Emerging Gear: Thanksgiving Shoe, Rainbow Spork, and More

Take a peek at emerging products from the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design. Explore the grid or click through for a slideshow.

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Foehn Brise Pant
Foehn Brise Pant

Foehn’s new Brise pant ($130) is a blend of performance functionality and aesthetics. The Brise pants have a midweight Scholler Swiss stretch fabric with a DWR finish, a stretch waistband and cuffs, and engineered “thigh storage” with a standout pocket design (climbing harness-compatible). The fabric is Bluesign-approved and has YKK zippers throughout. Currently, only men’s sizing is available.

Forsake Thatcher Boot
Forsake Thatcher Boot

One of Forsake’s newest styles is this full-grain leather, waterproof, midrise boot. In addition to the full-grain leather upper, the Thatcher boot ($130) uses an interwoven liner fabric, EVA midsole, and increased rubber traction on the sole. Shop women’s sizing, or check out the similar men’s Davos model.

ENVE Alloy Mountain Stem
ENVE Alloy Mountain Stem

ENVE’s latest component, the Alloy Mountain Stem ($125), is made with a 3D-machined, premium-grade aluminum and has blind bolt holes to prevent sharp edges. And ENVE designed the Alloy Mountain Stem to be both a strong and affordable alternative to pure carbon stems — with only a slight weight difference. Best of all, diehard fans of the brand will be happy to hear this Alloy Mountain Stem’s clamp width works with ENVE’s M Series carbon handlebars.

Purist Scope Cap
Purist Scope Cap

Purist’s new Scope cap offers a 360-degree drinking experience. The Scope cap ($16) uses a dual-seal system to allow you to sip but not spill. The seal design also means that when the cap is used for hot liquids, there’s no leaking from a buildup of thermal pressure. To adjust the rate of flow, simply twist the outer ring. When fully closed, the cap allows bottles to function to their full level of insulation (12-24 hours).

Oakley Sutro Lite Glasses
Oakley Sutro Lite Glasses

Building on Oakley’s Sutro frame, the Sutro Lite ($123) is a semi-rimless version with a sleeker design and a high-wrap shield. The Sutro Lite offers a greater field of view, has textured “Unobtainium” temples, ridged frame texture for grip, and Oakley’s PRIZM lens technology (which is built to perform better in bright light). It comes in six colors.

Snow Peak Rainbow Spork
Snow Peak Rainbow Spork

Toss that dull ol’ spoon and upgrade to this shimmering rainbow titanium camp spork ($13). The Rainbow Anodized Spork is made with a durable, lightweight titanium and hand-dipped into a rainbow anodized coating to produce a rainbow gradient effect that will make you the talk of the camp table.

Coalition Snow Shred Sled
Coalition Snow Shred Sled

Looking for a winter activity that doesn’t require a lift pass? Coalition Snow’s Shred Sled ($299) is the answer to every non-winter athlete’s plea. The sled is made from 12-ply birchwood and 100% natural cork pads. With the sled, there’s no extra equipment needed or high cost for entry into this sport. Simply grab it, find your favorite hill, and let it rip.

PoleClinometer 2.0 Slope Measurer
PoleClinometer 2.0 Slope Measurer

The PoleClinometer boasts “the world’s lightest and fastest slope meter.” The PoleClinometer 2.0 ($15) includes the same great functionality and accuracy as the original but with improvements for much easier installation. The tool comes with a ruler to measure the diameter of your poles and stickers in three different sizes.

Morakniv Eldris LD
Morakniv Eldris LD

The Morakniv Eldris LD (light duty) ($25) is a mini take on Morakniv’s original Eldris, a capable EDC fixed blade. The Eldris LD has the same Swedish-crafted stainless steel blade to repel moisture and oxides as well as a Scandi grind. The blade measures a miniature 2 mm thick and 59 mm long.

Sanuk SustainaSole Collection
Sanuk SustainaSole Collection

Sanuk’s SustainaSole is a big deal — it’s the brand’s most sustainable shoe to date. The SustainaSole Skuner and Donna styles ($65) have 55% total recycled content (by weight), made up of recycled foam waste, recycled polyester and PET, and 100% recycled GRS-certified fibers. These men’s and women’s styles have undyed uppers, which Sanuk says saves more than 200,000 total gallons of water across the collection.

Dangle Supply Titanium Cup
Dangle Supply Titanium Cup

To dangle or not to dangle? There is no question. Now it’s easier than ever with Dangle Supply’s “revolutionary” Ti Cup ($47). Crafted with lightweight thin-wall titanium, this mug is at home dangling off the back of your seat pack or on the shelf in your shop. With a 420mL volume, an elegant tubular handle, and lifelong durability, it may just be the last cup you buy.

Saucony Race and Baste Ride 13
Saucony Race and Baste Ride 13

“Gobble up the glory of a good run” with Saucony’s take on a Thanksgiving-edition shoe. The Race & Baste Ride 13 ($140) has a tri-flex outsole, Saucony’s added PWRRUN cushioning, and an engineered mesh upper. Turkey Trots may be virtual this year, but Saucony doesn’t care. Whether you’re running in your family football game or a solo Turkey Day 5K, these shoes are the perfect attire.

  • Emerging Gear: Thanksgiving Shoe, Rainbow Spork, and More

    Foehn Brise Pant

    Foehn’s new Brise pant ($130) is a blend of performance functionality and aesthetics. The Brise pants have a midweight Scholler Swiss stretch fabric with a DWR finish, a stretch waistband and cuffs, and engineered “thigh storage” with a standout pocket design (climbing harness-compatible). The fabric is Bluesign-approved and has YKK zippers throughout. Currently, only men’s sizing is available.

  • Emerging Gear: Thanksgiving Shoe, Rainbow Spork, and More

    Forsake Thatcher Boot

    One of Forsake’s newest styles is this full-grain leather, waterproof, midrise boot. In addition to the full-grain leather upper, the Thatcher boot ($130) uses an interwoven liner fabric, EVA midsole, and increased rubber traction on the sole. Shop women’s sizing, or check out the similar men’s Davos model.

  • Emerging Gear: Thanksgiving Shoe, Rainbow Spork, and More

    ENVE Alloy Mountain Stem

    ENVE’s latest component, the Alloy Mountain Stem ($125), is made with a 3D-machined, premium-grade aluminum and has blind bolt holes to prevent sharp edges. And ENVE designed the Alloy Mountain Stem to be both a strong and affordable alternative to pure carbon stems — with only a slight weight difference. Best of all, diehard fans of the brand will be happy to hear this Alloy Mountain Stem’s clamp width works with ENVE’s M Series carbon handlebars.

  • Emerging Gear: Thanksgiving Shoe, Rainbow Spork, and More

    Purist Scope Cap

    Purist’s new Scope cap offers a 360-degree drinking experience. The Scope cap ($16) uses a dual-seal system to allow you to sip but not spill. The seal design also means that when the cap is used for hot liquids, there’s no leaking from a buildup of thermal pressure. To adjust the rate of flow, simply twist the outer ring. When fully closed, the cap allows bottles to function to their full level of insulation (12-24 hours).

  • Emerging Gear: Thanksgiving Shoe, Rainbow Spork, and More

    Oakley Sutro Lite Glasses

    Building on Oakley’s Sutro frame, the Sutro Lite ($123) is a semi-rimless version with a sleeker design and a high-wrap shield. The Sutro Lite offers a greater field of view, has textured “Unobtainium” temples, ridged frame texture for grip, and Oakley’s PRIZM lens technology (which is built to perform better in bright light). It comes in six colors.

  • Emerging Gear: Thanksgiving Shoe, Rainbow Spork, and More

    Snow Peak Rainbow Spork

    Toss that dull ol’ spoon and upgrade to this shimmering rainbow titanium camp spork ($13). The Rainbow Anodized Spork is made with a durable, lightweight titanium and hand-dipped into a rainbow anodized coating to produce a rainbow gradient effect that will make you the talk of the camp table.

  • Emerging Gear: Thanksgiving Shoe, Rainbow Spork, and More

    Coalition Snow Shred Sled

    Looking for a winter activity that doesn’t require a lift pass? Coalition Snow’s Shred Sled ($299) is the answer to every non-winter athlete’s plea. The sled is made from 12-ply birchwood and 100% natural cork pads. With the sled, there’s no extra equipment needed or high cost for entry into this sport. Simply grab it, find your favorite hill, and let it rip.

  • Emerging Gear: Thanksgiving Shoe, Rainbow Spork, and More

    PoleClinometer 2.0 Slope Measurer

    The PoleClinometer boasts “the world’s lightest and fastest slope meter.” The PoleClinometer 2.0 ($15) includes the same great functionality and accuracy as the original but with improvements for much easier installation. The tool comes with a ruler to measure the diameter of your poles and stickers in three different sizes.

  • Emerging Gear: Thanksgiving Shoe, Rainbow Spork, and More

    Morakniv Eldris LD

    The Morakniv Eldris LD (light duty) ($25) is a mini take on Morakniv’s original Eldris, a capable EDC fixed blade. The Eldris LD has the same Swedish-crafted stainless steel blade to repel moisture and oxides as well as a Scandi grind. The blade measures a miniature 2 mm thick and 59 mm long.

  • Emerging Gear: Thanksgiving Shoe, Rainbow Spork, and More

    Sanuk SustainaSole Collection

    Sanuk’s SustainaSole is a big deal — it’s the brand’s most sustainable shoe to date. The SustainaSole Skuner and Donna styles ($65) have 55% total recycled content (by weight), made up of recycled foam waste, recycled polyester and PET, and 100% recycled GRS-certified fibers. These men’s and women’s styles have undyed uppers, which Sanuk says saves more than 200,000 total gallons of water across the collection.

  • Emerging Gear: Thanksgiving Shoe, Rainbow Spork, and More

    Dangle Supply Titanium Cup

    To dangle or not to dangle? There is no question. Now it’s easier than ever with Dangle Supply’s “revolutionary” Ti Cup ($47). Crafted with lightweight thin-wall titanium, this mug is at home dangling off the back of your seat pack or on the shelf in your shop. With a 420mL volume, an elegant tubular handle, and lifelong durability, it may just be the last cup you buy.

  • Emerging Gear: Thanksgiving Shoe, Rainbow Spork, and More

    Saucony Race and Baste Ride 13

    “Gobble up the glory of a good run” with Saucony’s take on a Thanksgiving-edition shoe. The Race & Baste Ride 13 ($140) has a tri-flex outsole, Saucony’s added PWRRUN cushioning, and an engineered mesh upper. Turkey Trots may be virtual this year, but Saucony doesn’t care. Whether you’re running in your family football game or a solo Turkey Day 5K, these shoes are the perfect attire.

Mary Murphy
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Mary is based out of GearJunkie's Denver, CO office. She has a degree in English and Journalism, and been writing professionally for over four years. Her outdoor interests span from running to sport climbing, from 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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