Arc’teryx, Brooks, Ciele, Darn Tough, Garmin, Icebreaker, Nathan, Running, Salomon, Saucony, SAXX Underwear, Smartwool, The North Face, Wigwam, Zoot. Running Essentials for a Beginner. Posted on Categories Apparel·Equipment·FootwearTags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on Running Essentials for a Beginner

Running Essentials for a Beginner

So you’ve spent all winter avoiding the gym and coming up with every excuse in the book to skip-out on the spin classes you were so motivated to sign up for. Now it’s spring and you’re determined to run because running seems easy enough right? Find yourself a nearby running route, slap on some proper fitting running shoes … Read more ›

Icebreaker. Transition into Spring with Icebreaker’s MerinoLOFT™ Collection. Posted on Categories ApparelTags Leave a comment on Transition into Spring with Icebreaker’s MerinoLOFT™ Collection

Transition into Spring with Icebreaker’s MerinoLOFT™ Collection

Dressing for seasonal transitions can be a frustrating battle; you’re either too warm or you’re not warm enough. When the temperatures start warming up a bit, it can be even more tricky to figure out your attire for adventures but thanks to Icebreaker’s MerinoLOFT™, things have gotten a little easier. Shop Icebreaker Icebreaker’s MerinoLOFT™ Technology Icebreaker is … Read more ›

Icebreaker. Icebreaker Tech Top Long Sleeve Crew Review. Posted on Categories ApparelTags Leave a comment on Icebreaker Tech Top Long Sleeve Crew Review

Icebreaker Tech Top Long Sleeve Crew Review

The Icebreaker Men’s Tech Top base layer is a good looking shirt by Icebreaker, meant to support you duriong your activities in the coldest temperatures. In order to give a solid test of the Men’s Tech Top base layer, I enjoyed a few days in Gaspésie over Christmas on a ski trip. After various runs … Read more ›

Icebreaker. Icebreaker Apex Leggings With Fly Review. Posted on Categories ApparelTags Leave a comment on Icebreaker Apex Leggings With Fly Review

Icebreaker Apex Leggings With Fly Review

The Men’s Apex Leggings with Fly is a great base layer bottom, part of the Icebreaker Bodyfit Series. Made out of 100% 260g Merino wool, it’s there to keep you warm and dry in the toughest conditions. Just like my Men’s Tech Top review, I worse these leggings on many days of hiking on skis … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Black Diamond, Helly Hansen, Icebreaker, Kari Traa, Mountain Hardwear, Norrona, Patagonia, Rab, Smartwool. How to Layer For Outdoor Activities. Posted on Categories Buying Guides·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on How to Layer For Outdoor Activities

How to Layer For Outdoor Activities

Dressing appropriately for the weather and your outdoor activities can be problematic thanks to misleading weather reports and cheeky weather systems; do you dress for the 15-20mm of rain that is being forecasted or do you let your optimism takeover and bring out the shorts and sunhat? As I’m sure most everyone’s ma and pa … Read more ›

Black Diamond, Clif Bar, Icebreaker, Petzl, Probar, VSSL, Wigwam, Woolrich. How to Prepare for Winter Driving Emergencies. Posted on Categories Buying GuidesTags , , , , , , , Leave a comment on How to Prepare for Winter Driving Emergencies

How to Prepare for Winter Driving Emergencies

When it’s bone chillingly cold outside, we feel it, animals feel it and so do our cars. Whether you have a new car or an old car, extreme cold temperatures can make them act up or simply not act all. So what do you do if you find yourself waiting for a tow, it’s -24°C … Read more ›

Icebreaker, Petzl, Running, Salomon. How to Winterize Your Running Routine. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying Guides·Equipment·FootwearTags , , , Leave a comment on How to Winterize Your Running Routine

How to Winterize Your Running Routine

I love to run. I find it relaxing and challenging at the same time, a way to clear my head and provide me with a break from my regular routine on the bike. I try to do it all year round, but I live in Eastern Canada, and running outside in the winter in Eastern … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Icebreaker, Kari Traa, Norrona, Oakley, Patagonia, POC, Ski & Snowboard, Smartwool, The North Face. How to Dress For a Day On The Slopes. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on How to Dress For a Day On The Slopes

How to Dress For a Day On The Slopes

With Halloween behind us and the next holiday on the horizon being Christmas, it’s time to start planning Christmas holidays for the family. For some a staycation is the perfect Christmas holiday and allows you to either relax and enjoy your own home or get caught up on things around the house that you’ve been … Read more ›

Icebreaker, Underwear & Base Layers. Icebreaker Descender Long Sleeve Merino GT Review. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , Leave a comment on Icebreaker Descender Long Sleeve Merino GT Review

Icebreaker Descender Long Sleeve Merino GT Review

A midlayer is a must for any outdoor enthusiast, but this piece of clothing can easily go from being your best friend to your worst enemy. The key requirements for a midlayer that you will love through thick and thin are a good combination of warmth, breathability and fast drying. I have used this Icebreaker … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Canada Goose, Coal, Fjällräven, Herschel Supply Co., Icebreaker, Norrona, Patagonia, Peak Performance, Salomon, The North Face. Gift Guide for Winter Headwear. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying Guides·City·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on Gift Guide for Winter Headwear

Gift Guide for Winter Headwear

With winter weather comes frigid, icy winds so an exposed head can lead to a cold body. Whether you’re commuting to class or work or you’re enjoying the snow on the mountain or in the park, a warm hat or toque is essential. Not everyone is a hat or toque person but there are stylish … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Icebreaker, The North Face. Snowshoeing Tips by Jessica. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags , , Leave a comment on Snowshoeing Tips by Jessica

Snowshoeing Tips by Jessica

A snowshoe workout is a unique way to keep in shape and improve your level of physical fitness. Here are a few clothing tips I’ve picked in the Energy Snowshoe class I give. The Energy Snowshoe class offers a 60 minute cardiovascular workout on snowshoes. Participants learn a variety of techniques such as ascension, descent … Read more ›

Icebreaker. Icebreaker Helix LS Zip Jacket Review. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags 2 Comments on Icebreaker Helix LS Zip Jacket Review

Icebreaker Helix LS Zip Jacket Review

Bottom Line: A warm, innovative and versatile jacket that uses Icebreaker’s new MerinoLOFT as insulation. It’s fitted really well, does not tug or bunch up when engaged in outdoor activities and has every feature in a mid layer that I was looking for. I especially liked the layer of merino wool on the interior of … Read more ›