The four seasons bring different challenges. Whether you’re dealing with the brutal cold of Winter, or looking to stay dry in the wet months of Spring, picking the right jacket is essential to enjoying every adventure. From men’s insulated winter jackets to women’s weatherproof rain shells, we’ve got product reviews and gear guides to help you choose the jacket style and protection you need to take on the elements, in the city or hiking through the backcountry.


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Whether you're living in the city, or out in the country, you want apparel that can handle the daily rigours of an active lifestyle. For hot summer days at...

Canada Goose Fusion Fit: Winter Coats Designed for Petite Body Frames

Who Should Buy the Canada Goose Fusion Fit?Finding a winter jacket that fits your style can be difficult. Finding a winter jacket that fits your body type can be even harder. For those men and women who don’t fit standard sizes, Canada Goose has introduced the Fusion Fit.Using an average of 26 body measurements and pairing them with body scans of 16,000 individuals, Canada Goose cam up with the perfect size for someone looking to purchase a Canada Goose jacket with smaller measurements. Shop Canada Goose Fusion Fit Difference between Men’s Standard Sizing and Fusion SizingWhen it comes to men’s jackets, the

Canada Goose Thermal Experience Index

Canada Goose Thermal Experience Index - Find The Right Jacket Depending on your winter, your jacket requirements will be different. From chilly breezes to arctic flurries, knowing what kind of jacket performs best in which climate is key. With a wide range of products, it can be confusing to try and figure out which jackets are best suited to what temperatures. Canada Goose has created an easy-to-understand system to help you choose the Canada Goose product you need. The Canada Goose Thermal Experience Index (TEI) will help you select the best parka to get you through the winter. Shop Canada

Canada Goose Sizing Chart

To make things easier, Canada Goose has a sizing guide with measurements for men, women and kids. The sizing chart features body measurements and will make things a lot easier when it comes to picking the right Canada Goose Jacket.Whether you’re choosing between the Kensington, the Trillium, the Langford or the Expedition; you’ll want to make sure you check out the size guide to make sure the fit is optimal.  ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Product Name LEARN MORE Product Name LEARN MORE Product Name LEARN MORE Product Name LEARN MORE Product Name LEARN MORE Product Name LEARN MORE Product Name LEARN MORE Product Name LEARN MORE {"title":"","type":"default","products":[{"product_id":"","product_link":"https://www.altitude-sports.com/products/canada-goose-womens-kensington-parka-llll-2506l","product_feature":"","_id":"5443b81"},{"product_id":"","product_link":"https://www.altitude-sports.com/products/canada-goose-womens-trillium-parka-llll-cgo-6660l","product_feature":"","_id":"e920bec"},{"product_id":"","product_link":"https://www.altitude-sports.com/products/canada-goose-mens-langford-parka-llll-2062m","product_feature":"","_id":"155d3d2"},{"product_id":"","product_link":"https://www.altitude-sports.com/products/canada-goose-mens-expedition-parka-llll-cgo-4660m","product_feature":"","_id":"25b7dc2"}],"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,"collection_id":null,"limit":null} Canada

The North Face Gotham III VS Canada Goose Chilliwack

With winter coming, everyone is starting to shop around for a warm winter coat. But the big question is which coat will keep you the warmest without making you look like an abominable snowman? We highlight two coats for you that meet these important criteria, and pit The North Face vs Canada Goose in a showdown: the Gotham III Jacket by The North Face and the Chilliwack Bomber by Canada Goose. The North Face Gotham III Jacket - Men Shop Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber - Men Shop   Down Fill Power Insulation Both jackets are very well insulated. From Edmonton

Canada Goose Kensington VS Soia & Kyo Rana

Canada Goose's Kensington Parka The Kensington Parka is probably one of the most popular jackets from Canada Goose. Entirely made in Canada, this parka represents the perfect mix of a coat designed for exploring the city and the country. Its 625 fill duck down insulation and Thermal Experience Index rating of 3 will keep you warm all winter long. The outside pockets are very practical, and you even get two hand-warming pockets in the front. The adjustable hood with real coyote fur adds a great touch regarding style. The nylon lining makes is waterproof - which is great for winter.

Arc’teryx Men’s Rush Jacket Reviewed

How about that? This is pretty much what the iconic Arc’teryx Rush Jacket is intended for. For me, a jacket that is solid enough to resist the east coast bushwhacks whilst delivering the technicalities to deal with the ups and downs of mother nature means that it is a pretty darn good jacket.More Price: 0.00$ learn more Pros Clever features for your adventure needsModern fit to accommodate modern backcountry skiersExtremely solid material if you’re ever tempted to bushwhack to get to your dream line  Cons From my point of view, this is the Holy Grail in terms of backcountry skiing jacket. For

What is the Canada Goose Black Label Collection?

In this collection, you’ll find the same durability and craftsmanship as you would from the rest of their selection. They have the insulated warmth needed to conquer arctic climates in the urban environment. However, these streamlined designs feature one noticeable difference. The traditional red, white and blue Canada Goose logo has been replaced by a muted black and grey logo.  Of course, for those who like to stick to tradition, favourites like the Men’s Langford Parka and the Women’s Trillium Parka are reliable as ever against the cold, as is the classic Women’s Expedition Parka. Product Name LEARN MORE Product Name LEARN MORE Product Name LEARN

Understanding the Arc’teryx Apparel Naming Scheme

Arc’teryx combines high-performance fabrics and highly technical features with the knowledge and first-hand experience it takes to overcome the elements. They also help you make a more informed decision with the two-letter Arc’teryx apparel naming scheme,  which categorizes their products by function and climate compatibility.From waterproof rain jackets to down insulated mid-layers, Arc’teryx’s precise attention to detail and focus on creating high-quality all-weather apparel has made them one of the leading brands in the outdoor industry. They design equipment and apparel tailored for every adventure. Here’s a quick guide on what each category means, and what it can do for you. SL: Super LightSuper

Norrøna Svalbard Cotton Anorak Reviewed

Over the years, I’ve owned a lot of tech apparel, but the Svalbard Cotton jacket from Norrøna is definitely one worth mentioning. I’ve always look at Norrøna as the pinnacle of technical clothing, they seem to merge high-quality materials with style very well. As someone who spends a lot of time outdoors, I rely on my clothing to do the job it’s meant to do: keep me warm, dry and comfortable. Pros Cons Nice length, keeps you dry down low Super Stylish Lots of pockets Great fit The cotton finish makes it feel not as waterproof as other tech jackets

Norrøna Svalbard Cotton Jacket Reviewed

The Svalbard Cotton Jacket is great for the person that wants it all. This jacket can be worn out on the hiking trails, out biking, running errands in town, or out for dinner with a pair of black skinny jeans. I am in love with the indigo night colour (dark blue) - it looks sharp with absolutely everything. Our review Pros: Long back Large hood Lots of pockets   Cons: Short arm length Water-resistant, not waterproof First Impressions This jacket has a very classic look, yet can stand wind, rain, and light snow. It stays breathable for when you start

Norrøna Svalbard Cotton Shorts: the Perfect Everday Short

I might have once looked at Norrøna's Svalbard Light Cotton Shorts and thought to myself, "those look like mom shorts." Now that I have a pair, I think to myself, "why did I not buy these sooner?!" Our review Pros: Fastening loops on the side Super comfortable Options to roll up or down   Cons: More colours First Impressions A lot of shorts and bottoms, in general, tend to bag out at the waist after a few hours of wear, especially for those that have no hips like me. So the greatest thing about these shorts is the adjustable loops

Norrøna Svalbard Lightweight Anorak: the Go-To Adventure Anorak

I’ve been looking for a lightweight jacket for all my outdoor adventures, and I've finally found it! The Svalbard Lightweight Anorak by Norrøna is the perfect jacket for venturing out, and great for when the weather seems questionable. Our review Pros: Great fit, Long back. Large pocket Comfortable   Cons: More colours I would love to see one that is completely waterproof, rather than water resistant. Whether it be for hiking, camping, outdoor sports, or riding your bike in town with the kids, this jacket is the bomb. I brought the jacket to my softball game last night because the

Patagonia Stretch Rainshadow Jacket Review

Patagonia - the name conjures a remote part of Argentina and incredible natural beauty. To the outdoor clothing industry, it represents an iconic brand logo of a mountain sunset, amazing clothing, and sustainability. Led by its founder Yvon Chouinard, the clothing company has promised 1% off all profits toward environmental causes. The company also doesn't sell Vests to finance bros, which is a plus. Patagonia's renowned apparel collection includes high-quality technical gear that ranges from casual styles to Gore-Tex shells for summiting alpine peaks. I had high expectations for the men's Stretch Rainshadow jacket as the brand has a reputation

Fjällräven Keb Eco-Shell Jacket Review

My first thought when I got the Fjällräven Keb Eco-Shell Jacket designed for rainy weather was, "This looks super sharp!" followed by, "I can’t wait to try this out!" Cue consecutive weeks of sunshine… Normally I’d be stoked with a few weeks of nice weather but that made it a bit challenging to test the waterproof shell. I had to get creative - and I’m pleased to report that whether under a showerhead, a garden hose or even pelted by water balloons the Keb Eco-Shell kept me perfectly dry! The neighbours think I’m even weirder than before of course... Our

RAINS: Modern and Comfortable Rainwear

Spontaneous spring showers can be a nuisance, but with a stylish raincoat that is comfortable to boot, you can welcome spring showers with open arms. Rains recognizes the need for comfortable rainwear and offers a collection of products that successfully blend fashion and function. It is a brand dedicated to providing rainwear and accessories that are modern yet crafted to withstand the gloomiest, wet weather. Shop RAINS Behind the Brand Founded in 2012, Rains set out to reinvent the classic rubber raincoat into something more modern and functional. Starting with a single poncho their first year, the brand followed-up with

Top Waterproof Raincoats for Kids

With spring underway, it's time to start preparing for the seasonal transition and surprise, spring showers. Hiking, fishing or apple picking, no matter what family activity you have planned, do not let bad weather prevent you from enjoying it. Once you've found the perfect raincoat to suit your style, the next step for an enjoyable spring is finding the right raincoat for your child so they too can enjoy your wet weather adventures. If you're looking for a stylish and practical raincoat, we've got just what you need! Shop Girls' RaincoatsShop Boys' Raincoats Youth Aged 5 Years & Older The North Face Girl's Resolve Reflective Jacket

The Ultimate DryVent Guide

Whether you have a closet full of waterproof garments or you rely on that one classic raincoat that’s gotten you through the toughest showers for women or men, there are a variety of waterproof fabrics and membranes which are sure to get the job done. This ultimate DryVent guide will help steer you right with one of the most versatile fabrics out there.While GORE-TEX has become the most popular and well-known, DryVent is by far the lighter and more flexible of the two. It is PU-based and offers waterproof, windproof and breathable benefits. It’s also developed by The North Face. Shop The North Face What

The Ultimate Guide to GORE-TEX

GORE-TEX has made a name for itself within the outdoor industry and even in the fashion world too. It is not uncommon to see GORE-TEX on the labels of high-end fashion coats, technical outerwear, fashion and outdoor footwear and even bags and backpacks. It’s everywhere! When you purchase a product made of GORE-TEX you’re purchasing their “GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY” promise. What is GORE-TEX? GORE-TEX is a thin membrane oozing with amazing characteristics. There are over 9 billion pores per square inch, each home to the waterproof characteristics those who shop for GORE-TEX are interested in. Each pore within

The Ultimate Dry.Q™ Guide

When it comes to staying dry while enjoying your favourite activities in the outdoors no matter what the weather is, Mountain Hardwear has found the secret. While GORE-TEX® is one of the most common and renowned waterproof membranes found within the outdoor industry, there are many others that although often lost in the shuffle, perform remarkably. Dry.Q™ for example, is a waterproof technology used by Mountain Hardwear that allows air and moisture to pass through the fabric outward keeping the wearer dry and comfortable. Shop Mountain Hardwear What is Dry.Q™? Dry.Q™ technology is used in Mountain Hardwear's waterproof products and is available

What are the Differences Between Arc’teryx SL Jackets?

Shopping for outdoor gear can be a headache and if you don't know what you're looking at, it can be unsurprisingly complicated and confusing. Technical terms and supposedly helpful acronyms are like a language of their own although with a little backup knowledge, you can really simplify your shopping experience. Take Arc'teryx products for example, specifically the SL category. You see that in this collection, you have either a jacket, some pants or maybe a vest. Some of you may be wondering, "what does the SL stand for" and "is this really important to my overall purchase decision?" The answer is

The North Face ThermoBall™ VS The North Face Ventrix™

Layering for your outdoor activities is an important factor in how well you will enjoy them. If you are illy dressed, you may enjoy your experience a little less than if you were dressed appropriately. For this reason, brands like The North Face will offer a variety of products and collections to simplify your layering. The weather and temperatures will determine how many layers are necessary and your activities will determine which layers are best. Knowing which layer is best for your activity can be as simple as understanding the difference in the benefits of certain materials and insulations. Below,

Arc’teryx Sentinel LT Jacket Reviewed

As a woman with a long torso, my struggle with most ski jackets is finding one that I can buy in my size, that doesn’t ride up my back and fits my monkey-like arms.  I’ve tried a few brands, including Arcteryx in some insulated jacket styles that just weren’t doing it for me.  The Sentinel LT Jacket has luckily checked off almost every box I have for my perfect winter jacket and it might just be perfect for you too. Shop Arc'teryx Sentinel LT Jacket Our review of this product The pros are: Longer length means great style and cozy

Arc’teryx Cerium LT Hoody Reviewed

If you spend enough time playing outside, you probably know how much good quality garments are a necessity to enjoy your outdoor experiences to the fullest. When it comes down to picking your winter gear, having the proper insulation is key. This year, I decided to go with one of the most popular insulated jackets that Arc’teryx is currently offering to see if it’s living up to its reputation: The Cerium LT. For the past 5 years, I have been rocking the Atom Hoody from Arc’teryx which is a synthetic insulated mid layer but is pretty much intended for the

Canada Goose Showdown: Trillium Parka vs Shelburne Parka

In Canada, and anywhere it gets really cold, Canada Goose is known for warm parkas. Initially designed for arctic expeditions, Canada Goose adapted to growing demand from urbanites, and today you'll see their jackets and the famous roundel from Bordeaux to Beijing, Detroit to Davos, and everywhere in between. Choosing can be tough, so here's a guide to two of our favourites: the Trillium and Shelburne parkas for women. Shelburne Parka - Women Shop Shelburne   Trillium Parka - Women Shop Trillium Look & Style At first glance, it's the quilt-through, low-profile puffy padding that distinguishes the Shelburne from the

Indygena: Winter Coats that Stand the Test of Time

It's not always easy to combine technical efficiency with elegance when it comes to winter coats. Between oversized jackets and elegant models barely insulated, it often feels like having to choose between feeling warm or looking stylish. Fortunately, some brands offer advantageous compromises. This is the case with Indygena, a Montreal brand whose products combine minimalist designs and comfort with success. Located at the confluence of the outdoor world and the urban world, Indygena focuses on the technical efficiency and durability of its clothing. Result? Timeless products that adapt to your lifestyle. We invite you to discover three parkas that particularly

The North Face: Ventrix Hoodie VS Summit L3 Ventrix Hybrid Hoddie

‘Take a hike’, he replied brusquely. Splendid idea, I thought – but what should I wear? I have two excellent hoodies by The North Face. It depended on my choice of activity, the conditions and its terrain. Ventrix by The North Face is the breathable synthetic ventilation system drawing rave reviews, awarded the 2017 Editor’s Choice award by Backpacker’s Magazine. Micropores in the fabric stretch with your movements, allowing excess moisture vapour to escape as they expand. When aerobic activity slows, they contract, retaining body warmth. The result is a highly adaptable fabric that regulates body temperature during cold-weather activity.

Our most popular men’s and women’s Nobis winter parkas

Freezing Canadian winters demand the warmth of a sophisticated down parka. Thankfully, Nobis (which in Latin means ‘us’) has over a decade of expertise designing men's and women's winter apparel in Toronto for freezing northern weather. Their refined collection of jackets, coats, and accessories continues to elevate and resonate, but in this feature, we'll focus on their most popular parkas. Shop Nobis Nobis Tech: Advancing Product & Material Along with the warmth derived from heavy down fillings, the following parkas feature advanced material alterations. Innovative waterproof membranes and seam-sealed construction contribute to versatile pieces that give wearers comfort and the

Altitude Sports X Quartz Co.: The Urban Winter Parka Made with Milkweed

Introducing world-exclusive milkweed parkas made through a collaboration between Quartz Co., Altitude Sports and Monark™ for the third year. Made in Canada, these parkas will ensure optimal warmth and showcase the clean style of the Quartz Co. brand. With this collaboration, we want to offer our customers a sleek winter parka that showcases the fashionable designs of Canada’s very own Quartz Co., known for their craftsmanship and durable high-quality products which are both beautiful and functional. Shop the Collaboration Milkweed: a plant-based and locally grown insulation Once thought of as a weed, this fibre has been gaining notoriety as an insulator, which

The Natural Insulator of the Future: Asclepias

Since 2013, Québec has been celebrating a new provincial treasure. Previously confused for a weed and often called milkweed, Asclepias plants produce an ecological, renewable and a non-animal insulation material. You will eventually be able to find it in winter coats, parkas, boots, gloves and more. Testing Milkweed Insulation Jean-François Tardif, a mountain climbing lover, climbed Everest equipped with milkweed-insulated clothing. He even said he was too hot for the temperatures in which he was climbing (-22 degrees to +25 degrees in the sun). He tested a one-piece jumpsuit, an anorak and a blanket, all insulated with milkweed. He could

JS X Quartz Co. | Inspired by Japan, Influenced by Canadian Winters

Jean-Philippe Robert, CEO of Quartz Co. in Montreal, is used to visiting Japan. We at Altitude Sports followed him during his latest trip to discover his favourite hidden gems in Tokyo. On a late autumn day the two of us set out wandering Tokyo, I with my camera, both of us wearing our JS X Quartz Co. Champlain Japanese Edition parkas - the result of a collaboration between our friends at Quartz Co. and Japan’s Journal Standard, exclusively available in Canada from Altitude Sports. Journal Standard is one of Japan’s leading purveyors of fine clothes, with 25 locations in the

Peak Performance: Discover the Gore-Tex® Pro Mystery Shell Jacket & Pant Duo

Initially designed as an alternative to glitter and neon which was the norm for ski apparel in Europe at the time, Peak Performance adopted a more versatile mountain look. Today, the brand continues to produce versatile and technical outerwear designed for life on the slopes. Whether you're a chairlift lapper or prefer seeking solitude in the backcountry, Peak Performance offers a variety of ski kits sure to suit your skiing needs. Long jackets, technical and anatomically fitted, tapered mid-cuts and slim fits, Peak Performance knows skiwear and they know how to get the skier's look. While the classics are revamped

Discover the Arc’teryx Urban Winter Jacket Collection for Women

Getting prepared for the fast approaching winter months means searching for a new stylish and warm winter coat to get you through the frigid storms and sharp winds. The ideal winter coat will have a longer fit that covers most of your upper body and shields your lower back from harsh winds and cold park benches. While a fully weatherproof jacket is essential, having one or two insulated jackets that aren't necessarily waterproof are great for the cold dry days where water protection isn't crucial. Whatever style of winter coat you are looking for, Arc'teryx has an excellent selection of