Emerging Gear: Laird Hamilton Beer, Art Skis, Tiny Mighty Power Station, and More

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Merrell Jungle Moc Eco
Merrell Jungle Moc Eco

Merrell’s latest venture is an eco-friendly, hemp-derived version of its Jungle Moc. The Jungle Moc Eco ($90) is made with a 100% recycled webbing upper, a 65% recycled polyester double-stretch gore, a 50% recycled EVA footbed, a 100% recycled mesh footbed liner, a 10% rice husk midsole, and a 20% rice husk outsole. That’s a whole lot of sustainable materials packed into one cozy slipper. It’s available in unisex sizes.

prAna Kromata Bomber Jacket
prAna Kromata Bomber Jacket

The Kromata Bomber Jacket ($289) is a new fall layer from prAna we’ve been eyeing for a bit now. The Kromata doesn’t shy away from warmth, but it also delivers a tinge of Nordic style. This bomber jacket has a shell with a PFC-free DWR on the outside and 650-fill power down on the inside. PrAna tops it off with a removable hood, micro-fleece-lined zippered hand pockets, and weather-protective coat snaps. (Check out prAna’s similar men’s bomber.)

Faction Agent 4.0 POW Skis
Faction Agent 4.0 POW Skis

Featuring art by Swiss skier Simon Charriere, the Faction Agent 4.0 x Protect Our Winters Skis ($849) are a wicked-cool piece of art. The skis aren’t just made in collaboration with POW but are also made to be sustainable. They’ve got recycled bases and wood cores from certified sustainable forestry and are made with a bio-based resin. The skis are limited to 200 pairs. Shop all the 2021-2022 Faction Skis.

Laird Superfoods x Athletic Brewing Swell Beer
Laird Superfoods x Athletic Brewing Swell Beer

Surf legend Laird Hamilton partnered with Athletic Brewing to create its latest athlete-friendly, non-alcoholic beer: a surf-compatible tropical IPA. The Superfood Swell ($13 per six-pack) actually contains the same flavors as Laird’s superfood coconut creamer — mango and pineapple, with, of course, a bit of malted barley, wheat, and yeast to round out the “beer.”

Teva x Cotopaxi Collection
Teva x Cotopaxi Collection

Cold-weather and fall gear is here. Teva and Cotopaxi have partnered for a fab collab, featuring Teva’s hallmark Teca Calido Insulated Jacket ($150) and ReEmber Slippers ($85), made with recycled uppers, foam filling, and midsoles in full Cotopaxi style. The Teva version of the Cotopaxi Teca jacket also has sustainability in mind, with 100% repurposed fabrics and 100% recycled insulation. Shop the full collection at REI.

mountainFLOW Complete Wax Kit
mountainFLOW Complete Wax Kit

B-corp wax manufacturer and sustainable ski product brand mountainFLOW is delivering on eco-friendliness and convenience with its new complete Wax Kit ($100). The wax is plant-based, and there’s a waxing iron, brush, scraper, and warm and cold wax included. Finally, it’s all wrapped up in reusable packaging and a spiffy case.

Untapped Maple Lemon Mapleaid
Untapped Maple Lemon Mapleaid

Untapped has been on the scene for a while now, supplying all sorts of athletes with its maple fix. But this fall, it’s dropping a new form for its ever-classic flavor. The Lemon Tea Mapleaid ($10 for five single servings) is now in a liquid concentrate form. Untapped switched from maple sugar (powder) to maple syrup (liquid) to keep the ingredients as pure as possible: organic maple syrup, organic lemon juice, organic black tea, and salt.

70mai Power Station Tera 1000
70mai Power Station Tera 1000

70mai’s Power Station 1000 (starting at $599) is a portable power station beast. It has a 1,000Wh capacity and offers four ways to charge (via AC, car, gas generator, or solar panel), and it can charge from zero to 80% battery in 70 minutes. This fast-charging station can power everything from your phone to a mini-fridge or drone — multiple times. Other features include 10 output ports and Bluetooth-enabled app control. Preorder the power station now. 

Gnarly Nutrition Supplements in Recyclable Tins
Gnarly Nutrition Supplements in Recyclable Tins

Gnarly Nutrition is joining the pack of brands investing in sustainable packaging with its new recyclable tins. Gnarly says it’s the first sports nutrition brand in the industry to utilize recyclable steel cans (and move away from HDPE and PET plastic tubs). So far, Gnarly’s pre-workout supplement and BCAAs are available in the tins ($38 and up). Its protein supplements and collagen are also swapping to tins soon.

Café du Cycliste x 66°North Anorak
Café du Cycliste x 66°North Anorak

Designed for the “worst weather on earth,” these new styles are the result of a partnership between French cycle brand Café du Cycliste and Icelandic brand 66°North. The collection features layers like a fleece, a wind jacket, a bag, and, our favorite, a GORE-TEX INFINIUM Anorak ($415). It’s made with an ultralightweight GORE-TEX material and has a packable hood, a half-zip front, and a zippered pocket lined with reflective material.

  • Emerging Gear: Laird Hamilton Beer, Art Skis, Tiny Mighty Power Station, and More

    Merrell Jungle Moc Eco

    Merrell’s latest venture is an eco-friendly, hemp-derived version of its Jungle Moc. The Jungle Moc Eco ($90) is made with a 100% recycled webbing upper, a 65% recycled polyester double-stretch gore, a 50% recycled EVA footbed, a 100% recycled mesh footbed liner, a 10% rice husk midsole, and a 20% rice husk outsole. That’s a whole lot of sustainable materials packed into one cozy slipper. It’s available in unisex sizes.

  • Emerging Gear: Laird Hamilton Beer, Art Skis, Tiny Mighty Power Station, and More

    prAna Kromata Bomber Jacket

    The Kromata Bomber Jacket ($289) is a new fall layer from prAna we’ve been eyeing for a bit now. The Kromata doesn’t shy away from warmth, but it also delivers a tinge of Nordic style. This bomber jacket has a shell with a PFC-free DWR on the outside and 650-fill power down on the inside. PrAna tops it off with a removable hood, micro-fleece-lined zippered hand pockets, and weather-protective coat snaps. (Check out prAna’s similar men’s bomber.)

  • Emerging Gear: Laird Hamilton Beer, Art Skis, Tiny Mighty Power Station, and More

    Faction Agent 4.0 POW Skis

    Featuring art by Swiss skier Simon Charriere, the Faction Agent 4.0 x Protect Our Winters Skis ($849) are a wicked-cool piece of art. The skis aren’t just made in collaboration with POW but are also made to be sustainable. They’ve got recycled bases and wood cores from certified sustainable forestry and are made with a bio-based resin. The skis are limited to 200 pairs. Shop all the 2021-2022 Faction Skis.

  • Emerging Gear: Laird Hamilton Beer, Art Skis, Tiny Mighty Power Station, and More

    Laird Superfoods x Athletic Brewing Swell Beer

    Surf legend Laird Hamilton partnered with Athletic Brewing to create its latest athlete-friendly, non-alcoholic beer: a surf-compatible tropical IPA. The Superfood Swell ($13 per six-pack) actually contains the same flavors as Laird’s superfood coconut creamer — mango and pineapple, with, of course, a bit of malted barley, wheat, and yeast to round out the “beer.”

  • Emerging Gear: Laird Hamilton Beer, Art Skis, Tiny Mighty Power Station, and More

    Teva x Cotopaxi Collection

    Cold-weather and fall gear is here. Teva and Cotopaxi have partnered for a fab collab, featuring Teva’s hallmark Teca Calido Insulated Jacket ($150) and ReEmber Slippers ($85), made with recycled uppers, foam filling, and midsoles in full Cotopaxi style. The Teva version of the Cotopaxi Teca jacket also has sustainability in mind, with 100% repurposed fabrics and 100% recycled insulation. Shop the full collection at REI.

  • Emerging Gear: Laird Hamilton Beer, Art Skis, Tiny Mighty Power Station, and More

    mountainFLOW Complete Wax Kit

    B-corp wax manufacturer and sustainable ski product brand mountainFLOW is delivering on eco-friendliness and convenience with its new complete Wax Kit ($100). The wax is plant-based, and there’s a waxing iron, brush, scraper, and warm and cold wax included. Finally, it’s all wrapped up in reusable packaging and a spiffy case.

  • Emerging Gear: Laird Hamilton Beer, Art Skis, Tiny Mighty Power Station, and More

    Untapped Maple Lemon Mapleaid

    Untapped has been on the scene for a while now, supplying all sorts of athletes with its maple fix. But this fall, it’s dropping a new form for its ever-classic flavor. The Lemon Tea Mapleaid ($10 for five single servings) is now in a liquid concentrate form. Untapped switched from maple sugar (powder) to maple syrup (liquid) to keep the ingredients as pure as possible: organic maple syrup, organic lemon juice, organic black tea, and salt.

  • Emerging Gear: Laird Hamilton Beer, Art Skis, Tiny Mighty Power Station, and More

    70mai Power Station Tera 1000

    70mai’s Power Station 1000 (starting at $599) is a portable power station beast. It has a 1,000Wh capacity and offers four ways to charge (via AC, car, gas generator, or solar panel), and it can charge from zero to 80% battery in 70 minutes. This fast-charging station can power everything from your phone to a mini-fridge or drone — multiple times. Other features include 10 output ports and Bluetooth-enabled app control. Preorder the power station now. 

  • Emerging Gear: Laird Hamilton Beer, Art Skis, Tiny Mighty Power Station, and More

    Gnarly Nutrition Supplements in Recyclable Tins

    Gnarly Nutrition is joining the pack of brands investing in sustainable packaging with its new recyclable tins. Gnarly says it’s the first sports nutrition brand in the industry to utilize recyclable steel cans (and move away from HDPE and PET plastic tubs). So far, Gnarly’s pre-workout supplement and BCAAs are available in the tins ($38 and up). Its protein supplements and collagen are also swapping to tins soon.

  • Emerging Gear: Laird Hamilton Beer, Art Skis, Tiny Mighty Power Station, and More

    Café du Cycliste x 66°North Anorak

    Designed for the “worst weather on earth,” these new styles are the result of a partnership between French cycle brand Café du Cycliste and Icelandic brand 66°North. The collection features layers like a fleece, a wind jacket, a bag, and, our favorite, a GORE-TEX INFINIUM Anorak ($415). It’s made with an ultralightweight GORE-TEX material and has a packable hood, a half-zip front, and a zippered pocket lined with reflective material.

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Mary is based out of GearJunkie's Denver, Colo. office. She has a degree in English and journalism, and has been writing professionally for more than six years. Her outdoor interests span from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to skiing to pack-paddleboarding. If she's not writing, you can most likely find her at the top of a fourteener, or in a local bakery.

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