Outdoor Gear Checklist


The winter months are when Vancouver Island gets its biggest swells. Now’s the time to get suited up. 

Arran Jackson, by Kyler Vos

1. Surfboard 

Eco-responsible boards with fine detail. Field tested and widely approved.

It's the little things, Noah Cohen 


2. Wetsuit 

The highest-quality suits keep your temperature regulated and your movements stealthy. 

Keeping stoked, photo by Kyler Vos

We also carry hoods, gloves, leashes, fins, wax, surfboard bags... You get it.


One of Vancouver Island’s charms is its mild temperatures all year round, making camping feasible in any month. 

Camp life, Mackenzie Duncan


3. Axe 

Just a practical size axe for the best kinds of times.

The Bad Axe, Mackenzie Duncan

4. Flame Case 

Might as well know where you're going and be able to make a fire. 

Where to? photo by Justin Craigen

5. Enamelware 

Finally, a practical set made for wild dining.

Mackenzie Duncan photo


6. Knife

Sharp and lightweight everyday knives, plus some Sitka.

Lookin' sharp. Photo by Justin Craigen

7. Wool Blanket

Rugged and recycled wool blanket to provide warmth when nothing else can.

Photo by Connor Broadfoot


8. Toque 

Your brain deserves recycled cashmere and 100% wool.

Caitlin, by Kimm Blotto 



We know plenty of ways to utilize Sitka gear to its full potential. Come visit us as 1219 Government Street, Victoria, B.C. or live chat to us from the Sitka.ca home page.

Read More Field Tests

Chasing Birds in The 400 Pullover
The hoodie was always warm, I could just throw a jean jacket over top and be well equipped for a walk with my dogs. It is perfect when you're sleeping in your sleeping bag, super cosy, no frozen ears.
The Tee Takes on Bali
This tee makes me feel great about wearing sustainable clothing. Looking forward to wearing it in cooler climates.
Camping with Yogi in The Merino Tee
I love everything about it! I love where the brand is heading with reliable, quality, solid, everyday clothing.
The 400 Crew, In and Out of the City
Its urban feel mixed with outdoor adaptability makes it something I would wear often whether I'm at home in Vancouver or adventuring elsewhere. 
Coffee Break in The 210 Merino Henley
I am a big fan of simple design with a minimalistic brand logo. The Merino Henley was a perfect fit for me. It was very easy to pair up with any of the pants that I had.
Luke Jams With The Stanfield’s Henley
Besides the itch, the fabric felt quite wholesome and about the exact opposite of putting on a low-quality t-shirt.
My Body, My Athletic Tee
I will wear this shirt until it's holy and stained, and I will love it with every step of the way.
The 210 Merino Henley Goes to Switzerland
It made me feel great as the Merino got a lot of compliments, and I got to tell people about your awesome company.
Greenhousing with The Stanfield's Crew
I wore this garment with a wool plaid shirt over top and stayed warm and cozy on late winter days when the north wind was crisp. It gave me a wonderful feeling of spring & summer to come!
Can I Wear All Black to the Beach?
This sweaters' fabric is excellent to the touch and has nice detail on the inside for warmth. 
Spotting Grizzlies in The Peak Hoody
Absolutely amazing. I use it for everything. It simply is my favourite choice for everyday adventures up north!
Brad Goes Sea to Sky in The Camp Cap

I've had my cap for just over two weeks and have worn it almost every time I walk out the door.

Between Trees: Sierra and The Peak Hoody
Nice and sturdy and makes me feel like all the parts of me are safe inside.
The Cabin Shirt, From a Mountain Man
The fabric is exceptional. You can definitely tell that it's prime organic cotton.
Post-Yoga Walks in The Cabin Shirt
I've received many compliments on The Cabin Shirt - it's unique, not your average flannel. It is practical for "doing outside."
Brandy's Peak Hoody Love
I love the organic cotton! The tight weave keeps me warm and keeps the cool coastal wind out!
Stanfield Together, Forever
I wore this garment in the city, working in my little 'urban garden' on a spring day and it kept me the perfect temperature.
Endurance Athlete's Wear Merino, Too
I love the colour, the fit, and the feel, and given the fact that it works well when I'm training and the wool comes from non-mulesed sheep, I'd have to say the product makes me pretty happy.
Cynthia, Dana, and The Cashmere Toque
I love the natural fibres you use for your clothes. They are more comfortable than synthetics and more eco-friendly.

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Every month, we hand-pick 3-4 folks to Field Test our gear.

This means receiving one of our products, testing it for 30 days in the wild, and giving us back your honest feedback and photography. When you're done, you get to keep the garment for life.