What will you do to reduce your carbon footprint?

Here at Thortek Outdoors we are well aware that the movement of people and merchandise is one of the many factors to raised carbon emissions in the world today.

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency in their article Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, all transportation including trucks and airplanes were responsible for 29% of the excess greenhouse gas emissions in 2017.

Clearly this issue needs to not only be resolved, but even more needs to be done for this problem to be reversed and Thortek wants to be part of the solution.

We not only commit to balance our own carbon footprint for the transportation of goods, but to bring that number up to 10% of our yearly profits. First we balance our transportation footprint, and then everything else goes to forest protection and carbon footprint reducing charities.

You can also help out with this very important issue by going to a carbon calculator such as this one to calculate your impact. Together we can make this world a better place.

I found your product more expensive/cheaper online. How is this possible?

When it comes to e commerce, the internet is a little bit like the Wild West. There are all kinds of suppliers and retailers for branded and unbranded products. The truth is, many of the branded products you see are sourced from the same manufacturers, but areas such as price, customer service and reliability vary greatly. Thortek offers great value for the price.

Thortek Outdoors is a secure and reliable site built on the idea of providing trekking, cycling and other outdoor products to people just like you. Take advantage of our hassle free Return Policy and join our community as you plan your next great adventure!

Where do you source your products from?

Our products come from places around the world in places such as China, Spain, USA, Canada, and Russia. The idea is that at Thortek, we’re on the hunt for excellent products to help you get outside and enjoy the outdoors–especially for big trips such as preparing for cycle tourism, long hiking excursions, and backpacking adventures.

We search the internet and find great offers through wholesalers and manufactures. We do our best, bringing quality products together, finding the most reliable merchants, and customizing the products to make them shine. With our hassle-free 30 day Return Policy, we take any difficulty out of the process so that you can focus on what you need for your next adventure.

Where are you Located?

Thortek Outdoors is located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia Canada. British Columbia is a hot spot for all things outdoors–be it trekking, cycling, or water sports, so the environment around us was our biggest inspiration. The world is full of beautiful places waiting to be explored, and the limits are only as big as our imagination.

We are located in Canada, but we curate and source our products from locations around the world and ship to locations around the world.