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A backpack made for photographers Naming all the attributes of the Dakine Sequence photography pack would take too long—the manufacturer seems to have thought of everything. This is the ultimate pack for outdoor photographers, especially those who ski and snowboard. There...
Sea kayaking is picking up speed. Here's how to do it right In the July/August 2010 issue of explore, Conor Mihell reported about the Hurricane Riders, a group of extreme sea kayakers in B.C. Using full-length sea kayaks, these guys rip...
What to bring backpacking to make your trip as comfortable as possible Backpacking is typically an overnight or multi-day hiking trip where all food and equipment necessary to travel on foot during the day and camp overnight is carried. - Trekking poles -...
How companies are combining gear and casual wear "Climbers do yoga," says CEO of Mountain Equipment Co-Op. "Active people in the wilderness, they live in urban environments, they run, they cycle. We always said, 'We'll give you this part of your...
Ryan Stuart explains why soft shells are best for winter layering A reader asked me my strategy for layering for ski touring. Here's what I replied: In the winter my jacket strategy is a softshell 90 percent of the time. I throw...
Gear and gadgets to keep you warm and dry this winter Sanyo eneloop Kairo KIR SL2 ($70; sanyo.com) Do the math: A $1 disposable, chemical handwarmer lasts about as long as the $70 battery powered Kairo, but the Kairo can be recharged...
Everything you need to stay warm outside this winter Sponsored feature from Atmosphere - Fitted base layer top - Fitted base layer pants - Midweight Merino wool socks - Sweater - Vest - Waterproof, thermal gloves or mitts - Goggles - Insulated pants - Insulated jacket - Waterproof, insulated hiking...
Everything you need to have fun outside this fall Sponsored feature from Atmosphere - Lightweight liner socks (these will increase warmth by wicking when used under heavier hiking socks) - Cushioned Socks / Merino Wool Hiking socks - Custom footbeds or insoles for...
A roundup of your favourite outdoor gear We asked you to pick a favourite piece of gear. You chose everything from sleeping-bag liners to bug shirts to ice tools. One person even picked his BBQ. Here's how the different types of...
Find out why it takes two years for some packs to go from idea to retail It takes a long, long time for a product to go from idea to retail. We asked Nathan Kuder, Black Diamond's category director for packs,
A few of our picks for the year Keen Pyrenees(1.1 kg, 2.4 lbs; $190; keencanada.ca) Keen seems to have left its funky style behind with this traditional leather hiking boot. The sleek and nicely tanned full-grain leather upper (backed by...
There's a lot that happens to your shoes before they hit the shelves Looking at a finished piece of gear, it's not always obvious just how many steps are required to actually construct it. Keen's outdoor category director Blaine Conrad...
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