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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...
Have an outdoor adventurer on your holiday shopping list? Lucky you! We're a fun bunch to shop for. Rather than buying her a gift card (boring) or another pair of long johns, give the explorer in your life something they really want...
Have an outdoor adventurer on your holiday shopping list? Lucky you! They're a fun bunch to shop for. Rather than buying him a gift card (boring) or another generic tool set, give the explorer in your life something they really want to...
Plaid isn’t just a pattern. It’s a vibe. Wearing plaid means you’re embracing fall and winter; that you are an outdoors-person at heart, even if you sit at a desk all day. There’s a reason Mack jackets are staples in Canadian...
Technical winter hiking boots open trails for explorers with cold feet. Merrell’s Thermo Freeze Mid Waterproof was designed with wet ice and slippery inclines in mind. Rigorously tested on uphill climbs and worn in freezing temperatures, numerous features pack a...
Story and Photos by Ngaio Hotte (IG: @creeks.and.peaks) Temperatures are falling, days are getting shorter and last weekend, the clocks clicked back an hour, so sunset is even earlier. The combination of these factors means that folks heading out...
Only a 50-minute drive from Vancouver and a 1.5-hour hike up a mountain, I was sliding on slick ice and crunching through frost-crusted snow. In October. For a good chunk of Canadians, this might not seem so impressive. Growing up in Alberta...
From gear for your dog to tasty snacks and lightweight air mats to self-care products... Explore staffers are always on the hunt for new gear items. We're obsessing over these 12 outdoor adventure items—find out why. ($200; yeti.com) For sopping wetsuits, muddy...
You don’t have to spend a lot to get great gear. Here are three essentials that won't break the bank. Osprey Rook 65 The Rook has everything you need in a multi-day pack: a ventilated back panel that’s customizable and super comfortable...
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