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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

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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
Photo of the Alps in Chamonix, France

A photo of the Alps in Chamonix, France taken with the Nikon 1J5 in standard scene mode f/3.5. (Photo: Javier Frutos/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Javier Frutos/Canadian Geographic
The Nikon 1J5 camera is compact, lightweight and takes great photos
Women's Full Swing Cryder Jacket

The women's Full Swing Cryder Jacket in deep blue. (Photo: Nick Walker/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Nick Walker/Canadian Geographic
Flexible, comfortable and durable, Carhartt’s Cryder Jacket fits its niche well
Barebones Forest LED Rechargeable Lantern

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

Photo: Barebones Living
The Barebones Forest LED Rechargeable Lantern blends a timeless design, modern features and sturdy practicality
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