In the Field

Inspiring stories featuring behind-the-curtain peeks at how our brands work, with exclusive content and collaborations from ambassadors and special guests.

  • Running to break down barriers

    You need a good reason to risk the steep trails of the Bromont Ultra, a 160-km saga across forests and rivers. Marc-Antoine Forance, an athlete with The North Face, found a reason that outshines all others: his 5-year-old son Noah.

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  • Inclusive sizes

    Joanie Pietracupa shares her body image journey with us: from being influenced by toxic social constructs to breaking down the preconceptions that stood in the way of an active lifestyle. In her intimate tale, she talks about listening to her body's needs, finding quality athletic clothing that fits, and exercising for the simple joy of movement.

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  • No:3 Pre-premier exclusive. Two polar explorers’ New Found Respect for Resilience.

    Traversing 1100 KM over 63 days, filmmaker Caroline Coté & her partner, Vincent Colliard, made the first-ever unsupported winter crossing of Norway’s largest glacier.

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  • How to stay dry and on-trend.

    How to stay dry and on-trend. Rainwear isn’t what it used to be, so get ahead of the game - and the clouds - with the latest urban styles, lightest packable jackets and footwear that’s making a splash as we break down the layers of the latest waterproof tech.

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  • The Ultimate Camping Comfort Kit

    After a summer of outdoor living and some nights no doubt cozier than others, with Labour Day weekend approaching, we thought you deserved to finish off the summer camping season in ultimate comfort. We built our comfiest kit and asked avid camper but light sleeper Mirae Cambell to test it out.

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    The Ultimate Camping Comfort Kit
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  • My New-Found Respect For Taking Care

    Immerse yourself in the moving and very personal tale of Florence Rivest, an illustrator who has made nature, especially its lakes and rivers, a main focus of her life. In a story that mixes adventure with beautiful water-colour illustrations, she reflects on an ironic dilemma: the more we enjoy the restorative benefits of nature, the more it suffers. When we all turn to nature to heal ourselves, who takes care of it in return?

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  • Back To Work Survival Skills for women.

    After more than a year of working from home, returning to the office can feel like heading into the wild. Surviving back-to-work means gearing up with outfits and accessories that are as smart yet as comfortably casual as your new office layout.

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    Back To Work Survival Skills for women.
    MEAN BUSINESS : Back To Work Survival Skills for women.
  • Back To Work Survival Skills for Men.

    With so much time since you last set foot in the office, you may have lost touch with what work attire should look like - let alone the desire to wear it. If returning to your distanced desk feels like heading into the wild, fear not. We’ve compiled a back-to-work survival guide that bridges the gap between business-casual and techwear to make the transition a little easier (at least on the eyes).

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    Back To Work Survival Skills for Men.
    MEAN BUSINESS : Back To Work Survival Skills for Men.
  • Learn Essential Back To School Survival Skills - PART 1

    Learn Essential Back To School Survival Skills. The big return to the wild of the schoolyard requires a balance of cool versus practical. Use our handy curated guide to unearth the most durable lunchtime accessories & trending technical apparel to conquer the classroom in style.

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  • A breathtaking insight into the endurance sport of adventure racing. What is it? Imagine courses hundreds of kilometres long that can take from 48hrs to 2 weeks to complete. Imagine teams navigating rugged wilderness using only a map and compass, switching between trail-running, mountain biking, trekking, canoeing and mountaineering to reach the finish. Can’t even? Let TEAM ECO-AR guide you through what it takes and see what essential equipment they never race without. Gear freaks rejoice!

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  • Inspiration Station - Olympic Editorial

    With the Tokyo 2020 Games well underway, we recognise streaming, screaming & dreaming are all high-performance disciplines that require both technically performing and extra-comfortable, sofa-ready gear. Plus, see what our heroes are sporting in Japan - and some hot Canadian brands that deserve your support.

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    Inspiration Station - Olympic Editorial
    PODIUM-WORTHY GEAR : Inspiration Station - Olympic Editorial
  • Creator: Julian Thomas, documentary filmmaker MY NEW FOUND RESPECT FOR HOME

    The series consists of one film each month, telling personal stories of a diverse range of multi-disciplinary Canadian image makers for whom nature and sports provides inspiration. Julian Thomas is a 23-year old documentary filmmaker based in Montreal, Canada.

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    Creator: Julian Thomas, documentary filmmaker MY NEW FOUND RESPECT FOR HOME
    Discover the Story : Creator: Julian Thomas, documentary filmmaker MY NEW FOUND RESPECT FOR HOME
  • Hit the Road Again - Time to Get Outside With Our Best Brands

    Hit the Road Again - Time to Get Outside With Our Best Brands. Remember the good old days of international travel? They may have hit a brief roadblock, but it’ll soon be time to dust off your pack & cross those borders once more.

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  • 18 Trendy New Hiking Gear Essentials - Buyers’ Picks 2021

    18 Trendy New Hiking Gear Essentials - Buyers’ Picks 2021. Our buyers pick their favourites from newly arrived hiking footwear and gear collections.

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  • The Journey of a Lifetime

    Dad’s life lessons - and practical advice - strike a chord in everyone, from that first camping trip, his wise words on that kayaking adventure, or his survival hacks that time deep in the woods.

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    The Journey of a Lifetime
    DISCOVER THE STORY : The Journey of a Lifetime
  • A New Found Respect for Family Values

    This Fathers Day, as part of our tribute to Outdoor Dads, Alex Guimond, Co-CEO of Altitude-Sports, recounts how his father’s sustainable, leave-no-trace values, helped shape Alex’s own passions. His dad’s belief in buying & looking after quality gear until ‘the end of its life’ were the start of Alex’s vision for offering the most durable products to help more nature lovers buy better, not more.

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  • Staff Picks

    Our staff picks are chosen and approved by people who know the best places to adventure and to chill.

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    Staff Picks
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  • The Beginner’s Guide to Hiking: Head for the Trails with Keen

    Does nature offer us a direct path to happiness? For Lindsey Hill, photographer, yoga teacher, and mother of two little adventurers, the answer is obvious. We caught up with Lindsay on a hike through the winding trails of Invermere, British Columbia, to learn more about how Keen is helping this busy mom share her passion for hiking.

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  • The Art of Layering: Cycle All Season, All Year

    Why would a pro rugby player move to Canada and switch to triathlons, signing up for the world's most demanding one? Find out how Xavier Jourson, helped by Castelli, dresses for warmth during early season training in the worst weather, prepping for the biggest challenge of his life.

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    The Art of Layering: Cycle All Season, All Year
    Discover the story : The Art of Layering: Cycle All Season, All Year
  • Run for the Sky with VECTIV in Your Sole

    What drives a scientist to run the toughest races in the world? The North Face champion sky runner Hillary Allen talks about her motivation and how the revolutionary VECTIV trail running tech came to be.

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    Run for the Sky with VECTIV in Your Sole
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  • The Gold Standard

    Altitude Sports went to BLACKYAK’s Development Centre in Germany and saw the process behind their award-winning ski and alpine wear. We dropped in at the ISPO awards, and then put the gear to the test skiing the Austrian Alps. Follow along as we discover more about BLACKYAK.

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    The Gold Standard
    DISCOVER : The Gold Standard
  • Tessa Treadway & the Art of Raising a 'Freerange Family

    As an accomplished skier, Tessa Treadway is no stranger to adventure. Now, with three young kids, Tessa is busy with her latest adventure: Motherhood. We caught up with Tessa at her B.C. home to discuss its joys and perils, maintaining an active lifestyle with kids, and her friendship with Peak Performance.

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  • Discovering the Ancient Wisdom of the Modern Brand

    We travelled across the globe to Kathmandu, Nepal to meet with the people that make Sherpa Adventure Gear such a unique brand. Read all about the brand’s scholarship program and women’s knitting factory.

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  • Growing a Revolution—Patagonia, Regenerative Agriculture, and Saving the Planet

    Can agriculture save the planet? That’s what Patagonia believes. Patagonia is the outdoor company that’s made battling climate change their front line. Even their slogan states it: We’re in business to save the planet.

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    Growing a Revolution—Patagonia, Regenerative Agriculture, and Saving the Planet
    Discover this story : Growing a Revolution—Patagonia, Regenerative Agriculture, and Saving the Planet
  • FORWARD: A Look to the Future for Quartz Co.

    In this time of crisis, Quartz Co. has distinguished itself by answering the call of Canadians. With its new FORWARD collection, Quartz Co. moves another step closer to a responsible future.

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    FORWARD: A Look to the Future for Quartz Co.
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  • Smartwool Makes a Difference By Judith Kasiama - Founder of Color The Trails

    In collaboration with Judith Kasiama, founder of Colour the Trails, Smartwool introduces Intraknit, their latest collection of ultra-performing merino base layers. Judith shows us that with the right apparel, and the right approach, the outdoors can be enjoyed by everyone.

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    Smartwool Makes a Difference By Judith Kasiama - Founder of Color The Trails
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  • BLACKYAK IS NEXT: The Seoul-Based Mountaineering Brand From the World’s Future City

    Towers and heat. Exiting Incheon Airport, that was my first impression of South Korea as we drove into Seoul in +35 °C weather. Dome-like mountains with rocky orange tops bordered the distance.

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    BLACKYAK IS NEXT: The Seoul-Based Mountaineering Brand From the World’s Future City
    Discover this story : BLACKYAK IS NEXT: The Seoul-Based Mountaineering Brand From the World’s Future City
  • A Day & Night in the Life of POP Montreal with JanSport

    We met on a sunny Friday in late September in the Mile-End. We had all-access passes to POP Montreal. The Mile-End is one of Montreal’s coolest neighborhoods.

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    A Day & Night in the Life of POP Montreal with JanSport
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