Best Trail Running Shoes in 2022

Off-road running can be a thrilling, healthy way to blow off steam and get some exercise. If you’re going to be plowing through the trails, you’ll need dedicated trail running shoes to cushion your feet from rocks and block out debris. See our top eight picks for the best trail running shoes of 2022, plus a buying guide for trail runners.

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Jackets

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Best Rain Jackets & Shells 2022

Best Rain Jackets & Shells 2022

You know what they say: when it rains, it pours. It’s true in love and it’s even truer on the trail. A good rain jacket is not only essential for keeping you comfortable and dry, but is the best defense against hypothermia. In this article, we provide the low-down on 2022’s best rain shells based on their level of weather-resistance, packability, breathability, and price.For its outstanding success in all these categories, the Torrentshell 3 Layer Jacket from Patagonia is our pick for best rain jacket. Besides its lightweight and stylish design, waterproof face fabric, and breathability, the Torrentshel shines for its...
Best Alternative to Arcteryx Rain Jackets

Best Alternative to Arcteryx Rain Jackets

Choosing the right rain jacket can be an overwhelming and time-consuming endeavour. Between all the brands and models, specs and jargon, many people quickly succumb to paralysis by analysis. Often, this creates a situation where exasperated buyers are willing to overpay for a brand they know will deliver, like Arc’teryx. But quality isn’t always reflected in price. To prove this, we’ve rounded up three rain jackets that give Arc’teryx options a serious run for the money. We’ve compared these models across five key metrics, including weatherproofing, breathability, weight, packability, and price. On the roster today, we’ve got the: Black Diamond...
Best Alternatives to the Arcteryx Beta AR

Best Alternatives to the Arcteryx Beta AR

When it comes to waterproof shells, there's an endless selection of brands and models to choose from in 2022. It can seem overwhelming at times. For outdoor fanatics, Arc'teryx is probably at the top of the list, and if we're narrowing it down to shells, not many can compete with the design and build of the Beta AR. But that's not to say it's the only one capable of getting the job done.Arc'teryx is known for its craftsmanship and high-quality construction, but that comes at a price. And as we know, price doesn't always indicate which is best. Considering factors...
Everything You Need to Know About Zippers

Everything You Need to Know About Zippers

Our Guide 101 to zippers in brief: Zipper mechanics Different types of zippers Different types of zipper teeth Operating a Zipper Correctly Common Zipper Issues that May Arise Luggage Zipper VS Jacket Zipper What is YKK and why is it everywhere? Other Zipper Manufacturers to Look Out For Why you should consider other zipper manufacturers Zipper Mechanics Because zippers are used in a range of products, both heavy-duty and not, using a variety of different materials and fabrics, there are of course multiple types. You wouldn't use a basic nylon coil zipper on a 3-season tent or a heavy duty travel...

Cycling

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Best Cycling Shoes of 2022

Best Cycling Shoes of 2022

In this guide, we’ll review the nine most competitive cycling shoes on the market and explain their strongest and weakest points. Of all our favourites, the Garneau Granite II shoes topped the list for their multitude of features and functions Why Cycling Shoes? Cycling shoes are essential to keep your feet protected and maximize the transfer of energy from foot to the pedal. In some models, the innovative closure system protects pressure points on the top of the foot. Additionally, the soles are more stiff to aid in the effective transfer of energy as you ride. ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Best All-Around Cycling...
5 Best Thule Strollers 2022

5 Best Thule Strollers 2022

Whether you’re a family of serious athletes or avid explorers, Thule makes some of the best strollers to take on any adventure. With all the models and styles of strollers out there, making a decision can be overwhelming. To save you time, we’ve researched the best models by Thule and have revealed all the information you need to know below. For our top choice, we looked for a model that could be versatile enough for everyday use and jogging, had top-notch safety features, and was easy to maneuver—for these reasons, we chose the exceptional Urban Glide 2 Stroller. About Thule Strollers Thule is...
Best Cycling Sunglasses in 2022

Best Cycling Sunglasses in 2022

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 planning 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 are 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 vision Adjustable nose...
Pit Viper Sunglasses Review

Pit Viper Sunglasses Review

As stylish as they are high-performance, Pit Viper sunglasses are perfect for outdoor activities. Whether you're hiking to the highest mountain peaks, relaxing on the beach or biking, a pair of Pit Viper sunglasses will be your best partner.Whether you love Pit Viper's classic style or prefer a more edgy look, the brand has styles that are sure to please hardcore sportsmen and women as well as fashionistas looking to make a statement on the trail and at festivals. One thing is for sure, Pit Viper's quality is there! Say goodbye to broken frames and scratched lenses. But, Pit Viper...

Running

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How to Carry Water While Running

How to Carry Water While Running

'Tis the season! While we all love to get outdoors in the warmer weather, there's no denying that the summer sun can make exercise tough. Beat the sun's strong rays with the right hydration gear and get the most out of your workouts. Shop Our Running Collection Carrying Water While Exercising Bikes are generally equipped with water bottle holders that are conveniently located so you can hydrate throughout your ride. There are also backpacks that hold water bladders and have a hose so that you can hydrate on the go. While hiking, you generally have a day pack which can...
Best Trail Running Shoes in 2022

Best Trail Running Shoes in 2022

From curvy single-tracks to rugged off-road terrain, trail running has a unique meaning for every person. However, there’s one thing all types of trail runners need: the best trail running shoes to cushion and protect their feet. We considered many shoes and tested the best eight in this guide. We found the Salomon Sense Ride 4 trail running shoes to be the best in terms of traction, advanced features, and comfort. When looking for the best trail running shoes of 2021, we scoured the market for shoes with the best cushioning, flexibility, weight, and waterproofing. We’ve found the top runners for different...
5 Best Thule Strollers 2022

5 Best Thule Strollers 2022

Whether you’re a family of serious athletes or avid explorers, Thule makes some of the best strollers to take on any adventure. With all the models and styles of strollers out there, making a decision can be overwhelming. To save you time, we’ve researched the best models by Thule and have revealed all the information you need to know below. For our top choice, we looked for a model that could be versatile enough for everyday use and jogging, had top-notch safety features, and was easy to maneuver—for these reasons, we chose the exceptional Urban Glide 2 Stroller. About Thule Strollers Thule is...
Best Running Shoes in 2022

Best Running Shoes in 2022

With so many models to choose from, how do you choose just one?First and foremost, you should know what kind of running you will be using your shoes for: road running or trail running? The difference is quite noticeable and will greatly influence your experience. Road running shoes are lightweight and breathable. They allow a fast and smooth stride, suitable for flat terrain. Trail running shoes are designed to support your ankle. Above all, they have a stronger sole to protect your feet against obstacles found on uneven terrain that you may encounter.Once you've identified the type of running you'll...

Sustainability

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Outerknown: A Sea Change in the Clothing Industry

Outerknown: A Sea Change in the Clothing Industry

The first collection designed by Outerknown in 2015 never saw the light of day: it simply didn't live up to the uncompromising environmental demands of the young company. So yeah, you could say the Australian brand, founded by surfing legend Kelly Slater and industry veteran John Moore, is serious about sustainability. From the very beginning, Outerknown has been committed to protecting the environment and supporting fair labour - and strives to continue creating the most sustainable practices possible. What if your clothing could stay out of landfills and in circulation — forever? In our super fast-paced world that’s riddled with...
Norrøna’s Road to Sustainability, One Backpack at a Time

Norrøna’s Road to Sustainability, One Backpack at a Time

If you ask people why they go hiking they would probably come up with different answers. Some would paint a nostalgic picture from their childhood, walking up a hill with their grandparents picking up treasures such as leaves, heart-shaped stones and berries. Others would remember the first mountain top crossed off their bucket list. Some would emphasise the peace and tranquility they get when breathing fresh air in a beautiful scenery. Not to mention connections made when going on a hike together. Norrøna Now and Tomorrow As an outdoor company founded on love for nature, premium quality, and long-lasting products,...
NetPlus: Patagonia reels in new, recycled materials

NetPlus: Patagonia reels in new, recycled materials

This spring, researchers discovered microplastics in human blood for the first time ever. Of the 22 anonymous donor samples analyzed in the study, 17 contained microplastics - just over 80%. Microplastics, ever-present in our water, are now a part of our diet, as other studies have shown a presence of microplastics in the sea salt we use to season our meals. But the problem of plastic in our oceans is not a recent one. As much as 8.8 million tons of plastic are carelessly discarded into the sea every year. Recent studies estimate that there are around five thousand billion...
Fjällräven: For Today and Tomorrow

Fjällräven: For Today and Tomorrow

Above all else, the team at Fjällräven aims to create durable products that are both hardwearing and weather-resistant. If a pair of pants lasts for ten years, the lifetime impact of those pants will be relatively lower than if you buy a pair of pants that wears out after a year. In this case, sustainability and durability are synonymous: the longer you own something of quality, the less shopping you need to do. You’re not only enjoying your pants for many years, through all sorts of treks, hikes, commutes, and whatever other situations you can dream of; but you’re also...

Training

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Five Easy At-Home Workouts

Five 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 WORKOUTS It'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...
How to Create Your Yoga Haven at Home

How to Create Your Yoga Haven at Home

A great thing about yoga is that practicing 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 many, due to the pandemic, are embracing and/or are looking to shake up their home workout routine. Step 1: create your yoga space Step 2: equip yourself with a yoga mat and some comfy clothing Step 3: find your favorite online yoga teacher Step 4: start practicing! Creating your yoga sanctuary 1. Where to set up your yoga space...
Best Yoga Pants 2022

Best Yoga Pants 2022

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 for women, and the Patagonia Terrebonne Joggers were the top choice for men....
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...

Packs & Travel

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The Best Weekend Travel Bags

The Best Weekend Travel Bags

OUR BEST WEEKEND TRAVEL BAGS Going somewhere this weekend? Maybe you’re heading up to the cottage or roughing it on the campgrounds. Some time away from the city hidden amongst the trees can do wonders. Or maybe you’re used to living out in the country and you want a weekend with the bright lights of the city? Whatever you have planned for your weekend away, make sure you pack your essentials. The first thing on your list should be a bag that can hold all those essentials. To make your job a bit easier, here’s our list of the best...
Best Hiking Backpacks in 2022

Best Hiking Backpacks in 2022

A hiking backpack is by far the most important piece of gear for any serious hiker. So choose your companion wisely. In fact, choosing the best backpack is like choosing the right car: it should be comfortable, able to carry all your essentials, and aesthetically pleasing. And, just like cars, the choices are seemingly endless. Our picks for this year's best hiking backpacks will guide you in making the right choice for your next trip in the wild. There are several important criteria to consider when buying a hiking backpack. Some of these include volume, weight, comfort, durability, and features....
The North Face Base Camp Duffel Review

The North Face Base Camp Duffel Review

My duffel is often that item that I don't need to give much thought to when I'm preparing for my next trip. Between packing my flashy technical hardshell, my sleek climbing pants and my rugged hiking boots, I’m worrying more about the gear and apparel I need for my next trip. But that’s only because I’ve found a reliable pack that answers all my needs. Whether it’s a weekend adventure or a month-long odyssey, I know that what I pack my gear in is just as important as what gear I’m packing. When I travelled to Nepal for a week...
Best Types of Luggage for Travel

Best Types of Luggage for Travel

If your travels take you by plane, be diligent that you choose a carry-on bag that’s an adequate and reasonable size. In terms of hand luggage and carry-ons, each airline has a different policy. On average, cabin suitcases should measure no more than 22″ high x 9″ deep x 15″ wide. However, do not forget to consult the regulations of your air carrier before leaving to avoid the hassle and any unexpected surprises. Duffel Bags ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente The North Face Base Camp Duffel   Product Name $159.99 Shop Product Name $179.99 Shop Product Name $199.99 Shop Product Name $209.99 Shop Product...

Footwear

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Best Hiking Boots for Men and Women

Best Hiking Boots for Men and Women

If you've ever had a blister, you know just how debilitating those unimpressive little wounds can be. A great day's hike can be all for naught—or even worse, your trip turns into an unending succession of replacing bandages and wraps. That's why it's important to minimize your risk of any injury great or small by choosing the right pair of hiking boots. Our top pick for 2022's all-around best boot goes to the Lowa Renegade GTX Mid Boots. The Renegade GTX offers hikers a mix of waterproofing, breathability, stability, and comfort. Read on to learn all about this year’s best...
Leather Boot Care: 3 Simple Treatment Steps

Leather Boot Care: 3 Simple Treatment Steps

Everyone has at least one pair of leather boots in their shoe collection, whether it be a fancy lace-up like the Red Wing Shoes 6-inch Iron Ranger or a durable slip-on like the Blundstone Chisel Toe. We dress them up, dress them down and put them to the test through all kinds weather and terrain. From salted, icy roads in the winter to muddy puddles in the spring, to hot and humid summer days, our favourite leather boots can take a lot. ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product...
Best Cycling Shoes of 2022

Best Cycling Shoes of 2022

In this guide, we’ll review the nine most competitive cycling shoes on the market and explain their strongest and weakest points. Of all our favourites, the Garneau Granite II shoes topped the list for their multitude of features and functions Why Cycling Shoes? Cycling shoes are essential to keep your feet protected and maximize the transfer of energy from foot to the pedal. In some models, the innovative closure system protects pressure points on the top of the foot. Additionally, the soles are more stiff to aid in the effective transfer of energy as you ride. ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Best All-Around Cycling...
Best Trail Running Shoes in 2022

Best Trail Running Shoes in 2022

From curvy single-tracks to rugged off-road terrain, trail running has a unique meaning for every person. However, there’s one thing all types of trail runners need: the best trail running shoes to cushion and protect their feet. We considered many shoes and tested the best eight in this guide. We found the Salomon Sense Ride 4 trail running shoes to be the best in terms of traction, advanced features, and comfort. When looking for the best trail running shoes of 2021, we scoured the market for shoes with the best cushioning, flexibility, weight, and waterproofing. We’ve found the top runners for different...

General

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Alti Action 2022 – Join the Cause

Alti Action 2022 – Join the Cause

Thank you for joining the cause!We raised $56 475 during this edition of Alti Action. Thanks to all for your contribution. Find us in a few months for a new edition. Since 2017, our customer's generous Alti Action donations have contributed over $530 000 to our partner organisations. What It IsStarting May 24, 2022, Alti Action is partnering with three organisations that need your help. You can either choose to donate to one of our partner organizations: Zero Ceiling, Pour 3 Points, Trans Canada Trail or the Canadian Red Cross. Our partner orgs work hard to provide healthy environments to those in need, and your support...
Battle of the Brands: Fjällräven VS Arc’teryx

Battle of the Brands: Fjällräven VS Arc’teryx

Choosing the right brand for your outdoor adventures can be daunting. With so many great options on the market, it’s easy to succumb to paralysis by analysis. To make things a little easier, we decided to explore two of the most celebrated companies in the outdoor gear scene: Fjällräven and Arc’teryx.In this Battle of the Brands, we look at these two heavy-hitters, both notorious for producing some of the most cutting-edge and stylish clothing, accessories, and equipment around. By the end of this article you’ll feel confident about which brand is best for you. Fjällräven OverviewA Brief HistoryFjällräven was founded...
Battle of the Brands: Helly Hansen VS Arc’teryx

Battle of the Brands: Helly Hansen VS Arc’teryx

Today we’ve got the battle of modern versus heritage. Helly Hansen, the seasoned outdoor industry veteran, had its start back in 1877. Arc’teryx, despite its prehistoric name, dates back to the late 1980s. In other words, Helly Hansen walked so Arc’teryx could run. Both are heavy hitters in the outdoor apparel industry, and today they’re facing off. We’ll be looking at the history of these two brands before highlighting a few of their standout pieces. Then we’ll be taking a deep dive into metrics like durability, performance, price, and style. Helly Hansen Overview A Brief History There aren’t many brands...
Battle of the Brands: Canada Goose vs. Arc’teryx

Battle of the Brands: Canada Goose vs. Arc’teryx

In the premium outdoor gear scene, perhaps no two brands are as celebrated as Arc'teryx and Canada Goose. In many ways, each of them shares a common history: Both were born in Canada; both have risen to international acclaim; both straddle the frontier of style and performance. Similarities aside, what differentiates one brand from the other? Which brand promises greater value? And, most importantly, which brand should be your next wardrobe staple? In this Battle of the Brands, we take an in-depth look to help you decide which is right for you. Canada Goose Overview A Brief History An Icon...
Best Climbing Shoes 2022

Best Climbing Shoes 2022

Quite different from traditional sport shoes, climbing shoes are designed to ensure a good grip on interior and exterior walls, to support the foot and to offer a sharp responsiveness allowing for better grip. But how do you choose the right ones? We review the 5 best climbing shoes of 2022 and a complete buying guide to help you choose the right shoes to make you a pro climber. ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Best Overrall Climbing Shoes Brand Name | Product Type Product Name Price: 0.00$ Precise, versatile and comfortable, Scarpa's Vapor V liner offers the right combination of durability and sensitivity. It...
Best Hiking Boots for Men and Women

Best Hiking Boots for Men and Women

If you've ever had a blister, you know just how debilitating those unimpressive little wounds can be. A great day's hike can be all for naught—or even worse, your trip turns into an unending succession of replacing bandages and wraps. That's why it's important to minimize your risk of any injury great or small by choosing the right pair of hiking boots. Our top pick for 2022's all-around best boot goes to the Lowa Renegade GTX Mid Boots. The Renegade GTX offers hikers a mix of waterproofing, breathability, stability, and comfort. Read on to learn all about this year’s best...
Leather Boot Care: 3 Simple Treatment Steps

Leather Boot Care: 3 Simple Treatment Steps

Everyone has at least one pair of leather boots in their shoe collection, whether it be a fancy lace-up like the Red Wing Shoes 6-inch Iron Ranger or a durable slip-on like the Blundstone Chisel Toe. We dress them up, dress them down and put them to the test through all kinds weather and terrain. From salted, icy roads in the winter to muddy puddles in the spring, to hot and humid summer days, our favourite leather boots can take a lot. ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product Name Shop Product...
How to Carry Water While Running

How to Carry Water While Running

'Tis the season! While we all love to get outdoors in the warmer weather, there's no denying that the summer sun can make exercise tough. Beat the sun's strong rays with the right hydration gear and get the most out of your workouts. Shop Our Running Collection Carrying Water While Exercising Bikes are generally equipped with water bottle holders that are conveniently located so you can hydrate throughout your ride. There are also backpacks that hold water bladders and have a hose so that you can hydrate on the go. While hiking, you generally have a day pack which can...