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Emerging Gear: Thanksgiving Shoe, Rainbow Spork, and More

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.

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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.

Foehn Brise Pant

foehn brise pants

Foehn’s new Brise pant ($130) is a blend of performance functionality and aesthetics. The Brise pants have a midweight Scholler Swiss stretch fabric with a DWR finish, a stretch waistband and cuffs, and engineered “thigh storage” with a standout pocket design (climbing harness-compatible). The fabric is Bluesign-approved and has YKK zippers throughout. Currently, only men’s sizing is available.

Forsake Thatcher Boot

thatcher boot

One of Forsake’s newest styles is this full-grain leather, waterproof, midrise boot. In addition to the full-grain leather upper, the Thatcher boot ($130) uses an interwoven liner fabric, EVA midsole, and increased rubber traction on the sole. Shop women’s sizing, or check out the similar men’s Davos model.

ENVE Alloy Mountain Stem

ENVE mountain stem

ENVE’s latest component, the Alloy Mountain Stem ($125), is made with a 3D-machined, premium-grade aluminum and has blind bolt holes to prevent sharp edges. And ENVE designed the Alloy Mountain Stem to be both a strong and affordable alternative to pure carbon stems — with only a slight weight difference. Best of all, diehard fans of the brand will be happy to hear this Alloy Mountain Stem’s clamp width works with ENVE’s M Series carbon handlebars.

Purist Scope Cap

purist cap

Purist’s new Scope cap offers a 360-degree drinking experience. The Scope cap ($16) uses a dual-seal system to allow you to sip but not spill. The seal design also means that when the cap is used for hot liquids, there’s no leaking from a buildup of thermal pressure. To adjust the rate of flow, simply twist the outer ring. When fully closed, the cap allows bottles to function to their full level of insulation (12-24 hours).

Oakley Sutro Lite Glasses

oakley sutro lite

Building on Oakley’s Sutro frame, the Sutro Lite ($123) is a semi-rimless version with a sleeker design and a high-wrap shield. The Sutro Lite offers a greater field of view, has textured “Unobtainium” temples, ridged frame texture for grip, and Oakley’s PRIZM lens technology (which is built to perform better in bright light). It comes in six colors.

Snow Peak Rainbow Spork

Snow Peak rainbow spork

Toss that dull ol’ spoon and upgrade to this shimmering rainbow titanium camp spork ($13). The Rainbow Anodized Spork is made with a durable, lightweight titanium and hand-dipped into a rainbow anodized coating to produce a rainbow gradient effect that will make you the talk of the camp table.

Coalition Snow Shred Sled

coalition snow sled

Looking for a winter activity that doesn’t require a lift pass? Coalition Snow’s Shred Sled ($299) is the answer to every non-winter athlete’s plea. The sled is made from 12-ply birchwood and 100% natural cork pads. With the sled, there’s no extra equipment needed or high cost for entry into this sport. Simply grab it, find your favorite hill, and let it rip.

PoleClinometer 2.0 Slope Measurer

PoleClinometer Slope

The PoleClinometer boasts “the world’s lightest and fastest slope meter.” The PoleClinometer 2.0 ($15) includes the same great functionality and accuracy as the original but with improvements for much easier installation. The tool comes with a ruler to measure the diameter of your poles and stickers in three different sizes.

Morakniv Eldris LD

Morakniv Eldris LightDuty

The Morakniv Eldris LD (light duty) ($25) is a mini take on Morakniv’s original Eldris, a capable EDC fixed blade. The Eldris LD has the same Swedish-crafted stainless steel blade to repel moisture and oxides as well as a Scandi grind. The blade measures a miniature 2 mm thick and 59 mm long.

Sanuk SustainaSole Collection

Sanuk SustainaSole

Sanuk’s SustainaSole is a big deal — it’s the brand’s most sustainable shoe to date. The SustainaSole Skuner and Donna styles ($65) have 55% total recycled content (by weight), made up of recycled foam waste, recycled polyester and PET, and 100% recycled GRS-certified fibers. These men’s and women’s styles have undyed uppers, which Sanuk says saves more than 200,000 total gallons of water across the collection.

Dangle Supply Titanium Cup

dangle supply co. ti cup

To dangle or not to dangle? There is no question. Now it’s easier than ever with Dangle Supply’s “revolutionary” Ti Cup ($47). Crafted with lightweight thin-wall titanium, this mug is at home dangling off the back of your seat pack or on the shelf in your shop. With a 420mL volume, an elegant tubular handle, and lifelong durability, it may just be the last cup you buy.

Saucony Race and Baste Ride 13

“Gobble up the glory of a good run” with Saucony’s take on a Thanksgiving-edition shoe. The Race & Baste Ride 13 ($140) has a tri-flex outsole, Saucony’s added PWRRUN cushioning, and an engineered mesh upper. Turkey Trots may be virtual this year, but Saucony doesn’t care. Whether you’re running in your family football game or a solo Turkey Day 5K, these shoes are the perfect attire.

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