Latest update: September 13 2018

Back from the Yukon

We are back from our summer travels to Whitehorse for the North American and Canadian Championships.  What a great trip!  What great orienteering!  Thank you Yukon Orienteering Association for the spectacular week!

The O-Store is working on catching up after the long 14,000 km drive to and home from the Yukon.  We have some new products to get up on the website, and coming soon, a new website!  Stay tuned . . . 

What's New at the O-Store? 

Silvandersson Tick Lasso

We found the Silvandersson Tick Lasso and tried it out when a tick (in)conveniently embedded itself in my thigh.  It was simple to use, painless, worked first try, no ouchy pinching or nipping of the surrounding skin by mistake, no bits of tick left behind.  Best results we've seen for removing a tick.  So we decided we had better offer to other orineteers.  We hope it works as well for you!

Trimtex Trail Tights

A customer asked us about the Trimtex Trail tights.  We looked into them and realized we should be selling them.  They come in men's and women's sizes, all black, they have ventilation panels behind the knee, and they have "extra-durable carbon material" in the more exposed areas, making them particularly good for orienteering.  Sounds like the right combination of features to us!

This Way Up - a Novel by Lindsay Wood

The O-Store is glad to have been introduced to another book about orienteering.  This Way Up is a 2010 novel by author Lindsay Wood, of New Zealand, about a high school student who needs more exercise and chooses orienteering, since it is just a "stroll in the park".  Imagine what he learns about our favourite sports when he actually starts orienteering! 

Silva Compasses, Silva flags and punches at the O-Store

The O-Store if very happy to now be able to carry Silva compasses, Silva flags and Silva punches.  The 30 cm flags include a reflective diagonal stripe - great for all round use, but especially great for night orienteering. Flags can be purchased individually or in sets of 10.  The O-Store now carries the Race Jet and the Race S Jet compass. The difference between the two is in the face of the compass housing.  The Race Jet has nothing on the housing except a direction line.  Race S Jet (S for Spectra) has Silva's coloured sections in a band around the outside edge of the housing.  For both compasses, the housing does not turn.  These compasses come with a very nice compass case to keep it protected between orienteerng sessions.

Looking for something you don't see on our website?

We are always trying to improve our selection for orienteers, adventure racers, organizers, coaches and teachers.  Give us a call or e-mail us any time.  Please note our new phone number: 1-844-967-8673 (1-844-9-OSTORE). For e-mail: anne, jeff or erict @ 

We operate the O-Store from our home in Ottawa, Ontario.