Hiking and camping

Get out and explore the great outdoors.

HIKING AND CAMPING

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What are the different types of climbing that exist

Want to learn to climb? Climbing is a thrilling activity that comes in many forms and can be practiced inside, outside, or both. The most common styles of climbing are: bouldering, traditional rock climbing, top rope, sport climbing, ice climbing, and speed climbing. Welcome to the world of climbing!

Comment choisir sa tente en fonction de ses besoins?

How to chose a tent for camping?

Planning a camping or hiking trip? Learn how to select the ideal tent that suits your needs. Consider factors like size, weight, weather resistance, ease of setup, and your budget. Prepare for your adventure with confidence and tranquility!

Nordic walking: benefits, techniques and advice for getting started

Nordic walking: benefits, techniques and advice for getting started

Find out all about Nordic walking. A physical activity with health benefits. Learn about its techniques and benefits in our detailed guide.

20 original gift ideas for active moms on Mother's Day 2024

20 original gift ideas for active moms on Mother's Day 2024

Looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift for a sporty mom? Explore our collection of sports gear and accessories she'll love!

What to pack for a day hike?

What to pack for a day hike?

Discover the essentials for a safe and enjoyable hiking experience. Complete list for a successful hike.

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How to dress your kids for spring

Rain and temperature variations are often commonplace during spring in Canada. Here are our tips for dressing your kids for mid-season.

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Spring hiking: how to best prepare?

Get ready for spring hiking with the best equipment for your outdoor adventures! From sturdy boots to lightweight backpacks, we've got you covered.

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How to choose the right sleeping bag

After a long day of hiking, a good night’s sleep helps your body rest and recover. That's why it's important to have the right sleeping bag: you want something season-appropriate, comfortable and, above all, easy to transport.

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How to fold a pop up tent easily?

Yes, you can pitch this tent in just 2 seconds, but what happens when it’s time to fold it back up? Learn how our innovative design makes this task, a simple one.

Winter camping tips

Winter camping tips

Are you looking for a new challenge, or do you simply love the outdoors in winter?

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Quiz: What kind of camper are you?

There are different types of camping that offer varying levels of comfort. Find out what kind of camper you are!

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How to get started with camping

Camping is a great way to enjoy nature with your family, friends, or significant other, or even on your own. Before you go, identify your needs and figure out what type of camping suits you best. Would you prefer to stay at a serviced campsite, get cozy in a ready-to-camp rental, or embark on a backpacking adventure?

Hiking vs Trekking: Distinguishing the Differences with Decathlon

Trekking vs Hiking: Distinguishing the Differences with Decathlon

Are you new to the world of hiking and trekking. Do you need help getting started and choosing the right gear for your next adventure?

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Why choose merino wool?

The key to a successful outdoor activity? Put on Merino wool base layers. Antimicrobial, stretchy and breathable, Merino wool protects the body against temperature changes. This fabric is extremely effective in all seasons.

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The benefits of layering

When practicing outdoor activities, layer your clothing to stay comfortable, dry and warm. At Decathlon, we go to great lengths to ensure our products are made with technical fabrics that have your back (literally!) in all types of weather conditions. Learn how to layer up before you head out!

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Hot Weather Hiking

Lots of people enjoy hiking during the summer. The weather is warmer and nature is in full bloom. Sunny skies and longer days serve as motivation for many of us to head out on the trails.

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What are the best hiking trails near Ottawa?

Discover some amazing hiking trails and walking paths in and around our capital city of Ottawa.

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Sporty getaways: How to prepare for a road trip

Planning to load up the van and head out on a road trip? Learn how to combine sports, exploration, and overall well-being in one trip. Let the adventures begin!

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How to choose the right hiking footwear

Deciding what kind of hiking shoes or boots to get can be tricky—there are so many options! It helps to think about the terrain you are going to explore and the load you plan to carry.

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Our Sun Protection Tips

Summer has finally arrived, and we're all eager to dive into our favourite outdoor sports and activities. However, amidst the excitement, one important factor must not be neglected - sun protection. Discover how to shield yourself from the sun's damaging rays and which precautions to take, while still fully immersing in the joy of the summer season.

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Hiking 101

Hiking is a great way to break away from the daily routine by discovering nature and exercising at your own pace. And with a little preparation, it is an activity that is within everyone's reach.

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How to Adjust Your Backpack

Ensure a comfortable fit prior to embarking on a hike. A well-adjusted backpack should feel like a seamless extension of your body. Conversely, a poorly fitted backpack can increase the risk of injury and feel as burdensome as a sack of bricks.

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What are the best hiking trails near Vancouver?

Discover popular hikes to try out in and around Vancouver, many of which are just a short drive from downtown, with dense forests and beautiful views of the West Coast. Whether you're an experienced hiker or a new to hitting the trails, there are hikes to be found for all levels of hikers.

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10 Tips for your first race

From logistics to nutrition tips, learn how to prepare for a running event.

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Safety tips for running in the dark

What should you wear? Where should you run? Night running has its own set of rules to follow. Keep reading to learn more.

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Intermittent fasting: Different types of fasting and benefits

Discover intermittent fasting and see how this method may be helpful for weight loss and overall well-being!

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Simple tips for repairing your own clothes

Learning to repair well-worn clothing is a win-win for both you and your wallet. If your jacket is ripped or some stitching has come apart, a little basic repair know-how can make all the difference between throwing the item out or wearing it again. Taking a crafty approach is both economical and ecological!

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How to choose a belay system?

A descender is essential for toproping, lead climbing, belaying one or two climbers, ascending cliffs, and climbing indoors. The type of descender you need depends on where, how, and with whom you climb. We’ll help you find what you need.

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Winter Socks: A Mini-Guide

Staying warm on cold winter days means having the right gear from head to toe! We'll help you find the best socks for your favourite winter activities. By keeping your feet warm you will be able to comfortably (and safely) enjoy your favourite outdoor winter activities for longer.

Top 30 Gift Ideas

Top 30 Gift Ideas

Find the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list this year. Games, clothing, accessories and more for all ages and all activities.

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How to trail run comfortably in the fall

Jog along wooded paths while breathing in the invigorating fresh air and forest aromas. Admire the flash of brilliant colors and tune in to the quiet hush of nature. Fall is the perfect season to stretch your legs outside. Follow these helpful tips to run the trails safely all autumn long.

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7 hiking trails handpicked just for you

Hiking ideas! Discover our team’s favourite spots (not far from our stores!) to take in the stunning Canadian fall colours. From family paths to challenging mountain trails, chase panoramic views while keeping your heart rate healthy!

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How to dress your kids for a hike

Children tend to run everywhere and get into everything. Follow our tips for kids' hiking gear to make sure they stay dry and warm while exploring.

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How to use a compass?

An indispensable device for getting your bearings, a compass is one of the first things you should pack when going on a hike. Extremely useful for orientation, it is one of the best ways to get you from point A to point B. Still, you have to know how to use it to make sure you’re on the right track!

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How to choose your climbing or mountaineering rope

Length, diameter, treatment . . . Choosing the right climbing rope is important for your safety and the lifespan of your gear. We’re here to guide you!

SnowContact soles: made for snow

SnowContact soles: made for snow

This winter, snowy trails are yours for the taking. Why not try SnowContact soles?

Running: Running Types, Benefits, and Essential Tips

Running: Running Types, Benefits, and Essential Tips

Running offers a range of disciplines. It improves cardiovascular health and reduces stress.

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Hiking in Quebec: 9 Must-Do Hikes in Quebec City with Decathlon

Discover the best itineraries and tips for an unforgettable hike in Quebec City. Decathlon's tips to choose the Quebec City hike that's right for you.

8 must-do hikes in Quebec for nature lovers

8 must-do hikes in Quebec for nature lovers

Are you an outdoor enthusiast looking for your next adventure? Look no further because we have found it for you!

Why should you eat well before your workout?

Why should you eat well before your workout?

Are you looking for new ways to improve your performance? The solution lies within you!

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Advice from Kids: Why Should We Play Sports?

Want to have more fun while doing sports? Get tips from young athletes on topics like motivation, how to fuel your body like a pro and the best reasons to stay active on a daily basis.

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How to choose a compass

There's something incredibly appealing and invigorating about setting off on an adventure, out in nature, where trails lead us to dazzling landscapes and the views are breathtaking. But to navigate safely through these wild spaces, one instrument proves invaluable: the compass.

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Getting active: How to find the motivation?

f you’ve taken a break from sports and fitness, you may not necessarily be ready to hit the ground running when it comes to getting back to an active lifestyle. Sometimes it’s best to ease back slowly, finding motivation from various sources along the way.

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Running: careful not to overtrain

Overtraining can be a serious problem for some runners. Remember not to confuse quantity with quality when it comes to your training.

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How to Clean Your Hydration Pack

Designed specifically for those who practice trail running, mountain biking, and hiking, a hydration system with a drinking tube is an essential piece of equipment for intense activity in the great outdoors. Do you know how to properly clean your hydration pack? Here’s a quick guide.

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