Best of the Best is Back for Winter

We’re back with our winter edition of Best of the Best! This time, we’ve picked some of our favourite gear to help you explore the great Canadian backcountry, all while staying warm and safe. Check out our picks below, and don’t forget to enter for your chance to win $100 in Adventure Bucks!

How do you know if you won?

We will announce FIVE lucky winners November 8th on our Facebook Page. We will also send the winners an email to claim their prize.

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Reach New Heights, Conquer New Terrain

Summit the highest hill and slide down with confidence. Backcountry skis from Meier, Icelantic, and Xalibu are high quality, lightweight, and handmade in Colorado and Quebec. Lock in with Dynafit boots for a secure ride.

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Gear Up with the Best For Trails & Treks

As the temperature drops, it’s critical to keep your core warm and your feet dry. Climate-regulating Mammut Gore-Tex® boots, a cozy Patagonia Synchilla fleece, and the lightweight yet well-insulated Rab Microlight jacket get the job done.

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Stay Safe, Sound, and Found

When you’re exploring the rugged backcountry, anything can happen. Our top transceivers are picked for their range, precision, and ease of use; make safety a priority and don’t go without one! Select from top brands like Pieps, Ortovox, and Mammut.

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When Your Destination is Downhill

Make the most out of your tour, whether you’re hitting the hill or headed for the backcountry. Moment and Black Crows are masters of the ski craft; pair them with Atomic bindings and Scarpa boots to create the ultimate experience.

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The Best Protection Comes in Layers

When you’re heading out, the best defense against frigid conditions comes from pairing the right layers together. Combine an insulated piece like Norrøna’s Falketind60 with Rab’s Muztag Gore-Tex® jacket for efficient protection.

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Layer Up & Stay Warm with Smartwool

Smartwool has evolved to include a full line of natural fibre performance apparel. Our favourites for this season are their Merino 250 pieces, as well as their Smartloft X-60 series of insulated outerwear.

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Fast Track Your Ascent with the Best Skin Skis

Forget waxing—skin skis are an enviro-friendly alternative to the traditional process of constant waxing to meet the demands of ever-changing snow conditions. Modern skin skis make gripping and gliding a breeze! Our faves come from Nordic experts Salomon, Rossignol, and Fischer.

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Technical Hoodies from Patagonia & Arc’teryx

The hoodie: a classic staple of any adventurer’s closet. Patagonia and Arc’teryx are taking theirs to the next level, innovating the best ways to ramp up tech specs, from breathability, to warmth, to weatherproofing.

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