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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: Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym Zip

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Gear Review: Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym Zip

Hammock Camping I can’t remember how long ago I discovered hammock camping, but ever since I spent my first night sleeping in a hammock it has been my preferred way to camp. There are several key advantages to camping in a hammock: Light weight and take up little room in your pack Quick set up […]

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Whale Watching With B.C. Whale Tours

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Whale Watching With B.C. Whale Tours

A few years back I had a family member visit Vancouver from Europe. While she was here, she hopped on a ferry and went to Vancouver Island to go whale watching. As my relative raved about the beautiful orcas they saw that day, it occurred to me that I had never seen killer whales myself, […]

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Gear Review: Columbia Sportswear

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Gear Review: Columbia Sportswear

Columbia Sportswear Being outdoors is great for your health. Outdoor activities have been proven to not only be beneficial to your physical health but also to their emotional health. And when you are outdoors, you want to make sure that you get the most out of your outside by having the right gear. You want […]

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Gear Review: Scuba Diving with Princeton Tec and Outdoor Research

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Gear Review: Scuba Diving with Princeton Tec and Outdoor Research

With the sunshine approaching, scuba diving season has arrived in Vancouver. Here’s a quick review of some gear I have recently tested out, which will be handy on your next dive. Princeton Tec League Handheld Torch The Princeton Tec League is a lightweight torch intended to function as a backup light for your scuba dive. […]

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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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