49TH PARALLEL NORTH

Lake Louise, Alberta Canada, Travel Alberta

Hello new year and new adventures. No matter your adventure style, one things for sure, we all like to be warm (and dry!) this time of year. We rounded up a few different ways to keep you warm while enjoying the great outdoors this snowy and wet winter.

When you live above whatever parallel that makes winter last longer than a couple months a year, you want to be protected in the elements, from walking your dog to hiking into the mountains. We’ve chosen a few styles from the Fjallraven line (meaning: Arctic Fox in Swedish, very cool), a company founded on well designed outdoor products, a responsibility to nature and our environment as well as social responsibility.

Shopping, it’s a love hate relationship for some, but smart shopping is everyones best friend. When purchasing technical gear, you have many things to check off the list: (#1) Quality, please don’t break on me next week, which means that (#2) Price, don’t break the bank either, but if you do, buy wisely and make sure there is a warranty offered and that at least you’ll have it forever because (#3) Appearance, at the end of the day, we can’t argue style and well, black never goes out of style.

Our choice picks from the lineup

Fjallraven Canada - Outdoor LivingGreenland Winter: Classic and comfortable! Your everyday jacket, but with a little extra fleece love on the inside. Made with G-1000® fabric, which makes it both durable and wind & water resistant.

Fjallraven Canada - Outdoor livingNuuk Parka: If you’re doing any expeditions, this is your jacket! The perfect long and roomy women’s parka that keeps your bum and thighs warm. Even in unpredictable weather conditions, this jacket has you covered as it protects against the wind and rain at the same time as the Supreme Micro Loft padding keeps you warm in really low temperatures. Detachable artificial fur that keeps snow storms away from your face, so feel free to join Han Solo on planet Hoth and join the Rebels!

Iceland_Anorak_89690-320_RedIceland Anorak: If you enjoy outdoor activities, this one has your name on it. This functional anorak comes wind and water resistant ready with G-1000 Original technology. The durable weave releases more moisture than water proof garments which reduces the risk of becoming cold due to base layers becoming damp. Perfect for active outdoor adventurists who ski/snowboard, hike, ice skate, pretty much anyone who basically lives outdoors! Side note* G-1000 fabric can be impregnated with Greenland Wax for extra protection against the elements, instant upgrade!

Lukkha_No3_89931-633_Dark-OliveLuhkka No. 3 Cape: Last but not least, this bad boy is not only extra style points, but this reversible cape is also protecting you with knee-length, G-1000 Eco fabric with exclusive Shetland wool from the renowned cloth mill Abraham Moon on the inside. Perfect for winter surfers, or coastal dwellers, and outdoor fashionistas.

Flashback to Fargo, you didn’t think we would forget accessories did you!? Well of course not, here’s a hot little hat we couldn’t resist. Nordic Heater: Extra warm hat that withstands wind and rain in both polar climates and biting winds. The outer material is soft, quiet polyester with fluorocarbon-free impregnation.

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Learn more from Fjallravencanada.com to see their responsibility and efforts within the growing fashion industry and stay up to date and give them a follow on Instagram!

 

 

EARLY BIRDS

What do you get when you mix 60 #boarderbabes, 20cm’s of fresh snow, and the Fullmoon film crew tour-guiding? The Early Bird Social’s best kick off to winter! Leanna Pelosi is the lady behind this community initiative with the support from the entire Fullmoon crew as well as Whistler Blackcomb. Bringing girls together since 2014, the event is two years in the making. Making of new friends, high fives, progressive riding, and most of all, a community of rad girls who love to push boundaries. Who says girls can’t play with the boys?! Annie Boulanger, Marie France Roy, Hana Beaman, Helen Schettini, Kimmy Fasani, Anna Segal and Taylor Godber, were the ladies guiding us from peak to peak. Riding alongside these ladies was a treat indeed. Our morning began with a wake you up yoga session, a bowl of delicious Jules Fuel, and first chair up Whistler Blackcomb. It was all fun, fresh pow, and smiles into the day as light fluffy snow continued to fall. The day was capped off with an evening filled with all the whiskey ciders you could drink and faux furs in true apres style hosted by Forlise, the lululemon creative space in the heart of Whistlers Village.

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Read more and check out the video clip from the day on Transworld.com

boarder babes >> @tayeg // @caleyvanular // @amandascheller // @maxeroberts // @strangersinmyhome photos >> @jessika_hunter

HIM&HER

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We welcome fall with cozy blankets and warm drinks, and coastline adventures and road trips in classic VW Westfalia’s. Leslie and Jesse were on their way from BC’s coast all the way down HWY 101 right into California. But first, we had to shoot some photos in their amazing restored westie along the North Shore of Vancouver.

Check out more from this couples shoot on Jessika Hunter’s blog – decemberphotography.com/blog

COMRADERIE

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Meet Caley, a Vancouver, BC local and also a traveling adventurer. Looking for adventure everywhere she goes, literally. We walked and talked on the the shore lines of English Bay in Vancouver with the fog as our backdrop. Caley sportin’ this fall’s RVCA womens shark tooth pullover – check out more at www.rvca.com

shop the look >> RVCA Women’s Comraderie Pullover Hoodie Top // Van’s Classic Slip On // Levi’s 501 Denim Shorts // Le Specs No Smirking Round Sunglasses

model: Caley Vanular // photo: Jessika Hunter

KICK BACK

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There are a few things a girl needs in life, and comfy leggings are one of them. Kick back in RVCA women’s lounge wear in these soft to touch leggings with a bit of airiness. Perfect, but not just for evening and weekends.

Shop the look >> RVCA Women’s Kick Back Leggings // SPY Quinn Sunnies

DREAM ROLL

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Becky is no one trick pony. We love her effortless bike style, and has all the tricks up her sleeve. We paired classic Vans checkerboard slips with her classic Yamaha xt500.

The Dream Roll – first annual women’s only moto hang out. Like the doods have been doing for the last 40 years, now it’s the girls turn. All ladies from far and wide came together for a weekend of, well what else would 200 gals who ride bikes do? Becky (aka: @actuallyitsaxel) and Lana (aka: @fevvvvaa) pulled off a dreamy* weekend of bikes, babes and beers. Thanks ladies! Check out more on The Dream Roll’s Instagram

model: Becky // photo: Jessika