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Whether you’re going for casual resort runs or exploring the backcountry on skis, outfitting yourself appropriately for the mountain is essential for a comfortable, warm and dry experience. However, gear expenses can add up fast. You can get basic, all-around jackets...
If you've ever found your snowshoes slow or cumbersome, or if your cross-country skis just aren't working in deep snow or keep catching on brush in the woods, skishoes, or sliding snowshoes, are your solution. Over the years I've come to...
We love the Christmas-morning feeling, and our members do too. Everything inside the gear box is hand-picked by Explore’s editor, David Webb. When members open their boxes, they have no idea what they’re getting—only that it’s going to be good...
In a time of fast fashion, shifting our mindset to buying fewer, ethically made pieces can seem almost impossible. But building a greener wardrobe can pay off in the long run, and can benefit far more than just our...
No need to hibernate at home during winter—it's time to reserve a home-away-from-home for a weekend getaway, whether it’s an off-grid tiny cabin or a well-stocked lodge with all the mod cons. As the temperatures drop and the snow starts...
Love don’t cost a thing—but Christmas gifts often do. Why not treat the outdoor adventurer in your life to something homemade, an activity together or an upcycled gear item? When purchasing presents, we often overlook the true cost behind an item—the...
I swallowed an entire piece of humble pie and got roasted for charity recently. Canoe mates, outdoor podcasters, writers, musicians, my partner and a puppet named Gary took shots at me for 2.5 hours. It was awesome! The Roast Master himself...
I dip my paddle into the cool gem-toned waters in the mangrove forest, creating a smooth wake. My board glides along the calm surface as we weave our way deeper amidst the tangled open root system of the trees.
From your head to your toes, here are 15 pieces of outdoor gear for all your upcoming winter adventures. This is a classic toque with two-layer LIFA Merino Construction for the best performance, breathability and warmth during your favourite winter...
Embracing winter in the big city doesn’t have to be months of Netflix and hibernation. Urbanites wanting to keep active without having to trek far afield can find several parks close to home with trails for snowshoeing (and several which...
Located 130 kilometres east of Vancouver, most folks head to Harrison Lake to enjoy its crisp waters, soak in the hot springs, camp or four-wheel-drive in the rugged backcountry or look for the elusive Sasquatch reported to live in...
Here are some of my all-time favourite stocking stuffers that will make anyone a Happy Camper this Christmas. The Kansbol is one solid knife. The lightweight blade, made of Swedish stainless steel, is hardened to HRC 56-58, and Morakniv’s...
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