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 ›

Big Agnes, Camping, Icebreaker, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, NEMO Equipment, Rab, Sea to Summit, Sleeping Bags, Therm-a-Rest. How to Choose a Sleeping Bag for Camping. Posted on Categories Buying Guides·EquipmentTags , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment on How to Choose a Sleeping Bag for Camping

How to Choose a Sleeping Bag for Camping

No matter what you think, a good night’s sleep out in the wilderness starts with the right sleeping bag. If you insist on using your old-school sleeping bag from your boy-scout days, you’re going to figure out real quick it is a bad choice. Like most activities, there’s proper gear for every situation. Bubba Watson … Read more ›

Adventure Medical Kits, Black Diamond, Garmin, LifeStraw, MSR, Oakley, Petzl, Pristine, Rab, Suunto, The North Face, Victorinox, VSSL. Hiking Essentials You Won’t Want to Forget. Posted on Categories Apparel·Equipment·Footwear·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment on Hiking Essentials You Won’t Want to Forget

Hiking Essentials You Won’t Want to Forget

Backpacking, especially overnight backpacking, is a pretty amazing thing.  I try to get out as often as I can, even if it’s a place close to home.  Sometimes those are the best ones, when you don’t need to travel far and getting out the door is quick and can happen on a moment’s notice. Still, … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Druide, HotShots, Icebreaker, Norrona, Patagonia, Rab, Ski & Snowboard. Cross-Country Ski Apparel Guide. Posted on Categories Buying Guides·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , Leave a comment on Cross-Country Ski Apparel Guide

Cross-Country Ski Apparel Guide

Cross-country skiing is an aerobic exercise that can be used as a means of transportation over snow-covered terrain or as an enjoyable winter activity. It requires no chairlifts or snowmobiles and can be practiced nearly anywhere whether the terrain is flat or undulating, as long as the athlete is capable. Because cross-country skiing is a … 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 ›

Arc’teryx, Black Diamond, Helly Hansen, Icebreaker, Mons Royale, Norrona, Patagonia, Rab, Scarpa, The North Face. What to Wear Ice Climbing. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on What to Wear Ice Climbing

What to Wear Ice Climbing

For the thrill seekers and adventurers among us, ice climbing is yet another seasonal activity that fulfills adrenaline addictions and opportunities to discover new heights and personal limits. Most commonly done over the winter months for obvious weather reasons, ice climbing is an exciting sport that deserves great respect and proper knowledge of the techniques, safety and … Read more ›

Castelli, Craft, Hoka One One, Pearl Izumi, Rab, Sea to Summit. All You Need to Know About eVent Fabrics. Posted on Categories Apparel·Equipment·FootwearTags , , , , , Leave a comment on All You Need to Know About eVent Fabrics

All You Need to Know About eVent Fabrics

Since launching in 1999, eVent has provided athletes, professionals and adventurers with waterproof and breathable apparel made of waterproof and breathable fabrics that they can rely on to keep them feeling dry no matter how hard they work. Whether you’re a cyclist, a runner or a hiker, eVent fabrics are designed with high-intensity activities in mind … Read more ›

Anon, Arc’teryx, Castelli, Dynafit, Garneau, Icebreaker, Norrona, POC, Rab. How to Layer For a Winter Road Ride. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , , 2 Comments on How to Layer For a Winter Road Ride

How to Layer For a Winter Road Ride

As the season’s change and we gear up for colder temperatures, our wardrobes change for our everyday routine and our favourite hobbies. If you’re a road cyclist and look forward to putting in multiple kilometres each week on your bike, frigid, winter temperatures surely aren’t going to hold you back. Although some days are tougher than … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Canada Goose, Fjällräven, Norrona, Patagonia, Rab. How to Decide Between a Down or Synthetic Coat. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying GuidesTags , , , , , 1 Comment on How to Decide Between a Down or Synthetic Coat

How to Decide Between a Down or Synthetic Coat

When it comes to shopping for a new coat, there’s always that one questions that is always asked.  Do you buy a coat that is insulated with synthetic or down? Of course, everyone has their preference and can lead you on a rant about what they think although it may or may not work for you. … Read more ›

Rab. Rab Neutrino Endurance Jacket Review. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Rab Neutrino Endurance Jacket Review

Rab Neutrino Endurance Jacket Review

I am outside in the cold a lot. Usually in the very early morning, or the evening, because that is when the light is usually the most interesting. But that is usually when the sun is not around. So, I need help in order to stay warm. Every winter, Altitude Sports offers their “One Jacket … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Black Diamond, Helly Hansen, Icebreaker, Kari Traa, Mountain Hardwear, Norrona, Patagonia, Rab, Smartwool, Under Armour. 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 take over and bring out the shorts and sun hat? As I’m sure most everyone’s ma … Read more ›

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 that Fall is here when you start to see dried leaves on the ground, and that Winter isn’t that much far either when the temperatures are starting to drop. Perhaps you were planning on buying a new jacket or shopping for a new sleeping bag? If this is the case, you might have … Read more ›