Before you head out to explore Canada’s magnificent outdoor playgrounds, ensure that you invest some time – and money – to get properly outfitted. Comfort and safety are two key considerations when purchasing your outdoor gear:
- Dress in layers – proper layering of clothing enables you to regulate your body temperature while outside.
- Wear clothing and footwear that fits properly – ill-fitting clothing can lead to chafing or failure to regulate your body temperature; ill-fitting footwear can lead to hotspots or blisters.
- Expect the unexpected – weather conditions can change in a heartbeat, so ensure that you’ve got sufficient clothing to protect yourself from the elements.
- Buy sport-specific – each outdoor pursuit has its own safety considerations and requirements, so get the right gear to meet those needs.
Your choice of clothing and footwear can significantly impact your comfort and safety outdoors. So, choose wisely - you’ve got to be gear smart to be AdventureSmart!
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