A peek at emerging products from the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design. Explore the grid below or click through for a slideshow.
Rockay Recycled Running Socks
Rockay’s latest sock collection is made from 100-percent-recycled fabrics, but that’s not all. The socks have seamless toes, mesh zones for breathability, extra cushioning, and built-in arch compression support. Choose from an array of crew running sock and compression sock styles, $19 and up.
Full Windsor Magware
With a Kickstarter campaign that launched yesterday, Magware is already fully funded. The lightweight, 7075 aluminum-alloy utensils are reusable and magnetic, making them easy to organize, pack, and carry anywhere. Grab a single set or clip multiple together for a larger set on long travel days.
Victorinox INOX Carbon Mechanical Watch
Victorinox’s first mechanical version of the I.N.O.X. Carbon is finally here. Made from a carbon composite that’s been tested in space, the watch has automatic movement and a scratch-resistant face and is water-resistant up to 200 m. The epitome of rugged style, the I.N.O.X. Carbon Mechanical set ($1,150) includes the watch, a bumper, and a Spartan PS pocket knife.
Costa Diego Sunglasses
Stay on the water longer with Costa’s Diego polarized sunglasses. The shades have all the features: color-enhancing lenses, a vented hinge system, vented nose pads to reduce fogging, and 100-percent UV light protection. Made for watersports, the Diego frames start at $199.
Waydoo Flyer E-Foil
Experience the next level of wave-riding with Waydoo’s new electric hydrofoil board. The slip-resistant, textured carbon fiber Waydoo Flyer runs an electric propulsion system to give users max control of speed (up to 28 mph). A ride on a full battery can last up to 75 minutes, and a handy wireless remote allows users to change speed with ease. This board will launch in 2020.
Glerups Rubber-Soled Slippers
Glerups may just look like shoes, but there’s more to them. Glerups have a soft felt and wool upper and, now, all-natural rubber soles instead of leather for extra durability and sturdiness. The new Glerups ($135-155) come in the brand’s slip-on, shoe, and low boot styles and are available in assorted colors (kids’ sizes available). Finally, an indoor shoe you can wear outside.
Matador Freerain 32L
Boulder-based Matador’s latest packable gear is its biggest pack to date. The Freerain32 is a hydration-compatible, waterproof pack weighing just 10.6 ounces. Use it on a backpacking trip or winter day hike. The 32L pack ($90) may have extra features like a removable chest strap, hip belt, and gear tethers, but it’s still super packable.
SWAGTRON EB7 PLUS Folding E-Bike
Swagtron’s latest e-bike is a supercool folding bike option. The aluminum frame has 16-inch wheels with dual disc brakes and a 350W motor with a removable lithium-ion battery pack. With three speed modes and a top speed of 18.6 mph, this little bike is great for cruising, commuting, and more. The EB7 Plus folding electric bike retails for $770, but you can get it for $700 now.
CRKT x Ken Onion Panache Knife
CRKT teamed up with Ken Onion for its latest EDC knife. The Panache is a different style of knife than CRKT usually designs: It’s got premium CTS steel on the blade and a satin finish. The folding knife also has a titanium handle inlaid with carbon fiber. It retails for $295, far higher than most of the brand’s offerings.
Extreme Mist PCS Retrofit Kit
This hands-free misting system is a saving grace during hot, extended outdoor adventures. The Extreme Mist PCS System ($119) contains a high-pressure pump, rechargeable battery pack, and wireless remote with multiple misting speeds. The misting kit provides 2-in-1 hydration, so you can drink and mist from the same reservoir no matter where you go.
BioLite Climate Neutral Fire Pit
BioLite’s special-edition FirePit has the same high-efficiency combustion technology as the original but with more features. The FirePit ($200) has an airflow system with jets that inject the fire with oxygen for smokeless flames, and it now comes in a new color. Plus, for every unit sold, BioLite will donate 10 percent back to nonprofit Climate Neutral, which works to reduce carbon footprints.
BABOON TO THE MOON Go-Bag
Durable luggage doesn’t have to be boring. At least, that’s what BABOON TO THE MOON wants to prove with its vibrant, fun travel duffels. The Go-Bag comes in a 40L size and has a ballistic material shell with double-stitch construction. The interior organization pockets and fun designs make it a high-quality yet rugged bag styled for a global adventure. Go-Bags start at $149.
Sage Titanium Bikes Storm King
The new Storm King from Sage Titanium Bikes is not just another gravel bike. While it has all the features gravel racers are drawn to, the geometry of the Storm King is more at home on buff singletrack and rocky fire roads. The frame has clearance for up to 700 x 50mm tires (or 650 x 2.4), internal cable routing, and bosses for bolt-on frame bags. And this monster of a gravel bike starts at $3,200 for the frame alone.
4ocean x YETI Tumbler
4ocean, the company that focuses on removing plastic from our oceans one pound at a time, has partnered with YETI to bring us a special-edition, reusable tumbler. YETI’s classic food-grade steel tumbler has double-wall vacuum insulation and is printed with 4ocean’s logo. The special edition is available in two different tumbler sizes as well as a bottle style for $30-40.