Best Backpacking Meals

There’s nothing quite like backpacking. Away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, your mind feeling lighter and freer with each passing day as you venture farther and farther into the wilderness. Carrying everything you need for such adventures is rarely an easy task though. Food and water take up half the weight of most…

10 Great Gifts for Outdoorsy Folks

The holiday season is upon us, which also means Black Friday and Christmas sales are too. As we all gear up for this most wonderful time of year, I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite products I’ve had the pleasure of testing out this year. Below are 10 great hiking gifts plus some…

Gear Review: Tree Tribe Leggings

I love my Tree Tribe leggings. They are soft and cozy, beautifully designed, and great for the planet! As someone who has dedicated their career to wildlife conservation for the last decade, it’s a purchase I can feel good about. Each pair of Tree Tribe leggings are hand-made not too far away from us in…

Gear Review: Vessi Cityscape Shoes

I LOVE my Vessi Cityscape shoes. They’re an essential addition to the wardrobe of a Vancouverite especially. It’s commonly known¬†that in Vancouver you should never leave home without sunglasses and an umbrella. The weather changes on a dime so you can never know what to expect, except that it will likely involve some amount of…

Gear Review: LOWA Innox Evo GTX Lo shoes

As some of you may know, I’m part of the Sport Dinaco team as an ambassador for LOWA Canada. I collaborate with companies whose products and services I love and trust, and who have values in line with my own. I get asked for a lot of advice and recommendations so it’s my pleasure to occasionally test…

Awesome Hiking Apps

In this digital age, it’s rare to see people using anything but their smartphones for navigation. Technology can be a very helpful tool, but remember that a paper map and traditional compass are part of The 10 Essentials a hiker should always carry with them, with the use of electronic devices recommended only in addition to manual…

Gear Review: Kahtoola MICROspikes

The days are shorter and snow is falling over our mountains but that doesn’t mean hiking has to stop. Get yourself a pair of crampons like Kahtoola MICROspikes! A small, lightweight traction device you put over your boot, crampons are a must-have addition to your winter hiking gear giving you grip to safely hike on…

The Backpack We’ve All Been Waiting For

You know the sitch. It’s Friday night and you’re prepping for your early morning departure to hike that epic peak you’ve been dreaming about all year. It’s early autumn, and like the responsible outdoorswo/man you are, you know the weather can turn on a dime from a scorching hot day to a blizzardy snowstorm. Forecast…

Gear Review: EVO Ankle Brace Stabilizer

This is a hiking gear review of the soft ankle brace EVO Ankle Stabilizer. Video Review Two weeks ago I rolled my ankle during a kickboxing class at Diaz Combat Sports in East Van (they’re an AWESOME gym, I’m just clumsy). My sports Physio (City Sports & Physio) thinks it may actually be fractured despite the…