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Gear Review: Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction System

Filed in Deals, Products and Companies by . Updated on and published on Feb 21st, 2014
Gear Review: Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction System

The Kahtoola MICROspikes are a slip-on traction system that are great for trail running in compact snow. They are lightweight, packable, and provide great traction. The nice thing about the MICROspikes is they are nice and light, fold-able, and easily fit into my hydration pack when I don’t need to wear them. They’ll even fit into a pocket.

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Gear Review: Spot Gen3 Satellite GPS Messenger

Filed in Deals, Products and Companies by . Updated on and published on Jan 18th, 2014
Gear Review: Spot Gen3 Satellite GPS Messenger

If you’re heading out into the backcountry, its nice to have the reassurance that you can let search and rescue know your whereabouts if you’re facing a life-threatening situation. SPOT has been a leader in GPS tracking technology, and the SPOT Gen3 is the latest addition to the SPOT family of personal GPS tracking beacons.

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Gear Review: Canada Goose Hybridge Lite Jacket

Filed in Deals, Products and Companies by . Updated on and published on Dec 18th, 2013
Gear Review: Canada Goose Hybridge Lite Jacket

The Canada Goose Hybridge Lite Jacket is a great addition to any outdoor-lovers winter gear collection. Rated for temperatures of -5 to +5 Celsius, this 800-fill white duck down-insulated jacket is great for active wear or layering. Canada Goose jackets have been used by arctic and antarctic researchers and explorers for over 50 years (just envision those big bright […]

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Book Giveaway: Climbing Fitz Roy, 1968: Reflections on the Lost Photos of the Third Ascent

Filed in Deals, Products and Companies by . Updated on and published on Nov 26th, 2013
Book Giveaway: Climbing Fitz Roy, 1968: Reflections on the Lost Photos of the Third Ascent

Through rare photos and personal essays, Climbing Fitz Roy, 1968 tells the tale of a six-month excursion to Patagonia, Chile, that changed the lives of five rock climbers dubbed the “Funhogs”—Yvon Chouinard (founder of Patagonia), Doug Tompkins (founder of The North Face/Esprit), Dick Dorworth, Chris Jones and Lito Tejada-Flores. The 1968 Fitz Roy climb would impact the […]

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October 2013 Arc’teryx Factory Sale

Filed in Deals, Products and Companies by . Updated on and published on Oct 20th, 2013
October 2013 Arc’teryx Factory Sale

Need some new outdoor clothing for the winter season? Everyone loves Arc’teryx, but we all know its a bit spendy. Well, this weekend is your chance to scoop up some Arc’teryx gear at their upcoming factory sale in North Vancouver. You can save up to 70% off discontinued items (and an additional 10% off any […]

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2013 Icebreaker Sample Sale in Vancouver

Filed in Deals, Products and Companies by . Updated on and published on Oct 16th, 2013
2013 Icebreaker Sample Sale in Vancouver

Full disclosure: I’m a huge fan of Icebreaker clothing. I first got my hands on some gear last year and have loved it for running, hiking and snowshoeing. I also made sure to gear up my son with some nice Icebreaker merino wool socks and toque for his first skiing lessons last winter. The merino […]

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