There’s no denying it any longer. Spring is officially here. We’re not going to lie, while winter is awesome, the warmer weather and sunshine is always welcome. What’s more, with the change in seasons, comes a whole new set of exciting outdoor activities. From hiking to spending time on a patio, here’s a ton of reasons why you should be stoked for spring activities. We promise after reading this, you won’t be as sad putting your skis or snowboard away until next year.
Hiking to get to the top of a rideable line can now be replaced with hiking to get to an epic view. As the snow melts, the hiking trails appear from underneath. Be prepared for the slushy conditions and changes in weather that come along with spring.
Must-Have Gear Item: A Mons Royale base layer that will wick away sweat while keeping you warm in the cool spring temperatures.
The temperature is above zero and for many, that’s as good as any reason to break out the camping equipment. Bring on campfires, smores, and uncomfortable sleep!
Must-Have Gear Item: It’s not quite time to retire your toque. Bring a Coal Headwear beanie for those cool nights around the campfire.
Patio season! There’s nothing quite like enjoying a beer on a patio as the sun goes down. And now that the days are longer, there’s no excuse not to hit up your favourite after work spot.
Must-Have Gear Item: Layers are key in spring. Bring a RipCurl Sweater to bundle up in when the sun goes down.
Trade the adrenaline rush of being on the hill for being on the trails. Mountain biking is always an exciting part of spring and a welcome change in activity. To make sure you get on the trails as soon as you can, check out TrailForks for the latest intel on what’s clear of snow.
Must-Have Gear Item: POC Joint VPD 2.0 Knee Pads for those variable conditions that make the risk of injury that much higher.
There’s plenty of reasons to be excited about spring. So when you find yourself packing up all your winter gear and putting it into storage, remember all the activities you can do outside. As with every change in season, there’s a change in what you’ll need to adventure and be comfortable while you’re at it. Come in and talk to our friendly staff about gearing up for your spring adventures.