A peek at emerging products from the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.
Cut through the wind with your saddle: That’s the claim from Fizik. Its new Transiro Mistica Carbon saddle is stub-nosed and shaped so triathletes can ride in the most aero position possible. Additionally, the saddle uses carbon rails and is available in standard and large sizes. The Transiro Mistica is available now for $250.
Charge your MacBook to last 18 more hours with the powerstation USB-C 3XL from mophie. This $200 powerstation can charge two devices at once with a 45-watt USB-C port and a 12-watt USB-A port. And if you’re charging overnight, the USB-C 3XL integrates “priority+” charging, sending power to a connected device before recharging the powerstation. With a 26,000-mAh battery, this power bank certainly earns its 3XL name.
Chris Burkard Photo Pack
Shoot landscapes in rugged environments with the TanuckLITE 40 photography pack from Mountainsmith. Chris Burkard co-designed the pack, which uses lightweight aramid ripstop for durability and weight savings. The TanuckLITE 40 is compatible with the Mountainsmith T.A.N. Series Kit Cubes, so you can organize your lenses. This rugged-looking photo pack is available from Mountainsmith now for $250.
Dual-Chamber Water Bottle
Store food in your … water bottle? The FLPSDE introduces a vaccuum-insulated water bottle with a unique dual-chamber design. A removable inner chamber lets you store dry goods, like food, keys, or a GoPro. And on the other side is a standard water bottle design. The FLPSDE will be available at the end of November for $35.
Keep your fuel canister or electrics warm with Cold Case Gear. The cold-weather gear maker crafts insulated pouches and containers for things that freeze or lose battery life. Take its Coozie, for example. The Coozie wraps around a fuel canister. Check out Cold Case Gear here. The brand plans to launch a Kickstarter.
Strap the Velnox Tarsier to your chest and illuminate the trail or your fly rod. Velnox Tarsier aims to be a headlamp alternative, with a 200-lumen, 2-watt COB LED. It carries a IPX4 water-resistance rating and operates with three AAA batteries. The brand intends the chest lamp to eliminate the traditional bob of headlamps and aid users performing intricate tasks close to the chest. Check out the Velnox Tarsier on Kickstarter now for $39.
Merino Wool Workwear
New Zealand merino wool clothing maker ArchiTec released a work shirt made with merino. The brand calls the Glenbrook Merino a work shirt and claims it’s more durable than standard merino knits. The brand weaves organic cotton and merino wool for the shirt. And, like all wool products, it has excellent temperature regulation properties. The Glenbrook Merino Workshirt is available now for $154.
Even if you’re not the King of the Mountain, the Glendale shades from 100% will definitely make you feel like it at the bar after a ride. 100% released its latest shade with cyclist Peter Sagan, and it sports premium lens tech in a flashy frame. The Glendale resists high impact, uses shatterproof and scratch-resistant lenses, and is coated to repel water, dirt, and oil. Check out the Glendale here for $185.
OtterBox Wine Tumbler
Keep your wine at a constant temperature with wine tumblers from OtterBox. The Elevation Wine Tumbler holds 10 fluid ounces and is available in a variety of colors for $20. The secret to this glass’s insulation is a copper lining on the inside.
Motorola’s latest walkie-talkie, the TALKABOUT T800, lets users communicate with smartphones outside cell range. Through a mobile app, the T800 acts as a modem in remote locations to send messages and locations over radio frequencies. You can access two-way communication up to 35 miles apart, and the data range is 20 miles. Motorola released the T800 this fall for $110.
Leather Bike Pump
Pump your tires with elegance thanks to SILCA’s latest pump, the SuperPista Digital. This third-generation pump is the first to use a top-mount hose design and magnetic chuck storage. You won’t have to bend over to store the chuck with this pump. The SuperPista Digital has a digital readout, oversized aluminum base, Italian leather plunger washer, and German Ignus linear bearings for a smooth-running pump. But it doesn’t come cheap at $275.
Powertap P2 Power Meter
Attach the PowerTap P2 pedals to your bike and ride away measuring watts. PowerTap made a splash with the previous iteration, the P1, thanks to its simple installation. All you need is an Allen key. The P2 pedals build on the previous model and its dual-sided power measurement. But the new pedals are lighter, weighing under 400 g. And the pedals have a 33-percent boost in battery life, letting cyclists use them for up to 80 hours at a time. PowerTap released the P2 last week for $900.
Snowmobile, shred deep powder, and don’t worry about getting wet in the Odin Mono Suit from TOBE. This onesie is built with two-layer Cordura Sympatex fabric and a 45,000-mm waterproof membrane. It’s fully seam sealed, windproof, and not insulated. The Odin Mono Suit is also designed to accommodate chest protection and knee braces. TOBE sells this burly onesie for $900.