Arc’teryx, Hiking & Trekking. Arc’teryx Deals & Coupons for August 2019. Posted on Categories Apparel·Equipment·FootwearTags , 2 Comments on Arc’teryx Deals & Coupons for August 2019

Arc’teryx Deals & Coupons for August 2019

What’s more satisfying than finding exactly what you’re looking for? Finding it for less. Altitude Sports regularly offers awesome deals and savings on a large selection of products each month. Inspired by the mountains, Arc’teryx specializes in high-quality urban and technical equipment and apparel. From breathable jackets to stylish and ultra-technical trousers, we’ve got the … Read more ›

Hiking & Trekking, Keen. Keen Venture Mid Waterproof Boots: Tested in the Mountains. Posted on Categories FootwearTags , Leave a comment on Keen Venture Mid Waterproof Boots: Tested in the Mountains

Keen Venture Mid Waterproof Boots: Tested in the Mountains

I awoke at the trailhead to the gentle sounds of raindrops tapping on my windshield. It’s spring in the east and it seems we haven’t seen more than a few hours of sunlight in the past few weeks. Snowmelt and steady rain make for muddy trails and swollen river crossings, the perfect setting to test … 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 ›

Hiking & Trekking, Mountain Hardwear, Running, Ski & Snowboard. The Ultimate Dry.Q™ Guide. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , , , Leave a comment on The Ultimate Dry.Q™ Guide

The Ultimate Dry.Q™ Guide

When it comes to staying dry while enjoying your favourite activities in the outdoors no matter what the weather is, Mountain Hardwear has found the secret. While GORE-TEX® is one of the most common and renowned waterproof membranes found within the outdoor industry, there are many others that although often lost in the shuffle, perform remarkably. … 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 ›

Hiking & Trekking, Scarpa. Scarpa Crux Approach Shoe Reviewed. Posted on Categories FootwearTags , Leave a comment on Scarpa Crux Approach Shoe Reviewed

Scarpa Crux Approach Shoe Reviewed

The Scarpa Crux was provided to me by altitude sports and has been serving me very well on many hikes and climbs. Being a stiff shoe, it took a bit longer than other footwear to fully break in and get a nice comfy feel, but now after a few walks around the block (and a few … Read more ›

Fjällräven, Hiking & Trekking. Fjällräven Abisko Trekking Tights Reviewed. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , Leave a comment on Fjällräven Abisko Trekking Tights Reviewed

Fjällräven Abisko Trekking Tights Reviewed

The Abisko Trekking Leggings are the solution to the question that plagues us all when it comes to packing our luggage for a new adventure in the woods. Everything is there: ultra-light, hyper-stretchy, breathable fabric that dries quickly. These combined features make any hike comfortable, even when you’re going through a variety of terrain and … 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 ›

Hiking & Trekking, Lowa. Lowa Vantage GTX Mid Hiking Boots Reviewed. Posted on Categories FootwearTags , Leave a comment on Lowa Vantage GTX Mid Hiking Boots Reviewed

Lowa Vantage GTX Mid Hiking Boots Reviewed

Lowa is the absolute heavyweight of hiking boots. The German company makes more hiking boots than any other company in the world. Their best selling model is the Lowa Renegade but today I’ll take a close look at a slightly more rugged model: the Lowa Vantage GTX Mid in navy red. The Vantage falls in … Read more ›

Hiking & Trekking, Rab. RAB Vapour-Rise Guide Pants Reviewed. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags , Leave a comment on RAB Vapour-Rise Guide Pants Reviewed

RAB Vapour-Rise Guide Pants Reviewed

Pants are deceptively complicated. In the warmer months, the obvious options include lighter weight materials, pants with lots of zip openings for ventilation, pants that zip off into shorts, or even just shorts all the time, if that’s your thing. When things get colder, or wet, or both, what happens then? Do you opt for … Read more ›

AKU, Hiking & Trekking. AKU Men’s Alterra GTX Hiking Boots Reviewed. Posted on Categories FootwearTags , Leave a comment on AKU Men’s Alterra GTX Hiking Boots Reviewed

AKU Men’s Alterra GTX Hiking Boots Reviewed

AKU is an Italian company specializing in footwear built for the mountain. Hiking boots designed in Italy and made in Europe: I like the sound of that! I’m reviewing today the anthracite men’s AKU Alterra GTX hiking boots which sits in the middle of their lineup in the trekking category, below their mountaineering and backpacking … Read more ›