Expert Advice
from Overlander Sports


Outdoor skating rinks in Yellowknife

Our long, cold winters make perfect conditions for outdoor skating. You can find many outdoor rinks around the city, or if you are feeling ambitious you can clear a rink of your own! The following six outdoor skating rinks are maintained by the City of Yellowknife: Jeske Park Tommy Forrest Ball Park Olexin Park Frame Lake Forrest

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What size paddle do I need?

Not using the right sized paddle? That’s a paddlin’… While sitting down, ideally on a bench, rest the canoe paddle handle on the seat beside you or between your knees. With your back straight looking straight ahead your chin should be about 6 inches below where the blade begins. This is a general rule of

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Easy Care Instructions for Gore-Tex Outerwear

Before laundering your garment, zip the front closure, pockets and pit zips completely, and fasten all flaps and straps. Be sure to follow the garment manufacturer’s instructions to ensure high performance.  WASH Machine wash on a warm permanent press cycle (105º F/40º C) using a small amount of liquid detergent. Rinse twice, minimize spinning to

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How much camping fuel do I need?

Not enough gas? Eat more beans! or try these guidelines: For liquid stoves in summer where you intend to boil water to prepare some meals we recommend 0.1 litre (4 oz.) per person each day. In wintertime, where you need to melt snow, the consumption will be 0.2 litres (8 0z.) and more per person

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Backpacking Checklist

The Essentials Map Matches – in waterproof container Compass Fire starter Sunglasses and sunscreen Knife Food Repair kit Headlamp/flashlight Trip plan – left with a friend First-aid kit Whistle Water Clothing Hiking boots Rainwear or outer shell top/bottoms Gaiters Short-sleeved shirt Socks (liner and outers) Insulating hat Base layer top/bottoms Pants Insulated top Shorts Long-sleeved

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Camping Tips and Tricks

Love camping? We do, too. Like anything, camping takes some practice before you learn the ropes and the little tips and tricks that make it easier and more enjoyable. Check out some of our favourites! Stash a glow stick in a coloured Nalgene bottle for a little mood lighting in your tent, or hang a

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Cleaning & Waterproofing your Footwear

Overlander Sports is pleased to offer its customers the full line of Granger’s Products to help keep your footwear working better for longer. Their advanced proofers help keep the water out while conditioning and nourishing the leather, keeping your feet dryer and extending the life of your boots & shoes. How to clean using Granger’s

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Cleaning & Waterproofing your Outerwear

When you buy a new jacket it’s amazing how the water just runs off of it. This happens because of the durable water repellent treatment (DWR) that’s applied during manufacturing.  But dirt, oil and normal household detergents will, over time, mask the DWR, causing the outside of the jacket to absorb water, or what we

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Washing and Caring for Hockey Equipment

In our hockey-loving town your equipment has likely acquired a magnificent and special odour, a stench that would put an outhouse to shame. Don’t worry, we are here to help prevent your hockey equipment from stinking and tell you how to get the smell out if it’s too late for prevention. Stinky hockey equipment is

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