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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
If you're looking for an alternative to skiing or snowboarding this winter, why not give snowshoeing a try? It's a terrific workout that allows you to enjoy the outdoors. When choosing your first pair of snowshoes, you may not know where to start. Here are some tips to get you started...
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!
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.
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.