better. Materials have gotten stretchier, lighter, faster-drying. The shorts I owned just a few years ago are pretty much obsolete compared to what’s available now.  Pro’s Con’s Thin stretchy material: these shorts have more … Read more ›

Ski & Snowboard, Smartwool. Adventures in Iceland with Smartwool. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags , Leave a comment on Adventures in Iceland with Smartwool

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 ›

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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 Leave a comment on A Weekend in the Life of Kari Traa

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 ›

Burton. Burton: Family-Run Since 1977. Posted on Categories ApparelTags Leave a comment on Burton: Family-Run Since 1977

Burton: Family-Run Since 1977

While waiting for the first snow we drove to nearby Vermont for the annual Burton Fall Bash. Come meet the Burton family.  Shop Burton “My job is as fun as it ever was, and selfishly, that’s a priority for me. It’s pretty awesome for somebody to do something for forty years and still enjoy it.” – … Read more ›

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The Fjällräven Classic: Conquering the King’s Road

“Our mission is to inspire the world to discover and to walk within nature. We believe strongly it will make a saner future for everyone. And we have our experience and our passion for nature to guide us.”  -Martin Axelhed, President of Fjällräven The Classic hike was created by Ake Nordin, founder of Fjällräven, to … 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 ›

Kamik. Kamik Jessie and Riptides Boots Reviewed. Posted on Categories FootwearTags Leave a comment on Kamik Jessie and Riptides Boots Reviewed

Kamik Jessie and Riptides Boots Reviewed

My little darling and I were lucky enough to receive the same Kamik boots. I’m wearing the Eggplant Jessie model, which is identical to the kid’s Riptide model. I must admit that having matching boots was quite cute. The perfect “mommy and me” duo. My daughter likes shoes and boots more neutral, without the usual … Read more ›

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Smartwool, Iceland, and Ski Touring

Travelling for work is always tough; said no one ever who went ski touring in Iceland to test out Smartwool’s 2018 winter collection.   I haven’t stopped thinking about this magnificent country since returning. So please, join me on this adventure through my photo journal of the images I took while having the time of … Read more ›

Running, Salomon. Salomon Wings Flyte 2 GTX Shoes Reviewed. Posted on Categories FootwearTags , Leave a comment on Salomon Wings Flyte 2 GTX Shoes Reviewed

Salomon Wings Flyte 2 GTX Shoes Reviewed

Trying new shoes and evaluating them? Yes, okay … Salomons? You bet, obviously yes! I had the chance to get to test out the Salomon Wings Flyte 2 GTX shoes during a trip to the Adirondacks and here’s what I thought. Shop Salomon Footwear Our review of this product 8/ 10 The pros are: Very … Read more ›

Osprey. Osprey Ozone 46L Travel Backpack Reviewed. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags Leave a comment on Osprey Ozone 46L Travel Backpack Reviewed

Osprey Ozone 46L Travel Backpack Reviewed

Osprey has been in the backpack business since 1974.  It’s all they do – so it isn’t surprising that they do it very well.  The Ozone 46L Travel Pack is no exception. This bag provides ample, well-organized storage, and comfortable ventilated straps all in an extremely light weight package. Shop Osprey Backpacks Our review of … Read more ›

The North Face. The North Face Ventrix Jacket Reviewed. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags 4 Comments on The North Face Ventrix Jacket Reviewed

The North Face Ventrix Jacket Reviewed

The North Face Ventrix Jacket is a synthetic insulated jacket with North Face’s new technology of the same name. This technology aims to make the insulation more breathable by perforating it. When the user is still, the perforations are closed and the insulation is at its best. When the user is active, the perforations open … Read more ›