Arc’teryx, Patagonia, Quartz Co., Rab, The North Face. The Ultimate Insulation Guide. Posted on Categories Apparel·Equipment·FootwearTags , , , , Leave a comment on The Ultimate Insulation Guide

The Ultimate Insulation Guide

You know Fall is here when the ground is covered in leaves, and usually that means winter is just around the corner. Whether you’re planning on buying a new jacket or shopping for a new sleeping bag, you’ve probably noticed that the outerwear in stores has all kinds of mini-guides to the technology, and insulation … Read more ›

Quartz Co.. City, Meet the Outdoors: Introducing the Altitude Sports X Quartz Co. Elsa Women’s Parka. Posted on Categories UncategorizedTags Leave a comment on City, Meet the Outdoors: Introducing the Altitude Sports X Quartz Co. Elsa Women’s Parka

City, Meet the Outdoors: Introducing the Altitude Sports X Quartz Co. Elsa Women’s Parka

Introducing the Elsa Parka, a made-in-Canada collaboration by Quartz Co. & Altitude Sports, two Montreal-based brands with significant winter outerwear expertise. This women’s parka is our fifth collaboration with Quartz Co.—but this edition is a true co-design that began with a blank slate. Quartz Co. tailored a progressive cut perfect for the lifestyle of their … Read more ›

made in Canada, Quartz Co.. Quartz Co.’s Three Brothers: On Purchasing their own Factory and what the Future Holds. Posted on Categories UncategorizedTags , Leave a comment on Quartz Co.’s Three Brothers: On Purchasing their own Factory and what the Future Holds

Quartz Co.’s Three Brothers: On Purchasing their own Factory and what the Future Holds

Brothers Jean-Philippe, François-Xavier, and Guillaume Robert own and operate Quartz Co., a Quebec-based winter outerwear brand specializing in Canadian-made jackets and parkas. We at Altitude Sports have been lucky enough to share in Quartz Co.’s growth, having collaborated on winter parkas the last five winter seasons.  We recently sat down with the three brothers at … 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 ›

Arc’teryx, Canada Goose, Mackage, Quartz Co., The North Face, Winter. Most Popular Women’s Coats For Winter 2019. Posted on Categories Apparel·CityTags , , , , , 6 Comments on Most Popular Women’s Coats For Winter 2019

Most Popular Women’s Coats For Winter 2019

As the frost begins to settle on the windows, and the last leaves of fall hit the ground, it’s time to prepare for the cold months of winter. Bundling up and staying in is recommended on those lazy Sundays, but when you’re on the go you want to stay warm. Finding the perfect winter jacket … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Canada Goose, Mackage, Nobis, Quartz Co., The North Face, Winter. Most Popular Men’s Jackets For Winter 2019. Posted on Categories Apparel·CityTags , , , , , , 5 Comments on Most Popular Men’s Jackets For Winter 2019

Most Popular Men’s Jackets For Winter 2019

With winter just around the corner, it’s time to make sure you’re ready for the cold days to come. If you haven’t found the perfect winter jacket, it might be time amp up the search. Style and warmth are essential when it comes to facing the elements. Looks aside, purpose and fit need to be … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Canada Goose, Kanuk, Mackage, Nobis, Quartz Co., Soia & Kyo. Canadian-Made Winter Coats. Posted on Categories Apparel·CityTags , , , , , , 14 Comments on Canadian-Made Winter Coats

Canadian-Made Winter Coats

Everyone has their favourites brands which are strategically chosen for various reasons which can be directly related to the style of the products, the materials used or even their origin. More and more brands are choosing to use domestically sourced materials and fabrics in order to contribute to the growth of their country’s economy and … Read more ›

Quartz Co.. Quartz Co. Edition Collection. Posted on Categories ApparelTags Leave a comment on Quartz Co. Edition Collection

Quartz Co. Edition Collection

Quebec winters tell the tale of massive snowfalls, cutting winds, biting cold and freezing rains. Who better than a Quebec company to counter the capriciousness of Old Man Winter with perfectly tailored jackets? Inspired by the icy landscape of their birthplace, those behind Quartz Co. offer performance wear with class and style. The entire Quartz … Read more ›

Quartz Co., Winter. Altitude Sports X Quartz Co.: The Urban Winter Parka Made with Milkweed. Posted on Categories Apparel·CityTags , 6 Comments on Altitude Sports X Quartz Co.: The Urban Winter Parka Made with Milkweed

Altitude Sports X Quartz Co.: The Urban Winter Parka Made with Milkweed

Introducing world-exclusive milkweed parkas made through a collaboration between Quartz Co., Altitude Sports and Monark™ for the third year. Made in Canada, these parkas will ensure optimal warmth and showcase the clean style of the Quartz Co. brand. With this collaboration, we want to offer our customers a sleek winter parka that showcases the fashionable designs of … Read more ›

Quartz Co.. Altitude Sports x Quartz Co. | Meet Jane & Clark. Posted on Categories ApparelTags Leave a comment on Altitude Sports x Quartz Co. | Meet Jane & Clark

Altitude Sports x Quartz Co. | Meet Jane & Clark

Meet Jane and Clark, the third collaboration between Quartz Co. and Altitude Sports. These Canadian down-filled winter parkas for him and her are exclusive to our online store. The coats offer contemporary urban aesthetics, outstanding warmth and fitted snow-proof protection for frigid Canadian winters. Let’s get to know Jane and Clark, the result of two … Read more ›

Quartz Co.. JS X Quartz Co. | Inspired by Japan, Influenced by Canadian Winters. Posted on Categories Apparel·CityTags Leave a comment on JS X Quartz Co. | Inspired by Japan, Influenced by Canadian Winters

JS X Quartz Co. | Inspired by Japan, Influenced by Canadian Winters

Jean-Philippe Robert, CEO of Quartz Co. in Montreal, is used to visiting Japan. We at Altitude Sports followed him during his latest trip to discover his favourite hidden gems in Tokyo. On a late autumn day the two of us set out wandering Tokyo, I with my camera, both of us wearing our JS X … Read more ›

7 For All Mankind, Arc’teryx, Canada Goose, Dakine, Norrona, Patagonia, Quartz Co., The North Face, winter jackets. Everything You Need to Know About Zippers. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying Guides·Equipment·FootwearTags , , , , , , , , 16 Comments on Everything You Need to Know About Zippers

Everything You Need to Know About Zippers

Zippers are everywhere from our pants and jackets to sleeping bags and backpacks. They’re far more convenient than a row of buttons or snaps and can be opened and closed in a matter of seconds. For these conveniences, zippers are used so often for a variety of products around the world. Zipper Mechanics Because zippers are used … Read more ›