How to Get Rain Ready

Brave the rain Whatever your adventure in the great outdoors, it’s always a smart to pack rainwear. Staying dry can be about comfort for your activity, and even safety. A wet body is one that risks hypothermia when colder weather creeps into the equation – and the... read more

How to Layer

Layering: What to Wear on your Outdoor Adventures! Thinking of doing some activities in the great outdoors? Well then it’s time we talk about layers. For a long time now, the outdoor world has adopted a basic 3-layer system, which is actually quite flexible. You... read more

How to Get your Kids Winter Ready

Back-to-School has flown by, Halloween is just around the corner, and before you know it winter and its cold snowy weather will be gusting in. When it comes to enjoying the outdoors and keeping your kids happy, the number one rule is “Stay Warm”. Here are a few simple... read more

Your Guide to Base-layering

If you’re not there yet, it is probably time for you to get serious about getting comfortable outdoors. We are talking about layering. To put it simply, layering is the key to outdoor happiness. Your base layer is the first of three essential layers and it’s... read more

A Guide to Mid-layers

Mid-layers can be hard to navigate, so we’ve decided to help. Here is your guide to some of our favourite mid-layer jackets! We have honed in on two different categories; down, and everything else!  The “everything else” category is mostly synthetic,... read more

What to Wear for Your Commute: Walk, Run, Bike

At last! A look at the long-term forecast brings me feelings of great joy rather than tears of dismay! Spring has arrived (in Toronto, at least) and it’s time to start taking advantage of it. Commuting to work is a great way to squeeze in some training and to... read more

Trail Picks: Coasts vs Prairies

It doesn’t really matter where you are across the country – the outdoor game in Canada is on point. From sea to shining sea, the quality of camp sites, kayak-able bodies of water and climbing routes is pretty much unmatched, making it pretty easy for us to spend... read more

Summer Wool: The Icebreaker Tech T

Winter is almost over, and I know most of us are very ready to throw off our layers and get some sun on our very, very pale bodies, because God knows, it’s been a while. As warmer weather approaches it’s important to think long and hard about what we... read more

Waterproof Warrior: Arc’teryx Norvan SL Hoody

There is no bad weather, just wrong gear. We’ve all heard it before, almost ad-nauseum, by any hiking partner, climbing companion or trail running buddy determined to stay the course on weekend plans, despite questionable weather. But as well all know,... read more

Winter Running Essentials

The plows are out, the boots are on and my tea cupboard is slowly dwindling. Yes, winter is in full swing, but just because there’s white stuff on the ground doesn’t mean your training schedule has to be put on hold (you’ve got goals to crush!).... read more

Winter Hiking Essentials

Winter hiking is phenomenal – as long as you’re dressed for it. I love hiking year-round, and while heading out in the dead of winter might seem a little counter-intuitive for some, I assure you that it’s both and incredibly rewarding. Don’t feel... read more

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