Emerging Gear: Ninja Onesie, Down T-Shirt, and More

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POC Fabio Wibmer Edition MTB Helmet
POC Fabio Wibmer Edition MTB Helmet

This Fabio Wibmer edition POC Tectal helmet ($190) has a unibody shell, 360-degree size and strap adjustment thanks to its design, an aramid bridge system, a reinforced EPS liner, and lots of venting. The Tectal Fabio Wibmer-signed helmet comes in three size ranges. The enduro and MTB helmet also has a unique feature — an embedded RECCO reflector for safety wherever you ride.

Garmin Heart-Rate Strap
Garmin Heart-Rate Strap

Garmin is finally bringing a heart-rate monitor strap to market. Like most of its other wearables, the HRM-Pro ($120) will be made with a comfortable, washable strap and is water-resistant down to 50 m. The strap length is adjustable from 23.5 to 52 inches, and the HRM weighs just 1.7 ounces. Garmin built its battery life to last up to 3.5 years and withstand temps up to 122 degrees F. Works for run and swim.

State Bicycle Co. Recycled Kit
State Bicycle Co. Recycled Kit

State Bicycle Co. has introduced a sustainable collection of jerseys made from 100% post-consumer recycled fabric (called REPREVE). The jersey and bib collection (from $80) includes orange, red, tie-dye, and gradient color styles made with tightly woven circular mesh knit recycled fabric. (Note: The grippers and zippers are not recycled.)

Gordini Synthetic Leather Gloves
Gordini Synthetic Leather Gloves

The Cache Gauntlet ($90) is Gordini’s latest winter glove, made with Clutch synthetic leather. The brand claims the material is four to six times more abrasion-resistant than most natural leathers, and it’s even washable. The material is 40% more breathable than cowhides of the same thickness and uses up to 60% less water than the traditional tanning process. The gloves are waterproof and insulated. (While the Clutch synthetic leather is washable, the Cache gloves have a waterproof insert that are not.) They also come in a mitt style.

Bolle Phantom Lenses
Bolle Phantom Lenses

Bolle has expanded its Phantom Lens technology into new styles. The Chronoshield Phantom Sunglasses ($240) are made with a lightweight material called NXT, polarized to block UV rays, and photochromic so they actually adapt to light conditions. The shades are 14% lighter than polycarbonate but still resistant to high impact. You can get the lenses in a clear green or brown-red color.

Limited-Edition WTB Saddle
Limited-Edition WTB Saddle

The WTB TDS saddle ($50) is a limited-edition run of the WTB Deva Medium Steel, with the Deva shape in a medium width (145 mm) with durable steel rails. Originally meant for the TDS Enduro event, 100% of the proceeds from this saddle will be donated to the Sonoma County Resilience Fund to support those affected by wildfires.

Topo Designs x Nanga x Natal Designs Down Tee
Topo Designs x Nanga x Natal Designs Down Tee

Topo Designs partnered with Japanese brands Nanga and Natal Designs to create this Down Tee ($229). The puffy down shirt is made with 650-loft UltraDry down fill and ripstop nylon and has a color-popping, eye-catching design. The tee has a snap front with two chest pockets, packs down small, and is made in Japan.

Goal Zero Torch 500
Goal Zero Torch 500

The Torch 500 ($50) is “even more rugged than the original.” Goal Zero’s Torch 500 has 500 lumens of bright LED light dispersed across spotlight and floodlight options and has an IP67 rating. It also has a built-in solar panel so you can recharge in the sun. The Torch 500 is also a great EDC or multiuse light option at just 12.8 ounces.

RMU MTB Cargo Collection and Tailgate Locker
RMU MTB Cargo Collection and Tailgate Locker

Rocky Mountain Underground’s (RMU) new MTB collection aims to be a big improvement on some of its earlier products, including the Tailgate Locker. The MTB Cargo collection (from $25), which launched today on Indiegogo, includes the Tailgate Locker 2.0, a slim belt pack, a 5L enduro pack, and more.

Big Agnes Shovelhead & Luna Jackets
Big Agnes Shovelhead & Luna Jackets

Big Agnes’ new Shovelhead (men’s) and Luna (women’s) Jackets ($270) are the brand’s foray into even warmer winter gear. Both jackets were newly redesigned with recycled materials and have mapped vertical and horizontal quilting, hood visors and drawcords to seal in heat, and a 20-denier ripstop shell with a water-repellent finish.

Airblaster x Lucas Beaufort Ninja Suit
Airblaster x Lucas Beaufort Ninja Suit

The ultimate base layer is a ninja suit. Airblaster’s latest Ninja Suit ($120) is made with four-way-stretch Air-Tech fabric with ninja star embroidery, a waistband with YKK zipper, a front fly, thumb loops on the sleeves, and a seven-panel hood to make sure you get the fit and comfort you need — from head to toe. Plus, the brand partnered with artist Lucas Beaufort for all-new designs. The suit (although a base layer) also has a UPF 50-plus rating. Find the women’s suit here.

Matador Waterproof Containers
Matador Waterproof Containers

Packable gear brand Matador’s new product might not roll or fold, but it’s still ultra-packable. The Travel Canisters (from $8) are made with recyclable aluminum, a silicone lid, and come in a 40mL size (pictured) and a wider-base 100mL size.

Western Rise AirLoft Hooded Jacket
Western Rise AirLoft Hooded Jacket

Western Rise’s latest product is not pants but a jacket. The AirLoft Jacket ($258, preorder now) has hollow-core fibers, four-way stretch, a water-resistant exterior, and zippered pockets. It’s temperature-regulating and breathable but designed to also maximize heat retention. The jacket also has a hidden back pocket you can pack it down into.

KONG Cruiser Wheeled Cooler
KONG Cruiser Wheeled Cooler

The new 50-quart KONG Cruiser is KONG’s first wheeled model. The Cruiser ($379) holds up to 40 12-ounce cans and 30 pounds of ice. Although it’s massive, it’s still fairly portable thanks to the padded pull handle and rugged wheels. It also has an insulated seal, snap hinges, and storage dividers. The KONG Cruiser joins the brand’s existing 25-, 50-, 70-, and 110-quart non-wheeled models. It’s made in the USA.

  • Emerging Gear: Ninja Onesie, Down T-Shirt, and More

    POC Fabio Wibmer Edition MTB Helmet

    This Fabio Wibmer edition POC Tectal helmet ($190) has a unibody shell, 360-degree size and strap adjustment thanks to its design, an aramid bridge system, a reinforced EPS liner, and lots of venting. The Tectal Fabio Wibmer-signed helmet comes in three size ranges. The enduro and MTB helmet also has a unique feature — an embedded RECCO reflector for safety wherever you ride.

  • Emerging Gear: Ninja Onesie, Down T-Shirt, and More

    Garmin Heart-Rate Strap

    Garmin is finally bringing a heart-rate monitor strap to market. Like most of its other wearables, the HRM-Pro ($120) will be made with a comfortable, washable strap and is water-resistant down to 50 m. The strap length is adjustable from 23.5 to 52 inches, and the HRM weighs just 1.7 ounces. Garmin built its battery life to last up to 3.5 years and withstand temps up to 122 degrees F. Works for run and swim.

  • Emerging Gear: Ninja Onesie, Down T-Shirt, and More

    State Bicycle Co. Recycled Kit

    State Bicycle Co. has introduced a sustainable collection of jerseys made from 100% post-consumer recycled fabric (called REPREVE). The jersey and bib collection (from $80) includes orange, red, tie-dye, and gradient color styles made with tightly woven circular mesh knit recycled fabric. (Note: The grippers and zippers are not recycled.)

  • Emerging Gear: Ninja Onesie, Down T-Shirt, and More

    Gordini Synthetic Leather Gloves

    The Cache Gauntlet ($90) is Gordini’s latest winter glove, made with Clutch synthetic leather. The brand claims the material is four to six times more abrasion-resistant than most natural leathers, and it’s even washable. The material is 40% more breathable than cowhides of the same thickness and uses up to 60% less water than the traditional tanning process. The gloves are waterproof and insulated. (While the Clutch synthetic leather is washable, the Cache gloves have a waterproof insert that are not.) They also come in a mitt style.

  • Emerging Gear: Ninja Onesie, Down T-Shirt, and More

    Bolle Phantom Lenses

    Bolle has expanded its Phantom Lens technology into new styles. The Chronoshield Phantom Sunglasses ($240) are made with a lightweight material called NXT, polarized to block UV rays, and photochromic so they actually adapt to light conditions. The shades are 14% lighter than polycarbonate but still resistant to high impact. You can get the lenses in a clear green or brown-red color.

  • Emerging Gear: Ninja Onesie, Down T-Shirt, and More

    Limited-Edition WTB Saddle

    The WTB TDS saddle ($50) is a limited-edition run of the WTB Deva Medium Steel, with the Deva shape in a medium width (145 mm) with durable steel rails. Originally meant for the TDS Enduro event, 100% of the proceeds from this saddle will be donated to the Sonoma County Resilience Fund to support those affected by wildfires.

  • Emerging Gear: Ninja Onesie, Down T-Shirt, and More

    Topo Designs x Nanga x Natal Designs Down Tee

    Topo Designs partnered with Japanese brands Nanga and Natal Designs to create this Down Tee ($229). The puffy down shirt is made with 650-loft UltraDry down fill and ripstop nylon and has a color-popping, eye-catching design. The tee has a snap front with two chest pockets, packs down small, and is made in Japan.

  • Emerging Gear: Ninja Onesie, Down T-Shirt, and More

    Goal Zero Torch 500

    The Torch 500 ($50) is “even more rugged than the original.” Goal Zero’s Torch 500 has 500 lumens of bright LED light dispersed across spotlight and floodlight options and has an IP67 rating. It also has a built-in solar panel so you can recharge in the sun. The Torch 500 is also a great EDC or multiuse light option at just 12.8 ounces.

  • Emerging Gear: Ninja Onesie, Down T-Shirt, and More

    RMU MTB Cargo Collection and Tailgate Locker

    Rocky Mountain Underground’s (RMU) new MTB collection aims to be a big improvement on some of its earlier products, including the Tailgate Locker. The MTB Cargo collection (from $25), which launched today on Indiegogo, includes the Tailgate Locker 2.0, a slim belt pack, a 5L enduro pack, and more.

  • Emerging Gear: Ninja Onesie, Down T-Shirt, and More

    Big Agnes Shovelhead & Luna Jackets

    Big Agnes’ new Shovelhead (men’s) and Luna (women’s) Jackets ($270) are the brand’s foray into even warmer winter gear. Both jackets were newly redesigned with recycled materials and have mapped vertical and horizontal quilting, hood visors and drawcords to seal in heat, and a 20-denier ripstop shell with a water-repellent finish.

  • Emerging Gear: Ninja Onesie, Down T-Shirt, and More

    Airblaster x Lucas Beaufort Ninja Suit

    The ultimate base layer is a ninja suit. Airblaster’s latest Ninja Suit ($120) is made with four-way-stretch Air-Tech fabric with ninja star embroidery, a waistband with YKK zipper, a front fly, thumb loops on the sleeves, and a seven-panel hood to make sure you get the fit and comfort you need — from head to toe. Plus, the brand partnered with artist Lucas Beaufort for all-new designs. The suit (although a base layer) also has a UPF 50-plus rating. Find the women’s suit here.

  • Emerging Gear: Ninja Onesie, Down T-Shirt, and More

    Matador Waterproof Containers

    Packable gear brand Matador’s new product might not roll or fold, but it’s still ultra-packable. The Travel Canisters (from $8) are made with recyclable aluminum, a silicone lid, and come in a 40mL size (pictured) and a wider-base 100mL size.

  • Emerging Gear: Ninja Onesie, Down T-Shirt, and More

    Western Rise AirLoft Hooded Jacket

    Western Rise’s latest product is not pants but a jacket. The AirLoft Jacket ($258, preorder now) has hollow-core fibers, four-way stretch, a water-resistant exterior, and zippered pockets. It’s temperature-regulating and breathable but designed to also maximize heat retention. The jacket also has a hidden back pocket you can pack it down into.

  • Emerging Gear: Ninja Onesie, Down T-Shirt, and More

    KONG Cruiser Wheeled Cooler

    The new 50-quart KONG Cruiser is KONG’s first wheeled model. The Cruiser ($379) holds up to 40 12-ounce cans and 30 pounds of ice. Although it’s massive, it’s still fairly portable thanks to the padded pull handle and rugged wheels. It also has an insulated seal, snap hinges, and storage dividers. The KONG Cruiser joins the brand’s existing 25-, 50-, 70-, and 110-quart non-wheeled models. It’s made in the USA.

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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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