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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.

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.

Lynx Off Grid Technology specializes in lights. Really, really bright lights. We took its Raven Double Ultralight headlamp for a spin and offer this glowing review.

Rad Power Bikes offers some of the cheapest electric bikes on the market. Do they get us buzzed? Here’s our review.

Danner trail shoes might just be the perfect footwear for the apocalypse. Editor Vince Hempsall explains why.

Osprey is making inroads into the urban environment with its Arcane Duffle bag and the Archeon series of backpacks.  Review editor Vince Hempsall takes them for a stroll downtown and around the continent.

These socks are made in America. And like their country of birth, they’re powerful as hell. Why do you want powerful socks? Because what other item of your daily clothing gets punched 10,000 times a day?

Is this the last bag you’ll ever need? Our online editor and his one-year-old try to destroy the latest offering from Eqpd Gear and learn it’s aptly named.

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.

Adventure journalist Matt Coté tests just how light you can go with a mid-layer while moving around the Selkirk Mountains in an Arc’teryx Atom Super Light Hoody.

We sent contributor Matt Coté out for an ass-kicking, five-day adventure ride with the Chromag Trailmaster DT saddle, and were shocked when he came back rosy-cheeked.

We took a pair of Smartwool socks on our latest distribution run and wore them the entire time. 27 days. A gazillion steps. One pair of socks. This is their story.

Patagonia has returned to its roots with the simplistic, minimalist Nine Trails series of backpacks. But do they hold up? Our online editor put his back into this review.

They’re the clearest lenses out there AND they help save the ocean? We’ll see. Our online editor takes a close look at Costa’s “Untangled” sunglasses.

Who needs a puffy jacket in the Caribbean? Our online editor answers this question and more with his honest review of the Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody.