Arc’teryx, Mountain Hardwear, Norrona, Outdoor Research. What is a Softshell?. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags , , , Leave a comment on What is a Softshell?

What is a Softshell?

Each jacket has its role and place in your wardrobe, whether it be for outdoor pursuits in the mountains or stylish evenings in the city. Rain coats are for drizzly days; waterproof shells are for adventuring up mountain peaks; parkas are ideal for harsh winter weather; lightly insulated jackets work as layering pieces or as … Read more ›

Garmin, Hiking & Trekking, Polar, Running, Ski & Snowboard, Suunto, tomtom. How to Choose the Right GPS Watch. Posted on Categories Equipment·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , Leave a comment on How to Choose the Right GPS Watch

How to Choose the Right GPS Watch

Choosing the right GPS watch can seem like a tedious task that requires a great deal of research, product comparing and personal trial and error. Everyone has their preferences and when it comes to electronics, the stakes are higher as there are a lot of options to choose from.  The first step in choosing a … Read more ›

Dakine, Norrona, Nuun, Osprey, Tacx, Zefal. How to Know When to Use a Hydration Pack or Water Bottle for Cycling. Posted on Categories Equipment·OutdoorsTags , , , , , Leave a comment on How to Know When to Use a Hydration Pack or Water Bottle for Cycling

How to Know When to Use a Hydration Pack or Water Bottle for Cycling

When you leave the house for a bike ride, it is essential that you always remember to bring water to ensure that you stay hydrated along the way. Whether you’re going for a road ride, a casual ride or a mountain bike ride, there is an efficient way to carry your water and a reasonable amount … Read more ›

Backpacker Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags 1 Comment on Backpacker’s Pantry Meals Reviewed

Backpacker’s Pantry Meals Reviewed

The organization of meals for a multi-day trip can be time-consuming. There are lots of factors to consider: weight, conservation of food, energy needs, etc.. Being vegetarians, we were skeptical that dried food could be both tasty and nutritious. However, we were extremely pleased with Backpacker’s Pantry’s products. To our surprise, the company actually offers over 50 … Read more ›

Gregory, Hiking & Trekking. Gregory Women’s Deva 60L Backpack Reviewed. Posted on Categories Equipment·OutdoorsTags , Leave a comment on Gregory Women’s Deva 60L Backpack Reviewed

Gregory Women’s Deva 60L Backpack Reviewed

Gregory’s Deva 60L backpack is the ultimate backpack for those looking for comfort, functionality and durability. I have used this backpack on three outings now and can happily say it holds up well with a heavy load and remains comfortable to wear. If you’re a lady looking for a new hiking backpack, look no further than … Read more ›

Patagonia. Patagonia Men’s Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pull Over Reviewed. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Patagonia Men’s Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pull Over Reviewed

Patagonia Men’s Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pull Over Reviewed

I had a Patagonia Synchilla fleece before, a long time ago.  It was a pull over like this one, in a green and blue colour that I liked very much.  It had a marsupial pouch in the front that I did not like very much, because aside from keeping my hands warm I couldn’t really … Read more ›

The North Face. The North Face Ventrix Jacket Reviewed. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on The North Face Ventrix Jacket Reviewed

The North Face Ventrix Jacket Reviewed

The North Face Ventrix Jacket is a synthetic insulated jacket with North Face’s new technology of the same name. This technology aims to make the insulation more breathable by perforating it. When the user is still, the perforations are closed and the insulation is at its best. When the user is active, the perforations open … Read more ›

Adventure Medical Kits, Black Diamond, Garmin, LifeStraw, MSR, Oakley, Petzl, Pristine, Rab, Suunto, The North Face, Victorinox, VSSL. Hiking Essentials You Won’t Want to Forget. Posted on Categories Apparel·Equipment·Footwear·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on Hiking Essentials You Won’t Want to Forget

Hiking Essentials You Won’t Want to Forget

Backpacking, especially overnight backpacking, is a pretty amazing thing.  I try to get out as often as I can, even if it’s a place close to home.  Sometimes those are the best ones, when you don’t need to travel far and getting out the door is quick and can happen on a moment’s notice. Still, … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Hiking & Trekking, Ski & Snowboard. Understanding the Arc’teryx Apparel Naming Scheme. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags , , Leave a comment on Understanding the Arc’teryx Apparel Naming Scheme

Understanding the Arc’teryx Apparel Naming Scheme

Known for their technical products and precise attention to detail, it’s no surprise that Arc’teryx is one of the leading brands within the outdoor industry. Their carefully designed products are catered to specific activities and boast features that enhance their functionality within specified activities.  From the features and shapes to the materials used, each Arc’teryx products … Read more ›

Black Diamond, Hiking & Trekking. Black Diamond Distance FLZ Hiking Poles Reviewed. Posted on Categories Equipment·OutdoorsTags , Leave a comment on Black Diamond Distance FLZ Hiking Poles Reviewed

Black Diamond Distance FLZ Hiking Poles Reviewed

Hiking poles are not necessary for all hikers, but they are definitely recommended for multi-day trips as they help spread the weight of a heavy backpack. They are also very helpful to improve your balance in dicey situations, for example when crossing small creeks or on steep terrain. For our first backpacking adventure on our … Read more ›

Hiking & Trekking, Running, The North Face. The North Face Women’s Apex Flex GTX Jacket Reviewed. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags , , Leave a comment on The North Face Women’s Apex Flex GTX Jacket Reviewed

The North Face Women’s Apex Flex GTX Jacket Reviewed

The North Face has created the Apex Flex GTX jacket, a completely hydrophobic softshell jacket. Excellent for a rainy day adventure, protecting yourself against a windy mountain top or as a cool weather all round jacket. Shop The North Face Our review of this product 8/ 10 The pros are: Durable: With 3 layer GORE-TEX … Read more ›