Nixon, Opinel. Étienne’s Everyday Carry. Posted on Categories City·EquipmentTags , 1 Comment on Étienne’s Everyday Carry

Étienne’s Everyday Carry

Here is what you will find in my ‘pockets’ during my everyday escapades. These are objects that are intimate to me in that I feel naked without them. I say pockets, but we understand each other that I commute by bike to work and so my pockets include my small backpack. If you like classic … Read more ›

Marmot, MSR. Marmot Fuse 3 vs MSR Mutha Hubba NX. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags , Leave a comment on Marmot Fuse 3 vs MSR Mutha Hubba NX

Marmot Fuse 3 vs MSR Mutha Hubba NX

A tent is like a second home. A second home you can carry with you anywhere. The two models compared below have characteristics you want in a tent: a good compromise between weight, comfort and quality. They are easy to carry on your back (unlike car camping tents), easy to pitch, and big enough to … Read more ›

Louis Garneau. Louis Garneau Speed Kit Transformer vs. Course II Polarized sunglasses. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags Leave a comment on Louis Garneau Speed Kit Transformer vs. Course II Polarized sunglasses

Louis Garneau Speed Kit Transformer vs. Course II Polarized sunglasses

The Rundown After about 10 years, I decided it was finally time to replace my tired, broken, sports-sunglasses.  I use them exclusively for running and cycling, and my wish list was quite basic. First and foremost, I wanted a well ventilated frame to minimize fogging and keep me cool. Second, I needed a large enough … Read more ›

Electric. The Buyer Notes: Electric. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags

The Buyer Notes: Electric

A Californian company, Electric’s goal is to provide quality products/accessories to surfers and snowboarders. This passionate team works hard to create a wide range of products with clean, simple lines which have a style that cannot be ignored. Their collections are without a doubt urban-inspired and casual. Aside from some products made specifically for sports, … Read more ›

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 ›