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Best Winter Sleeping Bag

Best Winter Sleeping Bag

Hike & Camp

When the mercury dips and you are out in the wilderness, the one gear you don't want to skimp on is a good sleeping bag. Our top pick for the Best Winter Sleeping Bags is the Feathered Friends...

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Castle Towers Mountain

Castle Towers Mountain

Castle Towers is a remote peak in Garibaldi Park that is far enough away from main areas of the park that you might just have the whole mountain to yourself. It's also far enough that it requires...

Kees and Claire Hut

Kees and Claire Hut

Kees and Claire hut is a large, modern backcountry hut, located just above Russet Lake in Garibaldi Park. It's popular with hikers and backpackers in the summer, and backcountry skiers in the...

Blowdown Pass

Blowdown Pass

Blowdown Pass is a underrated backpacking trip and hike that is easy to get to. The lake makes a great camping spot where you can take a dip, and the surrounding peaks are great day hikes if you...

Wedgemount Lake

Wedgemount Lake

Wedgemount Lake is difficult to get to but well worth the effort. It's a beautiful alpine lake, surrounded by tall mountains in Garibaldi Park. It has a more remote feel than many of the other...

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Best Backpacking Sleeping Bag

Best Backpacking Sleeping Bag

Hike & Camp

Attention to all outdoor adventurers, it is time to ready your gear for your next backpacking trip, and we are here to guide you in one of the crucial choices: a sleeping bag. Unarguably, the...

Best Climbing Quickdraw

Best Climbing Quickdraw

If you're an adventurer always seeking to climb higher heights, then you know that having dependable gear is key. On that note, we would specifically like to focus on an indispensable piece of...

Best Climbing Harness

Best Climbing Harness

When it comes to climbing, the right gear can make all the difference. Between navigating sheer cliffs or conquering that challenging indoor route, the climbing harness you choose can impact...

Best Climbing Shoes

Best Climbing Shoes

Unlock your climbing potential with the perfect pair of climbing shoes. The right hardware, from footwear to belay devices, is essential to your climbing success and safety on any vertical...

Best Climbing Rope

Best Climbing Rope

If climbing mountains is your type of adrenaline rush, you must know that the rope you bring along can either make or break your climb – literally. For climbing and such outdoor adventures, the...

Best Hiking Pants

Best Hiking Pants

Men's

Whether you're taking a leisurely stroll in the woods or tackling a challenging mountain climb, your hiking pants can make or break your experience. It's not just about comfort. The right pair of...

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Best Women's Hiking Pants

Best Women's Hiking Pants

Welcome to the quest for finding the best hiking pants for women. It's no secret that every great adventure starts with the right gear, and the PrAna Halle Pant ticks all the boxes. Imagine a...

Best Women's Rain Jacket

Best Women's Rain Jacket

When it comes to braving the elements, no piece of gear signifies readiness like a dependable rain jacket. But where does the balance lie between style, function, and cost? In our hunt for the best...

Best Women's Down Jacket

Best Women's Down Jacket

When it comes to braving the great outdoors, a good down jacket is as essential as a great pair of hiking boots. Tucked in around your torso, the right one gives you that warm, cozy feeling, making...

Best Women's Rain Pants

Best Women's Rain Pants

When you're in the great outdoors, unpredictable weather is part of the game. An unexpected downpour can easily throw a wrench in your adventure plans if you're not equipped with the right gear....

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Best Hiking Shoes

Best Hiking Shoes

Footwear

Great boots aren't just about looking like a rugged outdoorsy type (though, let’s be honest, that helps). The key to a successful hike and a great outdoor experience shouldn't be ruined by blisters...