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 From August 1 to 6 save big on our premium summer sales event – t-shirts, runners, shorts, caps, training, hiking, camping gear and much more! Alti Fest is also your chance to sign up for an Altitude Sports Membership – on sale for $20! You can take full advantage of all the impressive member perks including free returns in Canada. Even better, during Alti Fest Members get triple the Membership Discount – 15% on items, even those already on sale (normally 5%). become a member Q:When does Alti Fest begin? A: Alti Fest begins on SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 2021 and will

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Running

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Best Running Socks for Summer 2021

Best Running Socks for Summer 2021

Picking the right pair of running socks doesn't have to be about choosing the most expensive pair. It’s about choosing the ones that are lightweight, fit well, designed with technical materials, and equipped with strong sweat-wicking properties. Don’t forget - your feet sweat too! It seems like most people focus on picking the right running shoes, while running socks often get neglected. A poor pair of running socks can lead to toenail problems, bursitis, blisters, infections, and other foot issues. Therefore, it’s best to look for high-performance or technical running socks that create the right fit and environment for your...
Best Running Shoes for Flat Feet

Best Running Shoes for Flat Feet

Got a fun run coming up? Training for a half or full marathon? Or are you entering a triathlon? Picking the right running shoes for flat feet can be very overwhelming. It isn’t about choosing the most expensive shoes. It’s about choosing a pair that’s comfortable and causes no pain when running. If you overpronate, the outer edge of your heel hits the ground first. Your foot then rolls inward onto the arch. You might be at a higher risk of getting shin splints, heel spurs, ankle sprains, achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. For those who overpronate, you need maximum support,...
Best Running Hats In 2021

Best Running Hats In 2021

Hats get a bad rap. It’s something you throw on when you’re in a rush or when you don’t feel like trying. But they’re more than a mere cloaking device—they’re an essential and versatile piece of kit for any serious runner. Think about it: The best running hats keep you warm in winter, shaded in the summer, and looking cool all the time. Can your fancy gloves do that? Didn’t think so.For such a comparably small investment, the best running hat can be worn while jogging your favourite trail or while enjoying a soirée on the town. As you’ll see,...
Best Running Shorts in 2021

Best Running Shorts in 2021

Proper running shorts are a game changer. They offer support, coverage, and ventilation to name just a few of their benefits. And, when you consider their relatively low price, it’s worth taking the time to choose the right pair. Of course, that’s easier said than done—not only do you have to consider the technical specs, but you’ll need to take size and fit into account. To make things easier, we’ve broken down our top picks for every style of running and every type of runner.Our title for the overall best pair of running shorts in 2021 goes to the PRAISE Abaddon...

Cycling

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Best Cycling Sunglasses in 2021

Best Cycling Sunglasses in 2021

Picking the right cycling sunglasses isn’t about choosing the most expensive ones. It’s about choosing the ones that meet your needs. Going for a short ride? Training for a cycling race or triathlon? Going camping or on holidays and plan to take your bike? There are various factors to consider when buying cycling sunglasses. We have reviewed six cycling sunglasses based on the most important categories. There's the best overall ones, beginner sunglasses, the best budget shades, low light ones and the best lightweight sunnies. ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Best Cycling Sunglasses Reviewed Product Name Half goggles and half sunglassesExcellent field of visionAdjustable nose...
Best Cycling Shorts for 2021

Best Cycling Shorts for 2021

Your full kit of cycling gear is almost ready—you’ve found the perfect cycling shoes, attached the right pedals, found a comfortable helmet, and an attractive jersey. Now, all you need is the best cycling shorts for your ride. Recommending bike shorts is no easy task since everyone’s body is unique. While materials and construction do matter, it’s crucial to find the right fit for your physique. To help speed up your search, we’ve found the best bib shorts, mountain biking shorts, road shorts, and casual commuter shorts on the market. We’ve also included a buying guide to help you know what...
Best Bike Locks In 2021

Best Bike Locks In 2021

The end of winter means one thing for cyclists: it’s time to stock up on the essentials. Having a proper helmet is number one, but after that, having one of the best bike locks in Canada comes a close second. There’s no one-size-fits-all lock: what’s “right” varies from person to person. Protecting your bike from theft is important when you’re commuting through the city or touring through mountain trails. Your lifestyle determines which lock is best for you and your bike. No matter where or how you ride, this guide will help you find the right lock for you. ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Best...
Pit Viper Sunglasses Review

Pit Viper Sunglasses Review

Today, we’re excited to review Pit Viper sunglasses. They are multi-purpose, perfect for outdoor activities. For climbing the highest mountains, chilling by the beach, snowboarding, or skiing...Pit Viper sunglasses are your best friend.The shades will flaunt your Hollywood way of life. Others will get arrested by the Fashion Police. Cheapskates who buy their sunglasses at gas stations will see arms snap or lenses easily scratched...but not your Pit Viper sunglasses! ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Pit Viper Polarized The 1993 Polarized Sunglasses provide 100% ultraviolet protection. The look-through colour is grey or blue. For the right fit and comfort, you can adjust the angle...

Hiking

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Best Hiking Pants for Women for 2021

Best Hiking Pants for Women for 2021

Finding the best hiking pants for women takes a little work, but once you find the perfect pair of pants, they can last you for years! In our book, a good pair of hiking pants has stretchy fabric that moves with you, durable material to withstand the elements, and a style that’s both comfortable and attractive. If you’re looking for the best hiking pants for women, we’ve rounded up the top 12 trekking pants in this guide. You’ll find our best picks for different types of weather, price points, and features such as breathability, water resistance, and lightweight materials. For their...
Best Hiking Pants for Men in 2021

Best Hiking Pants for Men in 2021

Hiking pants get a bad rap. In the age of ultralight everything, running shorts have become the go-to bottoms for all matters of outdoor adventure. But even though shorts are admittedly awesome, hiking pants offer their own distinct set of advantages. So, to celebrate the rebirth of the trail pant, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite hiking pants for men.Our choice for 2021’s best men’s hiking pants goes to the Arc’teryx Gamma LT Pant for its impressive mix of durability, comfort, and weight.   ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Best Hiking Pants for Men Reviewed Product Name DurableSoftLightweight Shop Product Name TechnicalComfortableVersatile Shop Product...
Best Insulated Water Bottles

Best Insulated Water Bottles

Choosing the right insulated water bottle doesn't have to mean choosing the most expensive one. Try to focus instead on picking a water bottle that best meets your needs, whatever they may be. Embarking on a day hike? Going camping with your family? Leaving on a kayak expedition? Mountaineering with your best friend? No matter what you're doing, there's a water bottle for it. The majority of insulated water bottles stay hot for 6 to 12 hours and stay cold for between 6 to 24 hours. Choosing a water bottle also comes down to the size of your backpack, car...
Best Multitools for Backpacking in 2021

Best Multitools for Backpacking in 2021

Whether you’re a camper, a hiker, a climber, a hunter, or a field worker, you need a multitool. While multitools are great for common situations like cracking open a cold one or trimming some rope, they can also save your life when the unexpected arises. Whether it’s sawing wood to build a shelter, starting a fire in cold weather, or simply whistling for help, multitools are a lightweight piece of your kit that will serve you in more ways than you can imagine.Our top pick for best hiking multitool goes to the Leatherman Signal Multi-Utility Tool - Peg. It offers...

Camping

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Best Coffee Makers for Camping in 2021

Best Coffee Makers for Camping in 2021

The two best things in life are camping and coffee. That’s a scientific fact. It’s also a fact that you haven’t really lived until you’ve experienced both things at the same time. Of course, not every coffee connoisseur loves the great outdoors, and not every camper covets the black gold. But for the rest of us normal folk, enjoying a wilderness cup of joe borders on a religious experience.So to help facilitate your own caffeine satori, we’ve compiled a list of 2021’s best coffee makers for camping. Our top pick is the Wacaco Minipresso GR for its compact and lightweight...
Best Insulated Water Bottles

Best Insulated Water Bottles

Choosing the right insulated water bottle doesn't have to mean choosing the most expensive one. Try to focus instead on picking a water bottle that best meets your needs, whatever they may be. Embarking on a day hike? Going camping with your family? Leaving on a kayak expedition? Mountaineering with your best friend? No matter what you're doing, there's a water bottle for it. The majority of insulated water bottles stay hot for 6 to 12 hours and stay cold for between 6 to 24 hours. Choosing a water bottle also comes down to the size of your backpack, car...
Best Camping Coffee Mugs for 2021

Best Camping Coffee Mugs for 2021

Whether you’re a minimalist backpacker or regular glamper, the best camping coffee mug can make the outdoor experience much more pleasurable. You can use a mug for your breakfast oats, evening nightcap, afternoon tea, and of course, morning coffee. Whether you’re a coffee drinker or tea lover, you’ll want a mug that keeps drinks hot (or cold) for hours, has an easy-to-use lid, and won’t leak coffee all over your gear. With these factors in mind, we’ve rounded up the best camping coffee mugs for 2021. Overall, our top coffee mug is the YETI Rambler Mug with a Magslider Lid, which...
Best Camping Pillows for 2021

Best Camping Pillows for 2021

Is finding the best camping pillow just as important as finding the right camping stove or tent? We think so. There’s nothing worse than setting up your campsite, laying out your sleeping bag, and realizing you’ve forgotten a pillow! A camping pillow is a vital but often overlooked piece of gear for most hikers. But after hours of hiking, there’s nothing you want or need more than a good night’s rest. To help you catch some zzz’s on your next camping trip, we’ve put together the 10 best camping pillows on the market. We’ve evaluated these pillows based on comfort,...

Packs & Travel

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Best Camera Backpacks & Bags for 2021

Best Camera Backpacks & Bags for 2021

If you buy the right camera bag, it could last you a lifetime. Finding the best camera backpack is really a personal decision for every photographer. Don’t buy the most popular or most expensive brand you see on social media. Instead, look for a bag with adequate storage and padding, enough compartments and pockets to fit all your gear, and a comfortable design to carry with you. Our best overall bag, the Peak Design Everyday Backpack, is both practical and functional. It lets you pull gear out in a flash, thanks to the MagLatch closures and side access points. We also...
Best Everyday Backpacks in 2021

Best Everyday Backpacks in 2021

The term everyday carry means something unique to everyone. For some, it’s all about textbooks and laptops. For others, it’s camera gear. Still others might be journeying with a capsule wardrobe overseas. Whatever it means to you—whether business or pleasure—we’ve compiled the very best everyday backpacks to meet your needs.  For an affordable and spacious, cool and versatile everyday backpack, we recommend the Herschel Supply Co. Little America Backpack. Now, before we begin, ask yourself—what’s your everyday carry?  ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente The Top Everyday Backpacks Reviewed Product Name VersatileSpaciousAwesome Colourway Shop Product Name ComfortableEco-consciousWater-repellent Shop Product Name TimelessDurablePrice Shop Product Name CompactGreat pocketsRemovable...
Best Laptop Backpacks & Bags for 2021

Best Laptop Backpacks & Bags for 2021

If you want to venture out of your house with your laptop, odds are you’ll need a laptop backpack. We use our laptops for work, staying connected, and keeping up to date, so it makes sense to protect them. Most laptop backpacks have the basic anatomy of a padded sleeve, roomy main compartment, and a smaller section for items like chargers, pens, and phones. Since laptop bags all look similar, how do you know which one is the best laptop backpack? We’ve found the top ten best laptop backpacks on the market for 2021 and compiled them in this detailed review....
Best Daypacks for 2021

Best Daypacks for 2021

Finding the best daypack or hiking bag can be quite a challenge. To help you make sense of all the technologies and materials used, we've put the nine most popular daypacks of the year to the test. The North Face's Borealis 28L bag won the title of the best backpack for a day hike in 2021. Its sturdiness, pockets, and storage capacity make it a favourite among our customers. Browse our shopping guide to find the best bag for your next day hike, camping trip, and more.What is a daypack? Daypacks are the smallest units of the backpack family. They usually...

Jackets

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12 High-End Clothing Brands You Must Know

12 High-End Clothing Brands You Must Know

Whether you're living in the city, or out in the country, you want apparel that can handle the daily rigours of an active lifestyle. For hot summer days at the country club, or cold winter days in the city, you want to stay comfortable, but that doesn't mean you should have to compromise on style. Blending the avant-garde design of luxury brands with the latest technology and craftsmanship, we bring you 12 high-end clothing brands you must know. ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Houdini Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product Name...
Nature is Waiting

Nature is Waiting

60 years of close collaboration with nature has motivated Fjällräven to keep finding new ways of developing functional, durable, and timeless products. Fjällräven’s core value of sustainability is present in every design, action, and initiative undertaken by the company. Sustainability also fuels the brand’s constant desire to inspire more people to discover and enjoy the outdoors, thereby contributing to more widespread interest in nature and its protection. In 1960, Fjällräven’s founder Åke Nordin created the ultra-strong but lightweight backpack Lätt at a time when most backpacks were bulky, uncomfortable, and not doing a particularly good job of supporting one’s trekking...
But Wait, It Gets Beta

But Wait, It Gets Beta

Arc'teryx Designer Tanya Hall (Credits - Ryan Hetzel) We spoke with Tanya Hall, Arc’teryx Design Manager, and lead designer of the popular and highly versatile Beta LT. She told us about the design process and the latest upgrades to the lightweight GORE-TEX shell What inspired you to design the Beta LT? Equity and access to the outdoors are important. Being in nature improves people’s wellbeing. I wanted to create a very approachable shell in design/feature set and price, to appeal to a wide audience to support as many people as possible in getting outside. What was the design process like...
Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer/2 Review – The best ultralight down puffy for hiking

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer/2 Review – The best ultralight down puffy for hiking

Since its first release in 2013, the Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer jacket has been a favourite among ultralight hikers. Even now, its warmth-to-weight ratio is nearly unparalleled in the lightweight puffy category. Then in 2020, the brand dropped a revamped version—the Ghost Whisperer/2. In this review, we cover all the features the new model inherited from its predecessor, as well as those features both new and improved. By the end of this article, you’ll be equipped with everything you need to know to decide whether the Ghost Whisperer/2 is worth its steep price for your adventures. Things to Consider Before...

Training

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How to Build the Perfect Athleisure Wardrobe

How to Build the Perfect Athleisure Wardrobe

Athleisure, the comfortable aesthetic that blurs the line between the clothes you’d wear to the gym and those you’d wear to the café has become completely embedded in the fashion world and our wardrobes. In a matter of years, athleisure has gone from a trend to a lifestyle. Whether you’re new to athleisure or your daily uniform consists of leggings and a bomber jacket, here’s how to build the perfect athleisure wardrobe that’s packed with pieces from some of our favourite brands. ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente PANTS Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product Name Shop {"title":"PANTS","type":"default","products":[{"product_id":"","product_link":"https://www.altitude-sports.com/products/alo-yoga-womens-high-waist-airbrush-legging-llll-alo-w5473r","product_feature":"","_id":"fd8fd60"},{"product_id":"","product_link":"https://www.altitude-sports.com/products/lole-parisia-leggings-womens-llll-loe-lsw3923","product_feature":"","_id":"1357456"},{"product_id":"","product_link":"https://www.altitude-sports.com/products/the-north-face-bridgeway-pant-womens-llll-tnf-nf0a55ud","product_feature":"","_id":"5ed9e03"}],"single_product_link":null,"cta_1_text":null,"cta_2_text":null,"pros":null,"cons":null,"collection":null,"single_product_id":null,"cta_1_url":null,"cta_2_url":null,"image":null,"credit":null,"limit":null,"collection_link":null} In...
Best Yoga Pants 2021

Best Yoga Pants 2021

Yoga is a dynamic workout that consists of more than just stretches. It can be an excellent workout for recovery, flexibility, and coordination. Many studies link it to transformational health and fitness levels. If you’re a regular yogi, you know that your yoga pants make a huge difference in your practice. And if you're not, well, we’ve put together this expert guide to help you. After extensively reviewing the best yoga pants in Canada, we found that the Girlfriend Collective Compressive High Rise Leggings were the best overall. The combination of compressive materials and aesthetic appeal make the pant a winner....
How to Create Your Yoga Haven at Home

How to Create Your Yoga Haven at Home

Stop and take a deep breath. Practiced around the world for centuries, yoga seems to be more popular than ever. Many turn to this practice to increase their well-being, from relieving stress to increasing flexibility and beyond. A great thing about yoga is that its practice takes up very little space. This means you can easily practice yoga at home and create your very own sanctuary to unwind and recharge. This is more than welcome at a time where we are pretty much all confined to our homes because of the coronavirus pandemic and are looking to shake up our...
5 Easy At-Home Workouts

5 Easy At-Home Workouts

Like all of us, you're probably stuck at home thanks to the coronavirus going around. Even though this is the right thing to do for the time being, staying confined between four walls can be difficult for your mental health. That's why you can't ignore your daily workout. Exercising is the best way to deal with stress. You might not be able to go to gym or visit any national parks, but you can still find a way to exercise. Here are some easy at-home workouts and tips for staying in shape during the quarantine! A Few Easy At-Home Workouts...

Swim & Surf

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Everything You Need for a Day at the Beach

Everything You Need for a Day at the Beach

We’re lucky to be surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty in Canada, including beaches, coast to coast. There are well-known spots like Tofino, Sandbanks, Bay of Fundy, Lawrencetown and Tadoussac. If those are far away, call your local tourism association to find out which beaches are close to home.Once you’ve found the perfect spot, it’s time to pack up and hit the sand! We’ve rounded up everything you’ll need for a great day at the beach. Swimsuits & Swim Shorts Everyday Sunday Wrap One-Piece LEARN MORE Patagonia Wavefarer LEARN MORE Everyday Sunday Wrap One-Piece LEARN MORE Patagonia Wavefarer LEARN...
Avoiding the Plastic Vortex with icebreaker—One Swim & Panel Discussion at a Time

Avoiding the Plastic Vortex with icebreaker—One Swim & Panel Discussion at a Time

Feel like swimming through a huge pile of trash floating in the Pacific Ocean? That’s what icebreaker ambassador Ben Lecomte did with his Vortex Swim team in June 2019. Their destination was the infamous Pacific Trash Vortex in the Pacific Ocean somewhere between California and Japan. Ben swam more than 300 nautical miles towards it. Why? To raise awareness about a near-invisible threat to our ecosystem: microplastics.  On November 14, 2019 icebreaker presented a panel in collaboration with Altitude Sports about Ben’s expedition in the Pacific. Leaders in the sustainable development sector gathered in Montreal’s Mile End neighbourhood to discuss...
O’Neill Hyperfreak Hydro Boardshorts Review

O’Neill Hyperfreak Hydro Boardshorts Review

I’m not a professional surfer, but I've owned a ridiculous amount of boardshorts. The reason is simple, they just keep getting better. Materials have gotten stretchier, lighter, faster-drying. The shorts I owned just a few years ago are pretty much obsolete compared to what’s available now.  Pro’s Con’s Thin stretchy material: these shorts have more range of motion than your yoga teacher Hemless seams on the legs No-tie fly gets rid of the drawstring Insanely quick-drying Limited size range: The no-tie-fly doesn’t leave you much room for error, or room to grow either. Pro tip: if you’re not sure what size...
Haida Gwaii: Have You Heard of the Islands of the People?

Haida Gwaii: Have You Heard of the Islands of the People?

Have you heard of the Islands of the People? A place that sits in the Northern Pacific Ocean, exposed to the harsh brutal Arctic storms, worlds removed from the reaches of modern connectivity. Should you choose to venture to the archipelago you can do so via air or sea. Choosing the seafaring route my friends and I set off on the longest and most remote ferry passage we have ever taken. We did this so we could bring our vehicles to explore this hidden world more commonly known as Haida Gwaii. It’s been on my bucket list to travel to...