Fall can be a confusing time. For some, the weather is warm enough to continue summer outdoor activities like hiking and biking. Other people might already be preparing for ski season. In this Fall Gear Guide, we review products for those who are clinging to summer, and products for those eagerly awaiting winter.
HydraPak Velocity 1.5L IT
The first insulated water reservoir, ever. IsoBound insulation keeps fluid colder almost 40 percent longer than traditional reservoirs. For long treks when overheating can be a real concern, the Velocity ensures your water stays cool even when the adventure is heating up. $38
Smith Trace Helmet
This helmet utilizes lightweight Aerocore in-mold construction through the proprietary use of Koroyd core technology. This gives the helmet an integrated skeletal structure while providing complete ventilation and protection. Koroyd has 30 percent more energy transmission than standard EPS foam, reducing the need for material and making the helmet lighter while increasing airflow. $250
Dakine Thrillium Shorts
These versatile shorts feature 4-way stretch fabric, allowing for incredible ease of motion when downhill biking. A ventilated laser-perforated waist and inner thigh provide maximum airflow, and zippered hand and thigh pockets ensure your stash stays snug in a wipeout. A cam-lock buckle provides easy adjustment, even when wearing gloves, and double-stitch construction gives these shorts unparalleled durability. $120
CharPoles Ascent Carbon Pro Ski Poles
These poles combine durability with portability thanks to their carbon fiber woven fabric shafts. Patented hands-free straps and camera mounting technology keep your hands open for more important tasks while SolidLock adjustability offers quick and secure length changes. These versatile poles are perfect for year-round use and come in a variety of colors. $109
Crescent Moon Eva V2 Snowshoes
These lightweight snowshoes won an Innovation Award during 2018’s Outdoor Retailer Show for good reason. An all-foam design and rocker tip and tail lend to the easy wearability of these versatile shoes. Quiet, flexible, and simple to use, Evas are ideal for hunters, hikers, and ice fishers of all skill levels. $179
Dahu Swiss Ski Boot
A combination of such materials as Corsair shell for a progressive flex and Italian-leather Cambium for comfort and warmth, the Dahu Swiss Ski Boot showcases innovation in winter gear. Showcasing a sleek look with superior design, the Swiss Ski Boot will help you hit the slopes and feel comfortable all the way. Price TBA.
Elan Explore 8 Skis
Ideal for beginner and mid-level skiers, the Elan Explore 8 Skis have a Dual Woodcore for stability while maintaining a lightweight feel. With WaveFlex technology for torsional strength and longitudinal flex, these skis are engineered for a smooth ride down the slopes. $400
The Stack Helmet by 174Hudson
The perfect companion for busy commuters, the Stack Helmet’s collapsible top folds down, reducing the volume by nearly 50 percent for easy storage in any backpack or briefcase. The Stack is now available in four colors and is fully safety-certified in the U.S. and the EU. $79
While many smartwatches focus squarely on physical health, the EMwatch by Emotion Labs looks to both manage stress and give mental health advice for a better sense of well-being. As sleek as it is beneficial, the EMwatch is also able to monitor blood pressure. $120
Completely wireless, water resistant, and sweat-proof, the Jaybird RUN sports headphones won’t hold you back no matter where you go. Additionally, these headphones showcase a unique amount of customization through the official Jaybird app. $179
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