Friday, 7 April 2017

New Product: Columbia Rain Jackets

We're pretty excited about the new Columbia rainwear. Designed for trek and travel, it is light, 100% waterproof (as guaranteed by Columbia!), and extremely packable. There are some great colours in all fits - Men's, Women's, Girls and boys. The cut and styling is very clean. These are some good looking, versatile jackets.

But there are two reasons that these are probably the best option in rainwear that we carry if you are going to be spending your time outdoors in all weather this spring and summer.

They are breathable.  Yes, most half-decent rain jackets will keep the water on the outside. But the good ones are also effective at getting rid of the moisture on the inside. If you're out hiking or sightseeing and your jacket can't keep you cool and dry, what's the point of it being waterproof?

And then there's the details. Things like fully attached, adjustable hoods; You cant lose it, and there are no extra seams for leaks.  The light mesh linings keep the shell from sticking to your skin and allow air to move. These jackets are fully seam-sealed which makes a big difference in a deluge, and the nylon outer shell is tough enough to survive most things you'll put it through.

In Short: These are great value for the price, and if you're out in the wild this summer they are exactly the jacket you need.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

New Product: Under Armour!

Ok, So it's more an entire new brand than just a product - and, we've got lots of it!

We've been busily unpacking (and giddily trying on) Under Armour tees, shorts and hats, and selling them almost as fast as they come out of the box!  The Blitzer stretch hats seem to be the most popular, but as soon as the truly warm weather hits, I think we'll have trouble keeping the super soft Locker Tees and ultralight shorts in Stock.

We've also received some of the men's and boys BoxerJock undies, and there's women's bikini briefs on the way! Add in the Ignite slides, and you've basically got your summer athletic wardrobe covered, all in one stop.

Check out our Under Armour selection, and all our other new spring gear - we hope you're as excited by it as we are! If you can get it away from our staff, you might even be able to buy some.

Monday, 13 March 2017

New Product: Dorcy Battery Fan!

Early spring is one of our most favorite times of year because this is when all of the new items for the coming camp season start to arrive! 

First through the receiving door this year? A brand new battery powered fan from Dorcy!

This beast is exciting because we have not had a new fan to showcase in years, and it has brought some new tricks to the table.  First- there's an area lamp! Second, you can hang it! That's right, your tent just got a fancy new ceiling fan light fixture.  Keep buying swanky gear like this, and you'll need to hire a butler.

But what if you're not in a tent and just want to cool down your cabin? Or, You prefer your battery operated fan to sit on the table where gravity intended? That's just fine. This Dorcy fan has a tough swivel base. Just set the fan down, point it where you want it, and be cool.

This thing is tough, and it looks like some kind of futuristic robot-insect! The fan runs on 2
D-Cell batteries (not included) and the light runs on a couple of button cell batteries (which ARE included!)

If you're in the market for a new table top fan, you definitely need to check this one out.     

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Custom Lettering Tips from the experts.

You're ordering some Double Tough duffel bags for camp or travel (or whatever, really), and you want to get the most out of your bag.  Go the extra mile and add some custom hot pressing! It's easy, relatively inexpensive, and is the best looking way to permanently I.D. your stuff.  And yes, we do have some recommendations, thanks for asking.

What colour letters should you get?

If the reason you are customizing your duffel is so that it will stand out in a crowd, white is the answer.  It offers the highest contrast and sharpest look on all three colours of duffel bag. It is, of course, a personal choice: some people prefer black to match the straps/bottoms of the duffel, or red for the shot of colour. But for pop-out contrast, the pros go with white. 

When should you order them?

Early.  The Earlier the better.  Now, in fact.  It takes 5 days for us to process them and get them ready to go. No amount of pleading, bribing, whining or cajolery will change that. And the closer to camp it gets, the busier we get.  The busier we get, the greater the chance of an unexpected delay.  So the earlier you order the sooner you'll get your shiny new custom duffels and the less you'll stress.

What should you have printed on the duffel?

Keep it simple - less is better. Generally just a last name works well, especially if there's a chance of the bag being a hand-me-down or used for multi-purposes by the whole family. First and last initials also work well.  Maybe a first initial & last name if you have a common name or siblings.

The shorter your customization, the less expensive it is: maxing out the letters (24) will add $48 to your duffel! That is just unnecessary when a first and last initial will get the job done for $4. Plus, filling up all the available space on the duffel with letters will have the opposite effect from what you're looking for. It will be cluttered and not stand out nearly as much.

So the pros definitely recommend getting your Duffel customized.  But order early, keep it simple, and order white letters.

Need more Custom Lettering Details? Check these out.
More Duffel Questions? We've got More Duffel Answers!

Friday, 20 January 2017

Now Hiring!

We're searching for fun, energetic and hard working people to work as sales staff - are you the person we are looking for?

Full-time and Part time positions are available for the coming summer, with some positions starting immediately! We're looking to fill up our roster soon - don't wait, Apply today. Retail and/or Summer Camp experience are a bonus, but not necessary.

If you think you've got what it takes, drop in to the store with your resume, or email it to us:

We look forward to hearing from you, good luck!

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Stone Peak Flannel Pants

These awesome flannel pants are are one of our best holiday sellers, we thought we'd update this old - but very relevant - blog review:

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Holiday shop now for free Shipping - EXPIRED!

Are you starting your holiday shopping? Or maybe you just need a few little things to get #readyforwinter? We want to help!
Order just $25 from us between November 17 and Dec. 18, 2016 and your FedEx ground shipping within Canada is Free!*
That’s not all – we’ve extended our exchange policy: gift items purchased after November 17 can be exchanged until January 16*
Order today and take advantage of this limited time offer!

*Of course there’s details!
Shipping offer fine print:
  • $25 total must be before tax.
  • Oversized shipping fees may apply to items such as cardboard drawers and trunks. Any/All fees will be shown on your checkout page. Ineligible items will be noted on the products details page.
  • All orders to the United States will be charged a minimum $12.00 shipping rate to cover increased distances and border processing fees.
  • The Free/Discounted shipping offer only applies within North America: Canada and the Continental US.
  • Orders shipping to the far north: Nunavut, the Northwest Territories or the Yukon do not qualify for Free/Discounted Shipping.
Exchange Offer Details:
Only the exchange period has been extended for the holiday season – items will only be refunded within 14 days, as per our standard policy. As always, all exchanges require proof of purchase. You can see our full, standard exchange and return policy here.