Jackets

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How to Choose the Right Winter Jacket

How to Choose the Right Winter Jacket

What Kind of Winter Jacket Do You Need? There are three main types of winter jackets. To find the right one for you, think about the activities you plan on doing. Do you need a jacket for walking around town and going to work, or are you looking for something to wear in the backcountry? ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Technical Winter Jackets   Product Name Certified RDS Down Durable Water Resistant outer fabric Warm and light Shop Product Name Pertex Quantum Pro with DWR Helmet compatible Ripstop Shop Product Name PrimaLoft Silver Insulation Active Schoeller face fabric Eco-Repel Bio PFC-free DWR Shop Product...
Top Waterproof Raincoats for Kids

Top Waterproof Raincoats for Kids

Summer is upon us, and with it the indecisive weather and flash showers we all know and love. Whatever family activity you've planned, don't let anything stop you from enjoying it.Once you've found the right raincoat for yourself, it's time to find the one that will keep your kids comfy, dry - and outdoors. Check out the following list for options practical and rugged enough to last through this season and beyond. SHOP FOR KIDS the best kids' raincoats ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente top choice Show your t-shirt-loving kid the Marmot PreCip Eco, with colours either sober or flamboyant (their choice), and worry...
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...

Cycling

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Oakley Sutro Sunglasses Review

Oakley Sutro Sunglasses Review

In 2019, Oakley released their first line of Sutro sunglasses to unanimously positive reviews. Since then, several variations have emerged, from simple lens changes to whole new models like the Sutro S and the Sutro Lite. In this review, we discuss all the features that made the Sutros an instant classic in the activewear sunglasses category. We’ll also discuss whether these shades are right for your lifestyle and answer some commonly asked questions. Let’s jump right in! A Few Things to Consider before buying Oakley Sutro Sunglasses Let’s not mince words here—Oakley Sutro sunglasses are expensive. But that doesn’t mean...
Beginners Guide to Bikepacking

Beginners Guide to Bikepacking

Bikepacking lets you enjoy what you love about cycling, while taking everything you need with you for a short-day trip or multi-week bikepacking adventure. It’s surprising how much gear can comfortably fit on your road, touring or mountain bike - and how easy it is to get started. But with only the frame of your bike to hold your gear, it’s a good idea to avoid bulky and overly heavy items. Experienced bikepackers will tell you to keep your gear to what you’ll truly need and avoid nice-to-have items. It’s important to remind yourself that everything ‘extra’ you pack on your...
Best Mountain Biking Shorts

Best Mountain Biking Shorts

Going mountain bike riding next weekend? Going on a cross-country camping trip with friends? 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 material,...
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...

Running

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Best Long-Distance Running Shoes in 2022

Best Long-Distance Running Shoes in 2022

When you’re running a marathon or covering long distances, you want a running shoe that will help you tackle the miles. Long-distance running shoes are built to last under high-mileage, intensive runs. Most on the market have high energy return in an effort to boost speed.This form of running requires a high level of physical endurance, extended timeframes, and long paths. We found that the best overall shoe for this strenuous activity is the Saucony Kinvara 13 running shoe. They epitomize the ideal running footwear with their cushioning and responsiveness.Here’s an in-depth look at our best long-distance running shoes. ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente BEST ALL-AROUND...
5 Best Thule Strollers 2022

5 Best Thule Strollers 2022

Thule makes some of the best strollers to take on any adventure, for serious athlete families or avid exploring ones. 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...
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...

Sustainability

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Lifting up the Planet with Lifa Technology

Lifting up the Planet with Lifa Technology

No one wants to go without the gear that keeps us dry, but unfortunately, most waterproofing technologies are made from harmful chemicals. So Helly Hansen created Lifa Infinity, a waterproof and breathable membrane made through sustainable textile engineering and development. To get a closer look at what goes into the membrane, we asked Philip about the materials used in their clothing, specifically their Lifa Infinity Pro™ technology, and what the brand has been doing to eliminate chemicals from their manufacturing processes. What chemicals have you eliminated from Helly Hansen products? What is Lifa®, and what separates it from the host...
Black Diamond: Skiing, Hiking, and Climbing Responsibly

Black Diamond: Skiing, Hiking, and Climbing Responsibly

Since its start 30 years ago, Black Diamond has always put the mountain first. The company’s roots are in Chouinard Equipment, founded by Yvon Chouinard, the very man who founded Patagonia, which introduced the concept of clean climbing and manufactured the first removable climbing protection designed to leave no trace on the rock. Black Diamond has come a long way since its inception but still remains faithful to its initial mission: to create responsible and durable clothing and equipment that will take you from the trails to the highest peaks. Chris Burkard, photographer and brand ambassador Innovation, Innovation, Innovation Black...
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. Many apparel and equipment companies - as well as businesses in other industries - have made a commitment to the environment, and...
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...

Training

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Best Yoga Mats of 2022

Best Yoga Mats of 2022

Yoga is good for you - it improves your strength, balance, and mind. It helps you relax and relieve pain from other types of workouts. Do you want to increase your chances of squeezing in a home workout before you leave for work? Are you looking to get into that zen lifestyle? Do you just want to unwind and recover after a busy day?Well, you can do just that and more with the best yoga mat for you - and you’ve come to the right place to find it. In this article, we’ve narrowed down the best yoga mats of 2022...
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....

Packs & Travel

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Best Laptop Backpacks & Bags for 2022

Best Laptop Backpacks & Bags for 2022

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...
Best Backpacks for University 2022

Best Backpacks for University 2022

Summer isn't over yet but it's never too early to get prepared for the upcoming school year. Make heads turn when you get back with one of our trendy and practical backpacks perfect for college and university. 5 top backpacks For university ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente This bag has all the characteristics of a perfect student backpack: several compartments, computer-ready and spacious. What I particularly like about the Campus is the insulated cooler pocket in the front, designed to slide in some snacks and keep them fresh throughout the day Price: 0.00$ Shop Brand Name | Product Type Product Name {"title":"","type":"one_column_multiple_image","products":null,"single_product_link":"https://www.altitude-sports.com/products/dakine-campus-l-33l-llll-dak-10002633","cta_1_text":"Shop","cta_2_text":"Shop","pros":"","cons":"","collection":null,"single_product_id":"","cta_1_url":{"url":"","is_external":"","nofollow":"","custom_attributes":""},"cta_2_url":{"url":"","is_external":"","nofollow":"","custom_attributes":""},"credit":null,"limit":null,"collection_link":null} ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente The...
Best Waterproof Backpacks for Wet Weather Commutes in 2022

Best Waterproof Backpacks for Wet Weather Commutes in 2022

As the days get shorter and fall weather begins to arrive, your commute might come with some unexpected showers. By bike, or on foot, if you’re making your way to work or school, crosstown traffic and inclement weather might get in your way. When the rain starts to fall, having a waterproof or water-resistant bag or backpack is a necessity for keeping your essentials dry. Check out some of our top picks for those rainy day commutes. Shop Urban Bags & Backpacks ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Chrome URBAN EX ROLLTOP Designed with cyclists and bike messengers in mind, the Urban Ex Rolltop 26L is the...
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...

Footwear

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5 Best Winter Hiking Boots for Staying Warm & Dry

5 Best Winter Hiking Boots for Staying Warm & Dry

Hiking in the winter is a beautiful and serene experience - the fresh snow, the blue skies, the snow-capped peaks in the distance. But hiking in winter also comes with its challenges: tricky terrain, cold and uncertain weather, and the potential for wet, freezing feet. However, avoiding cold, uncomfortable feet during winter hikes is easy with the proper footwear. The best winter hiking boots, such as the Lowa Renegade GTX Mid Boots, are insulated, waterproof, lightweight, and have great grip. Below, we break down all of our recommended winter hiking shoes. Best Overall Winter Hiking Boots ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Lowa Renegade GTX...
9 Best Walking Sandals for Women in 2022

9 Best Walking Sandals for Women in 2022

With so many styles and varieties to choose from, finding the right women’s walking sandals can be tricky. There are dozens of brands, technical features, and seemingly endless designs. Having a breakdown of these attributes in one place would be a dream come true, right? To help make this process easier, we’ve gathered a list of some of the best options available. Plenty of people prefer to slip on a pair of sandals rather than a pair of sneakers or bulking hiking boots. After all, sandals can often feel more freeing for the feet and help keep you cool during...
Best Birkenstocks for Summer 2022

Best Birkenstocks for Summer 2022

In 1774, a German cobbler named Johann Adam Birkenstock began making what is now known as the legendary Birkenstock. What made them different from other shoes was the unique footbed that cradled the foot’s natural arches. The unique contoured footbed is one of the hallmarks of today’s beloved Birkenstocks. These sandals have come to be synonymous with summer, adventure, and travel across the globe. Aside from their rich history, there’s no denying that Birkenstocks are a quality sandal. 225 years later, each shoe is created with long-lasting, good-looking materials. Not only are Birkenstocks highly versatile, but they also have shock-absorbing...
10 Best Men’s Sandals for Summer 2022

10 Best Men’s Sandals for Summer 2022

With the summer heat in full swing, you may be facing the annual dilemma of finding the best sandals. Do you go for flip flops that don’t provide much support but are perfect for the beach? What about dress sandals to wear when meeting friends for happy hour? If you’re like most men, you want sandals that are more supportive than a flip flop but are still water-friendly, durable, and easy to wear. Enter the Teva Original Universal Urban Sandals. These are our best sandals overall, sporting comfortable velcro straps and rubber outsoles that stand up to the heat. Here is a...

General

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Save During Alti Fest

Save During Alti Fest

From July 11 to 15 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 JULY 11, 2022 and will finish...
10 Summer Camp Essentials for 2022

10 Summer Camp Essentials for 2022

My first “summer camp” experience was on an overnight school trip at Camp Olympia, a sports camp near Lake Livingston in Texas. I was around nine years old, so my main concern was bringing cute outfits that definitely didn’t prepare me for the outdoors. To sum it up, I brought way too much cotton and not enough dry-fit. Since my parents aren’t the outdoorsy type, they didn’t know much about helping me pack better-suited clothes. But if I could speak to my younger self, I’d suggest bringing quick-drying, breathable clothing for hot days, plus something warm for chilly nights in...
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...
Alti Action 2022 – Join the Cause

Alti Action 2022 – Join the Cause

Thank you for joining the cause!Since 2017, Alti has contributed more than $580,000 to our partner organizations. We’re proud to announce that $58,830 was raised for Zero Ceiling, Trans Canada Trail, Pour 3 Points, and the Canadian Red Cross during our spring 2022 campaign. 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 is...
Lifting up the Planet with Lifa Technology

Lifting up the Planet with Lifa Technology

No one wants to go without the gear that keeps us dry, but unfortunately, most waterproofing technologies are made from harmful chemicals. So Helly Hansen created Lifa Infinity, a waterproof and breathable membrane made through sustainable textile engineering and development. To get a closer look at what goes into the membrane, we asked Philip about the materials used in their clothing, specifically their Lifa Infinity Pro™ technology, and what the brand has been doing to eliminate chemicals from their manufacturing processes. What chemicals have you eliminated from Helly Hansen products? What is Lifa®, and what separates it from the host...
Black Diamond: Skiing, Hiking, and Climbing Responsibly

Black Diamond: Skiing, Hiking, and Climbing Responsibly

Since its start 30 years ago, Black Diamond has always put the mountain first. The company’s roots are in Chouinard Equipment, founded by Yvon Chouinard, the very man who founded Patagonia, which introduced the concept of clean climbing and manufactured the first removable climbing protection designed to leave no trace on the rock. Black Diamond has come a long way since its inception but still remains faithful to its initial mission: to create responsible and durable clothing and equipment that will take you from the trails to the highest peaks. Chris Burkard, photographer and brand ambassador Innovation, Innovation, Innovation Black...
How to Choose the Right Winter Jacket

How to Choose the Right Winter Jacket

What Kind of Winter Jacket Do You Need? There are three main types of winter jackets. To find the right one for you, think about the activities you plan on doing. Do you need a jacket for walking around town and going to work, or are you looking for something to wear in the backcountry? ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Technical Winter Jackets   Product Name Certified RDS Down Durable Water Resistant outer fabric Warm and light Shop Product Name Pertex Quantum Pro with DWR Helmet compatible Ripstop Shop Product Name PrimaLoft Silver Insulation Active Schoeller face fabric Eco-Repel Bio PFC-free DWR Shop Product...
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. Many apparel and equipment companies - as well as businesses in other industries - have made a commitment to the environment, and...