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Take a peek at emerging products from the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design. Explore the grid or click through for a slideshow.

Peter Sagan x 100% LE Speedcraft glasses

Peter Sagan is a Slovak cycling legend known affectionately as “Pet’o” and “Three-Pete.” In collaboration with bike gear brand 100%, Sagan delivers one of his “most creative expressions to date” — a collection of vibrant performance eyewear. Included in the collection are the LE Speedcraft Glasses ($200), Sagan’s personal glasses of choice. A 5.5 base cylindrical shield lens provides increased peripheral view and protection.

Palace x Rapha Tour de France Femmes Kit

This summer, the women’s Tour de France returns for the first time since the ’80s. To celebrate this exciting revival, Palace and Rapha have teamed up to drop a bright and bold cycling kit. The kit, which includes a Pro Team Aero Jersey, Pro Team Training Jersey, Team Bib Shorts, socks, and caps, drops today on Rapha’s online store.

Sterling Stars and Stripes XEROS Climbing Rope

Sterling Rope has been manufacturing top-notch climbing rope for 30 years. Just in time for this Independence Day, the brand releases a limited run of patriotic Stars and Stripes 9.8mm Velocity XEROS ropes ($285). The unique red, white, and blue sheath pattern pays homage to the nation’s symbol. All net proceeds will go to Veterans Expeditions, a Colorado-based nonprofit that exists to “empower veterans to overcome challenges associated with military service through outdoor training and leadership.” Only 100 ropes are available.

Dometic CCF-T Center Console Fridge

This in-console cooler looks like it belongs in an episode of Pimp My Ride. A summer drive is simply better with a cold beverage, and now you don’t have to rummage behind the seat to grab one. Dometic’s 7L Center Console Fridge is powered by any 12-volt power source, and it fits seamlessly into a wide variety of Chevrolet and GMC trucks. An integrated LED light illuminates the cooler’s contents, and two USB power ports are on hand for additional charging needs.

Ripton Black Acid Limited Edition Jorts

Jorts are back in, and Ripton is riding the wave. The brand’s Black Acid Jorts ($69) are its “edgiest jort ever,” thanks to a skeletal rock-on patch on the left back pocket. The 9-inch inseam is intentionally lengthened to allow for personal modifications to the length. Made from 38% stretch denim, the Black Acid Jorts are designed for active use. They’re available in men’s and women’s sizes.

Traeger x Dickies Ultimate Grilling Shorts

Nothing shouts summer like strapping on your grilling shorts and flipping a few burgers in the backyard. Traeger and Dickies — two heavy hitters of the grilling world — announce the “Ultimate Grilling Collection,” purpose-built apparel for America’s favorite pastime. The standout item in the collection is the Ultimate Grilling Shorts ($70); a pair of durable shorts with integrated cargo pockets for sauces, rubs, and “cold ones.” Removable apron pockets keep the tongs and spatula close at hand.

Teton Gravity Research Gondwana Sunglasses

Teton Gravity Research has thoroughly expanded its eyewear offerings in recent years. Now, TGR rolls out the Gondwana Sunglasses ($150), a “do-it-all” lifestyle lens that’s handmade in Italy. Two frame colors and eight lens colors are available. Named for a super continent that once included present-day Australia, South America, and Antarctica, the Gondwana glasses are recommended for fishing, biking, skinning, hiking, floating, and boating.

Moment Anamorphic Camera Lens Adapter

Specialty lens manufacturer Moment is answering the call of frustrated filmmakers. The brand’s new cinema-grade anamorphic lens adapter recently launched on Kickstarter, and it’s available for preorder pricing of $999. Anamorphic lenses are specialty tools that allow filmmakers to capture a wide field of view with a uniquely stretched and cinematic quality. Moment’s adapter will, hypothetically, mount to any lens and it come with multiple stepdown rings to ensure a perfect fit. Backers can expect the product to ship in December 2022.

Dansko EVA Kane Clog

Danskos are the unofficial footwear of people who work on their feet. The EVA Kane Clog ($80) combines the brand’s signature look and cushy foot bed with a polymer foam upper made with “50% bio-based EVA.” We’ve been wearing a pair while running errands and hanging out around the house, and the clogs have demonstrated a fine balance of convenience and comfort. The backless profile isn’t ideal for active use, but they’re perfect for recovery when the hard work is over. The Kane is available in men’s and women’s sizes.

The Veer Basecamp

Experiencing the outdoors with a little one brings immense joy, but it also poses a logistical challenge. The safety and comfort of the kids is a top priority, but nature doesn’t always provide the kind of infrastructure that you need. The Veer Basecamp ($189) is a portable pop-up refuge that protects against sun, bugs, and other potential discomforts. For additional napping perfection, Veer also makes a Basecamp-compatible Air Pad.

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