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.
iKamper Disco Series Cooking System
iKamper’s latest release isn’t just a camp stove — it’s a full-fledged, one-stop-shop cooking system. The Disco Series ($490) system includes the Disco stove (manufactured with Kovea), Disco skillet — a Meehanite cast iron with a nonstick enamel coating, Disco tripod, and handy side table. The stove can be used on the ground or on the tripod, and the tripod can be used to raise the stove higher or lower it to cook over an open fire. Production will start this month, with delivery set for Feb. 2022.
KUIU Super Down Burner Parka
KUIU has added the Super Down Burner Parka ($799) to its growing line of outerwear built for cold. Specifically, the KUIU Burner Parka is the warmest packable down hunting parka the company has made to date. Built for sub-zero temperatures, the Super Down Burner Parka has a 100% waterproof and windproof shell, 3-layer stretch fabric and membrane, and enough Toray Quixdown (850-fill) to insulate a sleeping bag. It’s available in sizes S-3XL.
Filson x Ten Thousand Collection
Durable outdoor brand meets modern men’s activewear? That’s what Filson and Ten Thousand are up to. The new Filson x Ten Thousand Performance Collection ($16 and up) was designed to meet the training needs of first responders and wildland firefighters. The collection consists of a sweat-wicking T-shirt, a tactical short made from lightweight ripstop and four-way stretch, and breathable training socks.
Solo Stove Elemental Series Colored Fire Pits
Solo Stove fire pits now come in colors! Yes, Solo Stove’s new Elemental Series is bringing a splash of fire-inspired colors to the brand’s standard stainless steel offerings. The colors are inspired by Earth’s natural elements: Ash, Clay, Sand, Soil, and Water. The new colors are available on Solo’s Ranger, Bonfire, and Yukon fire pits (from $285) — but don’t wait long, as these are limited-edition colors.
Vermont Glove Lined Ski Mitten
The Jefflo Mitt ($120), launched last month, is Vermont Glove’s first ski-specific mitten. Using a similar shape to Vermont Glove’s Chopper’s Mitt, the mitten is made with 100% goatskin leather, a liner (your choice of recycled polyester or merino wool) for additional comfort, and an adjustable, skier-friendly waxed cuff. It’s hand-stitched and made in Vermont, USA.
Elan x Glen Plake Signature Skis
Elan Skis just dropped new skis, built by freeskier Glen Plake. The Ripstick Tour 104 ($800) are made for expert skiers who like to go fast and chase deep pow. Designed and tested by Elan ambassador and freeskiing pioneer Glen Plake, this carbon construction ski combines high-level performance with bold and playful colors. The skis are 104 mm underfoot and weigh 1,540 grams.
Honey Stinger Marathon Training Pack
Developed with elite marathon runner Jared Ward, this bulk energy-food package aligns with training plans to provide a month’s worth of nutrition. The Marathon Pack ($150 on sale) includes a selection of Honey Stinger Waffles, hydration mixes, chews, and gels. The kit is made to take some guesswork out of fueling before, during, and after training sessions for runners in the depths of a marathon-training plan.
TINCUP Whiskey x VSSL Adventure Flask
TINCUP Mountain Whiskey and VSSL have partnered to create a special edition adventure flask, with proceeds benefiting Leave No Trace. The TINCUP x VSSL Cocktail Kit ($130) includes VSSL’s flask, a 750mL bottle of TINCUP whiskey, and a whole box of ginger beer mixers and limes (ingredients for TINCUP’s “Mountain Mule”). TINCUP and VSSL will donate all proceeds from the flasks (up to $15,000) to Leave No Trace. (Nonalcoholic kits are also available.)
Multigame Camping Card Deck
Rainy days in the tent and evenings at the cabin just got a lot more fun. One Deck Game Cards cleverly packed in numerous tabletop favorites into one standard 52-card deck. The brand boasts “zillions,” but we count at least six: chess, checkers, dominoes, backgammon, dice — and playing cards. All this thanks to strategic markings and symbols on each of the cards. It already crushed its funding goal, but luckily you can still snag an early-bird discount.
Gu Energy Chews Double Pack
Gu’s new Energy Chew packs are boasting a new design, reduced packaging, and double servings ($31/12-pack). That’s right, four classic Gu Chew flavors (plus a variety pack) are available in either double-serving pouches or double-serving sleeves to give you more options for longer activities. The double-serving options include flavors like blueberry pomegranate and watermelon, as well as caffeinated and noncaffeinated options.