Rab. In The Mountains With Rab: Technical Clothing For Extreme Conditions. Posted on Categories Apparel·Outdoors·UncategorizedTags Leave a comment on In The Mountains With Rab: Technical Clothing For Extreme Conditions

In The Mountains With Rab: Technical Clothing For Extreme Conditions

Buenos Aires, 1973. Rab Carrington, the Scottish climber and mountaineer is preparing to head out for the mountains of Patagonia when he finds out that his equipment got lost in transit. Knowing that he couldn’t venture into the great outdoors without his gear, he learned how to make his own sleeping bags. Rab was born … Read more ›

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Fat Biking Do’s and Don’ts

As a new father, I’m challenged for every second of the day, with very little time to work out. I’m an avid cyclist in the summertime, so winter is usually when I gain a few pounds and then try to sweat them away on cross country skis and snowshoes. What’s needed at times like these … Read more ›

Mammut. Mammut Delta X: Performance Apparel for the Urban Environment. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying Guides·UncategorizedTags Leave a comment on Mammut Delta X: Performance Apparel for the Urban Environment

Mammut Delta X: Performance Apparel for the Urban Environment

Mammut is Swiss engineering at its finest. Founded in 1862, their outerwear and climbing gear is made to take on the toughest mountain conditions—from the Alps to the Himalayas. From their beginnings making durable climbing ropes and avalanche transceivers, Mammut has continued to push the boundaries of mountaineering, by designing all the gear and apparel … Read more ›

. DCP for Rip Curl Snow Gear: The Canadian Snowboarding Legend talks his Career & The Search. Posted on Categories ApparelLeave a comment on DCP for Rip Curl Snow Gear: The Canadian Snowboarding Legend talks his Career & The Search

DCP for Rip Curl Snow Gear: The Canadian Snowboarding Legend talks his Career & The Search

When most snowboarders think of Rip Curl, images of surfers, swimwear, and wetsuits come to mind. That image is changing thanks to the brand’s development of The Search Series outerwear and their new rider partnerships with legendary snowboarders like DCP.  Rip Curl’s founders were actually snow fanatics who’ve made ‘Mountainwear’ since 1986. They’re dedicated to … Read more ›

Canadian brand, environmental, FIG Clothing, made in Canada, Modal, sustainable, Travel. Sustainability, Comfort, Style—FIG Clothing’s LUG & BEY Modal Sweaters. Posted on Categories Apparel·CityTags , , , , , , Leave a comment on Sustainability, Comfort, Style—FIG Clothing’s LUG & BEY Modal Sweaters

Sustainability, Comfort, Style—FIG Clothing’s LUG & BEY Modal Sweaters

When it comes to eco-responsible clothing, do we really need to look further than FIG Clothing from Montreal? Their initiatives include building relationships with domestic Canadian manufacturers, finding international suppliers who meet their criteria of responsible business, and driving their production chain sustainably. The FIG Clothing Lug & Bey sweaters fit these criteria to a … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Black Diamond, Fitletic, Gregory, Icebreaker, Mizuno, Osprey, Petzl, Salomon, Saucony, Shock Absorber, The North Face, Under Armour. How to Dress for Winter Running. Posted on Categories Apparel·Equipment·FootwearTags , , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on How to Dress for Winter Running

How to Dress for Winter Running

Running during winter can be daunting. Icy paths, cold temperatures, lack of visibility, and a number of other factors can make life difficult. But with the right gear, you can beat the winter blues, so be ready when you hit the trails with this winter running guide. Finding The Right Footwear Running gurus won’t stop … Read more ›

. Ranking Reigning Champ Hoodies & Sweaters. Posted on Categories UncategorizedLeave a comment on Ranking Reigning Champ Hoodies & Sweaters

Ranking Reigning Champ Hoodies & Sweaters

Alright, so you’ve done some research and decided on a Canadian-made hoodie or sweater from Reigning Champ. Good choice on the clothing brand. Now you’ve got to pick the right sweatshirt. Do you go basic or branded? Are you looking for something thicker and warmer for winter or more of a lightweight sweater for spring? … Read more ›

. Best Winter Boots For Men 2020. Posted on Categories UncategorizedLeave a comment on Best Winter Boots For Men 2020

Best Winter Boots For Men 2020

It’s getting close to that time of year when we need winter boots. When buying new winter boots you want the best winter boots for men around.  Consider four things when buying – waterproofness, insulation, grip, and style. Materials like waterproof nylon and GORE-TEX will keep your feet dry in wet conditions. Not only are … Read more ›

. His and Her Christmas Sweaters. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying Guides·Gift GuidesLeave a comment on His and Her Christmas Sweaters

His and Her Christmas Sweaters

What says Christmas more than His and Her Christmas sweaters? Relaxing by the fireplace with family and friends, with your favourite Christmas music in your ears and favourite Christmas libation in your hand—all while snug inside your Christmas sweater, the last word in holiday comfort.  Which brings us to this guide, a collection of His … Read more ›

Kamik, winter boots, winter boots women. Kamik Kids Winter Boots Review. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying Guides·FootwearTags , , Leave a comment on Kamik Kids Winter Boots Review

Kamik Kids Winter Boots Review

So we are in-between seasons here in Canada and are kicking it with our Kamik kids winter boots and a pair for mom (that’s me). With a 4-year old in tow you tend to fly by the seat of your pants and have to take things as they come, ready or not. It’s a must … Read more ›

. Forever an Olympian: Keeping The Sochi Halfpipe Dream Alive With Keltie Hansen. Posted on Categories OutdoorsLeave a comment on Forever an Olympian: Keeping The Sochi Halfpipe Dream Alive With Keltie Hansen

Forever an Olympian: Keeping The Sochi Halfpipe Dream Alive With Keltie Hansen

I was standing on the school steps waiting to get picked up. I zipped up my jacket to ward off the cold Edmonton winter, adjusted my hat and peered down the road, looking for the minivan. There it was, it was easy to recognize because of the Thule Box full of skis on top. I … Read more ›

. Boxing Day Sales FAQ at Altitude Sports. Posted on Categories Buying Guides3 Comments on Boxing Day Sales FAQ at Altitude Sports

Boxing Day Sales FAQ at Altitude Sports

This year, make Altitude Sports your one-stop-shop for everything winter— jackets, boots, snow pants, base layers, mittens and hats. We’ve got the biggest brands to get you from the streets to the slopes. To add some ease to your Boxing Day shopping preparations, we’ve created an FAQ compiled from the most frequently asked questions from … Read more ›