. Bikepacking in the Squamish Valley : Exploring the Pacific Northwest with Garneau. Posted on Categories Uncategorized2 Comments on Bikepacking in the Squamish Valley : Exploring the Pacific Northwest with Garneau

Bikepacking in the Squamish Valley : Exploring the Pacific Northwest with Garneau

After a much too long Montreal winter, spring was in the air, and what better way to tease summer than a trip to Vancouver to test the latest collection of layers by Garneau. Returning from a backcountry ski photo shoot in the Kootenay Mountains, the Altitude Sports team took advantage of a long layover to … Read more ›

. Discovering Osprey’s Commitment to Design in Vietnam. Posted on Categories Uncategorized4 Comments on Discovering Osprey’s Commitment to Design in Vietnam

Discovering Osprey’s Commitment to Design in Vietnam

Stepping out of Ho Chi Minh airport is a shock of heat compared to autumn in Montreal. It wasn’t my first time in Asia, and the feeling of jet lag combined with a sticky hug of equatorial humidity brought back immediate memories. We were greeted warmly by the North American Osprey team who had arrived … Read more ›

. In the Cradle of Cycling: Touring Castelli’s Italian headquarters and riding the nearby Dolomites. Posted on Categories UncategorizedLeave a comment on In the Cradle of Cycling: Touring Castelli’s Italian headquarters and riding the nearby Dolomites

In the Cradle of Cycling: Touring Castelli’s Italian headquarters and riding the nearby Dolomites

I’m travelling to the Mecca of cycling, Fonzaso, in Italy’s Belluno province. I survey the rolling landscape from our van window as Monte Grappa beckons in the distance, a reminder of the history this part of the Venetian Prealps contains. Even better, I’ll be in the hands of Castelli, the cycling brand of all cycling … Read more ›

. Cycling Among Giants: An Interview with Castelli Performance Director and former World Champion Andrea Peron. Posted on Categories UncategorizedLeave a comment on Cycling Among Giants: An Interview with Castelli Performance Director and former World Champion Andrea Peron

Cycling Among Giants: An Interview with Castelli Performance Director and former World Champion Andrea Peron

I’m in Italy and find myself at the headquarters one of cycling’s most iconic brands, Castelli. Yesterday I was baptized into the scenic Dolomites with a guided ride up Monte Grappa, which included a little more vertical than what I am used to in Quebec. Despite defining myself as a cycling enthusiast – I hit … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Burton, Mountain Hardwear, Norrona, Patagonia. The Ultimate Waterproof-Breathable Fabric & Technology Guide. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying Guides·UncategorizedTags , , , ,

The Ultimate Waterproof-Breathable Fabric & Technology Guide

When we think of waterproof raincoats, the main thing that comes to mind is GORE-TEX® because it is one of the most popular and renown waterproof membranes. The truth is, there are multiple other waterproof and breathable fabrics that are nearly as good although they may hide from the spotlight. Below is a guide to … Read more ›

. Manitobah Mukluks: Where Style meets Tradition. Posted on Categories UncategorizedLeave a comment on Manitobah Mukluks: Where Style meets Tradition

Manitobah Mukluks: Where Style meets Tradition

When something works you don’t mess with it. Update it, sure, but keep true to what makes it a success. Manitobah Mukluks figured out how to keep feet warm in snowy, cold weather by looking back at traditions and techniques from the First Nations peoples of Canada. The demand for this warm, innovative footwear, plus … Read more ›

. Catching Waves in El Salvador with Rip Curl & OuiSurf. Posted on Categories UncategorizedLeave a comment on Catching Waves in El Salvador with Rip Curl & OuiSurf

Catching Waves in El Salvador with Rip Curl & OuiSurf

Rip Curl is synonymous with surfing. The Australian brand creates everything you need to get started catching waves along with styles for riders on the WSL professional circuit. Their ‘The Search’ campaign captures surfers from around the world in pursuit of the best waves and vibes, which is something I was yearning to experience to … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Brixton, Coal, Glerups, hydro flask, Icebreaker, Mackage, Matt & Nat, Shinola, Smartwool, Westerly. Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Her. Posted on Categories Buying Guides·UncategorizedTags , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Her

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Her

What greater dilemma than a gift for her? The right Christmas stocking ideas can cause even more headaches. Well worry no more: Altitude Sports has you covered with a carefully-catered list replete with quality, warmth, style and functionality. You’ll find everything to melt any woman’s heart with our gift guide of Stocking Stuffers for Her. … Read more ›

. Just the Base Layers: 5 Picks for your Active Winter. Posted on Categories UncategorizedLeave a comment on Just the Base Layers: 5 Picks for your Active Winter

Just the Base Layers: 5 Picks for your Active Winter

Base layers. Usually an afterthought, until in the thick of the action when your sweat turns to chills. Your next-to-skin layer is as important as your jacket; after all, what good is a breathable shell when your old cotton t-shirt is soaked, clammy and weighing you down?   What to look for? Essentially you need … Read more ›

. Filson: 120 Years of Unfailling Goods. Posted on Categories UncategorizedLeave a comment on Filson: 120 Years of Unfailling Goods

Filson: 120 Years of Unfailling Goods

We arrived in Seattle on a sunny Friday morning, a rarity for the rain-soaked West Coast. After a must-stop at the first-ever Starbuck’s, we went to Filson’s head office. There, we were immersed in the rich world of a brand that, true to the style of the city lodged between the mountains and the sea, … Read more ›

brand story, Fjällräven. The Fjällräven Classic: Conquering the King’s Road. Posted on Categories UncategorizedTags , Leave a comment on The Fjällräven Classic: Conquering the King’s Road

The Fjällräven Classic: Conquering the King’s Road

“Our mission is to inspire the world to discover and to walk within nature. We believe strongly it will make a saner future for everyone. And we have our experience and our passion for nature to guide us.”  -Martin Axelhed, President of Fjällräven The Classic hike was created by Ake Nordin, founder of Fjällräven, to … Read more ›

. Discover the Limited Edition Salomon S/LAB Black Edition Collection. Posted on Categories UncategorizedLeave a comment on Discover the Limited Edition Salomon S/LAB Black Edition Collection

Discover the Limited Edition Salomon S/LAB Black Edition Collection

If you’re a Salomon fanatic who loves adding new shoes to your technical shoe line-up, your footwear collection is about to get a little more black with Salomon’s limited edition S/LAB Black Edition collection. New this season, Salomon’s S/LAB collection is getting a subtle makeover. Replacing their eye-catching colours with shades of black, the S/LAB Black Edition … Read more ›