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

White Tale Coffee Review

Offering subscriptions with an array of beans and flavor profiles, White Tale Coffee brings an interesting subscription service along the lines of Birch Box or Cairn, only in coffee form. Shoppers can pick from any variety of options to match their taste in coffee. From light roasts, favorite flavors, to grind settings, you get to … Continue reading White Tale Coffee Review