Emerging Gear: Say Goodbye to 2020 With These Hot New Outdoor Goodies

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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Cotopaxi Liso Base Layers
Cotopaxi Liso Base Layers

Stretch, comfort, and sustainability — Cotopaxi’s Liso Baselayer Top ($60) and Pant ($65) are made with 74% recycled materials and are designed to be as cozy as possible, with a slightly looser fit for versatility and mobility. The recycled polyester and spandex layers are seamless with a Polygiene coating for odor control, and the top has raglan sleeves and thumbholes on the cuffs. View all the Liso base layers here.

Goal Zero Lighthouse Lantern Hub
Goal Zero Lighthouse Lantern Hub

Light up and power up with the Goal Zero Lighthouse 600 Lantern and Power Hub ($70). This lantern provides 600 lumens of light and a USB charging station for all your outdoor adventures. The lantern has an LED 360-degree light and is powered by an internal lithium battery (with a built-in hand crank for power just in case). The hub also has collapsible legs and handle for storing or hanging anywhere around camp.

Canyon Strive Enduro Bike
Canyon Strive Enduro Bike

The Canyon Strive CF (from $3,599) has a race-inspired, full-carbon frame, 170mm-travel forks, new GRIP2 dampers on the fork, a lower headtube angle, and Shapeshifter tech. The Shapeshifter offers on-the-fly adjustment for both geometry and rear-suspension travel. The Strive’s top model, the CFR, got the most updates: with DT Swiss EXC 1200 carbon wheels and One Up’s V2 dropper post. And it’s over 300 g lighter than its siblings.

Backcountry Spruces Baselayer Crew
Backcountry Spruces Baselayer Crew

Backcountry has a new base layer out this month: the Spruce Baselayer Crew ($95). This base layer is a wool-blend midweight layer geared to keep you warm and well-ventilated during cold weather activities. The Spruce Crew is 91% core-spun wool and 9% nylon with a slim fit and flatlock seams. Find women’s sizing here.

 

Possum Gearstrap
Possum Gearstrap

Organize the heck out of camp with the Possum gear and strap system. The Possum Gearstrap Pack ($20) allows you to keep your packs and gear up off the ground — especially handy to keep your goodies safe from puddles and critters. The kit includes an 8-foot Possum Gearstrap, four metal Possum Carabiners, and the Possum Stuffsack. Best of all, this camp organizer weighs just 5 ounces.

inCharge X Cable
inCharge X Cable

Six charging cables in one, the inCharge X (now $15) combines USB, USB-C, and micro-USB with ports on both ends. This “Swiss Army knife of cables” is a 100W charging cable that can fully charge a tablet or computer in 1 hour 35 minutes and can fit on a keychain. The inCharge has a nylon-reinforced outer cable layer, neodymium magnets, and a protective cap. It weighs just 0.8 ounces.

CLMBR Trainer
CLMBR Trainer

First launched in April, CLMBR is a vertical climbing trainer (now $1,999) that has a crazy-small footprint and works out the same muscles you’d use when climbing. It has step-up and reach components and measures lots of personal data so you can see your progress over time. CLMBR is closing out the year with the final week of its Kickstarter campaign.

Pokka Pen
Pokka Pen

Write when it’s cold. Write when it’s wet. Write when it’s cold and wet and you’re upside-down! Pokka Pens entered the EDC market to offer pens that tackle any condition in both a size and price that are pocket-friendly. Made in conjunction with Rite in the Rain notebooks, Pokka’s All-Weather pens are made in the USA and cost under $5. Check out the new Toxic Camo design, or scope out a variety of other lightweight, EDC-ready options. Maybe a good fit for that “indestructible notepad“?

CanopySim
CanopySim

Thanks to new VR technology, now you can skydive from your couch. CanopySim is a virtual reality parachute landing simulation, the first of its kind. Available on the Oculus/Google virtual reality goggles, you can jump, turn, land, change your speed, adjust drag, and flare. Watch a POV video here.

  • Emerging Gear: Say Goodbye to 2020 With These Hot New Outdoor Goodies

    Cotopaxi Liso Base Layers

    Stretch, comfort, and sustainability — Cotopaxi’s Liso Baselayer Top ($60) and Pant ($65) are made with 74% recycled materials and are designed to be as cozy as possible, with a slightly looser fit for versatility and mobility. The recycled polyester and spandex layers are seamless with a Polygiene coating for odor control, and the top has raglan sleeves and thumbholes on the cuffs. View all the Liso base layers here.

  • Emerging Gear: Say Goodbye to 2020 With These Hot New Outdoor Goodies

    Goal Zero Lighthouse Lantern Hub

    Light up and power up with the Goal Zero Lighthouse 600 Lantern and Power Hub ($70). This lantern provides 600 lumens of light and a USB charging station for all your outdoor adventures. The lantern has an LED 360-degree light and is powered by an internal lithium battery (with a built-in hand crank for power just in case). The hub also has collapsible legs and handle for storing or hanging anywhere around camp.

  • Emerging Gear: Say Goodbye to 2020 With These Hot New Outdoor Goodies

    Canyon Strive Enduro Bike

    The Canyon Strive CF (from $3,599) has a race-inspired, full-carbon frame, 170mm-travel forks, new GRIP2 dampers on the fork, a lower headtube angle, and Shapeshifter tech. The Shapeshifter offers on-the-fly adjustment for both geometry and rear-suspension travel. The Strive’s top model, the CFR, got the most updates: with DT Swiss EXC 1200 carbon wheels and One Up’s V2 dropper post. And it’s over 300 g lighter than its siblings.

  • Emerging Gear: Say Goodbye to 2020 With These Hot New Outdoor Goodies

    Backcountry Spruces Baselayer Crew

    Backcountry has a new base layer out this month: the Spruce Baselayer Crew ($95). This base layer is a wool-blend midweight layer geared to keep you warm and well-ventilated during cold weather activities. The Spruce Crew is 91% core-spun wool and 9% nylon with a slim fit and flatlock seams. Find women’s sizing here.

     

  • Emerging Gear: Say Goodbye to 2020 With These Hot New Outdoor Goodies

    Possum Gearstrap

    Organize the heck out of camp with the Possum gear and strap system. The Possum Gearstrap Pack ($20) allows you to keep your packs and gear up off the ground — especially handy to keep your goodies safe from puddles and critters. The kit includes an 8-foot Possum Gearstrap, four metal Possum Carabiners, and the Possum Stuffsack. Best of all, this camp organizer weighs just 5 ounces.

  • Emerging Gear: Say Goodbye to 2020 With These Hot New Outdoor Goodies

    inCharge X Cable

    Six charging cables in one, the inCharge X (now $15) combines USB, USB-C, and micro-USB with ports on both ends. This “Swiss Army knife of cables” is a 100W charging cable that can fully charge a tablet or computer in 1 hour 35 minutes and can fit on a keychain. The inCharge has a nylon-reinforced outer cable layer, neodymium magnets, and a protective cap. It weighs just 0.8 ounces.

  • Emerging Gear: Say Goodbye to 2020 With These Hot New Outdoor Goodies

    CLMBR Trainer

    First launched in April, CLMBR is a vertical climbing trainer (now $1,999) that has a crazy-small footprint and works out the same muscles you’d use when climbing. It has step-up and reach components and measures lots of personal data so you can see your progress over time. CLMBR is closing out the year with the final week of its Kickstarter campaign.

  • Emerging Gear: Say Goodbye to 2020 With These Hot New Outdoor Goodies

    Pokka Pen

    Write when it’s cold. Write when it’s wet. Write when it’s cold and wet and you’re upside-down! Pokka Pens entered the EDC market to offer pens that tackle any condition in both a size and price that are pocket-friendly. Made in conjunction with Rite in the Rain notebooks, Pokka’s All-Weather pens are made in the USA and cost under $5. Check out the new Toxic Camo design, or scope out a variety of other lightweight, EDC-ready options. Maybe a good fit for that “indestructible notepad“?

  • Emerging Gear: Say Goodbye to 2020 With These Hot New Outdoor Goodies

    CanopySim

    Thanks to new VR technology, now you can skydive from your couch. CanopySim is a virtual reality parachute landing simulation, the first of its kind. Available on the Oculus/Google virtual reality goggles, you can jump, turn, land, change your speed, adjust drag, and flare. Watch a POV video here.

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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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