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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Smartwool. The Smartwool Smartloft review. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on The Smartwool Smartloft review

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 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 ›

Quartz Co., Winter. Altitude Sports X Quartz Co.: The Urban Winter Parka Made with Milkweed. Posted on Categories Apparel·CityTags , 6 Comments on Altitude Sports X Quartz Co.: The Urban Winter Parka Made with Milkweed

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 ›

Winter. The Natural Insulator of the Future: Asclepias. Posted on Categories ApparelTags 8 Comments on The Natural Insulator of the Future: Asclepias

The Natural Insulator of the Future: Asclepias

Since 2013, Québec has been celebrating a new provincial treasure. Previously confused for a weed and often called milkweed, Asclepias plants produce an ecological, renewable and a non-animal insulation material. You will eventually be able to find it in winter coats, parkas, boots, gloves and more. Testing Milkweed Insulation Jean-François Tardif, a mountain climbing lover, … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Ski & Snowboard. Arc’teryx Women’s Shashka Pant Reviewed. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , 3 Comments on Arc’teryx Women’s Shashka Pant Reviewed

Arc’teryx Women’s Shashka Pant Reviewed

Full disclosure: I may be wearing the Shashka Pant Bib as I write this review.  They are that comfortable, stylin’ and best of all, breathable! As a new bib enthusiast, my last pair weren’t GORE-TEX, and while they were great to keep snow out of my back, the deep powder skiing I see in BC’s … Read more ›

Running, Salomon. Salomon Deals & Discounts for December 2018. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying Guides·EquipmentTags , Leave a comment on Salomon Deals & Discounts for December 2018

Salomon Deals & Discounts for December 2018

The only thing even more satisfying than finding THE piece of equipment we were looking for, is to find it at a lower price than expected. Altitude Sports regularly offers great discounts on many products. Get your hands on Salomon rebates, offered on a wide variety of products. Salomon is primarily recognized for its hiking … Read more ›

Black Diamond. Black Diamond: Your Glove & Mitten Specialists. Posted on Categories Apparel·EquipmentTags Leave a comment on Black Diamond: Your Glove & Mitten Specialists

Black Diamond: Your Glove & Mitten Specialists

For those who are not familiar with Black Diamond, it is a brand devoted to climbing and skiing with a passion that is showcased in each individual products. From their apparel and accessories to their gear and equipment, Black Diamond products are designed for life on rock, ice and snow. While climbing and skiing are … Read more ›