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The outdoors — and by association, the outdoor industry — is vast. Whether it's snowboarding apparel, hiking shoes, surf booties or sunhats, every season and every outdoor discipline are chock-full of new and exciting apparel, hard goods and accessories releases.
If you're a multi-hyphenate outdoor enthusiast with too many interests and not enough time, this collection of the newest and most exciting releases of the year is for you. In it, we'll keep tabs on the most innovative, newest outdoor items that can take your next adventure from dream to reality. Watch this space...
The brand-new Desert Tracks Collection brings Huckberry's aesthetic to Mystery Ranch's highly functional packs. The 21L Backpack, for instance, features an exclusive camo pattern and co-branded patches alongside MR's set of rugged, outdoor-ready features.
Available for pre-order now, the XP Trike is the industry's first folding, electric tricycle. Built for hauling cargo and commuting, the XP Trike takes Lectric's XP platform and adds a bigger battery, hydraulic brakes and a third wheel. The XP Trike starts shipping in May 2023.
The cross-body bag is one of the most functional ways to transport essential items, and Eagle Creek's new take on the design brings a new level of performance. Featuring 100-percent recycled materials, a breathable shoulder strap and plenty of secured pockets, this seven-liter bag can fit your daily kit with ease.
The lightweight version of Vollebak's popular Planet Earth Jacket, this rendition sees updates in fabric and function: it's made with an abrasion-resistant Italian fabric that's both windproof and waterproof, and has 16 vents built in for maximum air flow and ventilation. Pack it down and take it anywhere you travel.
Known primarily for its soft cooler backpacks, this month Icemule debuted its new line of insulated waterbottles. The 32 Ounce Sports Bottle is vacuum insulated, and features pro-grade stainless steel, a non-slip silicone bottom and can fit with standard cup holders.
Pacsafe's new line of eco-minded packs combines the anti-theft technologies the brand built itself on and new, sustainable fabrics and components. The Eco 25L Backpack is almost 100-percent fully recycled, and is made with 14 recycled plastic bottles, which were used in the lining, mesh, webbing and labels.
TJB's vinyl record-opening utility knife only recently came out — but it's already got a special edition. Same corrosion-resistant stainless steel blade, now featuring mystery inlays made with genuine tie-dye vinyl from recycled LPs. And no two are the same.
At just 3.25 inches closed, this mini version of CRKT’s award-winning gentleman’s folder is the perfect desk accessory. It features a 2.21-inch Sandvik 12C27 steel blade, aluminum scales and an IKBS ball bearing pivot for deployment as slick as a three-piece suit.
These out-of-this-world EDC pens come with a novel Cerakote coating developed by Tactile Turn that makes each one unique, just like the stars in the night sky. Of course, their titanium construction and rock-solid deployments certainly help matters.
Utilizing a sturdy, reliable Crossbar Lock, this ambidextrous EDC knife is made in the USA. Pair that with its lightweight G-10 handle scales and upscale yet hardwearing 154CM steel blade and you've got another potential big hit for CRKT.
A limited-edition take on one of Gerber's best flippers made to celebrate the brand's 84th anniversary, the Heritage boasts the same B.O.S.S. Tech deployment, tough-but-light aluminum handle and S30V steel wharncliffe blade. Stay tuned for an update as soon as it becomes available.
The Woolies 1 baselayer just got a limited-edition revamp in both adult and kids sizes (4-14). Made with lightweight, breathable and insulating 100-percent merino rib knit the new Woolies 1 is available in Ibex’s iconic stripe pattern.
Thanks to a 3-inch Wharncliffe Bohler M390 steel blade encased in a classic trapper pattern, the Venom Jack boldly treads the line between modern marvel and instant heirloom. Featuring a titanium frame and hardware, the knife employs a traditional nail nick opener and a slip-joint half-stop. It's available with a range of Micarta and carbon scales, all of which seem to be going fast.
We know, $99 seems like a lot to pay for a pry bar/bottle opener. But what if it's the perfect pry bar/bottle opener? That's what Maciej Modrzejewski, the man behind Matsey, seems to have achieved here. With the hexagon as its basic building block, the titanium HexBar packs simplicity and symmetry into a sturdy, grippable package that fits nicely on a keychain and ships from Poland later this spring.
A staple of CRKT's catalog and one of the best neck knives available, the Minimalist just got a pretty serious upgrade with this Drop Point edition. The blade material has been swapped for 154CM performance steel and mated to an infused fiber handle, making it stronger and more durable. Ideal for discreet wear and occasions where a folder just won't cut it (like on a hike or camping trip), this knife is a real treat.
The Kline was announced way back in May 2022, but it unfortunately hit some speed bumps along the way and only recently launched. As a refresher, the features of this exceptional knife include a CPM-MagnaCut steel drop point blade, Micarta scales, ambidextrous Slide-Lock, titanium pocket clip and more. If you want your very own USA-made workhorse knife, this is certainly a contender for the best currently available.
Founded in 2021 by knifemaking wunderkind Josh Smith, Montana Knife Company is a boutique brand on the rise. While it typically drops limited quantities of fixed blades that sell out fast, MKC recently wide-released the popular Speedgoat. Named for a slang term for the pronghorn antelope, this 1.7-ounce, 3.75-inch carbon-steel blade (full length of 7.75 inches) is similarly light and agile, thanks in part to a skeletonized handle wrapped in seven feet of handy 550 paracord. While it’s designed for hunting, it’s ready for anything.
You'd probably have to be a Bear Grylls- or Les Stroud-level survivalist to add this water bottle-sized kit to your everyday carry loadout, but it's still a noteworthy release for serious outdoors lovers. Made in collaboration with renowned eyewear/helmet brand Smith, the water-resistant, 14.6-ounce tube packs a variety of essential tools ranging from zip ties to first-aid supplies that will help you thrive throughout any adventure — be that a quick trip to the slopes or a longer winter camping session.