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.
Ruffwear Web Master Dog Harness
Ruffwear has become the go-to gear for adventurous dogs of all shapes and sizes. The brand’s new Meadow Stream Collection utilizes repurposed materials from discontinued gear. The Web Master Harness in the Meadow Stream colorway ($60) is designed for maneuvering and assisting dogs up and over obstacles. With five points of contact and padded straps, this harness could come in handy at the crag, on the water, or anywhere in between.
ust KLIPP Camping Utensils
The campware designers at ust just released their updated KLIPP Serving Set ($12). The set includes a spork as well as a spatula with a serrated knife edge. Both items in the set are made for conveniently serving up group meals at the campsite.
SHRED Contrast Boosting Lens 2.0
What better occasion to debut high-tech goggles than the Winter Olympics? SHRED released its Contrast Boosting Lens 2.0 just in time for the games. This lens technology was 5 years in the making at the MIT Sports Lab. Plus, the new SHRED goggle line ($199 for the goggles) will feature straps made from recycled plastic bottles.
Kria Fleece 1998 Jacket
Icelandic ambassador brand 66°North is making its designs for the 2022 Icelandic Olympic team available to the public in a limited collection. The Kria 1998 Fleece Jacket ($250) aims to combine retro fashion and the Olympics. Its oversized and unisex fit is true to the throwback style of the Y2K era.
Giro 2022-2023 Spherical Helmets
Giro is looking forward to next year with its new 2022-2023 Tor Spherical and Tenaya Spherical freeride helmets. Giro’s Spherical Technology — with MIPS — is an advanced ball-and-socket system that allows two layers of impact-absorbing EPS foam to protect the brain from linear and rotational forces during both high- and low-speed impacts. The helmets will be available in fall 2022.
CEP Compression Socks 4.0
CEP has roots in pharmaceutical compression dating back to 1951. Its new Run Sock 4.0 ($15-60) is engineered to enhance blood circulation and speed up the recovery process. The Run 4.0 is available in five heights and six different colors for men and women.
The Love Handle 7
The new Love Handle 7 Gear Organizer ($35) from Freestone Equipment was a 2022 Outdoor Retailer Innovation Award Finalist — and for good reason. Made from upcycled plastic sourced from Edmonton, Alberta, the Love Handle is a compact handheld climbing gear storage system. Gone are the days of loose quickdraws bouncing around in your pack!
Gear Infusion Ultra-Slim Wallet
Gear Infusion is crowdfunding a new ultra-slim wallet called the PulseX1. This machined metal wallet is designed for everyday carry. With RFID protection and room for up to 15 cards, the PulseX1 provides plentiful storage and minimal bulk. Check out the brand’s Indiegogo page later this month to purchase.