Meet the Jacquard’s

JanSport Heritage Series - Jacquard Edition

As we strive to bring our customers the best possible selection of JanSport bags and backpacks, we have managed to secure early access to two special editions of JanSport Heritage Series backpacks. Both the Off Trail and the Ski & Hike have been perennial favourites of the Heritage Series and for Spring 2014, JanSport has added two new versions of these backpacks. The Ski & Hike Jacquard and the Off Trail Jacquard.

Both the Ski & Hike and the Off Trail maintain their classic styling cues with the original woven 1967 JanSport logo, antique brass metal zippers and finishings. All the webbing is made with an exclusive Jacquard woven pattern.

The Jacquard name is attributed to the Jacquard loom or  Jacquard Weaving. This technique and tool was invented in 1801 by Joseph Marie Jacquard. This allowed complex patterns to be woven into various textiles more simply opening up a world of possibility in the textile production industry.

The Ski & Hike Jacquard is currently available in Blue Streak and will start shipping on December 18th, 2013 and can arrive in time for Christmas with an Express Shipping option!

JanSport Ski & Hike Jacquard

The Off Trail Jacquard is currently available in Yellow Warp and will start shipping on December 18th, 2013 and can be had in time for Christmas with an Express Shipping option!

Don’t forget to check out our entire JanSport Heritage Series offerings in our webstore or drop by and check out the selection.

All JanSport Bags and Backpacks are guaranteed for life and since JanSport has been making backpacks since 1967, that is a guarantee you can count on.

Boxing Week on Now!

Boxing week is roaring away with great deals on the best from Fjallraven, JanSport, Meindl and soon to arrive Hanwag! Check out our latest ad in the Georgia Straight showcasing the great deals on Greenland Winter, Fjallraven Down Jackets and many other great items! Check out our webstore or drop by for a visit!

Boxing Week at A.J. Brooks - Great deals on Fjallraven and JanSport

Fjallraven Winter Clothing 2012 @ A.J. Brooks!

We are pleased to bring you one of the largest selections of Fjallraven Winter Clothing in North America! Check out the latest offerings in our webstore or drop by our Vancouver location to check out this amazing collection! We have great selections of many pieces including the legendary Luhkka Cape, the Greenland Winter Jacket for both men and women as well as one of the most extensive offerings of the new Numbers Collection! More items and inventory is being added and updated daily!

Free Shipping on Fjallraven Kanken, Numbers and Vintage Bags!

We are pleased to be offering free standard shipping to anywhere in Canada and the United States on Fjallraven Kanken, Fjallraven Numbers Collection and Fjallraven Vintage Bags!

To see our Kanken Selection visit our Kanken section of the webstore!

For Numbers bags visit our Fjallraven Numbers Bags section in our webstore

Fjallraven Numbers

And for Fjallraven Vintage Collection Bags visit the Fjallravey Daypack Section of our webstore!

Fjallraven Vintage Bags - A.J. Brooks Outdoor Gear

And don’t forget to head over to our Facebook Page and click like for your chance at winning a Fjallraven Organic Cotton T-Shirt!

We are on Facebook and Instagram!

Here at A.J. Brooks we are a bit oldschool, but when it comes to technology we love it as much as the next person! That’s why we invite you to check out our Facebook page and also invite you to follow us on Instagram, the iPhone and now Android photo sharing application!

You can check out our facebook page by going to

Our feed can be seen in the lower left corner of the site! We share interesting video’s and pictures from the brands we carry as well as trips that we take out in nature to other parts of the world! At some point in the future we will also be giving away prizes to lucky followers so tell your friends!

You can also find us on instagram at @ajbrooksoutdoor. There we share photos of new products, projects in and around the shop as well as a few shots from the field! Instagram can be downloaded from the iTunes App store as well as the Android store!

The Man in the Fjallraven Shirt

Fjallraven is always striving to help people enjoy the great outdoors! Whether it’s designing gear that will keep you warm and dry, ensuring that their gear and operations has the least possible impact on the environment or creating amazing events such as the Fjallarven Classic or Fjallraven Polar, Fjallraven is helping ensure that the great outdoors are there for generations to come and easily accessible for everyone to enjoy! Their latest project is “The man in the Fjallraven Shirt” series of videos. These videos give great tips for various aspects of outdoor living and help ensure that people are well equipped with knowledge when heading out into the wilderness!

Check out this video on how to make a fire while out winter camping!

More video’s to come! You can check out the full range of Fjallraven Gear in our webstore!

20 years of the Meindl Island

When a product is around for even three or four years it can be assumed that it has gained a great reputation and a loyal bunch of followers. 20 years on the other hand and you know it has been in the hands of many people and many can be considered owners a few times over. The Meindl Island is one of these products. For over 20 years Meindl has produced the Island backpacking boot. Over the years it has seen a few refreshes and updates but overall it is still the same base principal that started it all in the 90’s. Developed as a great mid-level backpacking boot, it has great torsional stability, a rolled last for easy walking, meindl’s unique multigriff sole by Vibram and a Gore-tex liner. This has been a constant over it’s life and still rings true today. Over 1 million pairs have been sold and the number continues to grow steadily as does the number of awards from countless publications and outdoor industry groups. The other constant is that this boot has been made by hand in Kirchanschoering, Germany (the home of Meindl) since it’s inception. 2010 saw the anniversary party begin with a revised model that introduced a improved breathing system, a new “soft-print” insole system, an improved lacing system and of course the Meindl Memory Foam System (MFS System). For 2012 Spring season, the Meindl Island will see a new addition to its family that already includes a standard men’s model as well as a wide fitting model, a ladies standard and narrow fitting model will be the Meindl Island “Identity”. This model will feature all the trimmings of the regular models but will be made with organic leather that is sourced close to the factory to reduce its impact on the planet. Additionally the leather will be traceable to the farm from which it came by a unique ID found inside the boot.

Island MFS Active

Meindl Island Identity

Check out the Meindl Island MFS Active in our webstore or see the entire Meindl Island Family in the MFS Category in our webstore!