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 , , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a 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, Canada Goose, Fjällräven, Norrona, Patagonia, Rab. How to Decide Between a Down or Synthetic Coat. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying GuidesTags , , , , , Leave a 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 ›

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 , , , , , , , , , Leave a 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 ›

Arc’teryx, Mountain Hardwear, Norrona, Outdoor Research, Patagonia, Peak Performance, Rab, The North Face. Top Lightly Insulated Jackets for Men. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , , , , , , , Leave a comment on Top Lightly Insulated Jackets for Men

Top Lightly Insulated Jackets for Men

Whether you’re looking for a mid layer to wear under your shell while on the mountain or you’re looking for a lightweight but warm jacket for cruising around town, these lightly insulated jackets will do the trick. They may be lightweight but they pack enough insulation to keep you warm when the temperatures drop and … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Black Diamond, Mountain Hardwear, Outdoor Research, Patagonia, Peak Performance, Rab, The North Face. Top Lightly Insulated Jackets For Women. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , , , , , , , Leave a comment on Top Lightly Insulated Jackets For Women

Top Lightly Insulated Jackets For Women

Lightly insulated jackets are perfect pieces for seasonal transitions and mid layers for outdoor activities in colder weather. They’re lightweight, warm and usually packable so they make convenient, versatile pieces that can easily be taken anywhere and even be tossed into a purse or backpack. Everyone needs at least one lightly insulated jacket in their … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, Norrona, Rab, The North Face. How to Find the Perfect Raincoat. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying GuidesTags , , , , , 6 Comments on How to Find the Perfect Raincoat

How to Find the Perfect Raincoat

Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or simply looking to stay dry while you’re out and about, an effective raincoat will be your best friend on those somber, wet days or during those spontaneous, mountain-top weather changes. With so many products to choose from it’s hard to know where to start and what to look for … Read more ›

Hiking & Trekking, Jetboil, LifeStraw, Lowa, Marmot, MSR, Petzl, Rab, Sea to Summit, Smartwool, Stanley, Therm-a-Rest, Victorinox, VSSL. Gift Guide for Hikers & Campers 2016. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying Guides·Equipment·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on Gift Guide for Hikers & Campers 2016

Gift Guide for Hikers & Campers 2016

With Christmas in less than a week, the last minute Christmas shopping frenzy is well underway. If you’re the last minute shopping type who tries their hardest to avoid the Christmas crowds, why not enjoy some Christmas shopping from the comforts of your favourite chair at home? Altitude Sports is your one-stop-shop for Christmas presents … 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 ›

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

Rab. Taking a Look at the Rab Zero G Jacket. Posted on Categories ApparelTags Leave a comment on Taking a Look at the Rab Zero G Jacket

Taking a Look at the Rab Zero G Jacket

For the last while now, down has flooded the outdoor industry market with ultralight, pack-able yet extremely warm products that appeal to all outdoor adventurers whether a minimalist or not. It’s weight to warmth ratio makes down quite possibly the most sought after insulation for outdoor garments and gear such as sleeping bags. Rolling with … Read more ›