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 ›

Hiking & Trekking, Mountain Hardwear, Running, Ski & Snowboard. The Ultimate Dry.Q™ Guide. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , , , Leave a comment on The Ultimate Dry.Q™ Guide

The Ultimate Dry.Q™ Guide

When it comes to staying dry while enjoying your favourite activities in the outdoors no matter what the weather is, Mountain Hardwear has found the secret. While GORE-TEX® is one of the most common and renowned waterproof membranes found within the outdoor industry, there are many others that although often lost in the shuffle, perform remarkably. … Read more ›

Black Diamond, Ski & Snowboard. Black Diamond Legend Gloves Reviewed. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , Leave a comment on Black Diamond Legend Gloves Reviewed

Black Diamond Legend Gloves Reviewed

While planning a trip to western Canada, I was looking for a pair of durable gloves that could follow me everywhere, no matter the conditions. These are the basic reasons why I equipped myself with the Black Diamond Legend gloves and, after all, I was even better served than expected (until my boyfriend tried them … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Ski & Snowboard. Arc’teryx Women’s Thorium AR Hoody Reviewed. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , Leave a comment on Arc’teryx Women’s Thorium AR Hoody Reviewed

Arc’teryx Women’s Thorium AR Hoody Reviewed

I’ve been lucky enough to have Thorium AR Hoody from the beginning of winter.  From the first frosts and dumps of the season, to the current cold snap in the British Columbia Kootenay Interior, we’ve been through a lot this jacket and I.  As my first heavy-duty down from Arcteryx (I had used their Atom … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Ski & Snowboard. Arc’teryx Sentinel LT Jacket Reviewed. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags , 1 Comment on Arc’teryx Sentinel LT Jacket Reviewed

Arc’teryx Sentinel LT Jacket Reviewed

As a woman with a long torso, my struggle with most ski jackets is finding one that I can buy in my size, that doesn’t ride up my back and fits my monkey-like arms.  I’ve tried a few brands, including Arcteryx in some insulated jacket styles that just weren’t doing it for me.  The Sentinel … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Ski & Snowboard. Arc’teryx Cerium LT Hoody Reviewed. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags , Leave a comment on Arc’teryx Cerium LT Hoody Reviewed

Arc’teryx Cerium LT Hoody Reviewed

If you spend enough time playing outside, you probably know how much good quality garments are a necessity to enjoy your outdoor experiences to the fullest. When it comes down to picking your winter gear, having the proper insulation is key. This year, I decided to go with one of the most popular insulated jackets … Read more ›

Ski & Snowboard, The North Face. The North Face Steep Series™: “One Kit For Any Mission”. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , Leave a comment on The North Face Steep Series™: “One Kit For Any Mission”

The North Face Steep Series™: “One Kit For Any Mission”

Backcountry weekends and epic all-dayers in the mountains call for serious preparation and reliable gear. Knowing that the professionals know best, The North Face partnered with their team of athletes to create their Steep Series™ collection and answer the need for functional and performant backcountry gear. From base layers and mid layers to GORE-TEX® shell jackets and … Read more ›

Oakley, Ski & Snowboard. Our Most Popular Oakley Goggles. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags , Leave a comment on Our Most Popular Oakley Goggles

Our Most Popular Oakley Goggles

When it comes to the winter sports goggle world, Oakley is no stranger to the spotlight. As one of the leading goggle brands, their products are unsurprisingly popular and can be seen in lift lines and on skin tracks around the globe. Whether you’re a skiing veteran or fresh on the groomers for the first time, a … Read more ›

Ski & Snowboard, Winter. Top 5 Places for Cross-Country Skiing in Quebec. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags , Leave a comment on Top 5 Places for Cross-Country Skiing in Quebec

Top 5 Places for Cross-Country Skiing in Quebec

To see Alex Harvey, a national treasure, floating on the white snow with his cross country skis truly makes you want to get out and enjoy winter! With family, friends, to train after work – doesn’t matter! Get out your skis and slide! Here are the top 5 places to do cross-country skiing in Québec:   … Read more ›

Anon, Oakley, Ski & Snowboard, Smith Optics, Spy. How to Choose the Right Goggles. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags , , , , Leave a comment on How to Choose the Right Goggles

How to Choose the Right Goggles

Winter is here and the slopes are buzzing with winter spirit and rosy cheeks. Epic snowstorm or not, a great day in the mountains begins with the right gear. While your snow pants and jacket, gloves and additional equipment are key, knowing how to choose the right goggles can make or break your day. We can … 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 ›

Ski & Snowboard, Smartwool. Adventures in Iceland with Smartwool. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags , Leave a comment on Adventures in Iceland with Smartwool

Adventures in Iceland with Smartwool

“Weather isn’t rocket science, it’s way harder than rocket science” – Robert (our ski guide) Let’s start at the end: Iceland changed my life. I was brought to the land of ice by Smartwool Canada to learn about their Fall-Winter product line. What better place than Iceland to discover and test Smartwool’s merino wool products? … Read more ›