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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.


Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear Hotbed Flame Sleeping Bag

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Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear Hotbed Flame Sleeping Bag

Mountain Hardwear has a diverse line of sleeping bags, and one of their more popular lines is the Hotbed series. I recently tested out the Mountain Hardwear Hotbed Flame sleeping bag, which is rated to -7C. The Hotbed Flame sleeping bag makes use of the company’s well-received, proprietary Lamina technology to enhance loft and get […]

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Gear Review: Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra

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Gear Review: Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra

Whether it’s from discomfort of the cold or for safety concerns, many people end their hiking season when the snow starts falling. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are plenty of great, safe winter trails in our local mountains (some suggestions are at the bottom of this post). With the proper gear, you can […]

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A Stay at the Journeyman Lodge in Callaghan Country

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A Stay at the Journeyman Lodge in Callaghan Country

Callaghan Country is located near the Whistler Olympic Park, and is home to a true winter backcountry experience. Whether you want cross-country skiing on groomed trail, downhill turns in deep powder, snowshoeing trails, or just a relaxing stay by the fire inside a comfy full-service chalet, Callaghan Country has you covered. Staying at the Journeyman Lodge […]

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Gear Review: DU/ER “No Sweat” Pants

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Gear Review: DU/ER “No Sweat” Pants

A Vancouver company might be onto something big, as they’ve created pants that can be worn to work, yet are comfortable and flexible enough to rock climb in. The idea behind these pants is that you can wear pants that look good, keep you performing your best, comfortable, and best of all, won’t make you […]

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Gear Review: Zackees Cycling Gloves

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Gear Review: Zackees Cycling Gloves

There is a new name in cycling gloves, and that name is Zackees. Zackees has created an innovative new glove designed to keep cyclists safer on the road. Simply put, Zackees have made gloves that also act as turn signals. This handy little feature will help you communicate with those larger, more aggressive vehicles that you share the […]

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