Gear Guide: Fall Hiking, Camping and Active-Living Essentials
Autumn is one of our favourite times of year—providing you have the right gear to properly tackle everything the shoulder season can throw down. Whether you're on the rainy West Coast, the dynamic and vast Prairies, the Technicolor forests of Ontario and Quebec, the wind-whipped Atlantic or the frosty North, we have gear here that will suit your needs.
Fall Gear for Cozy Outdoor Adventures
Summer is fading, but that doesn’t mean you have to hang up your adventure gear and stay inside! Warm up and get outdoors for epic adventures this autumn. Here are five pieces of gear designed for camping, hiking and exploring—whatever the weather.
GEAR REVIEW: Kaila Walton Reviews Gregory's New Juno 30 H2O Plus Size Backpack
Gregory Packs has made a new line of backpacks, designed specifically for outdoor enthusiasts of diverse body sizes and shapes (sizes 2x to 6x). Photographer and Plus Size Adventurer Kaila Walton takes the Gregory Juno 30 H2O on an adventure to test it out and review it for Explore Magazine.
The Happy Camper: New Tick Prevention
Ticks have increased dramatically throughout Ontario and Quebec this season; and so has the risk of Lyme disease. They were out early as well (thanks to global warming, once again). By the end of March, I started a routine tick check on me and my dog after spending time in the woods. I’m assuming I’ll be checking right up until the snow starts to fall and the ground starts to freeze.
The Happy Camper: Reviewing New Eureka and JetBoil 2021 Camp Gear
I’m finally heading off canoe tripping and campground camping for the summer season. Yay me! I’ve got over 30 nights organized so far, ranging from provincial parks and conservation areas across southwestern Ontario to remote paddling trips in northern Ontario. And I’ve got myself a few new pieces of camp gear to use along the way.
How to Turn Your Car Into the Ultimate Micro-Camper for the Summer
Travelling in a self-contained vehicle, or “vanlife” as it is better known on social media, existed long before Covid-19, but when the pandemic hit, van living took on a life of its own. The hashtag #vanlife now has over 9.8 million tags on Instagram, and van sales have been at an all-time high.
Here's What You'll Find Inside the Spring 2021 "Live the Adventure" Club Gear Box
This spring, we shipped out over one thousand gear boxes to outdoor adventure enthusiasts across Canada and the United States. Our boxes equip members to #LivetheAdventure while our weekly, monthly and quarterly challenges inspire and entice creative outdoor pursuits—with big prizes to be won just for participating!
Montane Expands into Canada with Fastpacking, Hiking and Trail Running Gear
Montane, a leading manufacturer of outdoor apparel based in the UK, is now stocked in Canada. Montane has been the lead sponsor of the Yukon Arctic Ultra Marathon for over a decade and has roots in the Canadian backcountry, so the expansion into Canada was a natural fit.