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This category contains all the posts related to local companies, and to products and gear. This may include gear reviews, new products on the market, sales, gear swamps, and contests that are running on Outdoor Vancouver.


2015 The North Face Sample Sale

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2015 The North Face Sample Sale

The Spring 2015 Vancouver The North Face Sample Sale will be held in March at the Armenian Church Community Center in Richmond. There are samples of footwear, sleeping bags, tents, jackets, pants, casual clothing, fleece, rain wear, ski and snowboard apparel and more! All times are marked 50% off the marked price.

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Wenger EvoGrip S18 Swiss Army Knife Review

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Wenger EvoGrip S18 Swiss Army Knife Review

The Wenger EvoGrip S18 Swiss Army Knife is a great knife to bring along into the backcountry. It’s also the kind of knife I find handy laying around the house to open packages and tackle various little tasks. Having so many functions in a small design, it can also be kept in your car or purse when you’re not out hiking with it.

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Rolo Travel Bag Review

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Rolo Travel Bag Review

If you’re a frequent traveler then one of your biggest concerns is obviously packing. For many, packing is always a downside to traveling. I recently found a new Kickstarter-funded product that is making minimalist travel a breeze – the Rolo Travel Bag. One of the more popular minimalist packing solutions today are space bags, which are designed to […]

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2014 Friends of Icebreaker Super Sale in Vancouver

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2014 Friends of Icebreaker Super Sale in Vancouver

Icebreaker is an outdoor and sport clothing company out of New Zealand. Expanding to Canada just a few years ago, they have garnered a huge reputation for the quality of their clothing and their value. The Icebreaker ‘secret sauce’ is their merino wool fibres, as their own website boasts; Our merino combines the best qualities of […]

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109 Walks In British Columbia’s Lower Mainland Review

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109 Walks In British Columbia’s Lower Mainland Review

109 Walks In B.C.’s Lower Mainland guidebook has been out since 1976, and is a staple on the bookshelves of many casual hikers and walkers around Vancouver. The book went through a revision in early 2014, and I got my hands on a review copy of this current 7th edition.

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Sewell’s Marina Sea Safari Eco-Tour around Howe Sound

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Sewell’s Marina Sea Safari Eco-Tour around Howe Sound

Last week I went on an Sea Safari Eco-Tour with Sewell’s Marina out of Horseshoe Bay. The Sea Safari tour is a two-hour boat adventure that takes you all around Howe Sound to view the beautiful coastal scenery and ocean wildlife just off Vancouver’s shores.

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