Durable Water Repellent just ain’t what it used to be

Potentially dangerous chemicals in DWR are being phased out, but does that mean your hardshell works as well? I recently noticed my jacket wasn’t beading water like it used to. An Arc’teryx Alpha FL, I’ve tried all types of washing and Gore-Tex specific detergents, as well as applying Durable Water Repellent as per the instructions. I … Continue reading Durable Water Repellent just ain’t what it used to be

Exploring a wintry but cozy Victoria, British Columbia

I call it the proverbial ‘dead week’. The space between Christmas and New Year when everyone fights post-Yuletide depression while waiting for a new cycle to begin. And, rather than lay and wait while dreaming of new beginnings, I decided to return to Canada with Mia and see what Victoria, British Columbia had to offer. … Continue reading Exploring a wintry but cozy Victoria, British Columbia