With its on and off-road navigation functionality, and global connectivity/messaging thanks to inReach satellite technology, the new Garmin Montana 700i Handheld GPS combines a bunch of travel adventure gadgets into one, robust outdoors ready electronic device. Other key features include interactive SOS message capability with a full QWERTY software keyboard, inReach weather forecast service, ABC sensors, and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that has a runtime rated up to 18 hrs in GPS Mode, 10 min tracking and 330 hrs in Expedition Mode, 30 min tracking.
The new My Medic 10 Essentials Kit has you covered for emergency and survival supplies. The kit has first aid and emergency items, covering 30 products like a fire starter, multi-tool, sun protection, torch, shelter, etc. And a dry bag securely holds all these emergency and survival items.
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With its multi-positional spotlight functionality, the Snow Peak Spot Hozuki Lantern produces directional light for all your camp lighting needs. As standard, it’s powered by AA batteries or you can upgrade to the Hozuki Lantern Rechargeable Battery Pack via USB connector for a modern power option.
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Protect your new Apple Watch 6 with the new Element Case Black Ops Apple Watch Band. Aside from adding a rugged aesthetic to change-up the sleek and clean Apple design, the Black Ops Band provides tactical level protection with a “highly rugged watch case made from performance polycarbonate and hard anodized aluminum with a boldly unique band of independent stainless steel lugs.”
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Powered by electrons and designed for little riders. Their second generation small electric MX bike, the 2020 Beta Minicross-E Motorcycle is designed as an entry level MX bike to learn on and have fun riding. It features an updated 36V 13AH Li-Ion battery that provides up to 45 minutes ride time, weighs 38kg, and is suitable for 6 to 11 year olds.
For summer, urban riding, the new Rev’it Overshirt Tracer Air looks like a good choice. Featuring an overshirt design with a PWR / mesh outer shell that provides cooling airflow in a lightweight but technical riding garment. Crash protection comes from thin and flexible SEESMART CE-level 1 shoulder and elbows armour and the option for a CE-level 2 back protector insert. Available in three colour designs.
A simple, elegant, and effective adventure time keeper with a strap mounted compass. Available in five different colour designs. The watch has a Quartz movement and a 42mm case. Water resistance to 10 ATM. Check out the Fossil FB-Adventure Three-Hand Date Silicone Watch.
With its angular design, full tang construction, and over-the-shoulder carry strap, the Kershaw Beschutes Camp Ax sports a futuristic aesthetic but also brings functional capabilities. Always a handy tool around camp, the Ax has a glass-filled nylon handle with rubberised inserts for good grip and a 3Cr13 stainless steel, black-oxide coated 8.9 cm (3.5 in) blade.
The Renogy Phonex 200 Power Station has a 189Wh high energy density battery pack, a compact portable design, and enough ports to charge a small handful of gadgets. Charge the power station via a mains wall outlet, car socket, or a solar panel. And the unit has a battery management system and LED flashlights on both sides of the unit’s carry handle.
Cotopaxi’s (Re)Purpose line uses “high-quality, remnant fabric originally produced for another purpose to create these products.” Their Cotopaxi Allpa 35L Travel Pack - Del Dia is constructed from repurposed fabrics (so no two bags look alike), and is available in a wide range of colours. The bag is a small 35 litre daypack design, suitable as carry-on flight luggage with a suitcase-style wrap around zipper opening.
Available in green, yellow or red, the Limited Edition 2020 Ural Weekender comes in a choice of colours with added carrying capability for your weekend adventures. The key feature of the Weekender is an Ural Accessory Receiver that “mounts on top of the sidecar frame, conveniently centered between the motorcycle and the sidecar.” Attachments for the receiver could include a cargo basket for carrying extra camping gear or a bike carrier for your mountain bike.
If you're after a CE-certified, technical jacket that doesn’t scream 'made for motorcycling', then check out the Quattro Design Kery Blue Jacket. Featuring a casual, clean street coat design, the Kery Blue is constructed from Oxford 600D polyester with a laminated waterproof membrane. Hand warmer pockets and a vertical Napoleon pocket provide storage options. Crash protection is via a “protective shell” of elbow and shoulder certified CE level 2 protectors. Available in a range of colours.
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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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