Arc’teryx, Buff, Christmas, gift guide, GSI outdoors, Leatherman, Norrona, Patagonia, SAXX Underwear, The North Face, Vallier. Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas for Men 2019. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying Guides·EquipmentTags , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas for Men 2019

Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas for Men 2019

Men can be impossible to shop for, especially if their taste and style are difficult to pinpoint. Trust us – we get it. Maybe your ski-loving dad has been using the same scarf and gloves for a decade even if they’ve seen better days? Perhaps your boyfriend keeps the same ragged wallet because he can’t … Read more ›

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Techwear Guide To Winter In The City

Techwear is all about functionality. It applies the principles of technical wear to the style of streetwear. These sleek and modern designs are made to hold up against the elements while giving you the ability to move freely through the city. In the past decade, outerwear companies have been taking their technical expertise and applying … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Burton, down insulated, fleece, Helly Hansen, Icebreaker, merino wool, Mountain Hardwear, Norrona, Patagonia, Smartwool, The North Face. Fleece VS Down VS Merino Wool – The Ultimate Midlayer Face-Off. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment on Fleece VS Down VS Merino Wool – The Ultimate Midlayer Face-Off

Fleece VS Down VS Merino Wool – The Ultimate Midlayer Face-Off

It’s always best to know how to layer for outdoor activities. An idea of the weather and the demands of the activities you’ll be doing will make choosing those layers simple. But mid layers – like fleece vs down vs merino wool –  aren’t just for the mountains. You can wear them all fall and … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Burton, Canada Goose, Jackets, Nobis, Norrona, Patagonia, Quartz Co., Winter. How to Choose the Right Winter Jacket. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying GuidesTags , , , , , , , , 7 Comments on How to Choose the Right Winter Jacket

How to Choose the Right Winter Jacket

From maneuvering your way through fresh powder on the slopes to making your way through icy city streets, staying warm is key when the cold months of winter roll around. Knowing how to choose the right winter jacket is essential to not only surviving but thriving in the snow. Some might have a selection of … Read more ›

Norrona. Norrøna Svalbard Flannel Shirt Reviewed. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Norrøna Svalbard Flannel Shirt Reviewed

Norrøna Svalbard Flannel Shirt Reviewed

As a Canadian, I know a thing or two about flannels. Some might say we are all born wearing one, I have yet to check that fact tho… But one thing I do know is that a flannel jacket is a key component to any good Canadians wardrobe. When I first saw the Svalbard Flannel Shirt, … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, Norrona, Rab, The North Face. How to Find the Best Rain Jacket. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying GuidesTags , , , , , 11 Comments on How to Find the Best Rain Jacket

How to Find the Best Rain Jacket

Outdoor enthusiast or not, when it starts to rain, you want to stay dry. With the number of technical terms used to describe clothing, it can be overwhelming to find exactly what you’re looking for. Here’s a quick guide on how to find the best rain jacket for your needs. What’s the difference between waterproof … Read more ›

Norrona. Norrøna  Svalbard Cotton Anorak Reviewed. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Norrøna Svalbard Cotton Anorak Reviewed

Norrøna Svalbard Cotton Anorak Reviewed

Over the years, I’ve owned a lot of tech apparel, but the Svalbard Cotton jacket from Norrøna is definitely one worth mentioning. I’ve always look at Norrøna as the pinnacle of technical clothing, they seem to merge high-quality materials with style very well. As someone who spends a lot of time outdoors, I rely on … Read more ›

Norrona. Norrøna Svalbard Cotton Jacket Reviewed. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Norrøna Svalbard Cotton Jacket Reviewed

Norrøna Svalbard Cotton Jacket Reviewed

The Svalbard Cotton Jacket is great for the person that wants it all. This jacket can be worn out on the hiking trails, out biking, running errands in town, or out for dinner with a pair of black skinny jeans. I am in love with the indigo night colour (dark blue) – it looks sharp … Read more ›

Norrona. Norrøna Svalbard Cotton Shorts: the Perfect Everday Short. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Norrøna Svalbard Cotton Shorts: the Perfect Everday Short

Norrøna Svalbard Cotton Shorts: the Perfect Everday Short

I might have once looked at Norrøna’s Svalbard Light Cotton Shorts and thought to myself, “those look like mom shorts.” Now that I have a pair, I think to myself, “why did I not buy these sooner?!”   Our review  Pros: Fastening loops on the side Super comfortable Options to roll up or down   … Read more ›

Norrona. Norrøna Svalbard Lightweight Anorak: the Go-To Adventure Anorak. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Norrøna Svalbard Lightweight Anorak: the Go-To Adventure Anorak

Norrøna Svalbard Lightweight Anorak: the Go-To Adventure Anorak

I’ve been looking for a lightweight jacket for all my outdoor adventures, and I’ve finally found it! The Svalbard Lightweight Anorak by Norrøna is the perfect jacket for venturing out, and great for when the weather seems questionable.   Our review  Pros: Great fit, Long back.  Large pocket Comfortable    Cons: More colours I would … 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 ›

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 ›