7 For All Mankind, Arc’teryx, Canada Goose, Dakine, Norrona, Patagonia, Quartz Co., The North Face, winter jackets. Everything You Need to Know About Zippers. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying Guides·Equipment·FootwearTags , , , , , , , , 2 Comments on Everything You Need to Know About Zippers

Everything You Need to Know About Zippers

Zippers are everywhere from our pants and jackets to sleeping bags and backpacks. They’re far more convenient than a row of buttons or snaps and can be opened and closed in a matter of seconds. For these conveniences, zippers are used so often for a variety of products around the world. Zipper Mechanics Because zippers are used … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, Norrona, Rab, The North Face. How to Find the Perfect Raincoat. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying GuidesTags , , , , , 3 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 somber, 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 ›

Aigle, Barbour, Blunt Umbrellas, Bogs, Eagle Creek, Hunter, Sea to Summit, Swims. Spring Essentials for your Slushy, Warm Weather Commute. Posted on Categories Buying Guides·CityTags , , , , , , , Leave a comment on Spring Essentials for your Slushy, Warm Weather Commute

Spring Essentials for your Slushy, Warm Weather Commute

With the spring weather comes warmer temperatures which turns the snow into rain and leads to slushy messes in the streets. These slushy messes turn snow piles into the dreaded puddles that form inconvenient moats around sidewalks so you’re left stranded looking for the driest route to the other side. There’s nothing worse then starting … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Buff, Castelli, Dynafit, Louis Garneau, Norrona, The North Face. What to Wear Fatbiking this Winter. Posted on Categories Buying Guides·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , Leave a comment on What to Wear Fatbiking this Winter

What to Wear Fatbiking this Winter

If you haven’t gotten to ride one yet, you definitely need to try a fatbike this winter. Becoming the next big thing in bike travel, fatbikes are more and more common to see around and certain brands are creating specific designs that are equipped for multi-day expeditions over rough terrain. Say goodbye to the trekking … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Black Diamond, Helly Hansen, Icebreaker, Kari Traa, Mountain Hardwear, Norrona, Patagonia, Rab, Smartwool. How to Layer For Outdoor Activities. Posted on Categories Buying Guides·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on How to Layer For Outdoor Activities

How to Layer For Outdoor Activities

Dressing appropriately for the weather and your outdoor activities can be problematic thanks to misleading weather reports and cheeky weather systems; do you dress for the 15-20mm of rain that is being forecasted or do you let your optimism takeover and bring out the shorts and sunhat? As I’m sure most everyone’s ma and pa … Read more ›

Luminox, Watches. Luminox Navy Seal Colormark 3050 Series Watch Review. Posted on Categories Buying Guides·EquipmentTags , Leave a comment on Luminox Navy Seal Colormark 3050 Series Watch Review

Luminox Navy Seal Colormark 3050 Series Watch Review

Luminox is a watch company that has only been around since 1989, but has become a leader in watch technology used by military groups around the world. These include the US Coast Guard, the Navy SEALs who first asked Luminox to develop a watch for them in 1993. The Colormark 3050 series watch features a … Read more ›

Adventure Medical Kits, Arc’teryx, Backcountry Access, Black Diamond, Gregory, MSR, Ski & Snowboard. What’s in Your Pack For a Day in the Backcountry?. Posted on Categories Buying Guides·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , Leave a comment on What’s in Your Pack For a Day in the Backcountry?

What’s in Your Pack For a Day in the Backcountry?

Planning for a day in the backcountry is as crucial as putting your skins on facing the right way; you’re going to realize real quick that you are going nowhere real fast. There are consequences for being lazy and doing a mediocre job so it’s imperative that you’re doing the appropriate research before venturing out. … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Norrona, Patagonia, Peak Performance, Ski & Snowboard, The North Face. Top 5 Ski Kits for Women 2017. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying GuidesTags , , , , , Leave a comment on Top 5 Ski Kits for Women 2017

Top 5 Ski Kits for Women 2017

Ski season is upon us and if you haven’t gotten out to enjoy a few turns yet, you’re well overdo. If it’s gear that is keeping you from the snow, here are our top five women’s ski kits for 2017. 1. Arc’teryx Arc’teryx is a Canadian-made brand based out of Vancouver, BC and is well-known … Read more ›

Black Diamond, Clif Bar, Icebreaker, Petzl, Probar, VSSL, Wigwam, Woolrich. How to Prepare for Winter Driving Emergencies. Posted on Categories Buying GuidesTags , , , , , , , Leave a comment on How to Prepare for Winter Driving Emergencies

How to Prepare for Winter Driving Emergencies

When it’s bone chillingly cold outside, we feel it, animals feel it and so do our cars. Whether you have a new car or an old car, extreme cold temperatures can make them act up or simply not act all. So what do you do if you find yourself waiting for a tow, it’s -24°C … Read more ›

Icebreaker, Petzl, Running, Salomon. How to Winterize Your Running Routine. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying Guides·Equipment·FootwearTags , , , Leave a comment on How to Winterize Your Running Routine

How to Winterize Your Running Routine

I love to run. I find it relaxing and challenging at the same time, a way to clear my head and provide me with a break from my regular routine on the bike. I try to do it all year round, but I live in Eastern Canada, and running outside in the winter in Eastern … Read more ›

Anon, Arc’teryx, Burton, Norrona, Patagonia, Salomon, Ski & Snowboard. What to Wear Downhill Skiing. Posted on Categories Buying GuidesTags , , , , , , Leave a comment on What to Wear Downhill Skiing

What to Wear Downhill Skiing

Whether you stick to the groomers in the resort or you’re out shredding the back-country lines, your ski wear needs to be reliable. Stay warm out on the hill this winter with this ski apparel guide; because you payed big amounts of money to shred snow all day, not count the marshmallows in your hot … Read more ›

Jackets, Sleeping Bags. Seeing Down Insulation Through Fabrics. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying Guides·EquipmentTags , Leave a comment on Seeing Down Insulation Through Fabrics

Seeing Down Insulation Through Fabrics

Down insulation is becoming an insulation staple in a range of products from sleeping bags and duvets to jackets and vests. With its impressive warmth to weight ratio, it’s no surprise that down insulated products are more and more popular among minimalist outdoor adventurers and rank high on expedition packing lists. While down products are … Read more ›