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Tracksmith NDO Collection
Tracksmith’s No Days Off collection is an homage to just that — if you live and breathe running, this is for you. The NDO Collection (from $75) includes a jacket, tights, a waffle fleece, a hoodie, and wind-blocking layers. Our favorites are the Harrier Long Sleeve and Wind-Block Downeaster, made with a blend of synthetics and merino wool (your choice of half-zip or hoodie style).
Timberland 8-Inch Super Boot
Launching tomorrow is Timberland’s highly awaited return of the Super Boot. This Timberland 8-inch Boot ($260) is made with a leather upper from a Better Leather-rated tannery, a removable footbed, a Vibram outsole, rustproof hardware, and speed-hook laces. To top it off, the boot is seam-sealed and has 200 g of PrimaLoft insulation.
LIVSN Ecotrek Trail Pants
The LIVSN EcoTreks ($129) use Blue Ocean Nylon material, which is 70% nylon from recycled ocean buoys. LIVSN combines this material with spandex and a DWR coating to make it as durable as possible. The pants come in a wide range of sizes and three colors. LIVSN had a limited batch of product available now, so if you miss it this time, look for a restock next month. The EcoTrek pants originally launched on Kickstarter — read our full review here.
Janji x Dion Snowshoe
Run brand Janji has partnered with Vermont-based Dion to bring us one of the most modular snowshoes yet. The Janji x Dion Snowshoe ($270) is designed to work on snow and ice no matter the trail, and integrate easily with running shoes or hiking boots. The snowshoe has a stainless steel ice cleat, a lightweight frame, and a nonstick Teflon-coated heel design. It also comes with interchangeable straps, with sizes XS to XL, to customize your fit.
Blizzard Hustle Backcountry Ski Line
Blizzard has announced a new collection dedicated to the most committed skiers. Introducing Hustle, a unisex backcountry ski in three models: the Hustle 9 (94mm waist), Hustle 10 (102mm waist), and Hustle 11 (114mm waist). “Not every skier hustles,” said Frank Shine, Blizzard’s marketing director. “Many skiers prefer leisurely lift laps and aprés. But we wanted to build a collection for the skiers who live for early ups and after hours. Hustle is our ode to skiing culture at its core.” Look for the skis in 2022.
Magma Cooking Systems Crossover Series Firebox
Magma’s Crossover Series Firebox ($550) is a capable kitchen beast. The Crossover Firebox is a portable outdoor cooking system that transforms from a stove into a grill, pizza oven, and griddle. It’s made with a modular design, high-quality 304 stainless steel, a 15,000-BTU burner, and piezo ignition. Want all four configurations with all the bells and whistles? Look into the full Crossover package.