We cover lots of gear every week. Starting today, we’ll feature the coolest stuff in this new weekly column, to run every Friday. Think of it as your mini buying guide for the season.
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Dyneema Duffel ($525)
Hyperlite, maker of some of the lightest, most bomber bags and tents around, stitched this 140-liter expedition duffle from its signature cuben fiber fabric. The stuff was originally used in sailcloth, and even though it feels paper-thin, it's almost impossible to tear. Going on a big mountaineering trip? Meet your new luggage—a high performance thoroughbred with a price tag to match.
BioLite Pizza Dome ($69)
When you’re burnt out on hamburgers and hot dogs, fire up the modular, woodburning Pizza Dome and cook your favorite flatbread. An integrated thermometer keeps the temperature precise and a ceramic stone helps keep the crust crisp and evenly cooked.
Field Notes ($10)
Simple, indestructible and cheaper than a Moleskin, Field Notes are an excellent choice for an everyday notebook. The durable cardboard cover is handy when a flat writing surface isn’t available and the 68 blank pages will let your creativity flow. They come in packs of three and are 100 percent made in the U.S.
Voormi Solarium Hoodie ($129)
Long sleeves in summer? Yep, when your top is as thin and breathable as the wool Solarium.
Throw on the Solarium hoodie before a day on the river and don’t take it off until you go to bed. Featuring the lightest and most breathable wool on the market, natural UV protection and razor thin layer of moisture wicking synthetic fibers, this is the perfect summer hoodie.
Filzer Buckster Bow Saw ($40)
Saws will never be as cool axes, but the Buckster comes close. Made of aluminum with a stainless steel blade and foam grip, it collapses compactly into a cylindrical tube.
Pulse by Alpine Labs ($89)
Pulse connects your smartphone to your DSLR so you can adjust shutter speed, aperture, and ISO via an app.
Saxx Vibe Boxers ($32)
Vibe comes with Saxx’s signature Ballpark Pouch, which provides support and protection while the viscose-spandex-blend fabric wicks moisture. Designed in a variety of seasonal colors and patterns.
Therm-a-Rest Slacker ($47)
Weighing just 20 ounces, the Slacker is ideal for backpackers. A single piece of fabric eliminates uncomfortable seams and the polyester fabric is soft to the touch, with minimal stretch. That's why we called the Slacker one of the best hammocks you can buy.
Topo Designs Mountain Pack ($169)
Light, durable, and comfortable, the Mountain Pack works just as well commuting as it does on a trail. Features include a laptop sleeve, water bottle pouches, and a daisy chain for strapping on extra gear.
Classic Give'r Gloves ($45)
There’s a reason that Give’r gloves are known as the “best damn gloves ever." Built from tough leather, each pair is made to order, hand branded and customized with initials.
Skratch Labs Cookie Mix ($9)
Scratch Labs is out to prove that cookies are more than just an indulgence. Their cookies are more nutritious and easier to digest than many energy bars. Whip up the mix yourself so you can add your favorite chocolate chips, fruit, or nuts.