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Running over dirt, gravel and rock is a heart-pounding way to experience old trails in a new way. Whether you're looking to upgrade your shoes or try trail running for the first time, it's important to have adequate footwear. Be...
Your outdoor adventure wardrobe should be comfortable and practical. Technical fabric, innovative design and proper fit can protect, insulate, cool, dry, sweat-wick and stretch in all the right places. In many cases, unisex gear and clothing doesn’t cut it. But it’s...
Looking to upgrade your travel kit? Stuff it with camping gear and zero guilt—this bag is made from 50 recycled plastic bottles, keeping single-use waste out of the oceans, rivers and lakes we love to explore. Support here Chair, cooler and...
We love finding new, unique outdoor adventure gear. From hiking snacks to campsite accessories, here are 15 gear items under $15 Canadian. $2-3 each While you may have your go-to granola bar or DIY trail mix, this energy-boosting protein bar is...
This week, Kula Cloth launched a fundraiser that contributes to diversity in the outdoors. One hundred per cent of proceeds will go to organizations such as Black Lives Matters DC, Girl Ventures, Camp Founder Girls and Native Women’s Wilderness. If you’ve...
A tent is your portable palace, so it's important to take your time and pick one that you'll actually look forward to staying in at the end of the day. Use: Car camping or multi-day backpacking? Four-season or summer only? Be...
While you likely have your favourite outdoor gear brands, here are a few Canadian companies you might not have considered before. Enjoy browsing! Based in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), this label was born in 2016 out of a struggle...
Marie Kondo’s cult of minimalism has arrived outside. Advances in design and materials allows gear to confidently function in multiple situations. Rather than a jacket for every condition or a shoe for every trail, we now have one that does...
Your spring season is likely going to be pretty mellow... staying at home, or near-to-home. Perhaps you'll have the chance to go for some local walks or jogs? Maybe it's all backyard recreation for you this season? Well, if you're able to...
You're staying home during this time—and we applaud your contribution to our collective health. But we also know you might be, well, a little stir-crazy. The outdoors are calling you, and many of you cannot respond (right now). Inspiration awaits. Books! We've...
Lindeman Lake is a gorgeous hiking trail, but the parking lot is closed in the winter. Due to the high elevation in Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park, the trail starts off snowy and icy. But can it be trekked in February?
By Lindsay Davies from ivebeenbit.ca I have to admit that when I first heard about Explore Magazine’s Live the Adventure Gear Box Subscription, I was a little bit skeptical. Subscription boxes are just one of the newest fads I’ve been bombarded...
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