• Welcome!!

    Welcome to the ROI Recreation Blog! Stay tuned here for the latest information on our products and the outdoors.

    Questions? Contact us! info@roirecreation.com

  • PFCs in the Environment and our Industry.

    PFCs (perfluorinated chemicals) are often used in outdoor gear to repel water, oil & dirt. It’s a man-made chemical that keeps waterproof membranes working the way they should ensuring users stay dry. That water beading effect you get on your gear? That’s from PFC’s.

    With time PFC’s wash off of the gear that they are applied to and is a chemical that breaks down super slowly, end up in our waterways/landfills. From there they make their way up the food chain. Continue Reading

  • What you need to know about Alpaca.

    Did you know we sell Alpaca socks? And even better… they’re made in America.

    What’s so special about Alpaca?

    1. It’s warmer than wool.
    2. Water, odor and stain resistant.
    3. It’s extremly soft. Trust us, these socks are very comfortable!
    4. Hypoallergenic- if you’re allergic to the lanolin in wool, you should have no issues with alpaca as it does not have any lanolin.

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  • Hestra Glove Sizing

    Here’s a quick blog post to help with figuring out your glove size. All size charts are also included on every Hestra product page.

    Sizing (inches)        
    6 7 8 9 10 11
    Circumference (mm)        
    152 178 203 229 254 279
    Length (mm)        
    160 171 182 192 204 215

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  • Introducing James!

    This is James. If you’re a retailer in Alberta, He’ll be giving you a call—so now you have a face to put to the name 🙂

    ROI’s New Alberta Sales Representative

    We’ve added a little ginger to the mix! A long-time friend to ROI and an avid outdoorsman, say hello to the latest addition to our team, James Clarke, and yes…the mustache is real! Continue Reading

  • Deuter & It’s Environmental Footprint.

    When purchasing a product do you consider the impact it had on the environment for you to have that product?   
    The entire process of creating physical products can often have a large negative impact on our environment. Deuter has gone on to the forefront of reducing their environmental footprint.  The company has assessed every part of it’s supply chain and adheres to several initiatives that to ensure a reduction in their footprint. Here are some of their notable practices: Continue Reading

  • Deuter & The Fair Wear Foundation.

    The Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) is an independent non profit organization that works with companies to improve labour conditions in the textile and clothing industry, particularly in low wage countries. Deuter has joined the FWF and by doing so it has complied to the organizations strict Code of Labour Practices. 
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  • How to properly fit and adjust your Deuter pack.

    What’s the best way to fit and adjust your Deuter pack?

    1-Loosen all straps.Fill the backpack with a realistic weight.  Put the pack on. Continue Reading

  • What’s the best way to pack your bag?

    Ever wondered what the best way is to pack your Deuter bag?

    1- Put light, bulky stuff at the bottom. Eg: Sleeping bag
    2- Place midweight stuff on top of your light items but towards the outside of the bag. Eg. Clothes.
    3- Place heavy equipment on top of light items and closest to your back. Eg. food
    4- Put small & often used items in the lid.
    5- To avoid swinging do not to strap things to the exterior of the pack.  If doing so evenly distribute weight.
    6- To maximize space, stuff soft, compressible items into corners, nooks, and crannies. Place smaller items inside bigger non-collapsible items, eg. Inside a pot or helmet. Continue Reading

  • Deuter Slimline.

    In a previous post, we discussed how Deuter has crafted packs specifically for women. We noted that compared to men, women have shorter torsos, narrower shoulders, and different hips.

    Years ago Deuter, with a committee of female designers and female athletes, began designing packs specific to these differences to fit women better. They named this women’s specific line of packs Deuter SL, or Deuter Slimline.

    Deuter SL is far more than just men’s backpack models in a feminine colour. The entire pack system is perfectly shaped for a women’s physique. Continue Reading