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.
Onewheel releases its smallest board yet with the Pint. At 27 inches long, the Pint is easier to stash under your desk or take on public transit with you. But Onewheel didn’t just change the size, as the Pint also has a foldout carrying handle, Simplestop tech that helps novices ride easily, and an LED light board that indicates battery status. For those new to Onewheel, this revolutionary electric traveler moves by simply leaning forward, balancing on the one wheel. The Pint costs $950 and is available now.
Garmin MARQ Series
Get texts on your wrist without the techy smartwatch look in Garmin’s new MARQ series. Garmin releases smartwatches in celebration of its 30th anniversary, with the MARQ Aviator, Driver, Captain, Expedition, and Athlete. And like the names suggest, the smartwatches borrow from traditionally designed flight, driving, dive, and field watches. Additionally, the MARQ series is loaded with smart tech, like GPS, music storage, Garmin Pay, smart notifications, and more. The MARQ series costs $1,500 to $2,500 and will be available later this spring.
Old Town Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman
Old Town revamps its iconic Discovery 119 in hunting specs with the Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman. The boat uses hull durability found in the brand’s Discovery Series yet weighs 54 pounds, costs $900, and measures 11 feet 9 inches. Additional features include a kayak-style contoured seat with adjustable backrest and built-in cupholder. Plus, the brand adds on two flush-mount rod holders, a recessed thwart accessory track, and molded in-tray storage for tackle or shotgun shells. And the open hull design has space for your haul.
Columbia Sportswear x Realtree
Hit the water in an exclusive style from Columbia and Realtree with the PFG Super Terminal Tackle Long Sleeve Shirt. This collaboration features a new print from Realtree that is exclusive to Columbia. And like other PFG gear, the Super Terminal Tackle Long Sleeve Shirt uses Columbia’s Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection and Omni-Wick. The Realtree and Columbia collaboration is available now for $50.
Mountain Khakis Bison Boxers
With Alpine Mesh, Mountain Khakis introduces a pair of underwear that keeps things cool and dry. The Bison Boxers are Mountain Khakis’ first line of undies, and the brand claims they are breathable, quick to dry, and comfortable. Plus, they use flatlock seams and a brushed waistband for additional comfort. Bison Boxers are available now for $28.
Three brands combine in Mountainsmith’s newest fanny pack, the Tripster. From Mountainsmith, Green Guru, and REI Co-op comes a waistpack made from 80-percent upcycled materials. The fancy thing with this fanny pack is each Tripster is unique. The brands craft each one with a unique blend of textures, colors, and patterns. You can find the Tripster on REI now for $45.
'The Impossible Climb'
Do you have the Alex Honnold bug? In the aftermath of Honnold’s epic free solo of El Cap comes a retelling by Mark Synnott in “The Impossible Climb.” But Synnott covers more than just Honnold. We’ve been reading the book for the past month, and it touches on Yosemite history, Honnold’s upbringing, and Synnott’s own adventures. The read is captivating and a fit for anyone with the climbing, or Honnold, bug. “The Impossible Climb” is available now for $17 on Amazon.
Fulfill your need for yoga, cardio, barre, and HIIT with one device in the Flobody Gym. This all-in-one yoga mat-esque workout product combines bands, a roller, and yoga mat in one. This vastly expands the range of your exercise, and with included weighted handles you can change the difficulty with 5-, 10-, and 15-pound weights. The Flobody Gym is on Kickstarter now for $100.
Outerknown Women’s Line
Beach style gets an upgrade this week with Outerknown’s release of its Women’s Collection. Founded by legendary surfer Kelly Slater, Outerknown began in 2015 selling responsibly crafted surf lifestyle apparel. And now, the brand adds women’s clothing. The entire collection is made with 100-percent benefit fibers, like organic, recycled, and regenerated fabrics, with prices ranging from $48 to $268.
Patagonia Endless Ride Liner Bibs
Ditch the backpack on your next mountain bike ride in Patagonia’s Endless Ride Liner Bibs. Patagonia makes these mountain-bike-specific bibs with a 3D Italian chamois, a center-back pocket for a water bottle, and right and left torso pockets. The jersey fabric is treated with Polygiene for odor control, and the brand crafts these bibs to be worn with shorts. The Endless Ride Liner Bibs are available now for $129.
Merrell MTL Cirrus
Go light and fast with Merrell’s latest trail runner, the MTL Cirrus. Designed for highly technical mountain running, this trail runner has Megagrip rubber, a TrailProtect rock plate, and a FLEXconnect dual-directional EVA midsole. The 5mm-drop trail runner is available now for $160.
Burley D'Lite X Bike Trailer
Burley releases a new suite of kids’ strollers, the most notable being the D’Lite X. You can either tow the kids behind a bike or push them like a stroller. But what sets the D’Lite X apart are independent recliners, extra shoulder room, comfy seats, removable floor mat, water-resistant zippers, and a quick receiver for tow bars. The D’Lite X is available now for $899.