For outdoor activities where your pockets won’t be enough to fit your essentials, a comfortable daypack is crucial to enjoying your time outside. But between padded hip belts, adjustable torso lengths and mesh back panels, deciding on one can be overwhelming. Every pack offers functional differences and picking the right one for you depends on several key factors.
Speaking from experience, ankle sprains are the worst. Not only is spraining your ankle super painful, but the time you must take off from hiking and other sports to recover can be extremely frustrating. (Not to mention the armpit bruises many people get from needing crutches for a while.) But there’s hope! Here’s a bit about artificial intelligence (AI) and how can it help hikers and other athletes prevent ankle sprains.
Here in BC, we are seeing first-hand the damaging effects of climate change and for those who want to make a difference, this article is for you! I am going to share with you some great outdoor gear products that do not compromise on performance and are environmentally friendly and sustainable.
With spring upon us, sunny days becoming more frequent and the days getting longer, you may be itching to get outdoors. Personally, I can’t wait to go kayaking and canoeing in the Okanagan with my dad. If you’re also hoping to get out on the water soon, it may be time to get prepared by gearing up. Here are some incredible pieces of gear to help keep you comfortable, active and safe while kayaking and canoeing this season.
While leggings are figure-flattering, move with your body and offer unparalleled comfort, a well-crafted pair of hiking pants provide reinforced protection and resiliency to changing climates. So, which should you wear to go hiking? While the answer to this ongoing debate depends largely on personal preferences, it also depends on a few other key factors.
Quikcord is a paracord organizer and dispenser that allows users to access up to 7.5 metres of tangle-free paracord at a moment’s notice. Its lightweight yet durable shell also comes equipped with a built-in blade and an emergency nighttime signal that lasts up to 12 hours. It doubles as a flashlight if necessary, making Quikcord a well thought out all-in-one emergency device.
Materials like polyester are made from plastics, and when you put those clothes through a washing machine, microplastics leach into the water—and eventually, into the ocean. Single-use water bottles, fast fashion outdoor apparel and plastic bags litter the environment we love to explore. Even items that seem recyclable, like plastic jugs of laundry detergent used to clean your hiking clothes, often end up in the landfill.
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.
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.