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.
Do Intuition ski boot liners stand up to the rigours of the Canadian arctic? For this honest review, our art director Chris Rowat really steps in it.
Mountain Hardwear launched one of its lightest jackets yet, the Kor AirShell Hoody. Is it still fly after heavy use? Our editor reviews.
Mountain Hardwear launched the JMT series of backpacks and editor Vince Hempsall has shouldered the responsibility of testing one of them. This is his honest review.
The Giro Montaro all-mountain helmet has continued to evolve over the years. Photo Editor Peter Moynes gets his head around the latest iteration called the Montaro Mips II helmet.
Our photo editor Peter Moynes takes the new Giro Deed mountain bike shoes for a ride and absolutely stomps this review.
A down jacket that respects the animals, people, and planet that provide it? Editor Vince Hempsall dons a black Arc’teryx Agrium Hoody for this honest review to see if it’s easy being green.
Editor Vince Hempsall gets under the skin of the Voormi Treeline Hoodie to see what the bigfootin’ deal is.
A waterproof mountaineering boot that only weighs 650 grams? Editor Vince Hempsall steps up for this honest review of the Arc’teryx Acrux LT GTX boot.
Our Art director left his crayons long enough to take the Hoji Free 110 ski touring boots for some backcountry wanders. This is his review.
It weighs less than a pika but can keep you warm in the alpine, according to its makers. Editor Vince Hempsall cuddles up to the Arc’teryx Atom SL Hoody.
Editor Vince Hempsall takes the Flylow Shaw mountain biking shirt for a rip. This is his honest review.
Durston is an ultralight gear manufacturer based in the Kootenays that’s making one of the most popular tents on the planet. Editor Vince Hempsall shares the skinny.
Nomadix is making sustainable towels and beachwear from plastic bottles. Photo editor Peter Moynes took some on a recent lake trip to try them out….
Zapped Outfitters is a Kootenay company making reflective kids clothing and accessories. Our editor shines a light on its offerings.
Attitude Skis are the latest offering by the Fels brothers and engineer David Horsefield. Do they have a good attitude? Read our honest review to find out.
Crafted in Nelson, BC, the Slopedeck Fozz is a longboard-style snow surfer designed to carve up the backyard. Editor Vince Hempsall takes it for a shred.
It makes sense that a company founded in Canada makes boots that can kick winter’s ass, while appearing stylish and respectful.
Editor Vince Hempsall puts the Arc’teryx AR-395A climbing harness and Konseal LT approach shoe through their paces on multiple alpine rock adventures.
Northern Ultralight creates packs that are, well, ultralight. Editor Vince Hempsall offers the skinny on the company’s Sundown backpack.
Wewerke Design says its Truckit Bucket will forever change the way you haul gear. Editor Vince Hempsall tests to see if the claim carries weight.