The Best Brands To Shop For Outdoor Activewear

The Best Brands To Shop For Outdoor Activewear

When shopping for clothing that suits being active in the great outdoors, performance, functionality, and comfort are a few of the main characteristics that should be considered. Quality outdoor activewear should allow you to move freely, wick off sweat, and protect you from seasonal elements. Which is why we don’t get our activewear from just anywhere. In our opinion, high-quality activewear, suitable for the outdoors, is worth investing in. And there are some key brands we trust to do the job. 

Shop these brands for the best outdoor activewear! 


Arc’teryx is one of the top-performing Canadian outdoor apparel brands out there. Head Quartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, the brand manufactures technical apparel, designed for outdoor activity. Durability and performance are its guiding principles, ensuring its gear is made to last and endure extreme conditions. Check out its Gamma Shorts, for all your summer activities! 


Whether you’re biking to work or going on an all-day outdoor adventure, DUER has you covered. With more of a lifestyle approach to its apparel, it provides clothing made to take you anywhere you need to be on a day-to-day basis. For example, its jeans are made to be flexible enough to do physical activity, but still stylish enough to wear out. Plus, its apparel is made out of 95% plant-based fibres! 

Alder Apparel

Founded by National Geographic Explorer Mikayla Wujec and fashion marketing leader Naomi Blackman, Alder Apparel is a sustainable outdoor apparel brand, created right here in Toronto! The brand offers inclusive sizing, community-informed design, and performance-driven apparel, for women. Its pieces are functional with a playful feel with the use of bright colours and prints. Check out its Roots collaboration here


In New Zealand, over 30 years ago, Kathmandu was born. The wilderness is what inspired the brand’s creation, with the belief that outside is where we live our best lives, and that we should be amongst it. And so its first fleece jacket was made! Since then, the brand has grown and as of 2019, became B-Corp Certified, a movement for a more sustainable and inclusive economy. 


Founded in 1998 in Vancouver, it’s no secret that Lululemon is amongst the top brands when it comes to technical athletic apparel. The brand is known for its apparel catering to yoga, running, and otherwise general active pursuits. Everything Lululemon makes is rooted in science, ensuring its pieces are both high-quality and high-performance. We’re currently obsessed with its Align collection!


If you’re into being active outdoors, you’ve probably shopped from Patagonia before. As it’s been alive and well for over 50 years! Patagonia’s core values are quality, integrity, environmentalism, and justice. The sustainable outdoors brand has donated 1% of sales, equalling over $140 million, towards environmental grounds, and states that, as of now, the earth is its only shareholder.  


Tentree is a Canadian Certified B Corporation apparel brand, and all of its products are created with an earth-first approach. They’re made in fair, safe working conditions, and constructed using only sustainably sourced and recycled materials. We love to see it! At Tentree, you can shop anything from cozy sweaters to activewear joggers, and everything in between. For every item purchased, Tentree plants trees, and has planted over 100 million to date!

The North Face

The North Face is your one-stop-shop for outdoor apparel, footwear, and accessories. The brand was founded in 1966 and remains to be a favourite amongst the outdoors community. It continues to push the boundaries of innovation, in order to allow you to push the boundaries of exploration. If you love climbing, skiing, snowboarding, running, or basically any other outdoor sports activity, you can’t go wrong shopping from The North Face.

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