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It’s hard to get deep into the outdoor ether if you’re not well equipped. And never before in the history of all things has there been gear like there is today. We use our team of experienced editors and contributors to help you sort through everything from skis to fly rods in your search for the ultimate outdoor experience.

We asked our art director to wear the Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero Mitts in a cold environment. So he took them to the highest peak…

Wanna look like a Navy Seal? We suggest donning the Patagonia R0 Hoody the next time you’re hanging in, on or by the water. Just…

These boots saved one of our editor’s lives. And we’re only kind of kidding. Here’s Clare Menzel’s honest review of the Oboz Sawtooth Low Waterproof Boot….

We asked our online editor to wear Smartwool base layers for an entire week while on a backcountry ski trip. He was instructed never to remove…

Imagine a big backpack that stores all your backcountry ski and camping gear but is also compact enough for day missions when you’re out there. Introducing…

In this review we look at the ultimate backcountry freeride combo: the Arc’teryx Sabre jacket & Stinger Bib pants. The shred season may be winding…

In this review we look at two different Mountain Hardwear hooded jackets: the StretchDown and 32 Degree Insulated. StretchDown Hooded Jacket StretchDown. It sounds like…

The Mountain Hardwear Scrambler RT 35 OutDry Backpack is tough, comfortable and light, and comes at a fair price given it’ll likely last you 10 years.

If your summer mantra has become “gimme shelter,” then we might have a solution for you. Writer Matt Coté takes the new Mountain Hardwear Ghost…

Patagonia’s entry into the mountain bike apparel business has been long awaited by fans of the California company’s well-crafted approach to outdoor gear, including the…

Catching up to the kids these days, I recently switched my trail bike over to a one-by-11 drivetrain. It’s a sweet time to do the conversion, both SRAM…

The Felt vs. Rubber-Sole River Test You can cast a fly with a stick, catch a fish with a chunk of hot dog, and spend…

An ultra-light, compressible insulated layer so versatile you can’t find a reason not to bring it with you. Mountain Hardwear’s Men’s Ghost Whisperer Down Hooded…

The other day I attended a costume party (I live in Nelson, BC and those tend to happen a lot) and I donned a pair…

Drop it in snow, shoot underwater, change lenses in a snap–mount it to your head even–the Hitcase PRO does it all. It’s no secret that today’s…

A feature-laden, three-layer technical shell to match the best of them, at an affordable price, the Mountain Hardwear Hellgate jacket pretty much does it all….

December having arrived with a thud, and winter seemingly underway throughout the Cascadian and Kootenay high country, we wanted to reach on out to everyone in…

These pants were made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do… I’ve had a frustratingly hard time over the years finding a technical shell…

I’m usually a Levi’s guy, and definitely not an orange-pants guy. But I’ve never had so many compliments on my trousers as when I’m wearing…

“It’s your connection to your bike.” That’s what one of my buddies said to me this summer as he was giving grief over my old pedals with…