Arc’teryx, Black Diamond, Outdoor Research, Patagonia, The North Face. Ultralight & Packable Windbreakers VS Softshells. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , , , , Leave a comment on Ultralight & Packable Windbreakers VS Softshells

Ultralight & Packable Windbreakers VS Softshells

When you’re out on the trail and the weather changes, an ultralight and packable layer for weather protection is crucial no matter what the season is. With so many options on the market, it can be hard to decide which one is right for you or your activity. Lucky for you, when it comes to … Read more ›

Big Agnes, Black Diamond, Burton, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, MSR, NEMO Equipment, Poler Stuff, The North Face, Therm-a-Rest. How to Pick the Right Tent. Posted on Categories Buying Guides·EquipmentTags , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment on How to Pick the Right Tent

How to Pick the Right Tent

Camping; the action of escaping civilization to spend a night (or more) in the wilderness sleeping under the stars with just a tent and the basics; a time to relax and refuel the mind. This is a favourite pastime that has been enjoyed by many for centuries and continues to evolve year-after-year with new technologies … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Black Diamond, Marmot, Norrona, The North Face. Top 5 GORE-TEX® Coats to Stay Dry This Spring. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , , , , Leave a comment on Top 5 GORE-TEX® Coats to Stay Dry This Spring

Top 5 GORE-TEX® Coats to Stay Dry This Spring

Spring is upon us, and with it comes the unexpected weather and the changing temperatures. Ready to embark on an outdoor adventure? Fortunately, we are not made of sugar so a little rain and mud shouldn’t’ keep you from enjoying the outdoors, it only makes it more exciting!And with the right gear, you’re ready for … Read more ›

Black Diamond. Black Diamond Lightweight ScreenTap Gloves Reviewed. Posted on Categories ApparelTags Leave a comment on Black Diamond Lightweight ScreenTap Gloves Reviewed

Black Diamond Lightweight ScreenTap Gloves Reviewed

As I work in the photo/videography industry and love outdoors, I often find myself in contexts where I want to take a picture or answer an email while being in the mountains, with a wind blowing in my face and temperature dropping below zero. That’s why I don’t leave home anymore without the Black Diamond … Read more ›

Adventure Medical Kits, Black Diamond, Garmin, Garneau, Lowa, Marmot, MSR, Oakley, Osprey, POC, Sea to Summit, Smith Optics, The North Face. The Ultimate Guide to the Most Popular Spring & Summer Activities. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags , , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on The Ultimate Guide to the Most Popular Spring & Summer Activities

The Ultimate Guide to the Most Popular Spring & Summer Activities

After a long winter of frigid temperatures and endless storms, the first signs of spring can seem like a heaven’s send for some. The longer days, double-digit temperatures and friendly songs of birds in the nearby trees can perk up just about anyone’s attitude.  When it’s finally time to put the winter parkas in storage and … Read more ›

Black Diamond, Petzl. How to Choose the Right Headlamp. Posted on Categories Equipment·OutdoorsTags , Leave a comment on How to Choose the Right Headlamp

How to Choose the Right Headlamp

Whether you’re finishing the last stretch of a hike or cooking at basecamp, having enough light to see what you are doing without busying up both hands is definitely luxury which is why the headlamp was created. They even come in handy at home where holding a flashlight could pose as an inconvenience.  Like any … Read more ›

Armada, Black Diamond, Burton, Kombi, Seirus, The North Face. Best Lightweight Gloves for Spring Skiing. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , , , , , Leave a comment on Best Lightweight Gloves for Spring Skiing

Best Lightweight Gloves for Spring Skiing

Who doesn’t love shredding on a bluebird day with your best friends at your home mountain? Powder days are great but after a long winter, there’s nothing better than a spring day on the mountain with the warm sun beaming on your face. Leave the layers at home, whip out your best Hawaiian shirt, a pair of shades … Read more ›

Anon, Arc’teryx, atlas, Black Diamond, Castelli, Craft, CW-X Conditioning Wear, fat biking, Garneau, Gore Bike Wear, Gregory, ice climbing, Jetboil, Merrell, Mountain Hardwear, Norrona, Oakley, Patagonia, Running, Saucony, Ski & Snowboard, Smartwool, snowshoes, SUGOi, winter camping, winter running. The Ultimate Guide to Your Favourite Winter Activities. Posted on Categories Apparel·Equipment·Footwear·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on The Ultimate Guide to Your Favourite Winter Activities

The Ultimate Guide to Your Favourite Winter Activities

For some winter is a dreaded season filled with frigid temperatures, grey skies and lack of colour but for others, this is a season of fun and excitement! If you are a winter lover, you already know what greatness the season has to offer and most likely spend your days enjoying all of the following … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Backcountry Access, Black Diamond. How to Choose the Right Avalanche Equipment. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags , , Leave a comment on How to Choose the Right Avalanche Equipment

How to Choose the Right Avalanche Equipment

Exploring in avalanche terrain can be incredibly dangerous and requires expert knowledge and awareness. If you are not equipped with the appropriate equipment and information, you are not only putting your life at risk, but also the lives of the people around you. The first step before you can explore in the backcountry safely is to … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Black Diamond, Helly Hansen, Icebreaker, Mons Royale, Norrona, Patagonia, Rab, Scarpa, The North Face. What to Wear Ice Climbing. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on What to Wear Ice Climbing

What to Wear Ice Climbing

For the thrill seekers and adventurers among us, ice climbing is yet another seasonal activity that fulfills adrenaline addictions and opportunities to discover new heights and personal limits. Most commonly done over the winter months for obvious weather reasons, ice climbing is an exciting sport that deserves great respect and proper knowledge of the techniques, safety and … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Backcountry Access, Black Diamond, Buff, Craft, Dynafit, Icebreaker, Leki, Mammut, MSR, Norrona, Patagonia, Pomoca, Ski & Snowboard. Ski Touring Guide. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying Guides·EquipmentTags , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2 Comments on Ski Touring Guide

Ski Touring Guide

Do you ever notice tiny-ant-people traversing across far away mountains when you are heading up the chairlift for your first run of the day? Or spot tracks zig-zagging up steep, snowy pitches leaving behind a trail like that of a snail and wonder who the heck got up there and how? This is ski touring. … Read more ›

Black Diamond. Black Diamond Mercury Mitts Reviewed. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Black Diamond Mercury Mitts Reviewed

Black Diamond Mercury Mitts Reviewed

Offering incredible warmth and comfort, Black Diamond Mercury Mitts are a must-have item for any outdoor enthusiast! Full disclosure – I’m a glove person. I generally place dexterity over warmth. In fact, probably haven’t worn a pair of mitts since I was a kid. But now things have come full circle and I have two … Read more ›