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Blisters suck. I still remember walking around a beautiful garden in South Africa, gritting my teeth because the sides of my toes were swelling and rubbing in my (cute but very uncomfortable) sandals. The founder of BlistWool has a more intense...
Brought to you by our friends at Montane Montane, a leading manufacturer of outdoor apparel based in the UK, is now stocked in Canada. Montane has been the lead sponsor of the Yukon Arctic Ultra Marathon for over a decade...
From base layers to boots and snacks to accessories, we outdoor enthusiasts spend a pretty penny on gear and supplies each year. Many of us already try to spend our dollars wisely by choosing to support companies that do right...
If you’re venturing into the coldest of Canada’s winters, you need an expedition parka. Developed for scientists working in Antarctica, it’s made with removable fur and 625 fill power white duck down. The temperature rating is for -30 C and...
Winter is the perfect time to cozy up outside. Beyond base layers, mid layers, outer layers and everything you need for a roaring campfire, the best gear item to bring on chilly outdoor adventures is a portable puffy blanket. Down is...
If you’re one of the many Canadians who took up running during the pandemic—and want to keep it up—you’re now faced with your first winter as a runner. The prospect is daunting, I know; you may be tempted to hibernate...
What a year it's been. But for all the turmoil, one thing has remained constant—the outdoors are there for you. In fact, outdoor recreation has never been more popular than it was in 2020. It's easy to see why—nature is the...
Six years ago, Mon Balon launched Plus Snow, an e-retailer that offers high-quality, technical adventure clothing for sizes 1X to 6X in women’s and XL to 10XL in men’s. “Growing up, my mom had a second-hand ski shop in Melbourne...
Did you just realize Christmas is only a few days away? Don’t fret—get ready! If you still need to do some shopping, here are easy gift ideas for outdoor adventurers. Even lightweight hikers can benefit from trekking poles on difficult...
This article was sponsored by iHatetheCold Kai Or has a story similar to many Canadians. His parents immigrated from China and Hong Kong to Toronto, where they hoped to create a better life with little more than a $1,000 loan. From...
Do you have an outdoor adventurer on your Christmas list? Lucky you! We’re a fun bunch to shop for. Here are 10 stocking stuffers under $50: Ski/snowboard season is here! This wax scrapper has multiple scraping sides, notched for edge...
My canoe buddy, Andy Baxter, came over the other day to show me some new product coming out of his side business: Recreational Barrel Works. You’ll see his blue barrels in a bunch of outdoor stores. They’ve become a favourite...
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