Whether you’re planning an overnight backpacking trip or a multi-day thru-hike, an effective layering system with a base, mid and outer layer will help you adapt swiftly to changes in weather and activity levels. The key to staying comfortable on a backpacking trip is to pack lightly, making sure every piece is versatile, breathable and lightweight.
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Taking proper care of your gear can maximize its shelf life and keep it performing at its best on your outdoor adventures.
Big news! MEC has released a new backpack collection. These packs are highly technical, incredibly durable and designed for backcountry users at an affordable price. Check out the Serratus Pace UL 25 and 40 L, the Vista 45 and 70 L, the Zephyr 45 and 65 L and the Cragalot 45.
YETI is known for making high-quality coolers that will outlast hot summer days and long weekends at the campsite. The Roadie 48 and 60 Wheeled Coolers are built with all-terrain wheels and a hefty handle for easy transport, whether you’re heading to the campground or hosting a beach picnic.
Flowers are nice, but adventures are better. Give someone you love the gift of the Great Outdoors this Mother’s Day.
Camping is meant to get you outside and reacquainted with the simple pleasures of life, like falling asleep beneath a sky full of stars and basking in absolute silence. But car camping isn’t meant to be uncomfortable.
I got myself a Bear Keg from Counter Assault—the same company that makes bear spray. I know backpackers use this system a lot, but I don’t know of many canoeists. I’m not sure why.
Sleeping pads provide 40 per cent of the insulated warmth. I assumed my fluffy bag (plus a liner to increase the warmth rating) would do the trick, but it was only doing 60 per cent of the work. I knew my pad did more than raise me off the tent floor and provide cushioning, but I didn’t realize it was a whopping 40 per cent of the reason I was contributing to reduced snowpack in the mountains.
Sometimes costing over $30 a pair, hiking socks have a steep price tag compared to a pair of normal cotton ones. But it’s not obvious to the naked eye that hiking socks are highly engineered for comfort and performance while protecting your feet on challenging or multi-day hikes.
“There couldn’t be a more exciting way to mark 40 years of creating beloved products for skiers, snowboarders and adventurers everywhere than joining the exalted ranks of the B Corp certification,” says Meghan Ksiazek, VP of Product.
Some of the best fire starters are made from simple items you can find at home or in nature, so you don’t need to buy fire starters.
When it comes to outdoor gear, there’s a limited number of vegan-friendly brands, and many brands that do offer vegan products don't always promote it as such, leaving shoppers to do the research themselves.
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For Carissa Misener, an obvious hole gaped in the adventure outfitting market. “There should be clothing that transforms with a woman’s body and is actually supportive of an outdoor lifestyle.”
Grab your skis, snowboard, snowshoes, skates or other technical equipment your activity requires, then bundle up and fight the chill with these winter-ready gear items.
With the endless expanse of the Pacific Ocean ahead of us, it's the perfect setting to put the new Apple Watch Ultra to the test.