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Emerging Gear: Modular Fanny Pack, Ultralight Carbon Umbrella, and More

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.

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.

Rossignol Sender and Rallybird Skis

Rossignol announces a new chapter in its freeride legacy. The all-new Sender ($850) and Rallybird ($800) ski lines are infused with technology from the brand’s World Cup Race Room. While the Sender is all about ripping big lines, the women’s Rallybird is a go-anywhere ski for both the resort and the backcountry.

State eTap Gravel Bike

State Bicycle Co. has exciting news for gravel riders! Two bikes in its lineup — the 4130 steel ($2,000) and 6061 Black Label aluminum ($2,600) — are now available with SRAM’s newest wireless drivetrains and hydraulic disc brakes.

SRAM’s brand-new XPLR AXS drivetrain is ideal for riders looking to work up a sweat on both gravel and asphalt. With wireless and eTap shift logic, advanced chain management, and AXS connectivity, this new groupset elevates State’s All-Road lineup to the next level of performance.

GiantMouse ACE Brass Biblio Knife

GiantMouse Knives expands its Biblio lineup with the ACE Biblio everyday carry knife in solid brass ($235). This new iteration comes with a 2.875-inch Böhler M390 microclean stainless steel satin-finished blade. The 4.9-ounce Brass Biblio has a 4-inch ergonomic handle. All GiantMouse knives are crafted in Italy.

Hyperlite Essential Umbrella

Hyperlite joins the trail umbrella craze with the all-new Essential Umbrella ($59). Hyperlite designed this piece of trail kit to offer multipurpose defense against against rain, snow, sun, and wind — and it weighs just 195 g. Burly dual-canopy construction reduces the chance of blowouts in high winds, and the 24-inch carbon shaft provides lots of room to move underneath.

Goldwin Compact Jacket

Outdoor apparel brand Goldwin launches a new collection of running gear and minimalist apparel. One of the highlights is the Compact Jacket ($170) — an ultralight wind layer that’s perfect for both casual and competitive runners. The Compact Jacket features a reflective logo, stretchy sleeves, and plenty of ventilation.

Matador Droplet Water-Resistant Stuff Sack

This week, Matador Travel Equipment released the new and improved Droplet Water-Resistant Stuff Sack ($17). Offering 2.5 L of storage, the Droplet is small enough to fit on a keychain when fully compressed. From skiing and surfing to paddleboarding and fishing, this micro-stuff sack has endless applications.

The Park Pack by Uncharted Supply Co.

Uncharted Supply Co.’s latest addition to its lineup of adventure gear is the Park Pack ($119), a lightweight hip pack designed for hiking, biking, and exploring. Perfect for day trips, the Park Pack features a modular design with removable water bottle holders and space for personal add-ons. Like most Uncharted packs, the Park Pack is built with waterproof tarpaulin outer fabric and water-resistant YKK zippers.

Ciele x Polartec VTBeanie

Ciele, a brand known for its high-performance running gear, partnered with Polartec to release the new VTBeanie ($45). Available in two unique styles, this beanie is purpose-built winter headwear. The first style — VTBeanie WND — has a built-in membrane over the ears that is windproof and water-repellent. The second style is the VTBeanie Q-Air — a high-tech cap that’s made with a unique and highly durable knit fabric.

Klymit Horizon Backpacking Blanket

Klymit Horizon Backpacking Blanket

The world of outdoor blankets continues to swell with Klymit’s latest Horizon line. The Horizon Backpacking ($100) blanket pictured spans 80 x 58 inches, weighs under 2 pounds, and sports 20D ripstop with synthetic insulation. A great option for picnics, laying out after a long day on trail, or wrapping up while sitting around the campfire, the Horizon line also includes a burlier Overland and middleweight Travel option.

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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.