How to Choose

How to Pick a Winter Jacket

What’s a Winter Jacket? A winter jacket is typically a coat with some added insulation and length that makes it appropriate for cold-weather usage. Unlike lightweight jackets worn as a mid layer under an outer shell, winter jackets are meant to be more of a... read more

Down Vs Synthetic

In Canada, we know the importance of a warm insulated jacket, but there is no shortage of varieties to choose from so how do you make sure you get the right jacket for you? Lets start with the biggest choice you have to make: down vs synthetic insulation? Down The low... 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

How To Choose Hiking Boots

Happy feet make a happy adventurer – finding the right hiking boots are going to make or break your outdoor experience. While you might think that all hikers are created equal, there’s a spectrum of boots out there, and knowing where you fall on the scale is... read more

How To Choose A Sleeping Bag

Choosing a sleeping bag is a fairly serious decision, as you’re likely going to be spending approximately 8 hours in it at a time. As you will literally live inside of whatever decision you make here, it’s important to consider all of the major features... read more

How To Choose Winter Boots

Winter can be a cruel mistress. How many times have we ventured outside feeling confident that we made the right wardrobe choices for the day’s weather, only to be kicked in the teeth by Old Man Winter. The answer here should be many, because nailing your... read more

How to Find the Perfect Sports Bra

Shelf Life If you’re female, this likely isn’t your first rodeo. You’re a seasoned sports bra wearer, and can sport an over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder with the best of them, and probably have since the beginnings of your house-league soccer career.... read more

How To Choose The Right Ski

What Ski is Right For You? If you’re going to buy a pair of skis online, you may already have a good idea of what you’re looking for in the TYPE of ski you’re after. The bigger question for online shoppers is probably: what SIZE of ski is right for me? Your height is... read more

How to Size a Backpack

When selecting a pack, it’s important to get it right, and by “right” we mean the right size. Now you may think, “I wear a large jacket, therefore I should have a large pack.” Not the case! And if you don’t get this right it can be a literal pain, even if you’re... read more

How to Fit A Backpack

Sizing a right backpack only the first step in achieving gear nirvana. Fitting a backpack to perfectly suit your personal proportions is an essential next step before you venture outdoors. Fear not, my friends! By following a few simple steps, fitting your pack... read more

Tents: An Introduction

HOW TENSE do you want your tent to be? Remember that “three-man pup tent” you bought as a kid? And how tiny you all must have been? Start with size as you consider your purchase, and apply some reality to most manufacturers’ occupancy ratings. Unless you’re into the... read more

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