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Emerging Gear: Food Hauler, Pocket Dumbbell, and More

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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.

HOKA Full-Zip Wind Jacket

HOKA wind jacket on female model

HOKA got into apparel a little while back, but this new jacket is hot off the press. The Full-Zip Wind Jacket ($110), made from polymide, is designed to be a “weightless” windbreaker. It’s got a full hood and stretch cuffs. Plus, it packs into its own hood pocket and is finished with reflective hits. Available in men’s and women’s sizing.

Ombraz Limited-Edition Dolomites

ombraz sunglasses with cord and black polarized mirror lens

This is the only black ice you’ll ever want to encounter. Armless sunglass brand Ombraz is here with its first limited-edition shades, the Dolomite in Black Ice ($140), equipped with German Zeiss polarized mirror lenses and new built-in side visors. Other limited runs? The Leggero in Tortoise and the Classics in a beach-vibey Kelp. Twenty trees planted for each pair make these shades carbon negative.

North St. Venture Pannier

north st. venture bike pannier

This 30L Venture Pannier ($180) is made with lightweight, waterproof recycled EcoPak sailcloth, for that perfect balance of functionality and durability. This pannier has a main compartment, a water-resistant zipper pocket on the top flap, and two extra-deep, covered side pockets designed for a water bottle and bike lock. The bike bag comes in six colors.

BAD Wrap

BAD wrap protective wrap for tech items

Launched this week, the BAD Wrap (hopefully, it doesn’t get one) is a versatile solution for protecting all your tech. The BAD Wrap ($18 on Kickstarter) is a protective, flexible, posable cover that provides form-fitting protection (thanks to a moldable internal “freeze frame”). The BAD Wrap comes in three sizes ($25-65 MSRP), designed to shield gear like camera lenses, phones, hard drives, drones, and more.

Ooni Karu 16 Multi-Fuel Pizza Oven


The Ooni Karu 16 Multi-Fuel Pizza Oven brings advanced technology to the pizza party. With multiple fuel options like wood, charcoal, or gas (with the gas burner sold separately), you can take your outdoor cooking to the next level. New features include better temperature control, more fuel-efficient airflow, increased insulation, and better visibility. After preheating, you can make a flame-cooked pizza in just 60 seconds  — or sear steaks, grill veggies, and more.


This placement is sponsored by Ooni.

Allbirds Camp Shirt and Shorts

Black male model in natural hemp camp outfit

Allbirds’ latest natural material venture is not shoes but apparel, specifically, apparel made from hemp. The TreeBD collection includes two styles, the TreeBD Camp Shirt and Short ($58-78, available for men too). Made from a blend of tree and hemp materials, the Camp Shirt is a comfortable, breathable, button-down short sleeve the brand calls “craft-inspired.” It comes in several light and airy colors. Pair with the Camp Short for a summer-ready, camp-chic vibe. This is the brand’s biggest apparel collection since it first launched clothes in 2020.

Tracksmith Speed Crew Socks

tracksmith speed crew socks in white with single stripe

New for summer, Tracksmith introduces Speed Crew Socks ($25). They may look ordinary, but the brand notes that it “obsessed over the small features,” like a lightweight fabric and micro cushioning in the heel, and more. The socks have a contoured arch for better fit on the foot and cushioning to prevent rubbing on the Achilles. They are finished with seamless toes and a classic racing stripe in the back.

TriggerPoint Travel Roller

woman on field using Trigger Point small travel foam roller

Launched this month, TriggerPoint designed its GRID Travel Foam Roller ($30) to optimize mobility and enhance recovery. But it also travels easily with you. The foam surface delivers firm compression, while the GRID pattern provides points of pressure. It’s made from sweat-resistant EVA foam with a hollow core. This travel-size roller measures 4.4 by 10 inches.

Danner x Filson Trail 2650 Mid GTX

Another powerhouse collab, Danner and Filson are all about style and comfort with this all-around hiker. The Trail 2650 Mid GTX ($198) offers the traction and support of Danner’s long-haul trail shoe with the iconic sleekness of Filson style. Grab your size soon, because these Danner x Filson boots are going fast.

Trayvax Ration Food Hauler

trayvax food hauler storage and stove burner unit

A perfect quick-access kitchen for an overland vehicle or campervan, Trayvax’s Ration ($160) is an all-in-one stove, food storage, and hauler unit that easily slides or stows into all sorts of vehicles. Trayvax says the Ration works as “the base” for your mobile kitchen, or even a road safety kit. It comes with a storage area, stove burner, fuel, stainless steel cup, internal leather organizer, and carry strap.

The Pocket Dumbbell

pocket dumbbell handle tool

The Pocket Dumbbell ($21/set) may or may not be the coolest home gym accessory you’ll ever need. Launched on Kickstarter, these “pocket” dumbbells are a simple product that can attach to straps, resistance bands, and more to let you replicate exercises at home, no gym equipment required. The dumbbell handles have an antislip grip and offer up to 150 pounds of resistance. Learn more on Kickstarter. 

Crafty Weka Bars

weka food bars from New Zealand in compostable package

Kiwi brand Crafty makes these new tasty Weka Bars ($22/box). Made in New Zealand with real food ingredients — like dates, sesame, and orange — they’re ready to fuel athletes and outdoor adventurers. There are two sizes available, a 1.4-ounce “bite” and a 2.6-ounce bar. We got some samples shipped over and they are definitely worth a try. (Available in the U.S.)

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