Arc’teryx Climbing Academy

An open enrollment adventure school teaching everything from crack-climbing to adventure photography

by Kate Erwin British Columbia-based climbing company Arc’teryx started back in 1989 when Dave Lane and Jeremy Guard began making harnesses in their basement. They wanted to make the very best climbing gear and the brand has grown to be one of the best respected outdoor sporting and clothing brands in the world. Therefore, it’s no surprise that they would continue that excellence into the …

Westerlind: Online Shopping for the Outdoors

A stylish new approach to a carefully selected collection of gear from around the world

Since 2007, Swedish entrepreneur and outdoor enthusiast Andrea Westerlind has been seeking out the most effective, timeless wilderness gear from all corners of the globe. A third generation member of a Swedish fashion house, Westerlind began working as a distributor in 2003—at only 23 years old. In 2007, she would launch the now-ubiquitous Fjällräven Kånken backpack in the US and has since dedicated herself entirely …

Cannondale Slice RS

The latest in triathlon-centric bicycles ascribes to the age old "Narrow is Aero" adage

In years past cutting seconds off your race time meant donning hilarious helmets and hoping the wind’s at your back. Now, thanks to the latest in carbon molding, integrated gearing and carbon components, Cannondale‘s recently released Slice RS claims the necessary tech to strike up to 20 seconds in a 40k race for a top competitor. And while this bike is designed mostly for just …

Scott & Scott Architects Alpine Cabin

A beautifully rugged, off-the-grid powder haven inspired by snowboarding

Having grown tired of life in established firms, Vancouver-based architects Susan and David Scott ditched their digs in favor of the road less traveled, founding Scott and Scott Architects to focus on designing projects in more challenging environments. Launching today, 21 February, the small shop proudly introduces their first flagship project, an off-the-grid alpine cabin inspired by the physical and mental isolation involved with backcountry …

Best Made Co. Masanobu VG-10 Knife Series

Traditionally crafted Japanese blades and a comprehensive handbook

Best known for their brightly painted axes, NYC-based outdoor enthusiasts Best Made Co. deal in all things outdoor-oriented, so long as they’re of the highest quality and craftsmanship. The latest to hit the Best Made online market is the Masanobu VG-10 Knife Series, a set of three expertly made Japanese steel knives. Falling in line with a fine selection of Japanese-made products already available through …