Best Yoga Pants 2022

Yoga is an excellent way to move your body, focus on your breathing, and recover from other workouts. If you’re looking for the perfect pants to accompany your practice, this guide on choosing the best yoga pants is for you. We’ll help you select the best leggings based on versatility, stretch fabric, fit and comfort.

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Arc’teryx Alpha vs Beta Jackets – Full Comparison Guide

Arc’teryx Alpha vs Beta Jackets – Full Comparison Guide

For its sheer robustness, weather-resistance, and durability, the Alpha series takes the crown, specifically the SV. That said, the Beta line offers more versatile and lightweight options, making it a better alternative for those seeking a general purpose jacket at a lower price point. In this case, the Beta AR really shines.Alpha overviewBeta overviewAlpha VS Beta comparisonThe verdictWhat’s in a Name?Arc’teryx uses a brilliant naming scheme to functionally identify many of its products. It’s a practice that allows buyers to quickly determine the precise utility of any model in their pantheon of outerwear. The SV product modifier stands for SeVere Weather. It’s...
Best Kid’s Winter Jackets

Best Kid’s Winter Jackets

Some kid’s winter jackets are insulated with goose or duck down. Some use synthetic insulation. Almost all of them are waterproof and have lots of features for winter activities like skiing, snowboarding and fun in the snow. But which ones have what?Here are 10 of the very best kid’s winter jackets, boy's, girl's and youth. Our baseline is the same I use for my kids - warm and comfortable, and more than one winter of use I hope. Some of the top brands featured, like Canada Goose, The North Face and Patagonia, are trusted companies with many years of cold-weather...
Best Canada Goose Parkas for Winter

Best Canada Goose Parkas for Winter

The Canadian coat connoisseur knows exactly what it takes to integrate arctic-level performance with stylish city outerwear. Your next Canada Goose coat is an investment and should be treated that way. Before you purchase your parka, have a look at the best Canada Goose parkas for men or women, and accessories for 2022.OverviewCountless individuals cherish their Canada Goose parka, particularly at -25 degrees C, escaping unharmed and unfazed due to powerful insulating properties. Ensure your environment is appropriate for a Canada Goose jacket.Down is the natural insulator used in Canada Goose jackets. While down is light and warm, it becomes ineffective...
Which Canada Goose Fit Is Best For You

Which Canada Goose Fit Is Best For You

Size & FitWe often get asked “Which size should I get for my Canada Goose parka?” It’s a great question and it depends on a few factors. Beyond your personal preference, you have to consider your body shape. There’s also a difference between size and fit. While sizes are mostly standard, fit can play a big difference. Most brands will go with a standard fit that uses average measurements as a reference point. Canada Goose understands that this can be limiting and introduced additional fits to cater to those who have trouble with standard fits, or who simply want a more custom...

Ski & Snowboard

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Best Ski Pants & Bibs for Winter 2022

Best Ski Pants & Bibs for Winter 2022

Ski pants are one of the most critical pieces of equipment you wear while skiing. We’ve created this curated list of the best ski pants and bibs to fit every style and budget. If you’re a resort-goer, you’ll probably want snow pants with insulation for chair lifts and a hard outer shell. If you’re a backcountry skier, opt for pants with a softshell that provide mobility and breathability. However, the best ski pants or bib are fit for both the backcountry and resort. We found the best ski pants overall to be the Black Diamond Boundary Line Insulated Pant; the all-around...
Best Ski Gloves for this Winter

Best Ski Gloves for this Winter

The number one thing every skier - you included - wants to avoid is icy fingers on the mountain. To keep your fingers warm and dry, you’ll need waterproof hand protection. Though all ski gloves may seem relatively similar, there are significant differences in comfort, features, and design. There are also considerations such as your preference for gloves or mitts, leather or softshell, and heavy-duty or ultrathin builds. We’ll admit it: there are technical challenges in choosing the best ski gloves. But Altitude Sports has you covered with this round-up of the best ski gloves for 2022. After extensive review,...
How to Mount and Adjust Ski Bindings

How to Mount and Adjust Ski Bindings

Good news! Starting this season, Altitude Sports, your trusted retailer for technical clothing and accessories, is now selling ski equipment: all the essentials you need to complete your winter wardrobe and sports gear inventory in one place.Let's dive into the heart of the matter: your ski gear. When it comes to shopping for ski equipment, the first things that come to mind are the skis and boots. Choosing bindings is (too) often relegated to second place. However, bindings are an essential part of the trifecta. Once you’ve determined the right type of bindings for the style of skiing you want...
Best Ski & Snowboard Jackets For Kids

Best Ski & Snowboard Jackets For Kids

The mountains covered with snow makes for happy skiers and snowboarders. But we're here to make sure no child gets left behind. While you peruse the best ski jackets and snowboard apparel, turn your thoughts to your little ones. After all, they want to play too, and you'll delight in passing down tips and tricks as your kids progress.  Taking on the mountain requires wearing the right apparel for everyone, so let's get into the best ski jackets for kids. From boots to ski pants, socks, sweaters and mittens, bundling up the right way makes all the difference. Whether they're...

Cross-Country Ski

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The Cross Country Skiing Beginner’s Guide

The Cross Country Skiing Beginner’s Guide

Wednesday morning, 7:15 AM. The sun struggles to break through the clouds scattered here and there in the dawn sky. In just a few minutes, over to the east, it'll suddenly set the horizon ablaze, and I'll be able to turn off the headlamp lighting my way along the cross country ski trail. In less than two hours, I'll be back at work, at home in front of my computer. What makes a sane person leave the warmth of their bed so early, brave the biting cold, all to to get lost in the woods at this time of night...
What to Wear Cross-Country Skiing

What to Wear Cross-Country Skiing

Your friends hit the downhill slopes every weekend, but have you always wanted to try cross-country? You're not alone—cross country skiing is booming in 2022! Cross-country skiing is one of the best ways to keep fit in winter. It's a cardio activity, but it's also quite peaceful (imagine skiing through the woods!) and suitable for the whole family. And with the right cross-country ski clothing, it's easier than you might think.While it often costs hundreds of dollars to buy new downhill ski equipment, cross-country ski equipment and clothing is much more affordable. However, it's not always easy to know how...
Top 5 Places for Cross-Country Skiing in Quebec

Top 5 Places for Cross-Country Skiing in Quebec

Gaspésie National Park Cross-country skiing is one of the best ways to enjoy Quebec winters while staying in shape during the coldest months of the year.As we enter 2022, the reality of the world around us is still a bit different from previous years. And it seems like everyone has now taken up an outdoor activity. While this craze is certainly something to celebrate, the crowds at some once nearly-deserted areas can be discouraging for some. So we'd like to introduce you to our favourite options, some more well-known than others, for cross-country skiing (and its cousin: nordic skiing!) in...
Best Cross Country Skiing near Edmonton

Best Cross Country Skiing near Edmonton

Cross-country skiing may look slow-motion to those used to the speed of downhill, but in fact it’s a tranquil way to get outside and exercise - and far more demanding physically than you might think. What’s more, it’s widely accessible, with low-cost gear and trails that anyone can reach by public transportation. In The Cross Country Skiing Beginner’s Guide, our own Stéphanie Major shares her best tips and opens up about how cross country skiing helps her with seasonal depression. With many favourite activities cancelled or postponed due to COVID, and people getting more sedentary in winter anyways, there’s never been...

Running

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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...
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 and essential accessories alongside tips for choosing the perfect pair to suit your needs!Our choice for best overall winter running shoes this year goes to the S/Lab Cross 2 by Salomon. The streamlined upper is highly breathable, while the outsole features lugs that grip ice, snow and even mud when the weather starts to warm...
8 Best Cold Weather Running Jackets for Winter 2022

8 Best Cold Weather Running Jackets for Winter 2022

For some, the falling snow and blistering winds mean it's time to hang up their running shoes for the season; to switch gears, literally, to skis, snowboards, snowshoes and whatever else they might enjoy doing on snow and ice. For those others 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...
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...

Training

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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...
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...

Packs & Travel

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Our 12 Best Gifts For Travellers

Our 12 Best Gifts For Travellers

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 Travel 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,...
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....

Footwear

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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...
Choosing the Best Winter Boots for Winter

Choosing the Best Winter Boots for Winter

As we know, winter is generally colder than the rest of the seasons depending on the climate where you are living so adequate gear is imperative. Due to the more extreme temperatures, proper gear is essential for not only your comfort but for your safety too, (and of course to ensure your experience is exceptional) so make sure you’re picking the right pair of winter boots with the help of this winter boot guide. ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Best overall winter boot Sorel’s 1964 PAC Waterproof Boots for men are timeless classics that will keep you warm and dry from zero to 32 below. The removable 9mm...
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 and essential accessories alongside tips for choosing the perfect pair to suit your needs!Our choice for best overall winter running shoes this year goes to the S/Lab Cross 2 by Salomon. The streamlined upper is highly breathable, while the outsole features lugs that grip ice, snow and even mud when the weather starts to warm...
Best Winter Boots For Men 2022

Best Winter Boots For Men 2022

It’s getting close to that time of year.  The weather gets colder, snow starts to fall, and it's time to swap the summer gear for winter's. Key amongst your winter getup is a good pair of winter boots. When it comes time to buy a new pair there are four things to consider: waterproofness, insulation, grip, and style. You can't go wrong with materials like waterproof nylon and GORE-TEX. Keeping your feet dry is essential for staying comfortable, and most importantly, warm. If you want to stay cozy, lined boots are a must, and great for blocking out freezing winds....

Sustainability

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Haglöfs: Time is of the Essence

Haglöfs: Time is of the Essence

With a love for the outdoors as a foundation for their brand, the people at Haglöfs want to preserve their favourite playground. Our planet is facing very serious climate challenges, and Haglöfs agrees with experts that say time is of the essence. We spoke to Elaine Gardiner, Head of Sustainability at Haglöfs, to better understand the company's approach to the climate issues of our time. “To help keep the world within 1.5°C of warming to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we need to work together, all of us, to make drastic reductions in carbon emissions. The goals set in...
Tentree’s Co-founder David Luba

Tentree’s Co-founder David Luba

Please introduce yourself and tentree.I’m one of the founders of tentree. I live in North Vancouver, BC, and love outdoor activities that allow for enjoyment of our planet. tentree makes saving the planet simple by planting 10 trees for every item purchased. These trees provide jobs, restore habitats and clean the air we breathe.  With our communities’ help, we aim to plant over 1 billion trees by 2030. Where do you plant trees, and why in those spots?We plant trees in over 10 countries around the world. Our most established planting sites are in Madagascar, Senegal, Indonesia, and Nepal. We select...
Picture is Making Clothes from Sugar

Picture is Making Clothes from Sugar

Did you know that the traditional way to make a winter jacket requires petroleum extraction?Conventional technical polyester fabric (PET) consists of mono-ethylene-glycol (30%) and terephthalic acid (70%), both petro-chemical compounds.Thankfully other solutions exist. French manufacturer Picture has been using recycled polyester made from used plastic bottles since 2008. But the people at Picture are always looking for new solutions to directly or indirectly wipe out our dependence on fossil fuels.Bio-sourcing represents one of these solutions. What is bio-sourcing?In the case of a winter jacket, it means creating a fabric partially made with plant material such as sugar cane or castor...
Smartwool and ZQRX merino wool

Smartwool and ZQRX merino wool

ZQRX wool growers not only produce the highest quality, most ethical wool in the world, they also work to give more than they take from the natural world, the animals living in that world, and the human communities interacting with it. Growers use a new platform called the Regenerative Index to help them measure and improve how much they give back as they restore waterways, protect native species, offset carbon, and enhance local communities. ZQRX wool is essentially a recipe for how we might produce and consume things in the future where products will not only change our lives for...

General

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Gorpcore Trend 101: What is it & How to Adopt it

Gorpcore Trend 101: What is it & How to Adopt it

The Gorpcore trend owes its name to a hiker's primary source of energy: Good Ol' Raisins and Peanuts. Trail mix, in other words. The past few years have seen a massive influx of technical clothing into the wardrobes of streetwear enthusiasts, but more recently, it's been outdoor brands that have broken into the high-fashion market. Among others, we've seen renowned designers partner with Arc'teryx, The North Face, Salomon, Snow Peak and other industry leaders. Like many other trends, this one has been embraced by big-name celebrities, to the point where the style has found a niche in our culture. And...
Battle of the Brands: The North Face vs Arc’teryx

Battle of the Brands: The North Face vs Arc’teryx

In both the fashion and adventure worlds, The North Face is a veritable icon. With a history spanning some 55 years, the brand has become an international phenomenon. Their apparel is as popular in the boardrooms of Silicon Valley as on remote Himalayan summits. Today, we’re going to see how this veteran company stacks up against one of its most respected contemporaries, the forward-thinking Arc’teryx. The North Face brand overview Arc’teryx brand overview The North Face vs Arc’teryx brand comparison Verdict: and the best brand is… The North Face Overview A Brief History The North Face was founded by husband-and-wife duo Douglas and...
Battle of the Brands: Rab vs Arc’teryx

Battle of the Brands: Rab vs Arc’teryx

Rab brand overviewArc’teryx brand overviewRab vs Arc’teryx brand comparisonVerdict: and the best brand is… Rab Overview A Brief HistoryIn 1973, in the midst of a dock worker strike, Rab Carrington found himself stranded in Buenos Aires. He was an avid climber and mountaineer, travelling south, destined for the devilish peaks of Patagonia. But now, suddenly, he had neither the luggage nor the money to go on. Luckily, Argentine-native and close friend Hector Vieytes hooked Carrington up with a job in his textile factory. It was here that Carrington learned the fundamental sewing techniques that, nearly a decade later, would lead to the birth of...
Boxing Day Sales FAQ at Altitude Sports

Boxing Day Sales FAQ at Altitude Sports

We're very sorry, but our Altitude Sports Boxing Week 2021 is over. See you next year! To add some ease to your Boxing Day shopping preparations, we've created an FAQ compiled from the most frequently asked questions from our customers in previous years. With answers to every question, you won't miss out on any discounts.Plus, we've got tremendous deals going on at our sister site, The Last Hunt. Get to the Hunt while the going is good and shop incredible past-season discounts on premium brands!  All You Need to Know About Boxing Day at Altitude Sports Q: When does Boxing...
Best Winter Gloves & Mitts in 2022

Best Winter Gloves & Mitts in 2022

There’s nothing worse than having cold hands. Whether you’re working outdoors, enjoying winter sports, or simply going for a stroll in the city, gloves are a must. With so many styles and features to choose from, it can be time-consuming and overwhelming finding the right pair. So we’ve made it simple. Using our guide to the best winter gloves and mitts in 2022, you’ll discover this year’s best, while learning all you need to know about choosing a pair. For their incredible versatility, durability, warmth, and style, we’ve named Outdoor Research Stormtracker Windstopper Glove as the best gloves in 2022....
Arc’teryx Alpha vs Beta Jackets – Full Comparison Guide

Arc’teryx Alpha vs Beta Jackets – Full Comparison Guide

For its sheer robustness, weather-resistance, and durability, the Alpha series takes the crown, specifically the SV. That said, the Beta line offers more versatile and lightweight options, making it a better alternative for those seeking a general purpose jacket at a lower price point. In this case, the Beta AR really shines.Alpha overviewBeta overviewAlpha VS Beta comparisonThe verdictWhat’s in a Name?Arc’teryx uses a brilliant naming scheme to functionally identify many of its products. It’s a practice that allows buyers to quickly determine the precise utility of any model in their pantheon of outerwear. The SV product modifier stands for SeVere Weather. It’s...
Gorpcore Trend 101: What is it & How to Adopt it

Gorpcore Trend 101: What is it & How to Adopt it

The Gorpcore trend owes its name to a hiker's primary source of energy: Good Ol' Raisins and Peanuts. Trail mix, in other words. The past few years have seen a massive influx of technical clothing into the wardrobes of streetwear enthusiasts, but more recently, it's been outdoor brands that have broken into the high-fashion market. Among others, we've seen renowned designers partner with Arc'teryx, The North Face, Salomon, Snow Peak and other industry leaders. Like many other trends, this one has been embraced by big-name celebrities, to the point where the style has found a niche in our culture. And...
Best Ski Pants & Bibs for Winter 2022

Best Ski Pants & Bibs for Winter 2022

Ski pants are one of the most critical pieces of equipment you wear while skiing. We’ve created this curated list of the best ski pants and bibs to fit every style and budget. If you’re a resort-goer, you’ll probably want snow pants with insulation for chair lifts and a hard outer shell. If you’re a backcountry skier, opt for pants with a softshell that provide mobility and breathability. However, the best ski pants or bib are fit for both the backcountry and resort. We found the best ski pants overall to be the Black Diamond Boundary Line Insulated Pant; the all-around...