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Winter gear you can't live without POC Cornea ($165) We wear a lot of eye-catching stuff, but nothing has ever received as many positive comments as these goggles. And yet that's not what makes the Cornea special. By attaching the lenses...
Read these tales of ice and snow on those winter nights that are just too cold to venture outdoors Exploring the Coast Mountains on Skis By John Baldwin Self-published. $40 The ultimate guide to skiing in the back country of B.C.'s Coast Range from...
These fashionable jackets are both enviro- and human-friendly We think it's great that gear makers are much more environmentally aware. But if you really want to change the world, the products have to work too. Here are four new offerings...
What you need to consider when buying eco-friendly gear Buying sustainably means considering a product's lifespan from cradle to cradle—from the raw material used to build it, through the construction and delivery process, to how it is eventually disposed of. This...
Some of our picks for the best apps to have in the wild An iPhone application (or "app") is a little program that has been created with a specific task in mind—info sharing, mapping, communicating, finance, list making, or just fun...
1. Figure out what you need in a bike. What trails do you ride now and what kind of trails do you want to ride? How important is weight? 2. New or used? Used bikes can save you lots of money...
You want a bike that will go wherever you want. Choose from our trail-tested models 1. Norco Fluid 4 ($1,940; 33 lbs) Of the bikes we tested, this ride rates as the best bang for your buck. Clipped into the Fluid, we...
An essential list for your day hike Sponsored feature from Coast Mountain Sports A day hike is a short trek that gets you out and back within one day. Even the quickest day hike has a list of necessary gear, so print...
How to make sure a pack is right for you Backpacks If your pack doesn't fit just right, it will bug you every time you shoulder it. The key to a good fit is investing extra time while shopping. 1. Despite what some...
Three things to keep in mind while looking for a sleeping bag These days sleeping bags come with almost as many options as a minivan. But deciding on the right bag really comes down to three variables:Fill type: Down or synthetic.
Got some fancy new gear? Here's how to keep it in top shape There's no point in getting flashy new gear just to have it look beaten down after one season of use. Here are Ryan's tips for keeping your new...
Learn which basic outdoor essentials you should pay top dollar for PacksSplurge: Most of the time it's better to crank up the credit card on the pack itself and save on what you're putting in it. This is especially true for...
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