About

Who we are

Our passion for sports and the outdoors has been driving us for almost 30 years. Active users ourselves, we strive to work with cutting edge brands to offer high quality and innovative products for outdoor enthusiasts and athletes.

This vision has allowed In-Sport Fashions Inc. to earn an outstanding reputation as a distributor in the sporting goods industry, launching and building internationally renowned brands in the Canadian marketplace since its debut in Montreal in 1988.

The foundation of our success is with our people. The team at our Montreal office and our reps across Canada work to provide outstanding assistance and services to our broad network of customers and partners.

Our Assets

Our people

Our people are our most valuable asset. Our team is built around passionate, highly trained and bilingual professionals providing outstanding services to our clients. We also select the best rep agencies in each territory with which we develop real business partnerships for the benefit of our retailers. Meet our team.

Our priority

Customer satisfaction is In-Sport Fashions’ number one priority. Whether you are a retailer buying/selling our products or a consumer looking for specific product information or repair/warranty assistance, our customer service team strives to understand and respond to your needs in the most comprehensive way to satisfy your expectations. We are always happy to pick up the phone when someone calls in during our working hours to allow immediate contact with each of our departments. Today we are privileged to serve more than 350 retailers across Canada.

Our mission

Brand building is In-Sport Fashions’ first mission. Through initial and continuous market opportunity analysis, go to market programming and commercial roll out, supply and demand planning, strategic marketing activations, our sales, brand management and marketing teams are committed to grow our brands in the Canadian marketplace. Close to 30 years of distribution expertise and our passion for brand representation and development are the key to your success.

Our headquarters

Our headquarters include 5,000 square feet of office space and 3 showrooms. We also operate a 30,000 square foot warehouse with 5 loading and unloading docks. Since we encourage a healthy lifestyle our company is also equipped with a gym space, bike racks, a locker room and a shower available to employees during lunch breaks or when bike or run-commuting to work.

Our history

In-Sport Fashions Inc. is founded by Dana Nelson and Marie Forget. The company occupies a 10,000 square foot third floor office and warehouse space on Jean Pratt in Montreal. At this time only 8 people, including the two owners, were working for the company.

In-Sport Fashions Inc. begins distributing:

  • Belfe / Postcard (25 years)
  • The North Face (8 years)

In-Sport Fashions Inc. begins distributing: 

  • Mountain Hardwear (14 years)
  • Montrail (11 years)

In-Sport Fashions begins distributing Osprey Packs. Today Osprey is proud to be the leading brand in the Canadian technical pack market. Learn more about Osprey.

Our office and warehouse facilities move to the current location on boulevard Montpellier in Ville Saint-Laurent.

In-Sport Fashions Inc. begins distributing:

  • Nathan Performance Gear (10 years)

In-Sport Fashions Inc. begins distributing:

  • Bogs Footwear (4 years)
  • Mountain Force (3 years)

The addition of new brands and the success of our existing lines encourage In-Sport Fashions to expand their office and warehouse space from 20,000 to 35,000 square feet.

In-Sport Fashions Inc. begins distributing Toni Sailer. Learn more about Toni Sailer.

In-Sport Fashions Inc. begins distributing Exped. Learn more about Exped.

In-Sport Fashions Inc. begins distributing Icemule Coolers, Chaco and Astral Footwear.

In-Sport Fashions Inc. begins distributing MPowerd, Slackline Industries, and Helinox.

Our team

Management :

Dana NELSON – President
Marie FORGET – Vice-President

Sales :

Andrew NELSON – Sales Director
Guillaume CHATEL – Brand Manager (Osprey, Exped, Helinox)
Stéphanie BOUCHER – Brand Manager (Chaco, Icemule, MPowerd, Salomon Socks, Slackline Ind, Astral, GRAYL, EARTHWELL)
Zachary FORGET – Sales and Analysis Support

Customer Service :

Idoia PRIETO – Customer Service Manager
Michael DALL – Customer Service Representative
Urmila DEB – Customer Service Representative
Kate NELSON – Customer Service Representative
Iain DALL – Warranty Administrator
Avery KLIMAS – Warranty Administrator

Finances/Accounting :

Jeffrey FREEDMAN – Financial Officer
Tina SCHREMBI – Credit Manager

Marketing :

Mark SMITH – Marketing Director
Pascale TREMBLAY – Marketing Coordinator

Shipping and receiving :

Jennie NELSON – Warehouse Manager
Jonathan LARIVIÈRE – Warehouse Coordinator
Efrain MUNOZ – Warehouse Coordinator

Brands

osprey

Independent since 1974 and still anchored by the design genius of company founder and owner, Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Packs is a leader in technical packs for outdoor, cycling, travel and urban adventures. Osprey’s dedication to create innovative, high performance gear reflects the brand’s love of adventure and devotion to the outdoors. They succeed when they meet the demanding expectation of their most discerning customers and they are proud to use their packs.

All Osprey products are backed by the brand's All Mighty Guarantee. Osprey will repair any damage or defect for any reason free of charge – whether it was purchased in 1974 or yesterday. If Osprey is unable to perform a functional repair on a pack, they will happily replace it. Osprey makes backpacks, and damn good ones!

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Originally founded in 1983 as a distributor of outdoor brands in Europe, Exped has been designing and building, since 1997, the highest quality specialized gear for the active outdoor enthusiast. This equipment is designed to empower their users in the pursuit of unrestricted outdoor experiences –wherever your next expedition may lead you to, be it a nearby forest, tropical jungles, a remote mountain peak or challenging waters: for trekking, climbing, hiking and globetrotting.Exped means expedition equipment, and through ingenious simplicity and innovation Exped delivers the maximum outdoor experience with minimal means. Exped is based in Zurich, Switzerland.

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Helinox is a leader in offering premium-quality collapsible furniture and accessories for the outdoors and at home. Combining more than a decade of innovation with advanced materials, Helinox chairs, tables cots and accessories offer function, durability and performance.

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Born on the river in 1989, Chaco builds premium footwear for the outdoor-minded. As a result of the brand’s proprietary LUVSEAT™ footbed, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) has awarded the Seal of Acceptance to all Chaco footwear styles. The APMA Seal is intended to raise awareness by identifying products of exceptional quality that are manufactured with comfort, health, and safety in mind. Simply put, Chaco is fit for adventure.

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Established in 2002, Astral has grown to specialize in high performance footwear alongside its industry-leading safety gear for paddlers. Independently owned and operated with a sincere commitment to making products of the highest performance and style for use in Nature. Astral is based in the year-round outdoor wonderland of Asheville, NC and has satellite offices in Truckee, Saigon, Ketchum and Nottingham.

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Born along the Florida coast, IceMule Coolers allow you to enjoy a cold beverage in the outdoors without constraint. Whether it’s deep into a bay on a paddle board or on top of a mountain, IceMule Coolers combines the portability of a backpack with the performance of a hard cooler in a simple yet superior quality design. IceMule Coolers were made for a simple reason – wherever you go, your cooler should go.

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MPOWERD's mission is to transform lives with thoughtfully designed, clean technology. Recognized for their innovative, lightweight, collapsible and waterproof design, their Luci lights are perfect for everything from outdoor adventures and backyard parties, to everyday living for people in emerging markets without reliable access to electricity.

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Slackline Industries is the premier brand in slacklining, providing a range of high-quality products to support the entire spectrum of slackline styles and users. SI is dedicated to leading the industry through event promotion, setting international competition standards and pursuing product innovations that focus on performance, safety, education and environmentally responsible etiquette.

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Seattle-based GRAYL makes innovative water purifiers for international travelers and outdoor explorers so their adventures can be safe, self-reliant and awe-inspiring. GRAYL believes the greatest moments of life occur when one travels beyond their comfort zone, takes risks, builds connections with different cultures, and returns a global citizen. GRAYL is distributed world-wide and is a member of 1% for the Planet, contributing a portion of every sale to non-profit organizations that protect and preserve the natural environment.

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Winning gold in all three alpine skiing disciplines at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d’Ampezzo, nabbing 3 world championship titles two years later, Toni Sailer was known as the first great pop star of skiing. Retired from competition at an early age, he remained a great ambassador for his sport through his involvement in his home town of Kitzbuhel and around the globe.

Toni Sailer is more than a name and a brand. It is a universe, with values in style, craftsmanship and innovation. A world of elegance, performance and fashion. Toni Sailer is geared towards skiers, who not only desire protective functions and comfortable materials, but also demand exclusive aesthetics. The collection is available through the best specialty retailers with well informed and knowledgeable staff.

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Salomon has a strong brand recognition and presence in the market which combined with the highly technical socks that Intersocks (Licensed Salomon Socks supplier) designs and produces.

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Born from their love of the outdoors and their thirst for playing outside, EARTHWELL has one main focus and that is making the highest quality, premium finished stainless steel drinkware imaginable- top to bottom and inside out. Their products are designed for active adventurers who play hard, push boundaries and place a high value on function, performance, durability, and respect for our shared planet.

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Contact

Office location

125, boul. Montpellier, Montreal, QC, H4N 2G3

Working hours

From Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm.
We are closed on Saturday and Sunday.

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