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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...
Once considered eco-enemy number-one, today’s SUVs, crossovers and even pickup trucks have come a long way in winning back Greenies. Rather than those lumbering brutes with gas-chugging powerplants we saw throughout the 1990s, a select crop of practical, all-wheel-drive adventure...
This article was sponsored by Marmot If you’re tackling backcountry powder, heli-skiing or ski touring in the mountains this year, you need to be prepared. One of the most important elements of adventure preparation is proper outerwear. Quality materials that offer...
People: our outdoor gear is dialled-in. We know the value of waterproof breathable membranes in our shells; of EVA in our boots; of ripstop nylon and lightweight polyester in our tents. And we spend our cash accordingly. But what about our...
Haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet? We’re here to help—and you won’t have to fight crowds in the mall or desperately track a shipment with these gift ideas. Here are 5 last-minute eco-friendly Christmas presents for explorers: Explorers aren’t afraid to...
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