Gear

Page 1
Leaves turning bright. Moody skies. Uncrowded hiking trails. No bugs! The real question is—what's not to love? Autumn is one of our favourite times of year—providing you have the right gear to properly tackle everything the shoulder season can throw down.
The little mountain bluebird showed up in Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in early March, likely blown off course by the last windy gasps of the BC winter. The species is not unheard of on Vancouver Island...
Summer is fading, but that doesn’t mean you have to hang up your adventure gear and stay inside! Warm up and get outdoors for epic adventures this autumn. Here are five pieces of gear designed for camping, hiking and exploring—whatever...
As much as we love autumn—bright foliage, crisp nights, wildlife watching—the end of summer seems so symbolic. The dog days are behind us. Colder, darker days are ahead of us. Sigh. Until ski season hits, then we’re stoked once again! But for...
What’s useful and what isn’t? There is no definitive answer as everyone has their preferences. Who else thinks taking a comb on a backpacking trip is laughable? I watched a guy talk about his base weight of less than eight...
Vancouver-based cyclist and designer Mel Webb recently completed a bikepacking trip with her partner, Jake, starting and ending in the town of Fernie, British Columbia. The trip, which covered 626 kilometres, a variety of terrain and was Mel’s first longer...
Whether you are on the open road or your favourite single track in the woods, you need a helmet to stay safe cycling. The Bliz Alpha is an ultra-breathable helmet with a specifically designed Airflow Ventilation System™. It’s lightweight (220...
This article was sponsored by Stoko Knee pain and injury are common ailments for hikers, climbers and outdoor enthusiasts. The traditional rigid knee brace hasn’t changed in design for over 50 years—until now. We’re sharing advice from two Canadian Olympians—gymnast Scott...
On July 12th, Dave Greene and I shoved off the shores of the Athabasca River in Fort McMurray and headed north on a grand canoeing circuit of northern Alberta and Saskatchewan. The name of our journey is the Sa Tu...
This article is sponsored by Unightie Did you know that sleep is one of the most important factors of any camping trip, overnight hike or multi-day outdoor adventure? Waking up after a good night's sleep does more than provide energy...
Outdoor gear—it’s the stuff we need to get the experiences we crave. And here at explore, we have been testing the best of it for 40 years. From shooting video reviews to acquisition of items for our gear box, our...
Kristen Berkeley started Amplify Outdoors in the summer of 2020 as response to the murder of George Floyd and being fed up with how Black people are treated and excluded. She wanted to promote outdoor culture while elevating and amplifying...
Plan your next great adventure
  • Top Secret Outdoor Adventure Locations
  • How-to Videos & Articles
  • Interviews with Known Explorers
Explore with us
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Pinterest Follow us on Twitter Follow us on YouTube
Copyright © Explore Magazine. All Rights Reserved
PO Box 57096 East Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V5K 5G6, 1-888-924-7524
Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy