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 ›

. What to wear ski touring (according to Juan). Posted on Categories Apparel·Equipment1 Comment on What to wear ski touring (according to Juan)

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 ›