Emerging Gear: Magnetic Multitool, E-MTB Bike Tires, and More

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Eureka SPRK Camp Grill
Eureka SPRK Camp Grill

The Eureka SPRK Camp Grill ($130) is a nice summer-worthy addition to the brand’s existing stove lineup. The Eureka SPRK grill is a compact, single-burner, butane-powered grill with a ceramic grate, temperature controls, auto-ignition, an integrated fuel compartment, and more. It weighs in at 8 pounds.

Moots Routt RSL Gravel Bike
Moots Routt RSL Gravel Bike

The updates to the Moots Routt RSL bike ($8,501 and up for builds) include increased tire clearance (up to 45mm tires), and new gravel-wide drivetrains from Shimano or SRAM. Moots also added wider bars and shorter stems, and it shortened the head tube angle. The Routt RSL has flat-mounted disc brakes, a 3D-printed flat-mount dropout, and a few other fun features.

OtterBox Fast Charge Power Bank
OtterBox Fast Charge Power Bank

The OtterBox Fast Charge ($35 and up) is a durable battery pack that can charge your device up to 3.5 times faster than a standard power bank (it delivers up to 18W). The Fast Charge has both USB-A and USB-C ports so you can charge multiple devices, an LED power indicator, and an included USB-A to USB-C cable for recharging.

Pirelli Scorpion E-MTB Tires
Pirelli Scorpion E-MTB Tires

Pirelli’s new Scorpion E-MTB Tires ($79) come in three models for riding: M, R, and S (mixed, rear-specific, and soft terrain). While the tires will work across many bikes, the S-series is specific to E-MTBs. The Scorpion tires have medium- to widely spaced treads, are tubeless-ready, and have Pirelli’s HyperWALL technology to provide stability and prevent pinch-flats. The tires weigh between 1,200 and 1,330 grams.

Rapha Performance Sunglasses
Rapha Performance Sunglasses

Rapha’s new line of shades includes the Rapha Classic Sunglasses ($125), which are made with injection-molded Grilamid and interchangeable hydrophobic lenses. They come in two options for Visible Light Transmission between 10-20%. For comfort while riding, the sunglasses have a fitted wraparound style, rubber arm grippers, and adjustable nose pieces.

BRAVE Foods Overnight Oats
BRAVE Foods Overnight Oats

Trail- and travel-friendly, BRAVE’s Overnight Oats ($4.50/meal) are made with a high-protein blend of nuts, seeds, oats, and dried fruit. Each meal — they come in three flavors — has 410-460 calories and serves up 20 grams of protein to keep you fueled and full. And they work hot or cold, depending on how you like your breakfast. Our favorite flavor in taste testing was the Apple Spice.

HOKA ONE ONE Clifton Edge
HOKA ONE ONE Clifton Edge

HOKA’s Clifton Edge ($160) road-running shoe has some major changes compared to the first Clifton model launched in 2014. The Clifton Edge has HOKA’s lightest foam yet in the midsole and very extended heel (designed for smoother heel-to-toe transitions). It has a rubberized EVA outsole, an aggressive rocker, and a 5mm drop. Available for men and women.

Windeler Magnetic Multitools
Windeler Magnetic Multitools

Windeler Multitools ($50 and up) are unique new EDCs that use magnetics and titanium to create a modular multitool system. The “tool” has no body — instead, it uses high-strength neodymium magnets to stack and combine tools in different ways. Windeler uniquely offers sport-specific tools like a wax stripper for surfing and a valve and spoke tool for biking, in addition to things like hexes, a bottle opener, a knife, and more.

UTTy Gear Organizer
UTTy Gear Organizer

The UTTy ($35) is a portable gear management system that hangs vertically. It uses webbing, clamps, and hooks to hold and hang gear. The UTTy is designed as a way to organize outdoor and sports gear that doesn’t take up too much space. The UTTy weighs 5.4 ounces, and it can be used for storage or to dry out wet gear. We’ve been testing a few and have been impressed with the variety of gear it can hang.

Janji Running Middle Short
Janji Running Middle Short

Janji’s Middle Short ($58-60) has a new shell material for noticeably better comfort on the move. The short (available for men and women) is made with AFO: an ultralight, four-way stretch woven fabric for high breathability. The shorts come in a 3-inch length for women and 5-inch for men. They have a zip pocket and interior brief liner. They also come in Janji’s new limited color line: Midnight plaid.

Helinox Ground Chair
Helinox Ground Chair

Helinox has reintroduced and redesigned its ground chair for 2020 — the Ground Chair ($110) has a square base for better stability on sand, snow, and other soft terrain. The Helinox Ground Chair has DAC aluminum alloy poles, molded nylon resin hubs and joints, and a polyester mesh seat and back. Its packed weight is only 1.3 pounds, and it has a 240-pound weight limit.

 

AlpinerX Alive Smartwatch
AlpinerX Alive Smartwatch

What started as an idea on Kickstarter in 2018, Alpina’s first-ever AlpinerX Alive Smartwatch ($795 and up) is now here. The watch is both analog and digital, and it has an integrated GPS, heart rate sensor, and touch screen display that even measures data like your breathing. It will launch with dozens of customizable design options (choose your hands, strap, dial, and more). Available for presale now.

  • Emerging Gear: Magnetic Multitool, E-MTB Bike Tires, and More

    Eureka SPRK Camp Grill

    The Eureka SPRK Camp Grill ($130) is a nice summer-worthy addition to the brand’s existing stove lineup. The Eureka SPRK grill is a compact, single-burner, butane-powered grill with a ceramic grate, temperature controls, auto-ignition, an integrated fuel compartment, and more. It weighs in at 8 pounds.

  • Emerging Gear: Magnetic Multitool, E-MTB Bike Tires, and More

    Moots Routt RSL Gravel Bike

    The updates to the Moots Routt RSL bike ($8,501 and up for builds) include increased tire clearance (up to 45mm tires), and new gravel-wide drivetrains from Shimano or SRAM. Moots also added wider bars and shorter stems, and it shortened the head tube angle. The Routt RSL has flat-mounted disc brakes, a 3D-printed flat-mount dropout, and a few other fun features.

  • Emerging Gear: Magnetic Multitool, E-MTB Bike Tires, and More

    OtterBox Fast Charge Power Bank

    The OtterBox Fast Charge ($35 and up) is a durable battery pack that can charge your device up to 3.5 times faster than a standard power bank (it delivers up to 18W). The Fast Charge has both USB-A and USB-C ports so you can charge multiple devices, an LED power indicator, and an included USB-A to USB-C cable for recharging.

  • Emerging Gear: Magnetic Multitool, E-MTB Bike Tires, and More

    Pirelli Scorpion E-MTB Tires

    Pirelli’s new Scorpion E-MTB Tires ($79) come in three models for riding: M, R, and S (mixed, rear-specific, and soft terrain). While the tires will work across many bikes, the S-series is specific to E-MTBs. The Scorpion tires have medium- to widely spaced treads, are tubeless-ready, and have Pirelli’s HyperWALL technology to provide stability and prevent pinch-flats. The tires weigh between 1,200 and 1,330 grams.

  • Emerging Gear: Magnetic Multitool, E-MTB Bike Tires, and More

    Rapha Performance Sunglasses

    Rapha’s new line of shades includes the Rapha Classic Sunglasses ($125), which are made with injection-molded Grilamid and interchangeable hydrophobic lenses. They come in two options for Visible Light Transmission between 10-20%. For comfort while riding, the sunglasses have a fitted wraparound style, rubber arm grippers, and adjustable nose pieces.

  • Emerging Gear: Magnetic Multitool, E-MTB Bike Tires, and More

    BRAVE Foods Overnight Oats

    Trail- and travel-friendly, BRAVE’s Overnight Oats ($4.50/meal) are made with a high-protein blend of nuts, seeds, oats, and dried fruit. Each meal — they come in three flavors — has 410-460 calories and serves up 20 grams of protein to keep you fueled and full. And they work hot or cold, depending on how you like your breakfast. Our favorite flavor in taste testing was the Apple Spice.

  • Emerging Gear: Magnetic Multitool, E-MTB Bike Tires, and More

    HOKA ONE ONE Clifton Edge

    HOKA’s Clifton Edge ($160) road-running shoe has some major changes compared to the first Clifton model launched in 2014. The Clifton Edge has HOKA’s lightest foam yet in the midsole and very extended heel (designed for smoother heel-to-toe transitions). It has a rubberized EVA outsole, an aggressive rocker, and a 5mm drop. Available for men and women.

  • Emerging Gear: Magnetic Multitool, E-MTB Bike Tires, and More

    Windeler Magnetic Multitools

    Windeler Multitools ($50 and up) are unique new EDCs that use magnetics and titanium to create a modular multitool system. The “tool” has no body — instead, it uses high-strength neodymium magnets to stack and combine tools in different ways. Windeler uniquely offers sport-specific tools like a wax stripper for surfing and a valve and spoke tool for biking, in addition to things like hexes, a bottle opener, a knife, and more.

  • Emerging Gear: Magnetic Multitool, E-MTB Bike Tires, and More

    UTTy Gear Organizer

    The UTTy ($35) is a portable gear management system that hangs vertically. It uses webbing, clamps, and hooks to hold and hang gear. The UTTy is designed as a way to organize outdoor and sports gear that doesn’t take up too much space. The UTTy weighs 5.4 ounces, and it can be used for storage or to dry out wet gear. We’ve been testing a few and have been impressed with the variety of gear it can hang.

  • Emerging Gear: Magnetic Multitool, E-MTB Bike Tires, and More

    Janji Running Middle Short

    Janji’s Middle Short ($58-60) has a new shell material for noticeably better comfort on the move. The short (available for men and women) is made with AFO: an ultralight, four-way stretch woven fabric for high breathability. The shorts come in a 3-inch length for women and 5-inch for men. They have a zip pocket and interior brief liner. They also come in Janji’s new limited color line: Midnight plaid.

  • Emerging Gear: Magnetic Multitool, E-MTB Bike Tires, and More

    Helinox Ground Chair

    Helinox has reintroduced and redesigned its ground chair for 2020 — the Ground Chair ($110) has a square base for better stability on sand, snow, and other soft terrain. The Helinox Ground Chair has DAC aluminum alloy poles, molded nylon resin hubs and joints, and a polyester mesh seat and back. Its packed weight is only 1.3 pounds, and it has a 240-pound weight limit.

     

  • Emerging Gear: Magnetic Multitool, E-MTB Bike Tires, and More

    AlpinerX Alive Smartwatch

    What started as an idea on Kickstarter in 2018, Alpina’s first-ever AlpinerX Alive Smartwatch ($795 and up) is now here. The watch is both analog and digital, and it has an integrated GPS, heart rate sensor, and touch screen display that even measures data like your breathing. It will launch with dozens of customizable design options (choose your hands, strap, dial, and more). Available for presale now.

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Mary is based out of GearJunkie's Denver, CO office. Her outdoor interests span from climbing to landscape photography to pack-paddleboarding. If she's not writing, you can most likely find her at the top of a fourteener, or in a local bakery.

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