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Yuba Spicy Curry V3 carrying a ski rack, skis, and two kids(Photo/Yuba Bicycles)
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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.

Filson Hand-Painted Luggage

filson handpainted luggage and duffel near a painter's wood stool

This week, Filson released an extremely limited collection of its rugged twill bags, with wildlife artwork painted by New York City-based artist Patric Hanley. The 18-piece collection includes Filson’s Tote Bag with Zipper, Original Briefcase, and Medium Duffle ($1,050 and up) with hand-painted artwork inspired by rural Ohio — think colorful mallards, fish, and more. There’s only one of each bag: so when they’re gone, they’re gone.

Yuba E-Bike Ski Rack

Yuba e bike ski rack

The Yuba Ski Rack ($350), equipped with an integrated Thule SnowPack M clamp, can hold up to four pairs of skis (or two snowboards). With its lightweight aluminum design and easy installation, you can pop on the Ski Rack when needed, and remove it when you don’t. Traveling to your local ski hill by bike? This may be the perfect gadget for you. The Ski Rack currently fits two models of Yuba Bicycles.

Protect Our Winters x BUFF

POW Buffs

We’d argue you can never have too many BUFFs. You’ll want at least one for summer, one for winter, maybe a heavier fleece or wool option. BUFF has your winter pick covered with its Protect Our Winters x BUFF ($26). Inspired by POW’s “Outdoor State of Mind,” the POW Collection will include three Original EcoStretch BUFFs designed by artist and outdoor guide Jessa Gilbert. There are five designs total.

Pelican RF Field Wallet

Pelican thinks it’s finally created the first waterproof aluminum EDC wallet. The RF G5 Field Wallet ($40) has a sleek, lightweight, and tough aluminum construction, with a silicon O-ring and sturdy snap latch rated to IP67 (submersible to one meter of water for 30 minutes). It also has flexible internal webbing to secure cards and cash, and a removable lanyard. It will be available starting November 26.

Travel the Planet Overland Book

travel the planet overland book front and back cover

Graeme and Luisa Bell have lived full time on the road for over a decade. If you are interested in overland travel, as a hobby or a lifestyle, but don’t know where to start, Travel The Planet Overland ($39 on preorder) will serve as your field manual. Intended to inspire and educate others, the Bells’ manual walks readers through all sorts of topics on vehicles, budget, travel, border crossings, and more. There’s just days left to get this Kickstarter to its goal — so check it out.

HEST Car-Camping Mattress

hest foamy rolling camp memory foam mattress

Luxury outdoor mattress maker HEST is out with its most packable car-camping mattress option yet. The Foamy ($299) is made with two layers of memory foam, and has an integrated compression strap and durable, water-resistant exterior fabrics. Rolled, it’s about 15 inches tall, and has a portable carry handle. It also comes in two lengths/sizes. If you are looking for a cushier option, check out the HEST Dually. 

Shredly Cascade Pants

Shredly’s new Cascade Pants ($135) are built for the bike, no matter the endeavor. The Cascade Pants are a mountain bike pant made with Shredly’s signature lightweight yet durable, 4-way stretch, quick-dry fabric and yoga-style waistband to eliminate “back-gap.” The pants also have lots of pockets, including two zippered at the front that can fit a smartphone. These pants are also offered in sizes 00-24 to accommodate riders of all sizes.

45NRTH Draugenklaw Drop-Bar Pogies

New this year, 45NRTH’s Draugenklaw Drop-Bar Pogies ($85) are the crafty solution for keeping your hands warm and dry on cold commutes, while also allowing for full use of brake and shift levers. From the brand built on battling Mother Nature’s harshest winter climes, these Pogies have a weather-resistant softshell fabric on the outside, and a soft fleece lining on the inside.

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