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.
Black Crows Mirus Cor Skis
This week, Black Crows introduced a new model of ski. The Mirus Cor ($840) is built to achieve an alliance between two things, says the brand: freestyle and the most angular curves of today. It has a fiberglass and wood core construction with a Titanal plate, a long rocker, and split tail. It is 87 underfoot and has a short radius of 13.
Front Runner Wolf Pack Pro
The Front Runner Wolf Pack Pro is something a lot of overlanders and campers are looking forward to. The Wolf Pack Pro ($55) — an upgrade to the original Wolf Packs — are bins with upgraded lid latches, a rubber gasket seal for weather protection, and a honeycomb structure under the lid for strength. The Pro Packs will be available to order this month.
Smith I/O Mag Imprint Goggles
Smith’s I/O Mag Imprint Goggles are the first 3D-printed ones on the market. Getting your own Imprint Goggles ($450) involves Smith taking a precision scan of your face, and then using 3D-printing technology to create your custom goggles. You’ll still get to choose the lens and the strap, and any add-ons. Read more.
Nathan Sports Dash Long Sleeve
Nathan is back with more running apparel, this time an option for fall and winter. The men’s and women’s Dash Tee Long Sleeve ($50), similar to its short-sleeve counterpart, is made with a super-soft Tri Blend wicking fabric, split side hems at the seams, and a reflective hit. Read our full review of the Dash Tee.
Windtinder Fire Fan
This ingenious little fan was created just to help you stoke your campfires. Because it’s so lightweight and compact, it’s also a great addition to a survival kit. The Windtinder fan ($18) is made of ballistic nylon and has three panels that collapse to pack down small.
Deckers Lab X-SCAPE NBK Mid
Street sneaker meets hiking boot in Decker’s Lab new X-SCAPE NBK Mid. The NBK Mid ($200) has an eco-conscious Vibram N-Oil Litebase outsole, made with more than 90% natural materials, an EcoTan Leather upper, lightweight foam midsole, and flared swallowtail heel.
Lume Six Sports Bras
After three years of R&D, specialty sports bra brand Lume Six launched this past month. Designed by industry professional Margaux Elliott, Lume Six has two styles (from $100) — the Cirra High Impact Sports Bra and the Alta Medium Impact Sports Bras. Both have Italian woven fabric, bonded seams, and lay-flat straps. The fabric is lightweight and textured to provide compression and support. Bottom line: We can’t wait to test.
Xero Shoes, EU Edition
Starting today, 11-year-old U.S. brand Xero Shoes is launching men’s, women’s, and children’s lines of its minimalist footwear in Europe. You can find out which Xero Shoes styles are available at its European website. Even better news? During the EU launch, Xero Shoes will be offering discounts of 12-70% off on their running shoes, trail shoes, and sandals.
Vasque Talus WT NTX Boots
Just in time for cooler weather, the Vasque Talus WT NTX ($160) offers a sustainable update of one of Vasque’s most versatile boots. Available in men’s and women’s, the boots sport weather-resistant PU-coated leather uppers and a waterproof membrane made with recycled materials to keep your feet dry, while 200 g of recycled insulation help keep your feet toasty. Also, Vasque’s ColdHold compound in the outsole maintains its grippiness when the temp drops.
Brrrn Board Slide Board
Ready to get the legs in shape for winter? The Brrrn Board ($229 and up) is a fitness slide board tailored to skiers, boarders, skaters, hockey players, and more. How does it work? Essentially, it’s a polished, slippery surface that can support dozens of lateral movement and side-to-side exercises. Brrrn told us its training tools can improve core strength and posture while toning and tightening glutes and thighs, even your arms. The board comes in two lengths, depending on your height.