Barbour, Black Diamond, Buff, Canada Goose, Coal, dale of norway, Hestra, Icebreaker, Mackage, Patagonia, Quartz Co., Smartwool, The North Face, Wigwam, Winter. What to Wear Outdoor Skating this Winter. Posted on Categories Buying Guides·Outdoors·UncategorizedTags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on What to Wear Outdoor Skating this Winter

What to Wear Outdoor Skating this Winter

Whether it’s heading up north for some skiing, heading to the woods for some snowshoeing, or in this case, lacing up and taking a few laps on the nearest frozen pond, staying warm, stylish, and cozy is essential. Here’s our guide on what to wear outdoor skating in Canada this winter. Outdoor Skating Essentials Whatever … Read more ›

. La Canadienne: Warm and Stylish Boots for Montreal Winters. Posted on Categories Apparel·City·UncategorizedLeave a comment on La Canadienne: Warm and Stylish Boots for Montreal Winters

La Canadienne: Warm and Stylish Boots for Montreal Winters

Born in Montreal, Canada’s fashion capital, La Canadienne pays tribute to its origins with its range of stylish winter boots. Elegant, sophisticated and most importantly warm, their selection has enough to please every woman’s taste. Discover some of our favourite boots to get you through winter in style. Elegant High Boots Nothing compliments a dress, … Read more ›

. Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt Reviewed. Posted on Categories UncategorizedLeave a comment on Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt Reviewed

Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt Reviewed

Established in 1897 and headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Filson is the leading outfitter and manufacturer of unfailing goods for outdoor enthusiasts. They have a reputation for being reliable and hard-wearing, a favourite among those who would rather be outdoors, and the same is true for  Filson flannel shirts. I have a few Filson shirts now, and … Read more ›

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 ›

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 ›

. 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 ›

. Helly Hansen is Ski Gear of the Pros: Outerwear Testing on Opening Day Powder at Fernie. Posted on Categories Brand Stories·UncategorizedLeave a comment on Helly Hansen is Ski Gear of the Pros: Outerwear Testing on Opening Day Powder at Fernie

Helly Hansen is Ski Gear of the Pros: Outerwear Testing on Opening Day Powder at Fernie

An unexpected sight awaited us at the base of Fernie Alpine Resort—10 centimetres of snow covered the seats of the chairlift.  At our hotel in town the night before, the sound of falling rain had anxiously kept us up all night. The day before we’d flown all the way from Montreal to Calgary, then driven … Read more ›

Icebreaker. Avoiding the Plastic Vortex with icebreaker—One Swim & Panel Discussion at a Time. Posted on Categories UncategorizedTags Leave a comment on Avoiding the Plastic Vortex with icebreaker—One Swim & Panel Discussion at a Time

Avoiding the Plastic Vortex with icebreaker—One Swim & Panel Discussion at a Time

Feel like swimming through a huge pile of trash floating in the Pacific Ocean? That’s what icebreaker ambassador Ben Lecomte did with his Vortex Swim team in June 2019. Their destination was the infamous Pacific Trash Vortex in the Pacific Ocean somewhere between California and Japan. Ben swam more than 300 nautical miles towards it. … Read more ›

Quartz Co.. City, Meet the Outdoors: Introducing the Altitude Sports X Quartz Co. Elsa Women’s Parka. Posted on Categories UncategorizedTags Leave a comment on City, Meet the Outdoors: Introducing the Altitude Sports X Quartz Co. Elsa Women’s Parka

City, Meet the Outdoors: Introducing the Altitude Sports X Quartz Co. Elsa Women’s Parka

Introducing the Elsa Parka, a made-in-Canada collaboration by Quartz Co. & Altitude Sports, two Montreal-based brands with significant winter outerwear expertise. This women’s parka is our fifth collaboration with Quartz Co.—but this edition is a true co-design that began with a blank slate. Quartz Co. tailored a progressive cut perfect for the lifestyle of their … Read more ›

made in Canada, Quartz Co.. Quartz Co.’s Three Brothers: On Purchasing their own Factory and what the Future Holds. Posted on Categories Brand Stories·UncategorizedTags , Leave a comment on Quartz Co.’s Three Brothers: On Purchasing their own Factory and what the Future Holds

Quartz Co.’s Three Brothers: On Purchasing their own Factory and what the Future Holds

Brothers Jean-Philippe, François-Xavier, and Guillaume Robert own and operate Quartz Co., a Quebec-based winter outerwear brand specializing in Canadian-made jackets and parkas. We at Altitude Sports have been lucky enough to share in Quartz Co.’s growth, having collaborated on winter parkas the last five winter seasons.  We recently sat down with the three brothers at … Read more ›

Futurelight, Hiking & Trekking, Ski & Snowboard, The North Face, Winter. Introducing Futurelight: The Revolutionary New Technology From The North Face. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying Guides·Outdoors·UncategorizedTags , , , , Leave a comment on Introducing Futurelight: The Revolutionary New Technology From The North Face

Introducing Futurelight: The Revolutionary New Technology From The North Face

The future is here, and it’s lightweight, waterproof and more breathable than ever. On October 1st The North Face released its new technology, and it’s already turning heads. The North Face spent countless hours in the lab and on the mountains, developing their new technology called FUTURELIGHT. Designed with the help of athletes, this revolutionary … Read more ›