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Solo Stove Axe, Graphene Jacket, Arcade Work Belt, and More Emerging Gear

This week’s peek at the latest outdoor and adventure gear shows that going rugged doesn’t necessarily mean sacrificing style.

Solo Stove x Brant & Cochran Maine Axe in tree stump(Photo/Solo Stove, Brant & Cochran)
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The only thing better than looking good is feeling good. Our weekly roundup of the latest product drops from brands both big and small proves you can enjoy hardworking gear — and great coffee — and still look and feel like a million bucks!

Danner x Taylor Stitch Ridge Boot

dannerx taylor stitch boots on log by pond

Danner teams up with Taylor Stitch on The Ridge and River Collection, which includes a T-shirt, sweater, and waxed canvas camo jacket. But the Danner waxed canvas and leather boot steals the limelight, marrying outdoor performance with striking style. A more handsome boot might be hard to find.

The Ridge Boot (in painted camo) not only benefits from the water-repelling leather and canvas — it also carries a GORE-TEX liner and 148 Kletterlift Vibram sole. Best of all, these boots ($430) are eligible for extended life after hard use through Danner’s recrafting program.

Check out the entire Ridge and River Collection, available now.

Garmin vívoactive 5

garmin vivoactiv 5

Join the fitness/sports watch phenomenon for a reasonable price — Garmin sets its sights on bringing everyone into the health and wellness wearable space with the $300 vívoactive 5. Fitness coaching, personalized health insights, sleep stats, and energy monitoring are all packed into this smartwatch with an 11-day battery life. You can also utilize more than 30 different sports apps to tailor workouts or boost performance in your favorite activity. The watch is available now.

Grounds & Hounds Rescue Roast

grounds and hounds pit rescue coffee on table next to donut and pit bull
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If you’re going to drink coffee anyway, you might as well save a pup while you’re at it. Grounds and Hounds offers unique coffee blends and ships to your door.

In addition to providing a delicious, convenient java fix, it works with shelters and organizations to rehome and rehabilitate dogs. And now through October, National Pit Bull Awareness Month, Grounds and Hounds will donate 100% of profits from the sale of its Rescue Roast coffee to I Stand With My Pack — an LA-based, women led rescue that works to rehabilitate re-home bully breed dogs.

This medium-roast blend of Sumatran, Peruvian, and Mexican beans advertises tasting notes of dark chocolate, red currant, caramel, and toasted pecan. Help save a pooch and snag a bag of coffee now for just $16.

Vollebak Graphene Jacket

male model wearing vollebak graphene rain jacket

Anytime I hear “three-layer waterproof membrane,” my eyes glaze over and I immediately start daydreaming of literally anything else. But this is a three-layer waterproof membrane unlike any you’ve seen before. That’s because the core of Vollebak’s latest jacket is all graphene — the very same Nobel Prize-winning material we’ve seen on packs and running shoe outsoles.

Among its many highly valued attributes, graphene is the world’s best conductor, remarkably lightweight, and ultra-strong. Oh, and bacteria can’t grow on it. So when sandwiched between two thin layers of mesh, the Vollebak Graphene Jacket offers a waterproof layer that transfers heat away from your body’s hot spots to its cold spots, is impervious to mold, and is both stretchy and abrasion-resistant. And it weighs less than 7 ounces.

Grab your super-jacket now for (spits out coffee) $995.

Tifosi Optics Breast Cancer Awareness Collection

tifosi breast cancer awareness pink sunglasses by football field

Pink is the new shade, and Tifosi is leading the charge. Just ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, Tifosi unveils pink versions of its popular performance frames: the Smirk, Svago, Swank, and Swank XL.

As part of the collection, Tifosi partners with the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation and will donate a portion of all proceeds. Last year, the partnership raised more than $3,000 and sold out by mid-October. So if you’re shopping for a pair of affordable, high-performance shades with some unique style and a great cause, snag a pair (or two) fast.

Morakniv Kansbol Hunting Knife

morakniv hunting knife

Morakniv is known as a great value among outdoorsy folks. And at about $50, the just-launched Kansbol Hunting knife looks to fit that mold. It uses a proven drop-point blade shape with an aggressive taper toward the tip. That should give the 4.25-inch recycled stainless steel blade a slicey tip and plenty of belly to process big game.

The TPE rubber handle should remain grippy even when wet, an important feature of a hunting knife. Finally, the bright-orange color will help it stand out in a pack or when set on the ground.

Solo Stove x Brant & Cochran Axe

Solo Stove x Brant & Cochran axe on tree stump
(Photo/Solo Stove, Brant & Cochran)

Solo Stove is synonymous with fire. But the flames are only a piece of the campfire experience. So the smokeless fire pit aficionados partnered with the team at Brant & Cochran, purveyors of American-made axes, to help process the fuel a good fire needs. For you lumberjacks out there, check out our Buyer’s Guide of the Best Axes for Splitting Wood.

This limited-edition, specially engraved Allagash Cruiser axe pairs up with a curated fireside kit. In addition to the Maine-wedge, 1050 carbon steel axe with leather sheath, the kit includes four wax and hickory firestarters, three 30-count matchbooks, and a special leather-bound Field Notes notebook (cleverly called a “Campfire Log”).

Grab the whole kit now for $350, only at Solo Stove.

KUIU Yukon TR Rain Jacket

kuiu yukon tr rain jacket

More protection against the elements, more defense against hazards, and more breathability on the hunt — KUIU swings big in its latest rainwear, the Yukon TR jacket and pants.

Designed for backcountry hunting, the Yukon TR Jacket boasts improved performance thanks to the new Torain Waterproof System. According to KUIU, this membrane gives better air permeability and waterproofing, plus more durable seam taping that’s not susceptible to the oils or moisture from sweat.

Much of the garment utilizes a stretchy three-layer fabric coated with K-DWR (KUIU durable water-repellent) treatment to bead water and dry quickly. But high-contact areas on the elbows and forearms carry a tightly woven four-layer fabric designed to stand up to lying prone and navigating brush. The Yukon TR Jacket is available now ($399), as are the pants ($349).

Arcade Hardware Belt

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Experience the joys of a stretchy belt — trust me, you will not go back — now with a beefier build to accommodate the wears and tears of the trades. Arcade, already a mainstay among outdoor enthusiasts for its stretchy, stylish belts that actually feel good during high activity, branches into workwear with the Hardware Belt.

“The strongest, most durable buckle developed by Arcade to date” carries tightly woven yarn and industrial-strength rubber, mated to a high-density and high-tensile-strength molded plastic buckle. The result is a belt with Arcade’s trademark comfort that is now designed to be extra durable and stiff enough to carry tools. The belt is available now for $40.

Beyond Clothing Ultra Lochi 2.0

man wearing beyond clothing ultra lochi 2.0 jacket by mountains
(Photo/Beyond Clothing)

Don’t feel like wearing brown today? Make it blue! Or go with camo and slip into the background. Beyond Clothing went big on “choose your own style” with its latest jacket, the Ultra Lochi 2.0.

This water-resistant, insulated midlayer offers up three different reversible designs. You can have two unique coats in one, both with the same technical features. The Ultra Lochi 2.0 uses PrimaLoft Black Bio synthetic insulation, which employs biodegradable fibers to help cut back on microplastic pollution. It also has a Carbon-0 DWR treatment free from “forever chemicals.” The jacket is available now for $230.

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