Online retailer gift guide: outdoor apparel

Whether it’s the backcountry, the rink or the slopes, these outdoor retailers offer the best apparel and gear for winter holiday fun

 
Gift inspiration can be hard to find. So how can you get everyone on your list something they’ll love? Don’t forget about Canada’s small and specialty retailers.
 
In our four-part online retailer gift guide, we invite you to check out our past and present Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards small business winners and finalists. When it comes to Games/Hobbies/Tech, Style, Home & Lifestyle or Outdoor Apparel – they have you covered.
 
Outdoor apparel
 
Gongshow Gear

 
This company caters to diehard fans of the game with its Gongshow-branded hockey-lifestyle apparel – even its jeans have been designed to fit an athletic build. You can find everything from jackets and sweatshirts to tuques and scarves, for men, women and kids. They also offer Gonger accessories like phone cases, backpacks and posters. Check out their Hockeyday gift guide for more great ideas.
 
Products are available online at gongshowgear.com and at various sports retailers across Canada, as well as the U.S. and Europe.
 
Altitude-sports

 
You’ll find more than 300 brands, from Arc’terix to Patagonia, made for people who like to be outdoors. Choose from an incredible selection of technical clothing that stands up to our Canadian weather, as well as gear and equipment for travellers, campers and winter sports enthusiasts.
 
Products are available online at altitude-sports.com, or in-person at its store in Mont-Tremblant Quebec.
 
Empire en Ligne

 
One-stop-shopping for snowboarders, skateboarders and surfers, it offers all the necessary hardware – think long boards and wet suits, boots and bindings – along with the sports’ edgy street fashions.
 
Products available online at thinkempire.com, or at its various locations across Quebec.
 
Live Out There

 
It provides all the quality brand clothing and gear you need to define your own outdoor adventure – whether that’s halfway around the world, in the heart of the wilderness or out and about in the urban jungle. Its gorgeous blog keeps you inspired to explore life and stay active year-round.
 
Products are available online at liveoutthere.com
 
MathSport

 
Using a 3D scanner, this company creates an image of your feet, and saves those measurements in its database. Shoppers can then go online to choose the style and colour of their shoe’s laces, upper, midsole and outsole. Gift cards are available.
 
To find the nearest 3D scanner, book an appointment or shop, visit mathsport.ca.
 
Learn more about MathSport, which is this year’s recipient of our Most Exciting Start-up award at the Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards.

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