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The best new gear to help you make the most of your time in the Canadian outdoors, whether hiking and camping, road-tripping, heading out on an expedition or researching in the field

hikers in the Cariboo Mountains

Hikers traverse a rocky slope in eastern British Columbia's Cariboo Mountains. (Photo: Javier Frutos/Can Geo)

Photo: Javier Frutos/Can Geo
Hit the trails with these offerings from MEC, Tilley and more
Therm-a-Rest Questar HD sleeping bag

The Therm-a-Rest Questar HD 20 sleeping bag (Photo courtesy Therm-a-Rest)

Photo courtesy Therm-a-Rest
Can Geo photographer and cycling tour operator David Trattles puts the lightweight sleeping bag to the test
A cup of espresso on a table beside espresso grounds
Photo: Kendra Stieler/Canadian Geographic
The hand-operated espresso machine seems like a good idea — until you use it

The Columbia Women's Heatzone 1000 Turbodown hooded parka performs admirably in Jasper National Park. (Photo: Sabrina Doyle)

Photo: Sabrina Doyle
With powerful warmth and a pretty profile, the Columbia Heatzone 1000 Turbodown may just be the perfect winter coat for the average Canadian
2017 editors' favourite gear
Here are the best items we tested for our Gear Review series in 2017
Great gear gifts for outdoor lovers

Great gear gifts for outdoor lovers!

From a multi-tool that will help you tap into your inner MacGyver to an outdoor cocktail set for stylish fireside sipping, our editors have rounded up some last-minute gift ideas for the nature lovers in your life
Javier Frutos wears Columbia jacket on ship

Wearing the Columbia Titanium OutDry Insulated Jacket aboard a One Ocean Expeditions ship off the coast of Antarctica. (Photo: Javier Frutos/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Javier Frutos/Canadian Geographic
Creative Director Javier Frutos puts a Columbia jacket, gloves and baselayers to the ultimate test at the end of the world
The 2018 GMC Terrain in Lac Beauport, Que.

The 2018 GMC Terrain in Lac Beauport, Que. (Photo: Roland Bast/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Roland Bast/Canadian Geographic
With plenty of room for you and all your gear, weekend getaways are easier in the 2018 GMC Terrain
Eagle Creek, daypack, backpack, hiking, travel, knapsack

The Eagle Creek daypack. (Photo: Alex Cohen)

Photo: Alex Cohen
Eagle Creek's packable daypack, which folds into a tiny pouch, is ideal for any traveller tight on space. 
Stanley cocktail set: camping, hiking, backcountry, liquor, booze, spirits, alcohol

The Stanley Happy Hour System (Photo: Nick Walker/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Nick Walker/Canadian Geographic
The Stanley Happy Hour System is designed to help you mix bespoke drinks wherever your adventures take you, from the lake to the backcountry and beyond
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