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Outdoor Retailer First Look: 2021 Winter Camp Gear and More

The Outdoor Retailer Snow Show launches this week, and we’ll be on hand to check out the cutting-edge equipment coming next year. This camp gear, eyewear, cook kit, footwear, and more caught our eye for this show preview.

Mammut Protect Down Bag -18C

Mammut Protect Down Sleeping Bag

The Protect Down sleeping bag has a waterproof membrane in the head and foot areas for maximum comfort in extreme situations. It also has a central zipper for climate regulation, special material to minimize noise, and high-quality down for light weight and small packing volume. The lining is made from 100% recycled polyester.

MSRP: $500

Stanley Perfect-Brew Pour Over Set

Stanley Perfect Pour Over set

For fall 2020, Stanley introduces the Perfect-Brew Pour Over Set, engineered to brew the best cup of coffee with the iconic Stanley Classic look and feel. It has a removable, reusable, easy-to-clean stainless steel filter that eliminates the need for disposable filters.

MSRP: $35

Hydro Flask Insulated Food Jar

HydroFlask Food Jar

From morning oats to ice cream sundaes, the Insulated Food Jars deliver long-lasting temperature retention to keep your favorite food hot or cold for hours. The leakproof design means what’s inside stays tightly sealed and spill-free, no matter how you pack it. It’s available in three sizes.

MSRP: $35 (12oz.), $40 (20oz.), $45 (28oz.)

Ignik HeatLayer

IGNIK HeatLayer

Part of a new line using Ignik’s radiant heat technology, HeatLayer is a portable heated floor that can be placed inside a tent to provide cozy, consistent heat while you sleep.

It’s powered by a waterproof, efficient, and safe heating element technology, and includes a rechargeable 12,000mAh lithium-ion power supply that can also be used to charge your phone and other USB devices.

MSRP: $250

Hustle Bike Labs REM Pedals

Hustle Bike Labs REM magnetic pedal

REM Pedals are a hybrid between clipless and platform pedals, but instead of using typical “clipless” mechanisms, the shoe has two incredibly powerful (and surprisingly small) rare-earth magnets (neodymium) attached to the spindle to hold the foot in.

A traditional “cleat” is replaced by a small, slightly rounded metal rectangle.

Klymit Klymaloft Sleeping Pad

Klymit Klymaloft sleeping pad

This is Klymit’s first air-and-foam hybrid sleeping pad. Details remain thin, but the brand claims that it “is our most comfortable sleeping pad yet.”

MSRP: $150

Mystery Ranch Rip Ruck 24

Mystery Ranch Rip Ruck pack

 

The Rip Ruck 24, the midsize pack in the Rip Ruck series, helps organize gear with two main compartments: zip access to a separate laptop and document sleeve and a Rip Zip compartment that has a sleeve, zippered mesh pocket, and plenty of space for all your other must-haves.

Other features include one side stretch-woven pocket, PALS webbing and daisy chain for attaching accessories, and two exterior Rip Zip pockets for quick access and organization.

MSRP: $139

YETI Trailhead Camp Chair

YETI Trailhead camp chair

Introducing the Trailhead Camp Chair. YETI designed this fireside, tailgating, concert-going mainstay for unrivaled durability, hardcore comfort, and hands-free portability.

Each leg is anchored with ultra-strong GroundGrip Feet primed for any terrain, while industrial-strength tensioners on the back and arms lock into place, optimizing what YETI has dubbed the FlexGrid Fabric.

MSRP: $300

Costa Sunglasses Tailwalker

Costa Trailwalker sunglasses

Costa’s newest performance sunglasses are customizable to each individual’s face. Called the Tailwalker, they have an adjustable nosepiece and adjustable temple tips, textured temple pads, eyewire drains, and integrated side and top shields to block light. The Tailwalker features Costa’s 580P color-enhancing lens technology.

Yakima Cargo Box Solar (official name TBD)

Yakima Solar Cargo Box

Yakima teamed with Sunflare to design the first mass-produced, premium-level cargo box with an integrated solar panel, providing 36W/5V output to help power your campsite. It represents a completely green way to power your campsite or tailgate.

Darn Tough Edge Over-the-Calf Midweight with Cushion

Darn Tough Edge sock

Darn Tough Vermont goes deep into the snow category with the new Edge Over-the-Calf Midweight with Cushion sock, carefully designed with insight from brand athlete and pro snowboarder Jake Blauvelt.

It has new pillowed, segmented cushioning on the shin for a little extra protection, a newly improved performance upper, and re-engineered flex windows and multi-zoned mesh for optimal breathability.

MSRP: $27

Sealskinz Waterproof Cold-Weather Work Glove with Fusion Control

Sealskinz Waterproof Cold Weather Work Glove

These gloves use Fusion Control for windproof, waterproof three-layer performance with the dexterity of a single-layer glove.

The tech fully bonds the glove’s three layers — the lining, outer shell, and waterproof membrane — into one. This eliminates any movement between layers, providing precise grip control ideal for outdoor work, ski touring, and mountaineering.

MSRP: $95

Turtle Fur quattroClava with Storm Flap

Turtle Fur Quattro Clava

Turtle Fur’s quattroClava with Storm Flap has a mesh nose and mouth covering with generous breathing holes and a three-panel fitted hood. The Storm Flap provides maximum protection when fully pulled up or folded down for versatility while blocking out drafts with a contoured goggle area.

MSRP: $45

Hillsound BTR Stool

Hillsound BTR stool

Better than a rock, this is likely the lightest and most packable backpacking stool on the market.

MSRP: $55-59

Snow Peak Home & Camp Burner

Snow Peak Home & Camp stove

Snow Peak built the Home & Camp burner for a variety of environments. From the tabletop in your home to your trail-gating get-together or apres adventure, it’s a compact, versatile, easy-to-use stove.

MSRP: $110

Smartwool PhD Pro Ski Race Sock

Smartwool PhD Pro Ski Race Sock

The Smartwool product team worked with Mikaela Shiffrin — the master of precision and speed, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, and alpine skier — to build the ultimate ski race sock, the PhD Pro Ski Race Sock.

With race-boot-specific shin cushioning and increased arch compression for enhanced ski feel, Smartwool claims the PhD Pro Ski Race sock (for men and women) is the most technical ski sock it has ever designed.

MSRP: $31

Swift Industries Elwha Pack

Swift Industries Elwha handlebar bag

The Elwha Pack is equal measures a hip pack and a handlebar bag. Mounted at the bars, the hip pack straps stow discreetly out of sight, and the bag secures to the bars using a soft-mount webbing system. No racks or metal attachments are necessary.

The brand built the 2.5L pack for your essential fly fishing kit, sunscreen, maps, and windbreaker. The Elwha Pack transitions in moments into a waist bag that’s ready for angling, hiking, and trail running.

MSRP: $135

Carhartt 5 Horizons Cargo Series Large pack + 3 Can Insulated Cooler

Carhartt Rugged Series Pack

The Cargo Series is made of base packs with lots of organization and comfort for all uses, as well as utility bags that dock on the front of the packs via a HOOK N HAUL system.

The utility bags are smaller bags with specialized uses: the Hip Pack for carrying just your essentials, the Insulated Cooler to carry food and water, and the Weatherproof Utility Case to protect essentials and small electronics from extreme weather.

MSRP: $120

Ombraz V2 Sunglasses

Ombraz V2 sunglasses

Ombraz might be the only sunglasses without arms that we’ve ever tested, and we loved the first version. Now, it’s launching new frame designs, with improved durability and new colors. The lenses are anti-fog and have improved scratch resistance, an improved cord, and a new adjustment system.

MSRP: $140

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Adam Ruggiero is an all-sport activity junkie - from biking, running, and (not enough) surfing, to ball sports, camping, and cattle farming. If it's outside, it's worth doing. Adam graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in journalism. Likes: unique beer, dogs, stories. Like nots: neckties, escalators, manicured lawns.

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