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Equip yourself with the right backpack and travel gear for the road. We can help you figure out what you need, from short commutes to business flights to backpacking adventures. Think about volume, compartments, waterproofing, load dispersion. From fashion to hiking, sleek travellers to bomb-proof duffels, schoolbooks and legal briefs, we've got something to carry it. Consult our buying guides, best lists, hiking basics, product reviews, travel tips and much more, all about help you get there.

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Our 12 Best Gifts For Travelers

Our 12 Best Gifts For Travelers

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...
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Why the Little America Backpack is Herschel Supply Co.’s Must-Have Backpack

With the start of September behind us and the back to school rush slowing down, it's the perfect time to reflect on the summer and take a breath of relief knowing the first few days have been conquered. Now is also the perfect time to shop for a new school bag! Now that book costs and tuition fees have most likely been taken care of, treat yourself with the Herschel Supply Co. Little America backpack. This must-have urban bag is a hit among students young and old and is simply a great and stylish backpack. Available in a variety of

Top Backpacks for Multi-Day Hikes

Choosing a backpack is always a bit tricky, especially when you leave for a long time and you plan to put away your whole life. Are you the kind of person to be afraid of missing something on a trip? Are you the type to repack your bag countless times in order to fit as many items as possible? However, to avoid having to take breaks at any time or to have knees that ask for grace after a few steps, you have to travel light. Before leaving, do not forget to think about comfort, weight and practicality! Discover our

Head Back to School in Style with JanSport Backpacks

While the summer heat keeps giving and weekends at the lake aren't over yet, back to school preparations are just around the corner. Whether your youngest is about to start their very first day of school or your oldest is headed for the final year down the lockered hallways, send them in style with JanSport backpacks. Shop JanSport Right Pack Expressions 31L Shop Black Label Super Break 25L Shop Madalyn 25L Shop Hatchet 28L Shop More than 40 years later since it started making backpacks and outdoor gear back in 1967, JanSport continues their expertise with their classic and innovative designs that are

Best School Bags Perfect for University

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 students in university and high school. Dakine Campus 33L 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 Shop Thule Paramount 24L The Thule Paramount is a durable bag designed for

Fjällräven’s Kånken Pack: A Retro Review

A Little Fjällräven History Let me tell you a bit about the makers of the Fjällräven Kånken. Fjällräven is a brand that started making framed backpacks over 50 years ago.  Since then, they have been making clothing and equipment, often out of their waxed, and tough poly/cotton fabric. They've been a go-to for outdoor adventurers for years, and now they are the latest in hip, understated urban wear and accessories. The Kånken is a cool, minimalist backpack perfect for all sorts of people and adventures.  In 1978, this now iconic pack was designed for adorable little Swedish school children. Kånken

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 The North Face Base Camp Duffel Product Name $159.99 LEARN MORE Product Name $179.99 LEARN MORE Product Name $199.99 LEARN MORE Product Name $209.99 LEARN MORE

Flex Fabric: The Best Travel Pants For Women

If only packing for vacation was as easy as purchasing the plane ticket. It's hard to know what to pack and what to leave behind and once you've decided on your favourite clothes, you've got to somehow make it all fit into your suitcase or duffel. It's true that finding the perfect balance between style and comfort can be a real headache especially when space is limited. Fortunately, FIG Clothing decided to take up the challenge by developing basic clothing perfectly suited to adventure travel. This spring, the Montreal brand launches a new fabric, aptly named "Flex" because of its

Herschel Supply Co. VS Fjällräven: Which Backpack to Choose?

When you’re choosing a backpack, you want to ensure you choose wisely so that it’s practical for what you need it for. There are unlimited options for backpacks so to get you started on your hunt, we’ve compared our two most popular backpacks, Herschel Supply Co.’s Little America and Fjällräven’s Kånken. Shop Packs & Bags Herschel Supply Co. Little AmericaPadded back panelPadded shoulder strapsAccommodates a 15 “laptopFjällräven KånkenMade of  resistant materialsSmaller sizeRemovable seat pad in the back pocket Herschel Supply Co. Product Name LEARN MORE Product Name LEARN MORE Product Name LEARN MORE Product Name LEARN MORE {"title":"Herschel Supply Co.","type":"default","products":[{"product_id":"","product_link":"https://www.altitude-sports.com/products/herschel-supply-co-little-america-backpack-llll-her-10014","product_feature":"","_id":"d2559e4"},{"product_id":"","product_link":"https://www.altitude-sports.com/products/herschel-supply-co-little-america-backpack-mid-volume-llll-her-10020","product_feature":"","_id":"8da8669"}],"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} Notebook, a bottle

Osprey Ozone 46L Travel Backpack Reviewed

Osprey has been in the backpack business since 1974.  It’s all they do – so it isn’t surprising that they do it very well.  The Ozone 46L Travel Pack is no exception. This bag provides ample, well-organized storage, and comfortable ventilated straps all in an extremely light weight package. Shop Osprey Backpacks Our review of this product 8.5 / 10 The pros are: Lightweight & well ventilated Multiple pockets for versatile packing options Easy access to contents even with compression straps fastened Comfortable straps, harness & hip belt can all be tucked away Large enough for travelling but the light

Top 5 Best Suitcases for Travel

When it comes to vacation, the first decision to make (and this is often the most difficult of all) is where to go. Will you be flying to the other side of the world to discover the Australian Outback or do you prefer to explore the steep streets lined with colorful houses in San Francisco? The possibilities are almost infinite! However, the next choice you will have to make will be just as delicate: what do you pack? When you have limited space and a weight limit, finding the right suitcase if a must. If you're bound for a more

Review of the Arc’teryx Bora AR Backpack

Arc'teryx is continuously setting the stakes high for the outdoor industry and blowing our minds with innovative designs and technology. They do not settle for mediocre and will constantly strive to improve and better their products which is exactly what has happened with the Bora Ar backpack. Our review of this product 9.75 / 10 The pros are: Made of waterproof materials RotoGlide™ hipbelt = no uncomfortable rubbing Hydration compatible Side access zippers The cons are: It would be nice to have zippered pockets on the hip belt Arc'teryx's Bora pack was first introduced in 1994 and revolutionized the backpack

Everything You Need to Know About Zippers

Zippers are everywhere from our pants and jackets to sleeping bags and backpacks. They're far more convenient than a row of buttons or snaps and can be opened and closed in a matter of seconds. For these conveniences, zippers are used so often for a variety of products around the world. Zipper Mechanics Because zippers are used in a range of products, both heavy-duty and not, utilizing 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 backpack. With each type of

The Fjällräven’s Kånken No.2 Pack : The Reinvented Classic

For more than 50 years, Fjällräven has been crafting technical gear and clothing. The Swedish brand quickly became one of my favourites thanks to their rustic yet urban styles. It’s not rare to meet people who have been using their Fjällräven packs for more than 40 years. I’ve been using the Kånken original pack for a while, and when I decided to start shopping for a new travel/hiking bag, I thought ‘why not just update what I had?’The Kånken is a Scandinavian classic – and is quickly becoming a favourite in North America. There’s more than one reason why it’s been popular

How to Choose the Right Travel Backpack

So you’ve just spontaneously booked your flight to Southeast Asia leaving in three months and you’re planning what you’re going to bring and how it will all fit in your backpack because you don't feel like rolling luggage between a billion small cities. Sure enough after crawling around the basement at your parent’s house for hours, you’ve found everything but your trusty old travel backpack, what now? There are so many backpacks on the market these days it’s hard to know which one is perfect for you and your trip. To lighten your post departure stress and the load on