If you like to ride with a backpack the new Kriega Max28 Expandable Backpack might be of interest. It utilises Kriega’s Quadloc-Lite harness system and has a zip out feature to expand the bag capacity from 22 to 28 litres. There’s also a waterproof roll-top 15 inch laptop pocket, a document sleeve, and four internal zip pockets.
Designed as a small travel towel, but good for camping or as a small beach or sports towel. Compressed for easy transport and storage. Towels absorb more than 9.5 times their weight. Made from a bio-based fabric of plants and wood. The Lightload Towels Camp Towels Hand Size 2 Pack.
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Featuring a two-for-one style, the Scorpion Morpheus Reversible Jacket gives the rider aesthetic options depending on how they feel. Protection options include “internally reinforced with abrasion resistant 600D polyester at the shoulders, elbows and back”, Sas-tec CE Level 1 Flex armour at the elbows, and shoulder and back pockets to accept pads. The jacket is water resistant. And there’s a YKK front zipper closure and a snap down flap.
One for the Swiss Army Knife fan. Featuring four tools (a blade, scissors, nail file, and 2.5mm screwdriver) housed within tiger orange Swiss made aluminium scales, the Victorinox Classic Alox Pocketknife is both a function camp knife and a collectors item. It weighs 16.5g and length is 58mm.
Utilising a single trekking pole for structure and featuring a “squared off peak which gives you more headroom without needing a tall trekking pole”, the Zpacks Plexamid Tent is a uniquely functional lightweight, solo shelter. Two storm doors can be opened or closed independently to provide ventilation, wind protection, or as a window to the landscape.
The My Medic Moto Medic Stormproof First Aid Kit is designed for motorcycle riders. Along with a selection of bandages, gauze pads, and supplies like burnshield gel, the kit also includes a light stick, a tourniquet for serious bleeding, and EMT shears capable of cutting through motorcycle boots and rider protective clothing. All packed into a tough all-weather bag.
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Take a reusable bamboo spoon on your next hiking trip. It’s eco-friendly and works just as well as a plastic or metal spoon. Certified organic and bio based. The Bambu Long Handle Bamboo Spoon is 24 cm (9.5 in) in length, “finished with a natural food-grade, certified organic oil derived from the flaxseed”, and is naturally anti-microbial.
A synthetic, quilt-sleeping bag that features a full-length zipper and shock cord foot-box providing the option of either a traditional sleeping bag or quilt style. The design includes no sewn-through seams to remove cold spots and the use of a lightweight nylon fabric with a DWR finish. Available in a range of sizes and fabric colour options. The Enlightened Equipment Convert APEX Sleeping Bag.
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Good for car camping, the compact and portable Anker PowerHouse II 400 is a versatile battery solution for your gadget power needs. The unit features a 108,000 mAh battery, is “60W USB-C port equipped with our exclusive PowerIQ 3.0 technology”, and has an array for ports to cover most charging requirements. And there’s a LED display showing remaining battery level, input and output current, and the estimated time to recharge the battery.
The new Fox Racing Legion Jacket is made with a 850D polyester main body Cordura Ripstop fabric, features high abrasion zones, and has TruMotion zonal stretch panels for comfort and protection. Easily convert the jacket into a vest as the weather warms up along with opening its main body zipper vents. For added crash protection, there’s internal pockets to accept D3O elbow pads.
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Pack the small and portable Exotac ripSPOOL Field Repair Kit along for your next hiking trip. Key supplies include a generous 18 metres (60 feet) of synthetic braided line, 127 cm (50 in.) of heavy duty repair tape, a #16 sail class needle, and firecord lanyard to be used as tinder to start a fire.
The new Givi GRT720 Canyon Side Bags provide off-road riders with a 50 litre luggage solution. Key features include a waterproof roll down top closure system, adjustable straps and clamp closures for securing your gear, and a security lock and Monokey fitting system.
A great alternative for hiking-eating-utensils, the new Snow Peak Anodized Titanium Chopsticks are lightweight, functional, and available in three colours. With a titanium alloy construction these Chopsticks have strength and rigidity, and add only 22 g (0.77 oz) to your hiking kit.
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A packable jacket for wet or cold weather protection makes sense if you ride far from home in variable weather conditions. Lightweight, waterproof, and breathable, the Ride 509 Barren Stowable Jacket has most of your ‘changeable weather outcomes’ covered. Stuff the jacket away into its own pocket, and when you’re off bike, there’s a hood to protect your head.
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An all-in-one camping solution for your breakfast, lunch, and dinner food consumption needs. There’s a plate, bowl, collapsible camp cup, switch spork, so just add food and drink as required. The new UCO Gear 6 Piece Mess Kit components are microwave and dishwasher safe, are free of BPA and phthalate. Available in three colour designs.
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If you like to use a backpack to carry gear on your motorcycle, checkout the Kuryakyn Torke 25L Dry Backpack. At 25 litres it’s a good size, is waterproof thanks to a welded double-coated TPU design, and has a stowable shoulder straps system with a storage sleeve and tie-down points so the bag can be bike mounted too.
Based on the British Military clasp knife, the Ashley Watson Blakeney Knife is an updated, modern version with the same simple but effective functionality. Featuring a “60mm stainless steel sheepsfoot blade and spring mechanism" between solid brass scales with a loop shackle at one end, the pocketknife is designed to meet NATO specification.
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The new FiiO Q3 THX Balanced DAC/Amplifier gives you the choice of three headphone outputs types (2.5, 3.5, and 4.4mm jacks) and a low distortion but powerful THX AAA amplifier in a sleek aluminium case. Other features of this headphone and portable desktop DAC/Amplifier include an analog volume potentiometer, a RGB sampling rate indicator light, and a 1800mAH battery with 10 plus hours of playtime.
For the hardcore outdoor adventurer who wants a modern, waterproof flint and lighter fuel field lighter. The Exotac TitanLIGHT has an easy spark flint wheel and o-ring sealed lighter fuel tank made from aircraft grade aluminium. The starter flint is easily replaced. Available in four colour designs.
The 509 Sinister MX6 Fusion Goggle features HCS (High Contrast Spectrum) technology lens and Fuzion lens technology. That’s “industry-first Fuzion lens technology that fuses Super Anti-Fog inner and outer lenses into one optically precise construction”. And there’s also a 45mm strap with silicone for extra grip, tear off posts, and a removable nose piece. Available in four colour designs.
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The new EcoFlow RIVER Pro Portable Power Station has most of your camping power supply needs covered. There’s 3 600W AC outlets and the capacity to charge up to ten gadgets at a time. The Lithium-ion battery is rated at 720Wh and comes with X-Stream fast charging technology. Two 110W solar panels can charge the unit in 4.5 to 9 hours. And it weighs only 7.2 kg (15.9 lbs).
For the urban bike commuter, beginner rider, or someone that wants a little modern street bike, the 2021 Husqvarna Svartpilen 125 would be a good option. Key features include a 125 cc liquid cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke fuel injected engine with twin overhead camshafts that drives through a 6-speed close ratio gearbox. Frame is a steel trellis design. And the overall design aesthetic is rather minimal, but it has an aggressive look thanks to a dark colour palette.
A mobile music making gadget. Pocket size. This special edition Pocket Operator has “16 Mega Man soundtracks based on the original Mega Man video game by Capcom”. The new Teenage Engineering PO-128 Mega Man features 8-bit synthesiser engines and a 3 track sequencer with parameter locks, glide control, and punch-in effects.
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In a little bit of a surprise announcement, Kawasaki have updated their much loved middle weight dual sport. The 2022 Kawasaki KLR650 now sports a new electronic fuel injection system replacing its old-school carburettor. Engine updates including refinements to intake and exhaust cams and an improved cam chain guide, and there’s new disc brakes with a “dual purpose ABS” system, and a new digital instrumental display. Three sub-models are available with features like different colour designs, luggage cases, frame protection, and lights.
With an old fashion pocket watch aesthetic, the Brunton Gentleman’s Teton Topo Pocket Compass takes a traditional watch design and merges it with an analogue compass to produce a handy pocket compass. Key features include a milled aluminium body with a black anodised finish, swivel-style lid opening, where the lid has a signalling mirror, and a lift arm that stops needle movement.