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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.

Snow lovers across British Columbia are scrambling to find anything skiable right now, but if you’re motivated and willing to get up high, there are…

Though it may be July, and hot as hell, many of us are still dreaming about the next occasion to slide on snow. For the…

While ski touring is usually a popular winter pastime for many around the Kootenays, Mama Nature is saying “no” this season all too often. But…

When you work at a desk most of the week, it’s important to have as much steez as you can when you step out onto…

This thing looks rad. Stay tuned on the CMC and KMC blogs for a review. Press release: The Faroe is an essential piece of the…

You may notice we don’t review a ton of gear on here, but when we stumble across certain products we feel we absolutely must talk…

With over 80 years of experience in the technical apparel industry, no one understands better than the 7mesh Industries team that the best performing garments…

When it comes to gloves, I am one picky son-of-a-bitch. There is nothing worse than ill-fitting, less-than-warm, ugly-as-sin gloves. It’s inexcusable. So why are sub-standard…

Last winter, I spent 100+ days in Whistler Blackcomb’s notoriously wet and windy weather. I’m not bitching. I dig on that deep-as-balls snowfall and the…

“We skiers are a strange breed. When most of society is running for cover, we find ourselves rejoicing at the sight of a cold low…

Technically, you can make yourself a harness with a piece of webbing, looping it around your waist and up between your legs like a Swami…

It’s that time of year when gloves matter more. Spring can wreak havoc on your fingers, making it damn hard to hold on during those…

Screw the lycra jersey and SPD-compatible shoes, the most essential piece of gear the Pacific Northwest rider can have is a good wet weather jacket….

    Goggles are goggles, right? Sometimes I feel this way. As long as they don’t fog, and I look good in them, then why…

    When I see the words “athletic fit” on a product tag, I get scared. Too many après beers and a lust for good food…

When it comes to gloves, I am one picky son-of-a-bitch. There is nothing worse than ill-fitting, less-than-warm, ugly-as-sin gloves. It’s inexcusable. So why are sub-standard…

We here at KMC recently had the good fortune of getting an advanced sample of the new Quintic 28 backcountry ski/snowboard pack from Arc’teryx. While…

Beards during wintertime are great. Except when you get steak bits caught in them and your neck itches like it’s being attacked by an endless…