Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

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

Garmin Forerunner 935
Zenbivy Sleeping System


iZip E3 Peak DS

Full-Suspension eMTB

Crush downhill and breeze uphill. The iZip E3 Peak DS is a full-suspension MTB with a Bosch drive that tops out at 20 mph. The $4,200 Peak DS’s 27.5-inch wheels, Rock Shox 120mm fork, and SRAM hydraulic brakes make it a legit mountain ride with an electric boost. Purists need not apply.

The Great Outdoors: A User's Guide
Traeger Timberline 850 and 1300 grill

No-Hands Grill

Set it and forget it. Traeger Grills claims its Timberline 850 and 1300 are its most advanced cookers to date. The $1,699 and $1,999 grills are the first equipped with patented WiFIRE technology, which allows grillers to program recipes and cook cycles. Using the free app, users can change temperature, increase smoke, set a timer, or view cooking progress on graphs through Bluetooth connected devices.


BPL 70 by My Trail Co

Convertible Load Backpack

Switch from 70L multi-day pack to a 25L daypack, with one bag. Created by the founders of GoLite, the BPL 70 by My Trail Co. is designed to meet backpackers’ needs, with numerous straps, tie-downs, and compartments. The 3-lb. 2.3-oz. pack compresses down to 1/3 its original size for shorter trips.

injinji hiker liner

(Toe) Sock Layering System

Hike longer in comfort by layering! Injinji introduces its own toe-sock layering system with its trademark stretchy liner and a toe-fitted, merino wool-blend crew sock. The $27 system is available in men’s and women’s kits this fall.

hari mari flip flops

Baseball Mitt Flip-Flop

Nothing fits like an old mitt. So sandal-maker Hari Mari decided to bring the baseball standard to your feet. The footwear manufacturer partnered with baseball glove-maker Nokona to produce a $110 pair of flip-flops designed to be “the softest leather flip flop ever.”

gearcoe app screen

Gear Market App

Buy, sell, even rent your used outdoor gear with other enthusiasts. The Gearoe app-based marketplace works like other merchant platforms like Craigslist or Airbnb. Post pics, search by categories, and complete transactions to give old gear a new home.

Coalatree Trailhead pants