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 , , , , , , , , 4 Comments on How to Choose the Right Winter Jacket

How to Choose the Right Winter Jacket

Finding the right winter jacket is essential to an enjoyable and bearable winter season so shop for quality, not quantity. It is better to have one or even two reliable, winter jackets that keep you toasty warm when you’re out and about rather than a collection of mediocre jackets taking up space in your closet. … Read more ›

Adventure Medical Kits, Arc’teryx, Black Diamond, Lowa, Norrona, Patagonia, Salomon, Stanley, Suunto, The North Face. How to Prepare for a Long Winter Hike. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying Guides·Equipment·FootwearTags , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment on How to Prepare for a Long Winter Hike

How to Prepare for a Long Winter Hike

Here’s to the adventurers that don’t let cold weather and the change of the seasons keep them inside and away from exploring the great outdoors. Unless it is pouring down with rain like a monsoon or snowing sideways that they cannot even see their own hand right in front of their face, they’re out there. … Read more ›

Patagonia. Patagonia Men’s Better Sweater Jacket reviewed. Posted on Categories ApparelTags Leave a comment on Patagonia Men’s Better Sweater Jacket reviewed

Patagonia Men’s Better Sweater Jacket reviewed

  The first day I put this on it felt like a warm hug. A very comforting sensation as this was going to be my main sweater during a series of multi-day hikes through the Yukon. My first impression of comfort transferred well into the field and took the edge off of those Northern nights. … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Cocotte Equipment, Mountain Hardwear, Outdoor Research, Patagonia, RAINS, Timbuk2. The Top Urban Bags & Backpacks for Wet Weather Commutes. Posted on Categories City·EquipmentTags , , , , , , Leave a comment on The Top Urban Bags & Backpacks for Wet Weather Commutes

The Top Urban Bags & Backpacks for Wet Weather Commutes

As the days slowly get shorter and the sun sets earlier, the sombre weather settles in and the chance for a surprise shower during your commute increases. Whether you commute by bike, foot or public transit, arriving at work or class on time and drily is essential and sometimes an umbrella doesn’t quite cut it … Read more ›

Patagonia. The Ultimate Guide to Patagonia’s H2No® Performance Standard Shell. Posted on Categories ApparelTags Leave a comment on The Ultimate Guide to Patagonia’s H2No® Performance Standard Shell

The Ultimate Guide to Patagonia’s H2No® Performance Standard Shell

Like many outdoor brands, Patagonia has developed their own waterproof technology such as the H2No® Performance Standard, which is unique to their brand and provides consumers with reliable, waterproof products. Patagonia’s H2No® Performance Standard ensures that each product that beholds this standard is backed by their Ironclad Guarantee to provide a high level of long-term performance. These products have met all the … Read more ›

Patagonia. Discover Patagonia’s Fair Trade Certified™ Collection. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Discover Patagonia’s Fair Trade Certified™ Collection

Discover Patagonia’s Fair Trade Certified™ Collection

Since its founding in the 1970s, Patagonia has rapidly established itself within the world of outdoor activities. Initially geared towards climbing enthusiasts, the California brand now offers high-quality eco-responsible products for a variety of outdoor activities. Above all, it offers equipment for nature lovers who are conscious of their impact on the planet and their … 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 ›

Adventure Medical Kits, Arc’teryx, Backcountry Access, Black Diamond, Burton, Bushnell, Gerber, Hanwag, Helly Hansen, Icebreaker, Light My Fire, Mountain Hardwear, Patagonia, Salomon, Scarpa, The North Face. Winter Camping Survival Guide. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying Guides·Equipment·FootwearTags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on Winter Camping Survival Guide

Winter Camping Survival Guide

Camping is a simple hobby loved by families, weekend-warriors, outdoor enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies. I mean, who doesn’t love sleeping out under the peaceful, starry, night sky staring at the star constellations? The possibilities are endless and you can camp nearly wherever and whenever you wish, even in the winter. That’s right, camping isn’t just … 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, Canada Goose, Fjällräven, Nobis, Norrona, Patagonia, The North Face. How to Pick Transitional Jackets & Vests for Fall. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying GuidesTags , , , , , , Leave a comment on How to Pick Transitional Jackets & Vests for Fall

How to Pick Transitional Jackets & Vests for Fall

It’s that time of year again where we awkwardly transition from our summer wardrobe and slowly start pulling out the big cozy sweaters, wool socks and scarves. That’s right, it’s autumn! The season of pumpkin everything, vibrant and colourful forests and overflowing bowls of hardy chili and stew – what’s not to love? We’ve got … Read more ›

Adidas, Arc’teryx, Brooks, Burton, Columbia, Eagle Creek, Helly Hansen, Mammut, Marmot, Mavic, Mountain Hardwear, Norrona, Patagonia, prana, Salewa, Salomon, The North Face, vaude, Woolrich. Why You Should Care About the Bluesign® Standard. Posted on Categories Apparel·EquipmentTags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on Why You Should Care About the Bluesign® Standard

Why You Should Care About the Bluesign® Standard

With an increased awareness of environmentally friendly practices within the outdoor retail industry, many brands are adapting their manufacturing processes to fit these standards. Whether it be the way that the fabrics are sourced for particular garments, how fabrics and other materials are produced or simply how the products are manufactured, there are multiple ways … Read more ›

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Top 5 Urban Raincoats for Men

In autumn, it is sometimes difficult to predict Mother Nature’s plans for the weather, but with the proper wet weather ensemble, you’re ready for anything. Slip on the right pair of rain boots and a versatile raincoat and there’s no stopping your outdoor adventures from happening.  Be prepared for the most gloomy fall days and … Read more ›