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 ›

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What to wear ski touring (according to Juan)

This is my setup for a -10C day with uncertain weather. Socks: Darn Tough OTC Padded Cushion Socks are an easily overlooked, yet crucial element in staying happy out there. Like the women in your life, if your feet aren’t happy, you aren’t happy. So do yourself a favour and get some darn good socks like these. … Read more ›

Smith Optics. Smith Optics Great Days. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags Leave a comment on Smith Optics Great Days

Smith Optics Great Days

We recently started selling Smith Optics sun glasses, and so I have been on their site seeing what they are all about. It is always fun when you find something cool. In order to celebrate their upcoming 50th anniversary, Smith Optics started the Great Days web series. With 13 episodes released so far and a … Read more ›

Defy Bags. The Defy Recon Wax Messenger review (in Madrid). Posted on Categories EquipmentTags Leave a comment on The Defy Recon Wax Messenger review (in Madrid)

The Defy Recon Wax Messenger review (in Madrid)

So my brother is a gift-giving monster. Every birthday that passes he rocks my world, so I thought I would treat him for his troubles. Bam, he got a Defy Recon Wax Messenger bag. And as he lives in the UK, of course, he took it to Madrid to break it in. Shop Defy Bags From … Read more ›

Burton. Burton Beeracuda: It’ll cure what ‘ales’ ya.. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags Leave a comment on Burton Beeracuda: It’ll cure what ‘ales’ ya.

Burton Beeracuda: It’ll cure what ‘ales’ ya.

We have loved having the Burton AK line here at Altitude-sports.com because a snowboarder cannot ask for much better products than their high-end AK products. As you probably know, Burton makes a lot more than just AK: gloves, mitts, backpacks and more can be seen in their snowboard specific line up.  But in a such … Read more ›

Mountain Hardwear. Mountain Hardwear Phantasia 15F sleeping bag review. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags Leave a comment on Mountain Hardwear Phantasia 15F sleeping bag review

Mountain Hardwear Phantasia 15F sleeping bag review

Bottom Line: Is it possible to have a sleeping bag that you contemplate using at home because it’s so comfortable ? It is with the Mountain Hardwear Phantasia 15F. I had never thought about the outer material that a sleeping bag was made from before and generally wouldn’t have based my decision to buy one … Read more ›

The North Face. Running tips from The North Face athletes. Posted on Categories Apparel·Equipment·FootwearTags Leave a comment on Running tips from The North Face athletes

Running tips from The North Face athletes

I flew out to Toronto recently to take part in what turned out to be an amazing weekend of cross-country running at Blue Mountain Resort in Ontario.  The Endurance Challenge is a series of races in the US, but this was the first of its kind in Canada. I would suggest it to anyone looking … Read more ›

Black Diamond. The Black Diamond Ember flashlight. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags 3 Comments on The Black Diamond Ember flashlight

The Black Diamond Ember flashlight

Check out the new Ember Power Light from Black Diamond. It does look like an ordinary flashlight at first glance (A flashlight is something people used to use before headlamps- some would say they are like the cassettes of the outdoor industry). It is more than an object that emits light. One LED will produce … Read more ›

Louis Garneau. The 6 Essentials For Cycling: Louis Garneau Quartz II Helmet. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags Leave a comment on The 6 Essentials For Cycling: Louis Garneau Quartz II Helmet

The 6 Essentials For Cycling: Louis Garneau Quartz II Helmet

I wore the LG Quartz II on a spring ride. The temperature was cool and comfortable, between 10 and 20 degrees (the sun came out at one point). We were a group of amateur road cyclists, the TCT, who rolls in rural areas. The wind was really strong, so I quickly felt the ventilation of … Read more ›

Smith Optics. The 6 Essentials for Cycling: Smith Glasses Pivlock V2 Super Platinum Ignitor Clear Lens. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags Leave a comment on The 6 Essentials for Cycling: Smith Glasses Pivlock V2 Super Platinum Ignitor Clear Lens

The 6 Essentials for Cycling: Smith Glasses Pivlock V2 Super Platinum Ignitor Clear Lens

Made without a frame for maximal visibility, the Smith PivLocks will please cyclists that, like me, are looking for light, comfortable and versatile glasses. Our review of this product 8.6 / 10 The pros are: Lightweight 3 Interchangeable Lenses Optimal Visibility The cons are: Non polarized These glasses are sold with three interchangeable lenses (black, … Read more ›

Camping, Food. Top 5 Cooking Equipment for Camping. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags , Leave a comment on Top 5 Cooking Equipment for Camping

Top 5 Cooking Equipment for Camping

Here is a list of kitchen essentials for the light traveler.  Are you planning a hike on which you can’t take much with you? Are you longing for a simpler lifestyle? You’re not afraid of more Spartan habits? Here are the top 5 essential items for your outdoor kitchen set. 1. A Compact Burner You have … Read more ›