Electric, Oakley. Oakley Frogskins vs Electric Knoxville. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags , Leave a comment on Oakley Frogskins vs Electric Knoxville

Oakley Frogskins vs Electric Knoxville

L’été ce n’est pas le seul moment qu’il faut se protéger des rayons puissants du soleil. Mais avouons le, l’envie de se procurer de nouvelles lunettes est plus forte à ce temps si de l’année. Car oui, lors d’une belle journée d’été une vraie paire de lunettes de soleil ça fait une différence. Lorsque je … Read more ›

Big Agnes, Burton, Camping. Safari Collection from Big Agnes X Burton. Posted on Categories Equipment·OutdoorsTags , , Leave a comment on Safari Collection from Big Agnes X Burton

Safari Collection from Big Agnes X Burton

When the specialists in tents, sleeping bags and sleeping mats, Big Agnes, meets up with the chilled out culture of Burton, you get a wild collaboration of quality outdoor products. The exclusive Safari collection from these two brands lets you show your colours with unique tents, chairs, hamacs, beer holders et other goodies. The perfect … Read more ›

Mountain Hardwear, Running. Training in San Francisco with Mountain Hardwear. Posted on Categories Equipment·OutdoorsTags , Leave a comment on Training in San Francisco with Mountain Hardwear

Training in San Francisco with Mountain Hardwear

Flying out to Richmond, California to check out the Mountain Hardwear headquarters (they have some great things/people there) is not something I do everyday, so while I was there I decided to take full advantage. Upon getting the tour I learned that a few of the staff were serious (and very humble) athletes. I wanted to … Read more ›

Fjällräven. Sneak Peek at Fjällräven’s 2015 Fall/Winter Collection. Posted on Categories Apparel·EquipmentTags Leave a comment on Sneak Peek at Fjällräven’s 2015 Fall/Winter Collection

Sneak Peek at Fjällräven’s 2015 Fall/Winter Collection

A year ago you may have never heard of Fjällräven, but these days I don’t think that is possible. That arctic fox is being found all over the city streets, and for good reason. The entire collection has a rugged, well-made quality to it, and with an exciting look to boot. I stopped by one … Read more ›

Mountain Hardwear. Review of the Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 30. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags 1 Comment on Review of the Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 30

Review of the Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 30

Bottom Line: A mid-size waterproof pack that is very comfortable to wear, especially while wearing a harness. This would make an ideal pack for ice climbing as you could be assured anything stored inside the pack would stay dry. After testing this to what we feel was it’s waterproof limit, we are assured that this … Read more ›

. 10 Gear Items for a Long-Distance Walking Trip. Posted on Categories Equipment2 Comments on 10 Gear Items for a Long-Distance Walking Trip

10 Gear Items for a Long-Distance Walking Trip

Forget luxury cruises or all-inclusive vacations. Long-distance walking trips are the new holiday choice for an increasing amount of North Americans. And it makes sense. So many of us spend our working hours sitting indoors in meetings or in front of a computer; a walking tour is the antithesis of a 9-5 job. Most of … Read more ›

. November 19th: Rental equipment sale at 4140 St-Denis. Posted on Categories EquipmentLeave a comment on November 19th: Rental equipment sale at 4140 St-Denis

November 19th: Rental equipment sale at 4140 St-Denis

It’s that time again!  This Wednesday, November 19th our 4140 St-Denis store, in Montreal, will be having their epic sale of rental equipment. How it Works: Our rental fleet is a year old now, and we don’t find it as shiny as we would like anymore. It is time for us to get you the newest products to rent. So … Read more ›

Black Diamond. The Black Diamond JetForce airbag system. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags Leave a comment on The Black Diamond JetForce airbag system

The Black Diamond JetForce airbag system

I won’t pretend like I ski huge lines in neck-deep powder in the deepest depths of Alaska, but I can pretend that my life means a lot to me. And avalanches may one day try and snatch the latter from me. As I venture, albeit slowly, into the backcountry I realize that avalanche gear should … Read more ›

Arc’teryx. Top 10 Urban Fashion: Arc’teryx Granville Backpack. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags Leave a comment on Top 10 Urban Fashion: Arc’teryx Granville Backpack

Top 10 Urban Fashion: Arc’teryx Granville Backpack

The Arc’teryx Granville is relatively new to the line, and fits solidly into the fashion category. Although not an area that Arc’teryx has been interested in for long, they have succeeded in producing a stylish, urban backpack for the masses. Our review of this product 9.1 / 10 The pros are: Highly water resistant Rugged … Read more ›

. What to wear ski touring (according to Mark). Posted on Categories Apparel·EquipmentLeave a comment on What to wear ski touring (according to Mark)

What to wear ski touring (according to Mark)

My good friend Juan resurrected from the grave, and posted an article about is hot picks/suggestions for ski touring. Being irate and argumentative, I feel I must provide my own list, and offer other possibilities. Socks: A well made ski sock might seem like a luxury, but change that mentality. Like Juan says, these are … Read more ›

Nau. Nau: technical, urban & eco-friendly. Posted on Categories Apparel·EquipmentTags Leave a comment on Nau: technical, urban & eco-friendly

Nau: technical, urban & eco-friendly

Nau, which is pronounced “now,” is, dare I say, like a soul mate of Altitude-sports.com. We have recently brought this brand in and we love it already. The brand is based out of Portland, Oregon, which like Montreal is a hotbed of hipster culture. And when you say hipster, you think about fashion consciousness. When … Read more ›

Bushnell. A look at the Bushnell Powersync SolarWrap 400. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags Leave a comment on A look at the Bushnell Powersync SolarWrap 400

A look at the Bushnell Powersync SolarWrap 400

As much as I snicker when I see someone in a campground deep in the woods with a smartphone, mine is usually close at hand. I shouldn’t judge. What I will judge is the new Powersync SolarWrap 400 from Bushnell. Basically, you can know watch Suits on NetFlix from anywhere. Anywhere there is a sun, of … Read more ›