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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

Icebergs in Pond Inlet, near Bylot Island

A pair of stadium-sized icebergs float in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, between the northern Baffin Island coast and Bylot Island.
24 mm, f/7.1, 1/800 s, ISO 800

Photo: Nick Walker/Can Geo
See photos that will inspire you to put Baffin Island on your list of summer getaways, and read a review of the camera equipment (provided by Vistek and Nikon Canada) used to capture them.
Still image taken with the Nikon KeyMission 170

A still image taken from a ski-plane over Quebec's Mauricie region with the Nikon KeyMission 170 action camera. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic) 

Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic
The Nikon KeyMission 170 captures high-quality video and stills and goes anywhere you do
boots leather winter Columbia

The Columbia Davenport PDX Waterproof Omni-Heat boot. (Photo: Nick Walker/Can Geo)

Photo: Nick Walker/Can Geo
Columbia's Davenport PDX Waterproof Omni-Heat Boot and Vulc Camp 4 Winter Shoe
jacket coat Columbia winter waterproof

Columbia’s Outdry Ex Diamond Down Insulated Jacket (Photo: Michela Rosano/Canadian Geographic).

Photo: Michela Rosano/Can Geo
Senior editor Harry Wilson tries out Columbia’s Outdry Ex Diamond Down Insulated Jacket
The Columbia Men’s OutDry Ex Diamond Heatzone Jacket.

The Columbia Men’s OutDry Ex Diamond Heatzone Jacket. (Photo: Nick Walker/Can Geo)

Photo: Nick Walker/Can Geo
Editor Aaron Kylie calls the Men’s OutDry Ex Diamond Heatzone Jacket a "masterpiece"
The MEC Stride Jacket.

MEC Stride Jacket (Photo: Nick Walker/Can Geo)

Photo: Nick Walker/Can Ge
Hitting the snowy pavement with the MEC Stride Jacket, MEC Bolt Toque and Columbia Castella Peak Striped Hoodie
Woman wearing winter boots on a snowy street

The versatile Loveland Omni-Heat Boots from Columbia are great for commuting to work on chilly days or going on a snowy hike. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Can Geo)

Photo: Alexandra Pope/Can Geo
Can Geo staff tested three styles of lightweight but warm winter boots 

The MEC Mercury Thermal tights and Nike's Dri-Fit Tempo Run gloves make winter running not only comfortable, but fun. Even if you're running through ankle-deep snow. (Photo: Nick Walker/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Nick Walker/Canadian Geographic
Stay warm and fast with these toasty winter running tights and smartphone-capable gloves
Nonda ZUS Smart Car Charger

The sleek and compact Nonda’s ZUS Smart Car Charger can charge two high-wattage devices (phones, tablets) simultaneously. (Photo: Aaron Kylie/Canadian Geographic)

Aaron Kylie/Canadian Geographic
Nonda’s ZUS Smart Car Charger can charge two high-wattage devices simultaneously and charges up to two times faster than the average car charger

The Barebones Forest LED Rechargeable Lantern, in Antique Bronze. (Photo: Barebones Living)

Photo: Barebones Living
Here are the best items that were tested for our Gear Review series in 2016
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