The Leatherman Free K2 Pocketknife is more than a small, general use folding utility knife. Attached to an aluminium handle, you’ll find a 8.4 cm (3.3 in) main blade and seven additional implements that use Leatherman’s magnetic opening and closing system. This includes a pry tool, package opener, awl and bottle opener, and three screwdrivers.
Featuring stand-up head room and a traditional A-frame pole structure design, the new Nordisk Timur 5.6 Tent sleeps up to four. There’s big double doors for easy access. And a fast set-up using two A-frame steel poles and a ridge pole, along with a technical cotton (65% polyester, 35% cotton) flysheet.
Small in size, lightweight, and powered by a tea light candle. For a small, natural flame light at your camp, check out the UCO Mini Candle Lantern. Made from aluminium with a glass chimney, a wire top handle, and twist to lock vented base plate. A tea light candle will burn for 3-4 hours.
A little Bluetooth clock speaker with two alarm settings and a built-in FM radio, featuring automatic tuning and a 50 station preset. The clock speaker has a backup, rechargeable 1200 mAh lithium battery rated for 7 hours in clock mode. And its LED clock display also shows the current date and room temperature. The Energy Sistem Clock Speaker 2.
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A fun colourful design with a retro mountaineering aesthetic. The new limited edition Topo Designs X Danner Mountain Pack is a good size 36.8 litre (2244 cu. in.) backpack. Key features include an internal laptop sleeve that adds urban and travel functionality. Alpine pack style vertical daisy chain webbing. Two compression straps. Removable waist belt. And adjustable ice axe loops.
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If you like the colour pink and want a lightweight, alpine ready tent, then check out the Samaya SAMAYA2.5 Pink Tent. Designed to house two to three people, this four season tent has a full seam taped construction, to ensure a waterproof shelter, and is a single skin design with a breathable 3-layers fabric. There’s also a blue version.
A lantern is a great camping tool. So is a torch. And a battery bank. The BioLite PowerLight has all these functions with an Edge-Lit 200 lumen lantern style light, a powerful flashlight torch mode, and an integrated 4400 mAH battery with USB charge port. It’s light and portable, too.
The new CRKT Ceo Bamboo Knife is a low profile knife with a slim clip that nicely fits in your pocket. Key features include a fast opening, recessed thumbstud with IKBS ball bearing and a durable and lightweight glass-reinforced nylon handle. And it has a 79mm (3.11 inch) blade made from 8Cr13MoV steel.
Almost nothing beats a good sleep after a long day on the trail. The new design Trekology UL80 Inflatable Sleeping Pad Camping Mat has you covered as an affordable, comfortable heavy-duty mat that’s made of durable 40D nylon with a water-resistant coating, It has a “curvature design that holds your body in place at night”, is easy to inflate and deflate, and weighs only 560g (19.8 oz).
The new Alpinestars Supertech M8 Echo Helmet is packed full with high-tech features. To name a few: The MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) is incorporated into the design for rider safety. Helmet shell construction uses advanced moulding technology with uni-directional carbon composite. And ”heat mapping tests have resulted in specifically designed ducting which produces a positive flow into the helmet over and around the rider’s head”.
To get the most out of summer riding, especially on hot days, usually requires appropriate motowear. You wouldn’t want to wear a heavy winter jacket for short urban trips on a hot day. So check out the new ICON Upstate Riding Shirt, it features a durable textile mesh chassis, abrasion resistant overlays, and removable D3Oarmour at the elbow, shoulder, and back. Design is a relaxed, loose fit shirt style riding jacket with a casual urban aesthetic.
A camp light with charm. And fun but functional multi-positional legs so you can orient your light in four different ways. Compact in design with a warm colour temperature LED light. Recharge the internal 2200mAH battery in 3-4 hours. The Barebones Globe Lantern Light.
Although designed for hardcore adventure racers, the Brunton Truarc 10 Luminous Compass will help any hiker navigate analogue style. The compass features “quick reference cardinal points, high visibility cling for low light performance, and a double-gauge ergonomic base plate for extra durability.” Just add a paper map.
With its futuristic, industrial modern design, the Kilimanjaro Shira 10 Inch Camp Axe wouldn’t look out of place on a sci-fi film set, let alone your next camping trip. The axe’s blade is made from 3Cr13MoV stainless steel with a titanium nitride finish. And there’s an overlay split rubberised handle and nylon sheath for protection.
Most hikers want lightweight kit, and for metal equipment, titanium is the choice of many. The new Vargo BOT HD is an up sized version of their original BOT. Now available in a one litre (34 oz) capacity, the BOT has a lightweight and tough titanium construction with fold away handles, watertight screw-top lid, and temperature resistant O-ring.
An expedition tent. Built for the extreme conditions you find in high-altitude environments. Features an integrated vestibule that provides an adjoining space for gear storage and food preparation outside of the main tent living space. Sleeps up to three people. The Mountain Hardwear ACI 3 Tent.
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A small, pocket size multi tool that takes up virtually no room in your tank bag or jacket pocket. And it covers a good range of useful tools including flat head and Phillips screwdriver, allen keys, 5 to 14mm end wrench, and a bottle opener. The Andy Strapz Andy 18 in 1 Micro Tool.
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With corporate styling, the Aer Flight Pack 2 makes the perfect carry-on bag for your next business trip. Designed as a convertible backpack for work travel, the bag can be configured as a typical shoulder bag or a briefcase with top handle. A padded laptop pocket is included along with a quick-access top pocket and it has a pass-through back panel attachment to luggage handles.
Designed for the smallest rider, the MOMODESIGN FGTR Baby Red Helmet follows the same design and technical specifications as their adult version, just shrunk down to fit a little head. Open faced, jet design with an anti-scratch visor and micronetric chinstrap buckle. Available in a range of four colour designs.
For high altitude mountain treks, hiking to basecamp or just mucking around at sea level, the Outdoor Research Microgravity Ascentshell Jacket has you covered with a fully tape seamed design and YKK AquaGuard equiped zipper providing a waterproof and breathable top layer garment. Store extra gear in two chest pockets. Ergonomic design with “dynamic reach underarm panels” and the jacket is available in four colour designs.
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The Blackwing Starting Point Set has the tools you need to start writing or drawing by hand with pencil and paper. The set includes four “Blackwing pencils with a range of Soft, Balanced, Firm and Extra-firm graphite”, two point guards, two replacement erasers, and a pencil sharpener.
Designed as technical, protective riding footwear but also suitable as off-the-bike, destination shoes, the Alpinestars CR-X Drystar Riding Shoes have your feet covered. A sports running shoe style. All weather with waterproof and breathable membranes. Oil resistant dual rubber compound sole. Foot protection from a TPU CE-certified inner sole plate and medial TPU ankle discs.
The Kilimanjaro LED Carabiner Light is modelled on climbing tech with a hinged carabiner design. It won’t save your life from a fall as a real carabiner can but as a light source, maybe. The light is easily clipped to your backpack, tent, etc or any metal surface, thanks to built-in magnets. It's powered by three AAA batteries that produce 120 lumens with a runtime of six hours.
Big updates for the new 2021 Honda CRF450R in the form of a new frame, subframe, and swingarm, improved geometry and suspension with a 2 kg overall weight reduction, and improved cornering performance. More modest engine refinements include intake/exhaust upgrades, a new decompression system, and a larger hydraulic clutch. Rider ergonomics have also been improved with a smaller, more compact seat.
There’s plenty of choice for dirt riders wanting gloves. Look for quality materials and construction, maybe a name brand, and some important technical features like: Synthetic suede material with a padding zone and perforations on the palm for high levels of breathability, comfort, control and protection, with an added protective PU film for the knuckle area, and stretch gussets for a precise fit and good ergonomic feel of your bike’s handle bar controls. The Alpinestars Techstar Gloves.
Designed to support digital capture and media storage for hard-core, outdoor types. The Western Digital ArmorATD Hard Drive has a solid aluminium enclosure with a triple layer shock resistance design making it protected from rain, dust, and crushing forces. Drive options include up to 5TB and the unit has USB-C connectivity.
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Small in size, just big enough for your bike or camp essential tools, all kept safe in a canvas protective cover. The Cactus Outdoor Mini Tool Roll is 250mm (10 in) X 290mm (11.4 in) when wide open. Single adjustable closure strap with buckle. Available in four colour designs.
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For the analogue wristwatch fan, the new Fossil Limited Edition FB-GMT Dual Time Titanium Watch features a classic watch asethetic with a lightweight titanium metal strap and a dual time movement. Other key features include a 45mm case size and water resistance to 20 ATM.