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Five Ten x Parley Freerider Pro with Recycled Plastic
Five Ten’s spring footwear collection incorporates Parley Ocean Plastic to reduce the carbon footprint of the brand’s best shoes. The Freerider ($100) and Freerider Pro ($150) models are flat-pedal shoes with uppers made with Parley Primeblue recycled polyester and sustainably sourced cotton. The shoes are available in men’s and women’s sizing.
Jetboil Stash Stove
The Jetboil Stash ($130) is Jetboil’s lightest backpacking stove system yet. The whole thing — stove, pot, and lid — weighs just 7.1 ounces. That’s 40% lighter than Jetboil’s next-lightest system, and it all nests together in a neat little package. The Jetboil Stash stove itself, a titanium burner, weighs 2.1 ounces. The Stash system is available through REI as of this week. Read our full review here.
Alchemy Carbon Arktos Bike
This week, Alchemy introduces a new full-sus carbon steed. The Carbon Arktos 29 (from $5,999) has updated travel options and new geometry. This Arktos is designed to allow for three travel configurations and two wheel sizes — 29-inch or a 29/27.5-inch mixed-wheel (mullet) compatibility — on one frame. It has Alchemy’s patented Sine Suspension system, dual water bottle mounts, and FOX Factory and Shimano components.
prAna ReZion Shorts
PrAna’s new ReZion collection is an evolution of the brand’s bestselling Stretch Zion fabric. The ReZion material is similar to the previous stretch fabric, except it’s made with Bluesign-approved materials and recycled nylon fabric with a PFC-free DWR coating. The ReZion Alameda and Alana Shorts ($65-69) are all-around travel shorts, with ReZion fabric and a 50 UPF rating. The shorts have 5- to 7-inch inseams for women and 7- to 9-inch inseams for men.
HOKA ONE ONE Mach 4
HOKA’s fourth rendition of the Mach road running shoe just dropped. The Mach 4 ($130) was inspired by the Carbon X, with the brand’s PROFLY midsole, rubberized EVA outsole, and a 5mm drop. “Softer and bouncier than the previous iteration,” according to HOKA, this shoe is a perfect, cushioned companion for logging long miles. It’s available in men’s and women’s sizes.
Stanley NeverLeak Legacy Travel Mug
Stanley’s out with its latest mug — the NeverLeak Legacy Travel Mug ($28). This insulated mug is designed to withstand even the roughest turbulence or unexpected jostle while traveling by plane, trail, or car. Best of all, it’s got a snazzy hand-holder strap. It’s advertised to keep liquids hot for 7 hours, iced for 30, or cold for 10. We haven’t gotten our hands on one yet, but we’re looking forward to trying it.
Blackburn Design x Walmart Bike Collection
In an effort to bring affordable bike gear to the masses, Blackburn Design just launched an exclusive bike line to be sold by Walmart. The line features over 50 new products: lights, pumps, cages, pedals, tubes, tires, accessories, and more. We’re definitely stoked on some of the new pump models. The Blackburn x Walmart line (from $5) is available now online and in stores.
BUBBA Stainless Steel Pliers
BUBBA’s new fishing pliers are a huge upgrade to the brand’s first-generation pliers. Its Stainless Steel Pliers ($60) come in 6.5- and 8.5-inch sizes. They’re made with high-carbon stainless steel, a titanium-nitride coating to offer more strength, and a nonslip grip. The spring-loaded pliers come equipped with carbide cutters, crimping cutouts, and a molded polymer sheath with a belt clip.
adidas Velosamba Clip-In Shoe
Adidas has upgraded its second-best-selling street shoe of all time — the Samba — with clip-in features. The Velosamba shoe ($120) is a two-bolt, SPD-compatible urban cycling shoe. It’s pretty close to the OG Samba design, but with a full-length reinforced plate for efficient pedaling and an updated heel design better for cycling. And, of course, it’s got that classic (now reflective) three-stripe style.
GU Strawberry Hibiscus Energy Drink Mix
GU’s new drink mix is finally here. The GU ROCTANE Energy Drink Mix ($30 per 27-ounce canister) is similar to the rest in GU’s ROCTANE line, except this one is caffeine-free and comes in a new flavor. The Strawberry Hibiscus Energy Drink Mix packs in nutrients like carbohydrates, amino acids, and sodium. Wondering what the difference is between original GU and its ROCTANE lines? ROCTANE has more energy: carbs, electrolytes, and BCAAs.
Dangle Supply Ti Cobb
Lightweight? Check. Unbreakable? Check. High-tech? Check. These are all the qualities we look for in a … pipe? Well, if we didn’t before, we do now. Dangle Supply is at it again with its updated Ti Cobb pipe ($47), featuring a hole that runs the full length of the pipe and a threaded, detachable bowl for easy cleaning. Ti Cobb comes in Raw, Gold, Emerald, and Granite colors and weighs just 11 g. Even all you ounce-counters can’t argue with that.
Slowtide x Coors Banquet Golden Towel
No, that’s not a picture of a can of Coors. Slowtide has partnered with the beer legend to create the Slowtide Golden Towel ($45) in honor of the beer company’s 140-plus years in operation. The die-cut towel is made from sustainably sourced cotton and reactive dye to prevent fading from UV light, and it has a hanging loop. Even cooler, this towel weighs only 460 g (that’s 16 ounces, just like a Coors can).