Columbia, Helly Hansen, The North Face. Top Waterproof Raincoats for Kids. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , , Leave a comment on Top Waterproof Raincoats for Kids

Top Waterproof Raincoats for Kids

With spring underway, it’s time to start preparing for the seasonal transition and surprise, spring showers. Hiking, fishing or apple picking, no matter what family activity you have planned, do not let bad weather prevent you from enjoying it. Once you’ve found the perfect raincoat to suit your style, the next step for an enjoyable spring is finding the … 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 a necessary 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, there are a variety of waterproof fabrics and membranes which are sure to get the … 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 ›

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 ›

Arc’teryx, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, Norrona, Rab, The North Face. How to Find the Perfect Raincoat. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying GuidesTags , , , , , 11 Comments on How to Find the Perfect Raincoat

How to Find the Perfect Raincoat

Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or simply looking to stay dry while you’re out and about, an effective raincoat will be your best friend on those sombre, wet days or during those spontaneous, mountain-top weather changes. With so many products to choose from it’s hard to know where to start and what to look for … Read more ›

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Top 5 Urban Raincoats for Men

In spring, it is sometimes difficult to predict Mother Nature’s plans for the weather, but with the proper wet weather ensemble, you’re ready for anything. Slip on the right pair of rain boots and a versatile raincoat and there’s no stopping your urban outdoor adventures from happening.  Be prepared for the most gloomy spring days … Read more ›

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Top Spring Jackets: Urban, Technical & Stylish

Spring is just around the corner which means it’s nearly time to hang up the winter parkas and break out the spring styles. From lightly insulated jackets to trench coats and other models, we’ve got a collection of spring jackets sure to suit any urban dweller’s style. Shop Women’s Urban CoatsShop Men’s Urban Coats Spring Jackets for … 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 ›

Patagonia. The Ultimate Guide to Patagonia’s H2No® Performance Standard Shell. Posted on Categories ApparelTags Leave a comment on The Ultimate Guide to Patagonia’s H2No® Performance Standard Shell

The Ultimate Guide to Patagonia’s H2No® Performance Standard Shell

Like many outdoor brands, Patagonia has developed their own waterproof technology such as the H2No® Performance Standard, which is unique to their brand and provides consumers with reliable, waterproof products. Patagonia’s H2No® Performance Standard ensures that each product that beholds this standard is backed by their Ironclad Guarantee to provide a high level of long-term performance. These products have met all the … Read more ›

Black Diamond, Ski & Snowboard. Black Diamond Legend Gloves Reviewed. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , Leave a comment on Black Diamond Legend Gloves Reviewed

Black Diamond Legend Gloves Reviewed

While planning a trip to western Canada, I was looking for a pair of durable gloves that could follow me everywhere, no matter the conditions. These are the basic reasons why I equipped myself with the Black Diamond Legend gloves and, after all, I was even better served than expected (until my boyfriend tried them … Read more ›

. Down Insulation: When Feathers & Duvet Are Trying To Escape From Your Jacket. Posted on Categories ApparelLeave a comment on Down Insulation: When Feathers & Duvet Are Trying To Escape From Your Jacket

Down Insulation: When Feathers & Duvet Are Trying To Escape From Your Jacket

Thanks to an impressive warmth to weight ratio, down insulated garments are full of benefits and highly regarded wardrobe staples by urbanites and outdoor enthusiasts alike. When compared to most other mid-layers or jackets, down products are warmer, more compressible, and often lighter. We’re not saying that when given a choice between a down jacket and a second option, … Read more ›