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 , , , , , , , , , , , , 1 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 ›

Big Agnes, Black Diamond, Burton, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, MSR, Tents, The North Face. The Best 3-Season Tents of 2019. Posted on Categories Equipment·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , Leave a comment on The Best 3-Season Tents of 2019

The Best 3-Season Tents of 2019

Camping season is upon us and so is the yearly tent search. With so many tents on the market to choose from, it can be an extremely difficult task to settle on just one. If your camping outings take you no farther than a few meters from the car, any tent, large or small will be … 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, Burton, Hiking & Trekking, Norrona, Outdoor Research, Patagonia, Running, Ski & Snowboard, The North Face. The Ultimate Guide to GORE-TEX®. Posted on Categories Apparel·Equipment·FootwearTags , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on The Ultimate Guide to GORE-TEX®

The Ultimate Guide to GORE-TEX®

Often times when you think of waterproof outerwear and gear, GORE-TEX® is the first thing that comes to mind but what is it and why is it so prominent in our minds when we think of waterproofing? GORE-TEX® has made a name for itself within the outdoor industry and even in the fashion world too. … Read more ›

Black Diamond, Ski & Snowboard. Black Diamond Legend Gloves Reviewed. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , Leave a comment on Black Diamond Legend Gloves Reviewed

Black Diamond Legend Gloves Reviewed

While planning a trip to western Canada, I was looking for a pair of durable gloves that could follow me everywhere, no matter the conditions. These are the basic reasons why I equipped myself with the Black Diamond Legend gloves and, after all, I was even better served than expected (until my boyfriend tried them … Read more ›

Black Diamond. Black Diamond: Your Glove & Mitten Specialists. Posted on Categories Apparel·EquipmentTags Leave a comment on Black Diamond: Your Glove & Mitten Specialists

Black Diamond: Your Glove & Mitten Specialists

For those who are not familiar with Black Diamond, it is a brand devoted to climbing and skiing with a passion that is showcased in each individual products. From their apparel and accessories to their gear and equipment, Black Diamond products are designed for life on rock, ice and snow. While climbing and skiing are … Read more ›

Biolite, Black Diamond, Hiking & Trekking, LifeStraw, Mammut, Osprey, Sea to Summit, The North Face, Victorinox. Camping Gift Ideas for Campers, Hikers and Backpackers. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying Guides·Equipment·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on Camping Gift Ideas for Campers, Hikers and Backpackers

Camping Gift Ideas for Campers, Hikers and Backpackers

Everyone has an outdoors lover on their gift list: a camper with an intrepid spirit and nearly impossible to shop for come the holidays. Our new Camping Gift Guide is chock-full of gift ideas, be it rustic essentials or convenient surprises that will bring smiles at home and in the outdoors. The collection has it … Read more ›

Black Diamond. Black Diamond Women’s Stormline Stretch Rain Shell Reviewed. Posted on Categories ApparelTags Leave a comment on Black Diamond Women’s Stormline Stretch Rain Shell Reviewed

Black Diamond Women’s Stormline Stretch Rain Shell Reviewed

When you’re an active person, finding a raincoat that provides the weather protection you need without impeding your movements is crucial. Biking is my sport of choice and unlike skiing, surfing or sailing, you can get out and enjoy a pedal in just about any weather. Whether the sun is shining or the skies are grey … Read more ›

Black Diamond, Hiking & Trekking. Black Diamond Trail Trekking Poles Reviewed. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags , Leave a comment on Black Diamond Trail Trekking Poles Reviewed

Black Diamond Trail Trekking Poles Reviewed

These are our third pair of Black Diamond trekking poles, so it is a safe assumption that we are fans of the brand and the product.  Last summer, my wife used an older pair of poles that were not like these on a hike into the Appalachian mountains. They came back absolutely decimated, and because … Read more ›

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 ›

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 ›