Smartwool. Smartwool Smartloft Insulation: Giving Merino a Second Life. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Smartwool Smartloft Insulation: Giving Merino a Second Life

Smartwool Smartloft Insulation: Giving Merino a Second Life

Cooler weather calls for layers, insulated clothing and this season’s Smartwool Smartloft insulation. The brand has embraced the beloved characteristics of wool and branched out to create the ‘world’s most comfortable insulation’ – Smartloft. Made from 50% recycled materials, this light, lofty, warm and sustainable insulation is made up of 88% wool and 12% polyester. The 88% wool … Read more ›

Mammut. Mammut: Heart of the Mountaineer. Posted on Categories Apparel·Equipment·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Mammut: Heart of the Mountaineer

Mammut: Heart of the Mountaineer

Mammoths roamed the Swiss Alps thousands of years ago. Mammut, the name chosen by the makers of mountaineering clothing and gear, translates to mammoth: the massive prehistoric beast on the logo reflects the strength of the products, and is one of the most recognisable signs of robust reliability in mountain sports.  Shop Mammut In the … Read more ›

Thule. The Road to Idaho – A Photo Essay. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on The Road to Idaho – A Photo Essay

The Road to Idaho – A Photo Essay

North  America is a very big continent.  As a Canadian, I have always believed that I had an obligation to make the journey across it at least once in my lifetime. As I grew older, I became increasingly guilty because despite being an adventure photographer who has explored a lot of other countries I still … Read more ›

black yak. Black Yak: Himalayas on the Mind. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Black Yak: Himalayas on the Mind

Black Yak: Himalayas on the Mind

Yaks, powerful beasts that survived the ice age, roam the Himalayas, surviving and thriving in otherwise uninhabitable conditions. The people and mountaineers of the region have long benefitted from yaks for transportation, wool, milk and meat. With the animal as its talisman, the outdoor company Black Yak emerged from South Korea – one of the … Read more ›

The North Face. The North Face: She Moves Mountains. Posted on Categories Apparel·Equipment·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on The North Face: She Moves Mountains

The North Face: She Moves Mountains

This year The North Face launched their #SheMovesMountains campaign, an inspiring initiative looking to change the face of exploring. There’s no better influence than a role model with whom we can identify. The movement shines a light on powerful female athletes from all over the globe whose adventures are building the foundation for a new … Read more ›

Mountain Hardwear. Super/DS StretchDown by Mountain Hardwear: The Movement-Centric Down Jacket.. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Super/DS StretchDown by Mountain Hardwear: The Movement-Centric Down Jacket.

Super/DS StretchDown by Mountain Hardwear: The Movement-Centric Down Jacket.

When Mountain Hardwear launched the StretchDown jacket line a few years ago, the groundbreaking stretch and flexibility marked a mini-revolution in the down jacket universe. This season they’re back better than ever with the Super/DS StretchDown, a down-filled jacket designed for movement and exclusively available in Canada through Altitude Sports. Shop the Super/DS by Mountain … Read more ›

Salomon. Salomon Annecy Trip Photo Recap. Posted on Categories Footwear·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Salomon Annecy Trip Photo Recap

Salomon Annecy Trip Photo Recap

Salomon is known for their trail running shoes. Go to any trail race, and it’ll likely be the brand most worn by athletes. They are the leading trail running brand after all. But in the past 2 years, Salomon shoes started to appear in a different environment: the city. You can spot them in the … Read more ›

The North Face. The North Face Conservation Efforts. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on The North Face Conservation Efforts

The North Face Conservation Efforts

With the state of the planet today and growing climate concerns,  brands like The North Face and many others, are beginning to take matters into their own hands. When it comes to the outdoor industry, conserving the environment is a big part of the business. From adjusting company manufacturing policies and routines to sharing knowledge with loyal … Read more ›

Pendleton. Pendleton Fire Legend Towel For Two Reviewed. Posted on Categories Equipment·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Pendleton Fire Legend Towel For Two Reviewed

Pendleton Fire Legend Towel For Two Reviewed

For all you weekend explorers, here is the most stylish accessory for your next adventure: the finest towel in the world by Pendleton. Almost a blanket, this towel does justice to Pendleton’s legacy of craftsmanship with its timeless Navajo colorful pattern and durable quality. Shop Pendleton Our review of this product The pros are: Beautiful … Read more ›

Biking & Cycling, Louis Garneau. Perseverance and innovations: Interview with cyclist Louis Garneau. Posted on Categories City·Equipment·OutdoorsTags , Leave a comment on Perseverance and innovations: Interview with cyclist Louis Garneau

Perseverance and innovations: Interview with cyclist Louis Garneau

We had the chance to meet Louis Garneau during the launch of our new ‘Altitude Sports X Garneau’ collection. The world-renowned athlete was kind enough to answer a few questions about his company, the oldest cycling brand in North America. Shop Garneau Altitude Sports: How did you transition from cyclist to businessman? Louis Garneau: I … Read more ›

. Garneau: a Core Cycling Brand. Posted on Categories OutdoorsLeave a comment on Garneau: a Core Cycling Brand

Garneau: a Core Cycling Brand

We arrived at the Garneau headquarters just outside of Quebec City past 7pm on a Wednesday night. We had come from the cycling Crits around the corner to cheer on the participants suffering through a rainy night with temperatures hovering below 10 degrees Celsius. The only vehicle left outside the Garneau headquarters was that of … Read more ›