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Emerging Gear: Packable Running Jacket, Electric Screwdriver, OtterBox Growlers

A peek at emerging products from the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.

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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.

Helinox x Rumpl Seat Cover

Rumpl Helinox cover

Sit in comfort and style with Helinox and Rumpl’s newest collab — a colorful puffy chair cover. While Helinox has made chair covers before, this is the brand’s first chair cover collab with Rumpl. Place the Rumpl Cover over a Helinox and feel plush comfort from Rumpl’s puffy insulation. Plus, this one is sure to stick out around the campfire! Check out the Rumpl Seat Warmer for $70.

Nike Sphere Running Jacket

Nike Sphere

With its Sphere running top, Nike creates a new category: shirt meets windbreaker meets packable jacket. The Sphere has specially placed shell zones with a water-repellent finish for chilly and inclement weather. But it’s designed to allow airflow — something all running jackets lack. Then, if you get too hot, the Sphere easily packs into its own front pocket, enabling it to function as a simple top instead of a jacket. The Sphere is available now for $175.

Wowstick Electric Screwdriver


Tighten down that loose screw with the incredibly sleek Wowstick, an electric screwdriver tool that functions with 56 available bits. It has a six-hour battery and can function in auto or manual mode in case you run out of battery. As far as design, the Wowstick is screwless, has two buttons, and measures 16 mm in diameter.

Sanuk Puff N Chill

Sanuk Puff N Chill

Keep your feet toasty in this puffy jacket for your feet from Sanuk. Dubbed the Puff N Chill, this faux-shearling-lined bootie has baffled insulation to keep your feet warm. A treaded rubber outsole and three distinct colors round out the build. The Puff N Chill is available for $80 on Sanuk’s site now.

Filson x Danner Grouse Boot

Danner Filson

Danner and Filson team up to launch the Grouse Boot — a waterproof, full-grain-leather boot. It uses Filson’s durable waxed Tin Cloth fabric in the upper along with Danner leather. For grip, a Vibram Sierra outsole graces the bottom, and a Gore-Tex lining keeps your feet dry. The Grouse Boot is available now for $390.

Tenkara White Cloud for Kids

Tenkara White Cloud

Tenkara Rod Co. built the White Cloud with a super-soft action. So it’s intended for small people fishing small creeks for small fish. That’s right, Tenkara built the White Cloud for kids. It’s an 8-foot rod great for tight spots and, like all Tenkara Rod Co. rods, lacks a reel. The White Cloud is on Kickstarter now for $115.

60-L Adventure Photography Pack

Fjord 60 photography pack

Last Year, NYA-EVO launched the 36-L adventure camera backpack, and now the brand expands the model for more capacity. The FJORD 60-C is a photography pack with slots for lenses, camera bodies, and accessories. But it’s built with shoulder straps and a hip belt for outdoor adventure. The insert for your camera gear is removable, and the FJORD 60-C is water-resistant and expandable. NYA-EVO launched the FJORD 60-C in October for $320 on Kickstarter.

Rumpl Artist Collab

Rumpl Vanish Collab

The cozy outdoor blanket brand Rumpl teamed up with Vanish to launch unique prints for its Sherpa Blanket, Down Puffy, and Puffy Poncho. Ben Hucke designed the prints with Vanish in a camo and urban theme. Hucke is known for an abstract and realistic textural style made with stippling dozens if not hundreds of black markers. The Rumpl x Vanish Collection is available now from $159 to $199.

Elevation Growlers

Otterbox Growler 36

OtterBox launches 28- and 36-fluid-ounce growlers, plenty of room to keep beer, water, and coffee at the right temperature. OtterBox sets itself apart from other insulated bottle brands with the Elevation lid, which can swap out and function as a cocktail shaker, water bottle, and more. Made from stainless steel, the Elevation has a copper lining and sweat-resistant design. The Elevation 28 costs $35, and the Elevation 36 costs $45.

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