Running

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Best Winter Running Shoes for Cold Weather Runners

Best Winter Running Shoes for Cold Weather Runners

Cold weather running isn’t just for the pros. With the right pair of shoes, anyone can get a grip on winter running (see what I did there?). That’s why we’ve rounded up the very best winter running shoes. Read on to discover our personal favourites alongside tips for choosing the perfect pair to suit your needs! Our choice for best overall winter running shoes goes to the Arc'teryx Aerios GTX. The streamlined upper is highly waterproof and breathable, while the Vibram outsole features lugs that grip ice, snow and even mud when the weather starts to warm up. The best...
Gift Ideas for All-Weather Runners

Gift Ideas for All-Weather Runners

Ask any semi-serious runner: keeping up with training during winter months requires a whole other level of motivation. In fact, it can sometimes feel like an entirely different sport altogether. That's why having the right winter running gear and clothing is absolutely necessary to make sure you still get to enjoy the sport, regardless of how nasty the weather can get.With that in mind, giving a gift to a running enthusiast is not always easy due to the wide selection of toques, running shoes, sports watches and gloves on the market. If you're looking for running gift ideas, read on...
Best Cold Weather Running Jackets for Winter 2021

Best Cold Weather Running Jackets for Winter 2021

For some, the falling snow and blistering winds mean it's time to hang up their running shoes for the season. It's time to switch gears, literally, to skis, snowboards, snowshoes and whatever else they might enjoy doing on snow and ice. For those who like to stick to their favourite activities all year round, we've got you covered. Whether it's swapping your road bike for a fat bike, or running straight through winter, we've got the apparel to get you through the cold. Here's our list of the best winter running jackets.How To Dress For Winter Running Winter running is less...
8 Best Running Pants and Tights for Winter Running

8 Best Running Pants and Tights for Winter Running

We've pulled out the stops and chosen our eight faves, all to help you enjoy the outdoors and your training regimen through the winter. Our top pick for men and women is the Running Pants by On. Read on to find out why... ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Top Pick For Men An ultra-light running pant that can be used all year round or for winter's milder days, the Running Pants from On offer ultimate comfort. Perfectly stretchable, they offer good protection against light rain all while providing excellent air circulation. Price: 0.00$ Shop Men Brand Name | Product Type Product Name Brand Name...

Cycling

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10 Best Gift Ideas For Cyclists

10 Best Gift Ideas For Cyclists

Chances are someone close to you is part of the growing group of riders that have taken up cycling in the past few years. Whether they're commuting, hurling down muddy trails or setting the pace on long road journeys, they'll need the right gear to get them to the end of their ride. Check out our Gift Guide for ideas that will make the whole family happy.Gift Ideas for CyclistsAerodynamic helmets, commuter bags, and weatherproof gloves all keep you riding longer. GPS bike computers will please any sport-geek on your gift list. Essentials like locks, bottles, and lamps help them stay...
How to Choose a Bike Trainer

How to Choose a Bike Trainer

Picking the right bike trainer isn’t about choosing the most expensive bike. It’s about choosing the bike trainer that meets your fitness goals, body size, comfort, tech gadgets and provides a variety of workouts. The total price of a bike trainer and its accessories may sound expensive, but remember there’s no need to buy a gym membership or outdoor bike. We’ve road-tested four different bike trainers and have included a brief description and pros and cons. Due to COVID-19 lockdown and the temporary closure of many gyms in many states and provinces in North America, many people have opted for...
Best Mountain Biking Shorts

Best Mountain Biking Shorts

Going mountain bike riding next weekend? Going on a cross-country camping trip with the boys? Competing in an enduro race? Picking the best mountain biking shorts can be mind-boggling. It isn’t about choosing the most expensive shorts: it’s about choosing a pair that meets your needs and can also hold up in the beer garden or campsite afterwards. The mountain biking shorts we’ve unearthed offer more range of motion, are abrasion-resistant, have additional pockets, and are more comfortable than ever. They’re significantly stronger and resistant to ripping or tearing than normal shorts. We’ve also found biking shorts with four-way stretch...
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 Excellent field of visionAdjustable nose pads and templesDisruptive designPrizm...

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...
Choosing the right hiking footwear

Choosing the right hiking footwear

Hiking is an activity that can easily be enjoyed by just about anyone due to the variety of terrain available. If you're a beginner, you can find more mellow, short hikes that are not too steep or technical. If you're a hiking veteran, you can find the steepest, gnarliest hikes leading you to the middle of nowhere, sleeping under the stars listening to the many sounds of nature. Whatever terrain you may choose, dependable hiking footwear will be your best hiking partner. Below are some of the common types of footwear for hiking you'll come across while shopping. What type...
Guide to Outdoor Water Filters

Guide to Outdoor Water Filters

Understanding the types of backpacking water filters is paramount when choosing to buy an outdoor water filter bottle. There are gravity, bottle, squeeze, straw and pump filters, and ultraviolet purifiers like the Katadyn Steripen Ultralight UV Water Purifier. The variety of water filters out there makes it a hard choice, but we have made it easier by choosing one that fits your needs and wants for each category. Let's say you’re thinking of a pump or squeeze filter. You can kill two birds with one stone by sourcing filtered water and develop bigger biceps. Or if you don’t feel like...
Best Rain Pants for Hiking of 2021

Best Rain Pants for Hiking of 2021

When most days are wet and rainy, you’ll want the best rain pants for hiking tucked in your gear bag. Having a sturdy, durable pair of rain pants helps you spend more time outdoors, no matter the forecast. They can also turn a miserable wet day around camp into one that’s fun and functional when you know you’ll be kept dry. Choosing the best rain pants can be like trying to read an old map. They all look fairly similar, and it’s hard to tell which option is the best for you. But don’t worry, we’ve rounded up the best...

Camping

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Best Gifts for Campers & Hikers

Best Gifts for Campers & Hikers

Those who love the Great Outdoors are not always easy to shop for. Not only do they value experience over objects, they’re also likely very knowledgeable about the gear they do need. Lucky for you, we’re here to help! Our list below is filled with gift ideas that any outdoors person will love. And, with gear constantly being built stronger, lighter, and more durable, there’s always some piece of equipment in their kit that can use an upgrade.With our advice, you’re sure to turn Christmas 2020 into a holiday miracle. Read on to discover our top 10 gift ideas for the...
Guide to Outdoor Water Filters

Guide to Outdoor Water Filters

Understanding the types of backpacking water filters is paramount when choosing to buy an outdoor water filter bottle. There are gravity, bottle, squeeze, straw and pump filters, and ultraviolet purifiers like the Katadyn Steripen Ultralight UV Water Purifier. The variety of water filters out there makes it a hard choice, but we have made it easier by choosing one that fits your needs and wants for each category. Let's say you’re thinking of a pump or squeeze filter. You can kill two birds with one stone by sourcing filtered water and develop bigger biceps. Or if you don’t feel like...
Camping Coffee Making Guide 101

Camping Coffee Making Guide 101

The experience of drinking coffee is second only to the experience of making coffee. But, when it comes to doing either in the backcountry, most people simply shrug and settle for tea—don’t be one of these people. So, what is camping coffee? Today, there are many backcountry brew methods to choose from; some old, some new. Below, we discuss the 9 most common brewing styles and the tools you’ll need to pull it off. By the end of this article, you’ll be a veritable backwoods barista. Not something you can put on your CV, but hey—life goals, right? Here's a quick camping coffee...
Best Camping Mattresses and Sleeping Pads in 2021

Best Camping Mattresses and Sleeping Pads in 2021

Believe it or not, your sleeping bag isn’t the only thing keeping you warm and toasty at night. For a good night’s sleep in the bush, sleeping pads are the true unsung heroes. Not only does a sleeping pad add a layer of heavenly comfort between you and a patch of rocky soil, it also prevents precious body heat from escaping through the ground. Below, we review the best sleeping pads in 2021. The Top Sleeping Pads Reviewed ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Product Name Ultralight Warm Quiet Shop Product Name Lightweight Durable Comfortable Shop Product Name Price Comfortable Thoughtful design Warmth-to-weight ratio Shop...

Packs & Travel

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Our 12 Best Gifts For Travelers

Our 12 Best Gifts For Travelers

Here at Altitude Sports, our team loves to travel. In fact, we might have one of the most well-explored groups of adventurers under one roof. We’ve flown, trekked, paddled, pedalled, and ridden to various locations all over the globe, giving us plenty of first-hand knowledge of the necessities needed for a lifestyle in transit. ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente 1. Top Pick - A Tumbler Brand Name | Product Type Product Name Price: 0.00$ The best way to access safe and clean drinking water is to keep it on you. Hydro Flask constructs some of the most reliable hydration vessels on the market, and...
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....

Jackets

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Best Winter Jackets For Extreme Canadian Winters

Best Winter Jackets For Extreme Canadian Winters

Winter has landed—prepare for mountains of snow, temperatures dropping far below zero and freezing cold gusts of wind. That kind of extreme winter weather calls for the apparel to match, and we've got the best winter jackets to do just thatThat doesn't mean we run from the cold, it just means we need to be ready. Ski jackets, winter parkas, bomber jackets, and puffer jackets–whatever the style, whatever the purpose, winter apparel has to keep you warm. Keeping that in mind, here’s our selection for men and women of some of the best winter jackets for extreme Canadian winters. our...
Our Favourite Puffer Jackets of 2021

Our Favourite Puffer Jackets of 2021

They’ve become a regular sight over the past few years, moving from high-altitude expeditions to the fashion-savvy winter jacket of choice. The puffer jacket is here to stay, and no wonder, with great insulation, flattering styling, and coming in lightweight and warm. Puffer jackets have a distinct, “quilted” design with sections that look puffy between the stitching. Rather than bulky and unflattering, the styles in this review range from boxy to slimming. Many are packable, ultra-warm, and resistant to sleet, wind, and snow.Our best overall favourite on the list was the North Face 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket, which combines exceptional...
Canada Goose: Black Friday Sales & Online Scams

Canada Goose: Black Friday Sales & Online Scams

If you're like me, you spend a lot of time shopping on the internet. You may even have looked for discounted Canada Goose during a Canada Goose Black Friday deal. Your search results might have turned up a lot of...interesting options. Lots of questions arise about authenticity, especially with something as high-value and sought-after as a Canada Goose winter jacket. We'll look into it, plus answer questions like why Canada Goose costs what they do. There are many reasons why some would want to copy these premium winter jackets! ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Top Rated Canada Goose Parkas for Women Product Name Shop Product...
The Best Snowboarding Jackets of 2022

The Best Snowboarding Jackets of 2022

The real ones know it's true: snowboarding has nothing to do with skiing. Yes, there are some similarities, and maybe going down on two slabs isn't very different from going down on one, but in a much larger sense, snowboarding and skiing have as much in common as Brits and Canadians—very little. That being said, here's our selection of the best snowboard jackets for riding in style this winter.Best snowboarding jackets (women, men, and kids)Buying guide: what to look for when buying a snowboard jacketBest snowboarding brands ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente The Best Overall Jacket Brand Name | Product Type Product Name Price: 0.00$...

Training

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How to Choose a Bike Trainer

How to Choose a Bike Trainer

Picking the right bike trainer isn’t about choosing the most expensive bike. It’s about choosing the bike trainer that meets your fitness goals, body size, comfort, tech gadgets and provides a variety of workouts. The total price of a bike trainer and its accessories may sound expensive, but remember there’s no need to buy a gym membership or outdoor bike. We’ve road-tested four different bike trainers and have included a brief description and pros and cons. Due to COVID-19 lockdown and the temporary closure of many gyms in many states and provinces in North America, many people have opted for...
5 Easy At-Home Workouts

5 Easy At-Home Workouts

Exercising is the best way to deal with stress - and perhaps now you can skip the virtual calls and invite your friends home for a session. Here are some easy at-home workouts and tips for staying in shape whether locked-down or set-up from the friendly confines of your living room.A FEW EASY AT-HOME WORKOUTSIt's time to turn some music on, get your training mat out, and move a little! On top of keeping you in shape, exercising is one of the best ways to deal with the stress and anxiety.Keep in mind you'll find hundreds, if not thousands of...
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}...
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....

Swim & Surf

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Best Surf Swimwear for Women for 2021

Best Surf Swimwear for Women for 2021

From paddle out to pop up, the best surf swimwear for women needs to stay on securely. An active swimsuit needs to be functional as well as cute. You want to feel confident in the lineup and when paddling back out after a heavy set. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up the best surf swimsuits based on comfort and mobility, durability, and fit. We’ve included surf bikinis that range from low to high coverage to match your style. We’ve also included both bikinis and one-pieces, so you’re sure to find something you love. Below, we’ll go through this season's...
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...