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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.

Finding an awesome women’s backpacking pant is not an easy task. We sent editor Clare Menzel out to review two such pants from Roscoe Outdoor….

We asked editor Clare Menzel to hit the dusty trail with one of Osprey’s women’s specific backpacks. Here are her thoughts. Osprey makes sturdy backpacks…

Art Director Chris Rowat is now a sled head. Or at least he’s using a sled these days to access some backcountry stashes and he’s…

If she’s at her desk, editor Clare Menzel is probably looking out the window. So we sent the stargazer into the field to review the…

They say it’s good to walk a mile in a stranger’s shoes every now and then. So we asked our stateside editor Clare Menzel to…

Our art director was headed to the highest mountain in Canada and we wanted him to look good and see good. So we gave him…

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…