Arc’teryx, Black Diamond, Marmot, Rab, The North Face. How to Clean Your Rain Jacket. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , , , , Leave a comment on How to Clean Your Rain Jacket

How to Clean Your Rain Jacket

You’ve found the perfect rain jacket. It’s lightweight, wind-resistant, waterproof, and stylish. You’ve invested time and money to purchase this jacket. But like any good investment, you want it to last. Even the most durable and water-resistant jackets will begin to lose their effectiveness over time. That doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with the jacket … Read more ›

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The Best Weekend Travel Bags

Planning a weekend away? 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 amongst the bright lights of the city? Whatever you have … Read more ›

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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 ›

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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 ›

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20 Unique Camping Gift Ideas for Hikers and Campers

Everyone has outdoor enthusiasts on their gift list: a camping lover with an intrepid spirit and nearly impossible to shop for come the holidays. It’s one thing to go through camping gear gifts for our hiking, and backpacking friends. Camping articles like the best winter camping sleeping bags can be helpful but sometimes we want … Read more ›

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Our 15 Best Gift Ideas Under $50

Gift exchange at grandpa’s, secret Santa at work, or gifts for your nephews you last saw in 2007…Christmas can be hectic. We’d love to find great gift ideas under $50 but it’s not always easy. What are you supposed to bring for a gift exchange? What are you supposed to give to someone you don’t … Read more ›

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Snowed into Colorado’s San Juan Mountains at Black Diamond Ski Lodge Camp

‘Guys, the road is reopening soon!’ We could see snowplows finish clearing the last of the white concrete-like crust that had blocked our path. Sounds of TNT avalanche probes rung throughout the alpine valley. In a line of vehicles at the checkpoint, our crew sat in the truck bed with our skis, ready to be … Read more ›

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Touring in the Red Mountains with Black Diamond Essentials

On a recent trip to the Red Mountains’ backcountry, I had a chance to enjoy an amazing day on the slopes. Tons of snow, great descents, breathtaking scenery. I also had the chance to try two pieces of Black Diamond touring essentials. Here’s how they worked out for me.   Black Diamond Touring Essential 1—The … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Black Diamond, Marmot, Norrona, The North Face. Top 5 GORE-TEX Coats to Stay Dry. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , , , , Leave a comment on Top 5 GORE-TEX Coats to Stay Dry

Top 5 GORE-TEX Coats to Stay Dry

Take your pick of the four seasons and you’ll find that each one comes with unexpected weather and changing temperatures. Ready to embark on an outdoor adventure? Fortunately, we are not made of sugar so a little rain and mud shouldn’t’ keep you from enjoying the outdoors, it only makes it more exciting! And with … Read more ›

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Techwear Guide To Winter In The City

Techwear is all about functionality. It applies the principles of technical wear to the style of streetwear. These sleek and modern designs are made to hold up against the elements while giving you the ability to move freely through the city. In the past decade, outerwear companies have been taking their technical expertise and applying … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Black Diamond, Canada Goose, Fjällräven, Patagonia, Rab, Ski & Snowboard, Winter, winter jackets. Top 10 Best Lightweight Down Jackets for Winter 2019. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on Top 10 Best Lightweight Down Jackets for Winter 2019

Top 10 Best Lightweight Down Jackets for Winter 2019

Throughout the long winter, jackets become an intrinsic part of our daily lives. With terms like 3-layer GORE-TEX, Durable Water Repellent and hydrophobic down it can all get a bit confusing. So in this article, we’re going to look at the real-world use of these winter jackets. Here are the top 10 best lightweight down … Read more ›

Adventure Medical Kits, Black Diamond, Garmin, LifeStraw, MSR, Oakley, Petzl, Pristine, Rab, Suunto, The North Face, Victorinox, VSSL. Hiking Essentials You Won’t Want to Forget. Posted on Categories Apparel·Equipment·Footwear·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment on Hiking Essentials You Won’t Want to Forget

Hiking Essentials You Won’t Want to Forget

Backpacking, especially overnight backpacking, is a pretty amazing thing.  I try to get out as often as I can, even if it’s a place close to home.  Sometimes those are the best ones, when you don’t need to travel far and getting out the door is quick and can happen on a moment’s notice. Still, … Read more ›