Emerging Gear: Yellowstone Hydro Flask, Fresh Cotopaxi Duffel, and More

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Harley-Davidson x Todd Snyder Apparel Collection
Harley-Davidson x Todd Snyder Apparel Collection

Harley-Davidson’s legendary 1916 racing team members may be long gone, but their style lives on. In collaboration with designer Todd Snyder, Harley announces a new collection of vintage-inspired apparel that pays homage to the early days of motorcycle racing. From leather jackets to graphic tees, this collection aims to recreate a classic look.

Limited-Edition National Park Foundation Hydro Flask
Limited-Edition National Park Foundation Hydro Flask

In honor of Yellowstone National Park’s 150th anniversary, Hydro Flask’s newest bottle ($38-50) has an exclusive design. This limited-run bottle marks the brand’s support of the National Park Foundation — the official charity of the National Park Service. The bottle is available in 21- and 30-ounce sizes.

Cotopaxi Allpa Duffels
Cotopaxi Allpa Duffels

Cotopaxi’s ever-popular Allpa is now redesigned in duffel form to maximize toughness and versatility. The 2022 Allpa ($140-160) has a 1,000-denier TPU-coated exterior meant to ward off dirt and moisture. With stow-able straps and a removable harness, this bag functions in a variety of different carrying configurations. It’s available in 50L and 70L sizes.

OrthoLite 'Cirql' Sustainable Midsole Innovation
OrthoLite 'Cirql' Sustainable Midsole Innovation

What do you get when molten biodegradable pellets are shot into a steel mold at the speed of a bullet? Certified Industrial Compostable foam midsoles. OrthoLite claims that its new Cirql manufacturing process produces foam midsoles for footwear that are chemical-free and recyclable. The brand wants to manufacture a midsole that won’t “exist on the planet for eternity.”

Simms 2022 G3 Guide Waders
Simms 2022 G3 Guide Waders

For many bass-baiting and carp-catching anglers, the Simms G3 Guide Stockingfoot Waders are a familiar piece of kit. Now, after 20 years of making the G3, Simms releases an all-new version ($600). The updated G3 aims to both preserve and improve upon the performance of the original. According to Simms, the new G3 Waders are 84% more resistant to pinhole punctures and 33% more breathable.

Yamaha Wabash E-Bike
Yamaha Wabash E-Bike

The updated Yamaha Wabash RT ($4,099) combines the two hottest trends in cycling: gravel riding and e-bikes. Unlike the old Wabash, the battery on the 2022 version is integrated into the frame. This is a class 3 e-bike, meaning that the electric motor only provides assistance when the rider is pedaling. Yamaha claims that its new Quad-Sensor system offers the most natural-feeling assist of any gravel e-bike on the market.

Tailwater Treats
Tailwater Treats

Double down on doing good by rewarding your pup and helping our waterways — at the same time! Launched in February, Tailwater Treats harvests invasive carp from Midwest waterways for their high protein and omega-3 fatty acid nutrition profile. These dog training treats contain no common food allergens (like chicken, soy, or wheat) and help remove invasive carp from the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. Learn more and buy a bag online for $10.

Mobvoi TicWatch GTH Pro
Mobvoi TicWatch GTH Pro

This new fitness tracker is taking a unique approach to measuring heart health. Instead of simply monitoring EKGs, the TicWatch GTH Pro from Mobvoi ($100) noninvasively measures central arterial waveforms. Essentially, this means that the watch measures the strength of your pulse to deliver insights about your heart health over time. Developed in collaboration with Cardie X — a global health firm that focuses on cardiovascular disease — the GTH Pro has two integrated optical heart sensors and a full touch display.

Appalachian Gear Company All-Paca Poncho
Appalachian Gear Company All-Paca Poncho

In the 19th century, certain ponchos could be traded for several horses or 70 kilos of tea. In 2022, the new All-Paca Poncho from Appalachian Gear Company is available for just $171. A modern take on a traditional design, this 100% baby alpaca fleece poncho is meant to be worn in a wide range of climates and conditions. According to the brand, this unisex piece has natural temperature-regulating properties and plentiful breathability.

Showers Pass Century CC 'Eco-Friendly' Jacket
Showers Pass Century CC 'Eco-Friendly' Jacket

Shine bright, day or night. Cycling apparel stalwart Showers Pass unveils a more sustainable twist on its mainstay rider and element-protective gear. The Century CC men’s and women’s jackets ($139) are made with 44% recycled materials in a high-vis, 360-degree reflective design made to keep both motorists and the weather at bay. A drop tail, rider-accessible pockets, full seam taping, and 2.5-layer Artex breathable construction round out the build.

La Sportiva Akasha II
La Sportiva Akasha II

Like fresh water from a spring, these shoes are at their best while running in the mountains. The La Sportiva Akasha II trail runners ($150) are built for rough terrain. To improve upon the first edition of the Akasha, La Sportiva outfitted these shoes with an updated heel counter and lacing system that aims to work well for a wide variety of foot shapes. As one of the most cushioned shoes in La Sportiva’s lineup, the Akasha II aims to handle the demands of ultradistance races without sacrificing technical maneuverability.

  • Emerging Gear: Yellowstone Hydro Flask, Fresh Cotopaxi Duffel, and More

    Harley-Davidson x Todd Snyder Apparel Collection

    Harley-Davidson’s legendary 1916 racing team members may be long gone, but their style lives on. In collaboration with designer Todd Snyder, Harley announces a new collection of vintage-inspired apparel that pays homage to the early days of motorcycle racing. From leather jackets to graphic tees, this collection aims to recreate a classic look.

  • Emerging Gear: Yellowstone Hydro Flask, Fresh Cotopaxi Duffel, and More

    Limited-Edition National Park Foundation Hydro Flask

    In honor of Yellowstone National Park’s 150th anniversary, Hydro Flask’s newest bottle ($38-50) has an exclusive design. This limited-run bottle marks the brand’s support of the National Park Foundation — the official charity of the National Park Service. The bottle is available in 21- and 30-ounce sizes.

  • Emerging Gear: Yellowstone Hydro Flask, Fresh Cotopaxi Duffel, and More

    Cotopaxi Allpa Duffels

    Cotopaxi’s ever-popular Allpa is now redesigned in duffel form to maximize toughness and versatility. The 2022 Allpa ($140-160) has a 1,000-denier TPU-coated exterior meant to ward off dirt and moisture. With stow-able straps and a removable harness, this bag functions in a variety of different carrying configurations. It’s available in 50L and 70L sizes.

  • Emerging Gear: Yellowstone Hydro Flask, Fresh Cotopaxi Duffel, and More

    OrthoLite 'Cirql' Sustainable Midsole Innovation

    What do you get when molten biodegradable pellets are shot into a steel mold at the speed of a bullet? Certified Industrial Compostable foam midsoles. OrthoLite claims that its new Cirql manufacturing process produces foam midsoles for footwear that are chemical-free and recyclable. The brand wants to manufacture a midsole that won’t “exist on the planet for eternity.”

  • Emerging Gear: Yellowstone Hydro Flask, Fresh Cotopaxi Duffel, and More

    Simms 2022 G3 Guide Waders

    For many bass-baiting and carp-catching anglers, the Simms G3 Guide Stockingfoot Waders are a familiar piece of kit. Now, after 20 years of making the G3, Simms releases an all-new version ($600). The updated G3 aims to both preserve and improve upon the performance of the original. According to Simms, the new G3 Waders are 84% more resistant to pinhole punctures and 33% more breathable.

  • Emerging Gear: Yellowstone Hydro Flask, Fresh Cotopaxi Duffel, and More

    Yamaha Wabash E-Bike

    The updated Yamaha Wabash RT ($4,099) combines the two hottest trends in cycling: gravel riding and e-bikes. Unlike the old Wabash, the battery on the 2022 version is integrated into the frame. This is a class 3 e-bike, meaning that the electric motor only provides assistance when the rider is pedaling. Yamaha claims that its new Quad-Sensor system offers the most natural-feeling assist of any gravel e-bike on the market.

  • Emerging Gear: Yellowstone Hydro Flask, Fresh Cotopaxi Duffel, and More

    Tailwater Treats

    Double down on doing good by rewarding your pup and helping our waterways — at the same time! Launched in February, Tailwater Treats harvests invasive carp from Midwest waterways for their high protein and omega-3 fatty acid nutrition profile. These dog training treats contain no common food allergens (like chicken, soy, or wheat) and help remove invasive carp from the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. Learn more and buy a bag online for $10.

  • Emerging Gear: Yellowstone Hydro Flask, Fresh Cotopaxi Duffel, and More

    Mobvoi TicWatch GTH Pro

    This new fitness tracker is taking a unique approach to measuring heart health. Instead of simply monitoring EKGs, the TicWatch GTH Pro from Mobvoi ($100) noninvasively measures central arterial waveforms. Essentially, this means that the watch measures the strength of your pulse to deliver insights about your heart health over time. Developed in collaboration with Cardie X — a global health firm that focuses on cardiovascular disease — the GTH Pro has two integrated optical heart sensors and a full touch display.

  • Emerging Gear: Yellowstone Hydro Flask, Fresh Cotopaxi Duffel, and More

    Appalachian Gear Company All-Paca Poncho

    In the 19th century, certain ponchos could be traded for several horses or 70 kilos of tea. In 2022, the new All-Paca Poncho from Appalachian Gear Company is available for just $171. A modern take on a traditional design, this 100% baby alpaca fleece poncho is meant to be worn in a wide range of climates and conditions. According to the brand, this unisex piece has natural temperature-regulating properties and plentiful breathability.

  • Emerging Gear: Yellowstone Hydro Flask, Fresh Cotopaxi Duffel, and More

    Showers Pass Century CC 'Eco-Friendly' Jacket

    Shine bright, day or night. Cycling apparel stalwart Showers Pass unveils a more sustainable twist on its mainstay rider and element-protective gear. The Century CC men’s and women’s jackets ($139) are made with 44% recycled materials in a high-vis, 360-degree reflective design made to keep both motorists and the weather at bay. A drop tail, rider-accessible pockets, full seam taping, and 2.5-layer Artex breathable construction round out the build.

  • Emerging Gear: Yellowstone Hydro Flask, Fresh Cotopaxi Duffel, and More

    La Sportiva Akasha II

    Like fresh water from a spring, these shoes are at their best while running in the mountains. The La Sportiva Akasha II trail runners ($150) are built for rough terrain. To improve upon the first edition of the Akasha, La Sportiva outfitted these shoes with an updated heel counter and lacing system that aims to work well for a wide variety of foot shapes. As one of the most cushioned shoes in La Sportiva’s lineup, the Akasha II aims to handle the demands of ultradistance races without sacrificing technical maneuverability.

Austin Beck-Doss
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Austin Beck-Doss is a Staff Writer at GearJunkie.

Austin has been writing about climbing, hiking, and snow sports for 5 years.

Prior to that, Austin worked as a rock climbing guide for an adaptive recreation organization.

Based in Wyoming, Austin enjoys hiking in quiet areas, recording observations as drawings, and looking for new (old) rocks to climb.

 

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